Ethics & Compliance Certificate

Certificate in Ethics & Compliance

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Thursday, February 28, 2019

Organizational leaders face the constant challenge of making ethical choices in difficult times. In two content-rich days, this certificate in Corporate Ethics & Compliance will deliver insights into how organizations are responding—and should respond—to today’s ethical challenges. You’ll strengthen your professional credentials and give you an immediate edge as you prepare for higher levels of responsibility. The program is a collaboration within Southern Methodist University among the Cox School of Business, the Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership at the Dedman School of Law, and the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.

This multidisciplinary program features dynamic presentations, challenging dialogue and interactive case discussions that will strengthen the knowledge and skills you need to meet today’s legal, compliance, internal audit and corporate security challenges. You’ll interact with peers from a variety of private and public organizations—and learn from academic, legal and corporate experts on the critical role ethics and compliance play in your organization’s success and safety.

"With dynamic presentations, challenging dialogue, and an interactive case discussion, this outstanding certificate program helps you build your knowledge and skills related to legal, compliance, internal audit, and corporate security, in order to implement, maintain, and improve your compliance program," says Eric F. Hinton, Director of the Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership.


Sponsored by


 JonesDay Deloitte  Ethisphere  SidleyLogo 


State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Section


Topics include:

  • Why ethics matters
  • Diversity in the boardroom: New developments and legal compliance
  • Ethics and compliance in the public sphere
  • The federalization of corporate governance
  • The anatomy of an ethics and compliance scandal: Volkswagen
  • Current developments in global data privacy and security
  • The consequences of an ethical, control and governance breakdown: New Century Financial
  • Establishing an ethics and compliance program under pressure
  • International trends in ethics and compliance
  • Leading practices in assessing your ethics and compliance program

Click here to view a .pdf copy of the program agenda.

Approved for 13.25 (including 6 Ethics) Texas CLE credits, 15 hours of CPE, and 14.4 CEUs (Compliance Certification Board).

$1495 Registration Fee
Discounts available for government employees, as well as academic institution and SMU employees.  For details, please contact
Register today - Seating is limited.

Featured Speakers

Billie Williamson
Pentair, CSRA
Cynthia Wales
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Dallas Mavericks 
Hemang Desai
SMU Cox School of Business

Josh Roseman
Jones Day

Kurt Drake
Kurt Drake
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Kimberly Clark
Rebecca Walker
Kaplan & Walker

Rita Kirk
William F. May Endowed Director
Maguire Ethics Center
Robert Glaser
Senior Manager
Ron Kirk
Former USTR and Former Mayor of Dallas,
Senior of Counsel
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Yvette Ostolaza

For more information on this program, contact Eric F. Hinton, Director, Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership, at or 214-768-2501.