On Demand (eLearning)

Behavioral Ethics: Decision-making Biases and Heuristics

JAN 02 - Dec 31, 2022

Online

DATE

JAN 02 - DEC 31

2022

TIME

9:00 AM - 6:59 PM

WHO CAN ATTEND

All

PD HOURS

1 Hour

ETHICS HOURS

1 Hour

STATUS

Registration open until

Dec 31, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION

VIDEO LEARNING

Learn behavioural ethics from “Tipper X”, one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history.

Why do seemingly honest, hard-working people who start out with the best intentions commit unethical, or in some cases, illegal acts? What is it that leads them astray? There is no simple reason why good employees turn bad or make poor decisions. Unethical behaviour is often the result of a combination of cultural and personal factors. No one is immune to carrying out inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.

The kind of decision making errors presented in this course come from a field of study known as behavioural ethics, which draws on psychology, cognitive science, evolutionary biology and related disciplines to determine how and why people make ethical and unethical decisions.

Using examples from the accounting and audit profession, common biases will be introduced which impact decision making. Participants will examine cognitive errors, organizational pressures and situational factors involved in the decision making process. Organizational solutions for preventing unethical behaviour will be provided along with a framework for ethical decision making. Quiz questions will be introduced throughout the course.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Learn to identify key decision making biases and heuristics which contribute to unethical and illicit behaviour
  • Examine situational factors, often unconscious ones, which contribute to unethical behaviour
  • Identify external pressures which drive well-meaning professionals to “cross the line”
  • Develop confidence in pushing back on common rationalizations from bosses, clients and co-workers which can lead to unethical decisions
  • Gain insight from the lessons learned from a former undercover FBI informant now on an on-going journey into human behaviour and why professionals sometimes make the wrong decisions

WHO WILL BENEFIT

Business professionals and CPAs who want a better understanding of why people make certain decisions and how common biases influence ethical decision making.

PRICING

$43.00 Personal Passport

$50.00 Organization Passport

$58.00 Member

$58.00 Student

$79.00 Public

Status: Registration open until Dec 31, 2022

LOCATION

Online

SPEAKER(S) BIO

Tom Hardin worked undercover with the FBI to dismantle one of the largest insider trading rings in Wall Street history. Tom spent much of his career as a financial analyst in the US, and after falling prey to his own slippery slope, has dedicated his life to helping business professionals better understand the warning signs which lead to unethical decision making. He holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

This is an online session. This course is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once registered, you can access the material at any time.

However, you will only have access to the course for 30 days AFTER REGISTRATION.

To access the course please visit our BlackBoard site, and log-in using the same login and password used for the Registration Portal.

Please allow at least four hours after registration for the seminar to appear on your BlackBoard page.

Registration, cancellation, withdrawal and all other CPA Ontario Program policies can be found here.