Corporate Compliance Certificate Program

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A Roadmap for Compliance Leaders

The William & Mary Law School Corporate Compliance Certificate Program provides an in-depth understanding of the complex compliance issues common across industries and organizations of all sizes.  Participants enhance their ability to foster, as well as lead innovative, holistic compliance programs aligned with DOJ Guidance designed to both protect their organization and advance its strategic goals.   

The non-credit program offers advanced level, contextualized instruction designed to enable compliance practitioners to deploy a diverse array of analytic tools to assess regulatory issues and identify, evaluate and implement risk management solutions in an ever-changing business and legal landscape. 

Who Should Attend?

The program is particularly well-suited for mid/high level managers within corporate compliance functions seeking leading-edge skills to embed compliance functions with increased visibility, accountability and efficiency within their organization to create a strategic advantage. 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits

CLE credits will be available for lawyers completing the program.


Compliance as a Competitive Business Advantage

This best-in-class program features renowned faculty and expert compliance officers who are experienced in handling today’s real-world challenges. The curriculum includes case studies, simulations as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning applications drawn from contemporary corporate and government practice.

Program Information
Module 1:
The Compliance Landscape

  • Statutory/regulatory/case law review 

  • DOJs guidance/corporate compliance programs “pillars” 
  • US/Global compliance developments/anti-corruption trends 
  • Data analytics/artificial intelligence resources 
  • Lessons learned from compliance failures 
  • Emerging Trends Iimportance to resiliency and reputation 
Module 2:
Compliance Strategy and Integration into Organizational Culture


  • Compliance Frameworks 
  • Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Framework – recognized definitive standard for internal controls against which organizations will be measured 
  • Compliance policy and program creation/training/monitoring 
  • Mandated compliance monitoring program overview/lessons learned 
  • Behavioral science impact on corporate training/culture/values ethos 
  • Communication and crisis management 
  • Chief Compliance Officer’s qualifications/responsibilities/obligations 
  • Strategic planning 
  • Cross-functional nature 
Module 3:
Internal Investigation and Risk Identification

  • Internal investigation, enforcement/progressive discipline and remediation strategies 
  • Risk identification, evaluation, and management 
  • Hotline assimilation and whistleblower protections 
  • Role of Ombudsman 
Module 4:
Third-Party Management and Supply Chain Risk


  • Third-party due diligence/management 
  • Supply chain risk assessment/mitigation 
Module 5: 
Information Technology, Data Privacy, and Cybersecurity
  • Data privacy and cybersecurity precautions 
  • Cyber risk assessment and mitigation 
Module 6: 
Putting it All Together

  • Leadership and project management training 
  • “Tabletop” planning/management training 
  • Program benchmarking strategies 
  • Program self-evaluation tools 
  • Auditing/evaluation/reporting 
  • Competitive advantage 
  • Continuous improvement/feedback loop 
  • When to ask for expert help – how to find experts, list of law firms in field 
  • Decision points list
Compliance Certification Board Accreditation

This education activity has been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and is currently pending their review for approval of CCB CEUs.


Please contact Amy King, Associate Dean of Online and Executive Education, at [[w|lawexec]] with any questions. 

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