Short Program

Human side of compliance

Our Short Program

Many companies have faced scandals in recent years due to non-compliance of their processes. To understand how this happened, we will unfold the various managerial and behavioral dimensions of how actors make decisions in organizations, focusing our attention on the human side of compliance risks and compliance management.

Human Side of Compliance


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5 days

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6'200 CHF

This short program is a module of our Certificate in Ethics & Compliance (CAS)

The quality of the decisions made in the organizations depends on the dynamics within the teams, between leaders and teams, structural aspects such as the incentives and the fundamental psychological effects such as biases and stereotypes. In fact, organizations are increasingly realizing that compliance risk cannot only be managed with a purely legalistic approach. Compliance professionals need to develop a deep understanding of the human side of compliance to see how risks accumulate over time and to ensure the integrity of their organization.


To understand this human side, participants will be familiarized with these aspects and will learn how compliance risks result from organizational and behavioral constellations which either promote integrity or rule breaking. Through these learnings, peer discussions and coaching sessions, participants will be able to observe and understand how their own organizational context is influenced by the human side of compliance risk. Based on these understandings, participants will be able to write a plan describing how they will solve this problem in their own organization and a coach will accompany them throughout the redaction process.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify and analyze behavioral compliance risks from both a structural and psychological point of view.
  2. Apply the learning on human behavior to recent corporate scandals to understand how these mechanisms work in real cases.
  3. Identify different areas of application in the culture, structure and teams of your own organization.

Target Audience

  1. Compliance professionals who see the limits of the legal approach to compliance and want to go further.
  2. Risk managers who want to thoughtfully incorporate fraud and conduct risk in the remit of the risk function.
  3. Professionals who do not manage compliance on a daily basis, but are interested in managing organizational risk.

Conditions of Admission


We offer quality programs accessible to all professionals who have decided to develop new skills.


This short program requires your presence and participation.

Payment Terms


6'200 CHF

All expenses related to continuing education are, except in exceptional cases, tax deductible. Do not hesitate to contact the relevant organizations.

Discount (10%)

-620 CHF

A discount is offered for HEC Alumni contributors.

The Executive Education HEC Lausanne offers more than thirty continuing academic programs in various fields such as management, marketing, finance, corporate governance, ethics, data or personal development. As a result, and beyond this short program, we offer several other related programs that may also be of interest to you.

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