Updated 24 August 2020

MentorCore has ongoing events, including webinars, talk, conferences, and mastermind cohort. Public events are available for on-demand replay on our Vimeo page. Events that are for MentorCore Members only are indicated below.

Upcoming Events

Using a Business Mindset to Maximize Your Compliance Career

with Eric Brotten

Putting yourself in your business partners’ shoes is more important than ever, especially when you need a seat at the table. Consider practical and pragmatic approaches to delivering value to your business. Learn how to deliver results and make a lasting impression with your business partners, colleagues, and compliance peers. Learn how business moves and how you should fit in it.

Driving a compliance career in the direction you want takes pivot-ready and laser-business focus and alignment of networks, roles/functions, volunteerism and industry involvement. Take on a business mindset and consider how you can be your own “startup” and create a career that is fulfilling and meets your professional goals.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

October 2020

The Secrets of Leading a Global Team

with Lucia Milică

Succeeding in a global economy relies on geographically dispersed workforce and COVID-19 has further underscored that need. There is no question that bringing together team members from many cultural backgrounds, with varied work experiences and different perspective has many benefits to an organization. However, building successful, highly effective teams is challenging enough with everyone sharing the same office space, let alone doing so remotely where communication can rapidly deteriorate. Join us for an interactive discussion where our panelists will share their secrets and lessons learned of leading global teams.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Analytics. Now More than Ever

with Bill Hoffman

Companies that adopt a “Quick Start Analytics” approach will find this move to be their primary driver of success – and survival – in the “Next Normal.”

Well, the future just isn’t what it used to be. While Covid-19 hasn’t changed everything, it has changed enough.

Those fancy advanced analytics capabilities and predictive models you’ve operated your businesses on for years – with meaningful tuning, perhaps even for decades — are likely to no longer “fit” very well. The canvases upon which they were painted heretofore have changed so dramatically. So it’s time to get scrappy.

Companies that are good at leveraging analytics and actionable data for early warning, and that can do so with SPEED, will have a massive competitive advantage in what is now – thanks to Covid-19 – our highly uncertain world. The truth is companies that are good at leveraging analytics and actionable small data with speed have always had the advantage. It’s just that now these advantages matter more than ever.
Companies can’t predict the future, but they can build analytics-driven organizations that will survive and flourish under just about any possible future.

This session provides a practical framework and a set of pragmatic next steps you can take to best inform decision making into the Next Normal. We will also discuss analytics in the context of compliance, ethics, security and risk particularly in light of the DOJ guidance.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Rewire not Retire

with Monique Maddox

After nearly 20 years of providing IT project management services and serving in senior IT leadership roles as an employee, Monique Maddox, Founding Principal and CEO of Macrame Technologies, LLC resigned her corporate leadership position to pursue her dream to own and operate a business where she could provide high quality, competitively priced professional IT services in a manner that is client focused and highly ethical.

Monique’s desire to be an independent business owner stems from observing the passion and drive for success that her father exhibited in his own construction business. From her dad, she learned several lessons about risk, failure and how to engage customers that are key to her business’ success. Knowing that risks exist in virtually every aspect of life, Monique has been adept in identifying risks and acting with precision to minimize negative impacts while positioning her business to maximize potential gains. Monique has learned that although failure is never the objective, failure is often an unpleasant necessity that provides insight and perspective that can be used to refine a product or service. Monique doesn’t fear failure and always seeks opportunities to improve her business based on past experiences. Lastly, Monique has learned that regardless of whether your customer is a consumer or a business, personal relationships are critical to earning initial and maintaining ongoing engagements. She works to connect with every customer and to build a rapport establishing her business’ credentials and capabilities.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Future of Compliance, Risk, and Careers- Predictions 2020

with Matt Kelly

Corporate compliance and risk management are not going away as needs that businesses will need to address— but how they do it will likely change enormously in the coming decade. In this session we’ll look at what boards want for risk management, what technologies are coming along to help that, and how those two forces will intersect with compliance, audit, and risk management professionals trying to build career security.

Our guest speaker: Matt Kelly is editor and CEO of, a blog and newsletter that follows corporate governance, risk, and compliance issues at large organizations; it includes the Compliance Jobs Report, a weekly update on compliance professionals moving around the industry. He also speaks on compliance, governance, and risk topics frequently. 

Kelly was named as ‘Rising Star of Corporate Governance’ by Millstein Center for Corporate Governance in inaugural class of 2008; and named to Ethisphere’s ‘Most Influential in Business Ethics’ list in 2011 (no. 91) and 2013 (no. 77). In 2018 he won a Reader’s Choice award from JD Supra as one of the Top 10 authors on corporate compliance.

Kelly previously was editor of Compliance Week, a newsletter on corporate compliance, from 2006 through 2015. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and can be reached at or on Twitter at @compliancememe. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

November 2020

Executive Success in 4 Steps

with Ellen Hunt

Utilizing AARP’s enterprise risk management profile, she re-designed how AARP conducts its annual audit planning process to identify audits that relate to the organization’s most significant risks and incorporated the use of data analytics into audit execution.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Law School Decision (in a Pandemic)

with Jen Randolph Reise

In this session, Jen Randolph Reise will discuss the fundamentals of law school: how to get in and what it takes to succeed, JD career options, including for second-career lawyers and how law schools and the practice of law are adapting to Covid-19.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A Field Guide to Compliance & Ethics Careers

with Colleen Dorsey

This session is for those of you considering or new to the field of ethics and compliance. I will take you through a day in the life of a professional in this great field. We’ll look at what it looks like via a week in the life; we’ll look at what it takes via a discussion on what the essential skill sets and personality traits of an ethics and compliance professional; we’ll look at how to get it by discussing education options as well as jobs and salaries; we’ll talk about how to keep it via a discussion on how to expand your network and connections and finally, we’ll talk about what it means to have a fulfilling career in this profession.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Previous Events/On-Demand Viewing

August 2020

Bringing Intent to Your Career Path

with Valerie Charles

During this session, we will discuss: Identifying what makes you tick; taking smart risks; placing yourself in the market; setting the right goals; and executing the pivot.

The Accidental Compliance Tourist

with Jay Rosen

The Accidental Compliance Tourist: How Toiling in the Motion Picture Business, Investment Banking and Business and Translation Solutions Led Jay Rosen to His Favorite Career in Ethics and Compliance

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

September 2020

Embracing the Matrix

with Jenny O’Brien

What does it really mean when talking about “working the matrix?” Jenny O’Brien will share some lessons learned and strategies that can shift some of the challenges of working in the matrix organizational structure to opportunities. 

Delivering an “effective” compliance program to key stakeholders in an organization is critical to demonstrating our value proposition to the business. Accomplishing this in a matrixed organization requires even more creative and innovative strategies. Learn about some of the advantages of working within such a structure as well as some potential pitfalls to avoid so you can ultimately to embrace rather than resist the matrix!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be…a Compliance Officer?

with Barbara Ann Boehler

When I grow up, I want to be a compliance officer…said no child ever. However, now more than ever before compliance is a hot career and considered a growing JD-advantage career for those in law schools or those looking to make a change from traditional legal practice.

In this session, we’ll explore this new interest in compliance careers. We’ll focus on what are some of the best ways to help those interested in careers in compliance to break in as well as a review of some of the most important attributes of the role. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wednesday, August 23, 2020
On-Demand Video

Founders’ Chat: Mentoring Magic: The Art and Science Behind Great Relationships

with Daniel Ayala and Lisa Beth Lentini Walker

In this Founders Chat, Daniel Ayala and Lisa Beth Lentini Walker explore the art and science of mentoring relationships. They will cover topics including the three themes SYNERGY, the best types and dynamics of successful mentoring RELATIONSHIPS and what makes the mentoring ecosystem UNIQUE.

WednWednesday, August 5, 2020
On-Demand Video

The Benefit of a Non-Linear Career, aka “the Untitled Lisa Fine Project”

with Lisa Fine

Many people (especially those who like law, ethics and compliance) think of a career path as one – where you have a start point and a destination, and you can follow the map and a structure. However, many of us realize it is more like a hike, and one day, as the as Robert Frost said “two roads diverged in a yellow wood…” and in work, unlike the poem, sometimes you can take both roads. It could be an unexpected project, it could be a life change, and how do you make the best decisions.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for reschedule date!

July 2020

Give to Get

with Douglas Brush

Give of yourself and help others grow. Join Douglas Brush for a discussion on how giving to others has vast tangible and intangible benefits

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
On-Demand Video

Building Communities

with Scott Pond
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
On-Demand Video

Intimate Frenemies – Can HR, Compliance and Risk Just Get Along

with Kate Bischoff
Thursday, July 16, 2020
On-Demand Video

Digital Wellbeing and Mental Health During a Pandemic and Beyond

with Brian Martinez
Thursday, July 9, 2020
On-Demand Video

June 2020

The Global Citizen: Expat Life

with Mary Shirley
Thursday, June 25, 2020
On-Demand Video

Recession-Proof Your Career: Remaining Professionally Agile

with Daniel Ayala and Lisa Beth Lentini Walker
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
On-Demand Video

Mindfulness as a Key Differentiator

with Diana Trevley
June 4, 2020
On-Demand Video (MentorCore Members Only)

May 2020

Data Privacy and COVID-19: Finding a Balance in the New Normal

with Samantha Simms
May 28, 2020
On-Demand Video

Compliance Cooler: Ask Us Anything

with Daniel Ayala and Lisa Beth Lentini Walker
May 13, 2020
On-Demand Video

Founder’s Chat: Risk and Compliance in Times of Crisis

with Daniel Ayala and Lisa Beth Lentini Walker
May 6, 2020
On-Demand Video

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