Corpedia Partners with Second City Communications to Deliver Breakthrough Ethics and Compliance Training
RealBiz Shorts Use Humor to Drive Home Critical Messages on Corporate Ethics
Phoenix, AZ – September 23, 2010 - Corpedia Corporation, a global leader in ethics and compliance training solutions and advisory services, today announced a partnership with Second City Communications (SCC), the innovative corporate services division of the world’s foremost comedy theatre company, The Second City, to distribute SCC’s RealBiz Shorts videos for corporate compliance and ethics training.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Second City Communications, and believe their RealBiz Shorts will be welcomed as a refreshing and engaging supplement to traditional compliance and ethics training programs,” said Alex Brigham, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Corpedia Corporation. “It’s so important in this environment that corporations cut through the clutter and seek out creative techniques to have their standards and policies more effectively resonate with their workforce. SCC’s figured out a way to do just that—by communicating those messages you want employees to understand in a way that they will embrace and respond to.”
SCC launched RealBiz Shorts, a catalog of short, funny videos for use in ethics and compliance training and communications, in May 2010 to much fanfare, with MSNBC hailing it as “The Office meets YouTube meets your annual Business Ethics 101 seminar.” RealBiz Shorts features an extensive range of videos across more than 20 topics in ethics and compliance—using humor to connect with people and set a context for open, honest dialogue. The response to RealBiz Shorts has been strong from a wide spectrum of the business world, with 12 major companies signing on as founding clients, including top brands such as Baxter Healthcare, Best Buy, Dow Chemical, Farmers Insurance, MasterCard, MetLife, MillerCoors, United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) and others.
“We designed RealBiz shorts to provide a quick-hitting and fun complement to existing training,” Tom Yorton, CEO of Second City Communications said. “We’re excited about this new partnership with Corpedia, a notable leader in the compliance training space, to offer the industry a one-stop shop solution for their training needs.”
Corpedia’s course library, which currently spans 650 topics including code of conduct, workplace harassment, FCPA, antitrust and conflicts of interest, is designed to ensure companies are provided with the tools necessary to engage and teach employees effectively and efficiently.
More information on SCC’s RealBiz Shorts is available at www.realbizshorts.com.