Compliance 360 Webinar Helps Navigate the Complex and High-Stakes World of NCAA Compliance

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“Best Practices for Adopting a Risk Management Approach to NCAA Compliance,” Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2:00 p.m. ET

Compliance 360, bringing order and efficiency to the complexity of compliance, will host a free webinar for athletics compliance officers on risk management best practices for dealing with the significant compliance risks faced by NCAA member institutions. Through the incorporation of risk-assessment procedures within their compliance programs, athletic compliance officers can better identify potential gaps, remediate those gaps and mitigate compliance risks.

As evident by many highly publicized scandals, combined with 24x7 media coverage and instant access to information via social media, NCAA member institutions face new levels of compliance risks. Consequences for noncompliance include financial fines, loss of scholarships and irreparable harm to reputations that can linger long after sanctions have been lifted.

While the NCAA requires institutions to establish athletics compliance programs, the use of a risk-based approach has not been common. Risk-assessment procedures incorporated into compliance programs can allow athletic compliance officers to better identify compliance gaps and mitigate risks to protect their programs from the serious consequences of noncompliance.

Executives from Compliance 360 will join Dr. Melody Reifel-Werner, associate athletic s director at Eastern Michigan University and the author of “Protecting University Integrity: Managing Risks in Intercollegiate Athletics,” and Dr. B. David Ridpath, associate professor of sports administration at Ohio University, to discuss benefits and best practices around a risk-based approach to NCAA compliance.

WHAT: “Best Practices for Adopting a Risk Management Approach to NCAA Compliance”
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET

Compliance 360 frequently hosts free webinars that cover a wide array of GRC topics for organizations in regulated industries. Both vertical-specific and cross-industry, these webinars provide invaluable education and advice on GRC news, challenges and best practices. Compliance 360 has joined forces with some of the industry’s leading authorities to help organizations stay ahead of the curve. Visit for access to on-demand webinars and information on upcoming events.

About Compliance 360
The original Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) software company born in the cloud, Compliance 360 brings order and efficiency to the complexity of enterprise governance, risk management, compliance and audit management. Compliance 360’s software and services enable people to organize and control their internal processes to ensure compliance and minimize risks to their business performance, corporate image and shareholder value. The cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) design and delivery allows all this to happen securely with minimal IT infrastructure costs. More than 250,000 professionals every day in financial services, insurance, healthcare, distribution and other industries rely on Compliance 360 to protect their reputations and brands. See for more.


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