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GM’s Shawn Rogers speaks candidly on training transformation

Tom Fox | June 19, 2018

Compliance Week columnist Tom Fox recently sat down with Shawn Rogers, lead counsel, compliance training and communications at General Motors, to discuss the innovative steps GM has taken toward improving compliance training. Rogers spoke about the process, content, and results.

CW: You have a very unique job title. How did you end up at GM with this role?

SR: Prior to becoming an ethics & compliance practitioner, I managed corporate training programs at WordPerfect, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard. I then got a law degree and went into compliance. In 2016, GM was beefing up its compliance program. Recognizing the importance of training and communications in an effective compliance program, GM was looking for someone with a background in both training and compliance. GM liked the idea of a compliance guy who had managed training programs.

CW: What did you tackle first?

SR: I tackled a few things at one time. I worked on...

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