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Implementing an Integrated GRC Capability – Phoenix, AZ – February 2017

February 13 @ 8:00 am - February 15 @ 5:00 pm MST


grc-definedThis GRC training course shows how to design and implement an integrated GRC capability within an organization. You also qualify to pass the GRC Professional certification exam, the top GRC certification in the world.

There is confusion in the marketplace about GRC. This training will help you get clarity on what GRC is, and what its not, by learning how to develop a GRC program based on the GRC Capability Model from OCEG (www.oceg.org). It will provide you with a language to discuss GRC concepts at your organization.

OCEG is the organization that invented GRC, and Mefford Associates is an approved OCEG training partner.

IS This Trainings is Right for You?

  • New to a GRC role at your organization?
  • Need to develop, or improve your plan for dealing with GRC in an integrated manner?
  • Like to break down silos in your organization?
  • Interested in adding the world-leading GRC certification to your resume?
  • Want to network with others who are implementing integrated GRC?
  • How about some practical tools, you can apply at your organization, the day you return from training?
  • Would you like free advice, from a recognized expert who helped author the GRC Capability Model?

If you answered YES, to any of those questions, this training is especially relevant for you.

Whether you are just starting, or are a veteran and want to improve your GRC program, this training was developed for you.

What are you waiting for?

Sign up today, and you will be one step closer to having your questions answered and receive valuable resources necessary to implement an integrated GRC capability.



GRC Certification

This course also prepares you to successfully pass the GRC Professional certification exam, the top GRC certification in the world. As a result, you get multiple benefits from attending this training.

In fact, over 90% of participants pass the GRC Professional exam on their first attempt!

Significantly improve your chances of passing the exam, on your first attempt, which saves you time and frustration from taking the exam multiple times.

CIO Magazine, Certification Magazine and Global Knowledge all list the GRC Professional certification as the top GRC certification. Raise your creditability in GRC, by obtaining this valuable certification.


GRC Training Course Information

More detailed information about this training course, is included below. To learn more about the GRC Professional certification, please visit the GRC Professional webpage.


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Through lectures, discussions, and exercises, you will learn about:

  • Defining a GRC strategy.
  • Integrating performance, risk and compliance programs.
  • Strengthening core business processes.
  • Improving the use of information and technology.
  • Successfully passing the GRC Professional certification exam.
Although various standards and frameworks exist to address discrete areas of governance, risk management and compliance; the OCEG GRC Capability Model is the only standard that shows how to design an integrated GRC program. Organizations can use the GRC Capability Model to address a broad GRC program across the organization, or develop a structure within domains of GRC (e.g., legal, compliance, risk management, audit, human resources, IT). The goal is to make GRC processes more effective and efficient, to help an organization meet its objectives.
Introduction to OCEG and the GRC Capability Model
  • The need for a GRC approach.
  • Understanding the “Big” picture of business.
  • Defining Principled Performance.
  • Advantages of Principled Performance.
  • Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Basics.
  • Common GRC terms, concepts and definitions.
  • GRC roles and responsibilities (e.g. audit, legal, human resources, IT, compliance, risk management, ethics, the boards, etc…).
  • Gaining commitment from senior management and the board.
  • Implementing the OCEG GRC Capability Model at an organization.
Learn Component
  • External context of your organization.
  • Internal context of your organization.
  • Understanding and assessing culture.
  • Relevant stakeholders and developing a stakeholder relations plan.
Align Component
  • Setting direction and decision-making criteria that align with mission, vision and values.
  • Defining high-level and lower-level objectives.
  • Identifying opportunities, threats and requirements.
  • Assessing levels of reward, risk and compliance – inherent and residual.
  • Designing relevant actions and controls.
Perform Component
  • Determining the right mix of proactive, detective, and responsive internal controls.
  • Developing relevant policies and procedures.
  • Providing communication to the right people, in the right way, at the right time.
  • Delivering education to relevant individuals.
  • Implementing appropriate incentives.
  • Notification methods to detect events.
  • Inquiry methods to detect events.
  • Responding to events.
Review Component
  • Monitoring the GRC program.
  • Providing assurance on GRC.
  • Making improvements.
GRC Strategy
  • Elements of a GRC strategic plan.
  • Completing performance, risk and compliance assessments.
  • Moving from the current to desired state.
  • Integration and maturity models.
  • Explaining the business case for integrated GRC.
GRC Professional Exam Preparation Module
  • GRCP exam areas.
  • Exam resources.
  • Sample GRCP exam questions and answers.
fedora2-transparent-830x1024 Jason Mefford is a speaker, trainer, best-selling author and coach on ethics, corporate governance, risk management, GRC, compliance and internal audit topics. He helps organization think differently by becoming Principle Performers. Mr. Mefford is the President of Mefford Associates, a professional training, coaching and boutique advisory firm. He has spent years training and coaching top business professionals all over the world, and is rated as one of the leading experts, and most effective speakers in the world. Mr. Mefford is the best-selling author of Masters of Success, Risk-Based Internal Auditing, and was a contributing author on the OCEG GRC Capability Model v3.0. He is also a fellow with the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) a nonprofit think tank that uniquely helps organizations drive Principled Performance® by enhancing corporate culture and integrating governance, risk management, and compliance processes. The concept of Principled Performance® allows organizations to reliably achieve their objectives, while addressing uncertainty, and acting with integrity – the principles necessary for organizations to succeed over the long-term. Jason has been the chief audit executive at two different multi-billion dollar manufacturing companies. His role also included being in charge of information security and being the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to that he was a manager at both Arthur Andersen and KPMG, performing internal and external audits and advisory services for clients in various industries. He was also a national instructor at both firms. Jason is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Professional (GRCP), GRC Auditor (GRCA), Certified Risk Based Auditor (CRBA), Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA). He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and has been an active IIA volunteer serving at the local and international level. Mr. Mefford is currently an OCEG Fellow with the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) a nonprofit think tank that uniquely helps organizations drive Principled Performance® by enhancing corporate culture and integrating governance, risk management, and compliance processes, and is also the Managing Director of GRC Certify, the certification body for OCEG. He has been recognized by Yale University as a rising star in corporate governance; and, was a finalist for the Corporate Secretary Magazine rising star in corporate governance award. Jason is a graduate of Boise State University (BBA, Accountancy) and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business (MBA).
  • Develop a GRC strategic plan.
  • Align governance, risk and compliance in context of the organization.
  • Understand, define, and enhance organizational culture.
  • Implement effective and efficient GRC processes.
  • Motivate and inspire desired conduct.
  • Understand technology’s role in GRC.
  • Develop ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement of GRC activities.
  • Explain the value of Principled Performance, and an integrated approach to GRC, to your management and board.

This course is suitable for executives, managers and key staff in all GRC roles (including risk, audit, compliance, ethics, legal, performance, IT, etc…).

Technology providers and professional service firms benefit from understanding the issues and approaches to GRC challenges faced by organizations they serve.

Individual Benefits
  • Differentiate yourself from the competition.
  • Prepare to successfully pass the GRC Professional certification exam.
  • Helpful information and suggestions for passing the exam, including sample questions and answers.
  • Become an expert in GRC and gain an advantage in the competitive job market.
  • Increase your potential earnings (certified individuals can earn up to 40% more than those without certification).
  • Network with other professional in GRC roles, including an OCEG Fellow, and contributing author of the OCEG GRC Capability Model v3.0.
Organizational Benefits
  • Raise the GRC bar and boost stakeholder confidence.
  • Meet legal/regulatory compliance obligations effectively.
  • Improve responsiveness, efficiency and strategic business decisions.
  • Protect and enhance your brand and avoid fines, penalties and reputation damage.
  • Demonstrate GRC implementation, auditing and consulting expertise.
  • Differentiate from your market competitors.
  • Increase the value of your GRC consultants.

This is a basic to intermediate course and there are no prerequisites or advanced preparation.

Field of Study: Management Advisory Services

This is a group live event for NASBA authorized continuing education credit. Attendees who are All Access Pass holders or enterprise members of OCEG will receive a certificate of completion of this event indicating 24 hours of CPE.

To register for this event, please click on the Registration button at the top of the page.

OCEG is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. For information regarding administrative issues such as complaints or refunds please contact info@oceg.org.

This is an OCEG training course, presented by Mefford Associates, an approved OCEG training partner.


February 13 @ 8:00 am
February 15 @ 5:00 pm
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