June 8, 2020

Safety First for Officials as Sports Reopen

While sports officials have not been formally designated “essential workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic, they certainly remain essential to all sports organizations now in the process […]
May 6, 2020

Compliance Challenges for Sports in the Coronavirus Era

No country in the world has the array of sports available to the public as does the United States. Whether one is an actual participant or […]
December 17, 2019

NHL Taking Steps to Combat Abusive Behavior

By David D. Dodge david@sprtsoc.com Following a recent meeting of the National Hockey League (NHL) Board of Governors, League Commissioner Gary Bettman announced new steps are […]
January 7, 2019

TRACE Bribery

TRACE International released its 2018 ranking of bribery risk in countries around the world. The list, which covers 200 countries, analyzes the possibility of companies being […]
January 7, 2019

Vision or Pain

History tells us that organizational change usually comes about as a result of vision or pain, or sometimes both.  Not long ago I asked a friend, […]
December 10, 2018

What is a Culture of Integrity & How Do We Get There?

15 Questions with Roy Snell, Retiring CEO of the Society of Corporate Ethics & Compliance and How to Implement a Culture of Compliance in Your Own […]
November 30, 2018

Measuring Effectiveness with Compliance Benchmark Surveys

Compliance culture surveys provide an inexpensive method to gain effectiveness metrics Knowledgeable Compliance Officers are aware that simply layering in compliance documents that address the seven […]
November 29, 2018

College Presidents Doomed by Athletics Scandals

On October 21, 2018 The New Yorker published a piece in The Sunday Archive entitled Scandals by Erin Overbey and Joshua Rothman.  In the opening paragraph, […]
August 6, 2018

Officiating Association Publishes “Getting Started” Guidebook

The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has published a Guidebook for its members entitled, “Getting Started Developing and Establishing an Effective Integrity Program for Sports […]
July 9, 2018

FIFA Corruption Reaches Referees

Just when many sports observers thought the worst of the corruption scandals were behind the beleaguered Federation Internationale de Football (FIFA), a report surfaced of a […]
April 5, 2018

When Sweeping Things Under the Rug No Longer Works

Nearly five years ago, I recall a conversation I had with Adam Turtletaub, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & International Programs at SCCE, when he told […]
January 15, 2018

New Hotline for Reporting Compliance Problems in Sports

Although the sports industry has been rocked and roiled by one scandal after another, the typical response of a team or a league or a sports […]