Good news for any compliance officers wondering whether their program, and all the work that goes into it, really helps the company achieve better outcomes: our next Compliance Week executive roundtable, happening in Washington D.C. next month, will tackle the question of how you measure program effectiveness.

Our roundtables are private, small-room discussions where we bring together 12-15 compliance professionals to talk about the issues they face. For a subject as important as measuring effectiveness—which you need to nail down for all sorts of reasons, from winning favor with federal regulators to smoothing the path for bigger program budgets and more resources—we could probably talk all day. Instead, we’re going to focus on three specific questions:

How do you scale up your anti-bribery training and communications to an enterprise-wide level?

How are you measuring the impact of your anti-corruption communication and training?

The leadership tone and company culture—how do they fit into your determination of program effectiveness?

If you’re a compliance officer who will be in the Washington area on Dec. 3, and you’re grappling with any of the questions above, e-mail me at, and we can provide further details. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet with peers and hear how others are trying to answer those questions, all off-the-record and relaxed.

The roundtable itself will happen the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 3, in downtown Washington. Our roundtables are restricted to in-house corporate compliance executives only, to foster good peer-to-peer exchange. Admission is free, the conversation is excellent, and a cocktail hour follows.