Archive | Policy & Training Management Solutions

Enabling the 1st Line of Defense with Policy, Training & Issue Reporting

Like battling the multi-headed Hydra in Greek mythology, redundant, manual, and uncoordinated governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) approaches are ineffective. As the Hydra grows more heads of regulation, legal matters, operational risks, and complexity, scattered departments of GRC responsibilities that do not work together become overwhelmed and exhausted and start losing the battle. This […]

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3 Key Findings from the Policy Management by Design Workshop

Policy management is a crucial component of a larger corporate governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) program. Adherence to external regulations and instilling employee accountability starts with well-established organizational policies and procedures. In GRC 20/20’s recent workshop Policy Management by Design (Workiva hosted). Attendees from across industries came together to learn about policy management best […]

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Policy Management Requires Attention

Policies: A Foundation in GRC Strategies Policies are critical to organizations as they establish boundaries of behavior for individuals, processes, relationships, and transactions. An organization must establish policy it is willing to enforce – but it also must clearly train and communicate the policy to ensure that individuals understand what is expected of them. GRC, […]

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Critical Capabilities & Considerations for Evaluation of Policy & Training Management Platforms

I get a lot of inquiries from organizations looking for policy management platforms. Some for a department focused need (e.g., IT security, health and safety, Human Resources), others for a regulatory need (e.g., GDPR, FCPA), but most for an enterprise policy management strategy spanning the organization as it attempts to gain control of a Wild […]

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How to Purchase Policy & Training Management Platforms

Organizations often lack a coordinated enterprise strategy for policy development, maintenance, communication, attestation, and training. An ad hoc approach to policy management exposes the organization to significant liability. This liability is intensified by the fact that today’s compliance programs affect every person involved with supporting the business, including internal employees and third parties. To defend […]

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GRC Archetypes: Policy Management

Policy management is the capability to establish, manage, monitor, and enforce policies to reliably achieve objectives, while addressing uncertainty, and act with integrity across the organization (adapted from the OCEG GRC definition). Policies are critical to the organization to establish boundaries of behavior for individuals, processes, relationships, and transactions. Starting at the policy of all policies – […]

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Benefits of a Policy & Training Management Strategy and Architecture

The organization requires a policy and training management architecture that is context-driven and adaptable to a dynamic and changing environment. Compared to the ad hoc method in use in most organizations today, a policy and training management architecture enables better performance, less expense, and more flexibility.  Core technology capabilities to consider a policy management program […]

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Policy Management Information & Technology Architecture

Policy & Training Management Information Architecture The policy and training management information architecture supports the process architecture and overall policy and training management strategy. With processes defined and structured in the process architecture, the organization can now get into the specifics of the information architecture needed to support policy and training processes. The policy and training […]

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GRC 20/20’s Effective Policy Management Process Lifecycle

The policy and training management strategy and policy is supported and made operational through the policy and training management architecture.  The organization requires complete situational and holistic awareness of policies and related training across operations, processes, employees, and third party relationships to see the big picture of policy and training performance and risk. Distributed, dynamic, […]

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