Adjunct Faculty, Partner at Robins Kaplan, LLP
J.D., University of Minnesota
M.B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.S.W., University of Minnesota
B.A., Augsburg College
Kathleen Edmond has spent the majority of her legal career in corporate ethics and compliance. As Chief Ethics Officer for a Fortune 100 company from 2004-2014, she built and subsequently led the company’s Ethics Office. Ms. Edmond is probably best known for her leading-edge communications initiatives in creating a connected, ethical culture within the organization that supported business strategy, vendor integrity, employee and customer engagement. She has won national awards for her innovative and exemplary leadership in her field, and her original use of social media in furthering a transparent, ethical business operation, is groundbreaking.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Edmond earned a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Ethics, from the University of St. Thomas, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Over the course of her career she has worked with a wide range of clients representing industries ranging from retail, healthcare, professional sports, and insurance, to nonprofit, public institutions.
|Description of course 730 :||Compliance and ethics management is a complex management process that requires program design that supports management's objectives, coordinated activities ot be operated across functions and geographies, and performance measurement to reasonably assure effectiveness and a return on management's investment. This course will engage participants' personal knowledge and experience- in dialogue with instructors and guests from industry with law and business backgrounds- to explore the following themes: program design frameworks and key elements (including risk identification and assessment, communication and training, investigations and discipline, reporting and disclosure, auditing and monitoring, and remediation), leading practices relating to these program elements, and how to measure effectiveness (from the perspectives of both ethics and economics). The course will also use case method and other practical examples to explore the familiar distinction between compliance-based and integrity-based programs as a link to the course, "Ethical Culture."|