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Successfully Integrating GRC Capabilities – Los Angeles, CA – March 2018

March 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm PST

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get the cooperation of others in your organization? If you could break down silos in your organization that cause friction and duplication of efforts.

If you are trying to integrate governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) functions in your organization you may be experiencing some of the same common barrier most organizations experience.

  • Lack of champions,
  • Inability to secure department cooperation, and
  • Lack of a strategy for implementation

Are you frustrated, by the struggle to get buy in from management or gain champions in other parts of your organization? Do you feel like it’s impossible to accomplish your job because of:

  • More and more being added to your plate,
  • Constantly putting out fires, and reacting to the latest risk or compliance requirement,
  • Little or no cooperation from other groups in your organization,
  • A lack of resources to get the job done.

If you are being asked to do more, with less, and feel as if you are making only minimal progress, even though you are working more than ever, I have some very good news.

There are some simple ways to change your thinking, and change your approach that will help you develop a language and process to break down silos, reduce duplication, and remove these barriers.

Imagine what you could accomplish without those barriers.

If you are ready to develop a more strategic, proactive approach, join me for this upcoming training session where you will learn the language and process for removing the barriers to integration in your organization.

You can take control of your situation today by registering for this upcoming session and you will will be on your way to feeling fulfillment in your job, and making the valuable contribution you desire.


OCEG GRC Capability Model

Principled Performance® is the reliable achievement of objectives while addressing uncertainty and acting with integrity. It is the reason organizations integrate their governance, management and assurance of performance, risk and compliance. The “why” behind GRC.



You will learn how to integrate using the OCEG GRC Capability Model (www.oceg.org). It will provide you with a process and language to discuss GRC concepts at your organization, and gain buy-in from management, and develop champions in other parts of your organization.

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

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

GRC Professional (GRCP) 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 MagazineCertification Magazine and Global Knowledge all list the GRC Professional certification as the top GRC certification. Raise your authority and creditability in GRC, by obtaining this valuable certification.



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

  • Gaining buy-in from management
  • Developing champions from other departments
  • Developing a GRC strategy.
  • Integrating performance, risk and compliance programs.
  • Reducing duplication
  • Coordinating with other departments
  • 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.

“I participated Jason Mefford’s GRC Professional training. In addition to being such an enjoyable and great experience itself, the training provided me with a variety of new tools and ideas how to manage and promote GRC and ethics in our organization. Although I had been working with similar kind of topics for more than 10 years before the training, the new way how to combine, present and explain GRC to different organizations and in different contexts really supported my work.” - Jyri Wesanko, TeliaSonera Group

“This training provided me with information that helps me see the bigger picture. It will be valuable in both the performance of my job, but also in building on my professional skills. I plan to share the GRC model with my team and use it when approaching new projects. I actually feel confident that I could set up a new GRC program at a company using my current experience and this model.I really enjoyed the course and Jason's presentation. I would highly recommend this training to all levels of GRC professionals.” - Stuart McNeill, Oil States International

“Jason has great facilitation skills. The sharing of real-life experiences by Jason and the course participants enhanced the whole learning experience.” - Patricia Jalleh, Enterprise Risk Asia

“I took a Governance, Risk Management & Compliance (GRC) training with Jason and was impressed with his level of knowledge, creativity in teaching, and, after I took his course, I passed the GRCP certification exam without problems. I would highly recommend him for a high-value and fun GRC training.” - Lubna Maria Elia, Root Capital

“The professional interactions among, and exchange of information between participants was so valuable. The program information is invaluable in helping me share and implement GRC capability concepts.” - Stella Acosta, Motor Car Parts of America

“Jason’s approach is to allow the exploration of ideas and concepts while still sticking to the agreed material and timescales. The addition of real life experience really brings to life the application of OCEG principles.” - Alex Hollis, EMC / RSA

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…).
  • Getting buy-in from senior management and the board.
  • Gaining champions across the organization
  • 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.

Jason Mefford helps organizations think different about risk management and governce 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, helping them reduce duplication and improve their effectiveness developing champions and working with others in their organizations.

More About Jason Mefford

  • 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.

This is a basic 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.

Principled Performance® is a registered trademark of OCEG, used with permission.

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March 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am
March 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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