In-Person Seminar

Raptors Game & PD Event: Professional Ethics: Psychological Safety and Transformative Technology

Mar 22, 2023

Vantage Venues, Toronto


MAR 22



2:30 PM - 6:30 PM




4 Hours


4 Hours


Registration closed on

Mar 06, 2023


Thank you for your interest, this event is now sold out.

Spots are first come first serve. With limited seating, be sure to book early! Passport holders are not eligible for discount.


Before registering for this session, please note, it is going to be an in-person session and will be held at the Vantage Venues in Toronto, Ontario. You MUST attend in person to participate, there will not be an option to join this session virtually. After the session, you will be invited to join your classmates at Scotiabank Arena to see the Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers. CPA Ontario will host you in a private box which includes a buffet dinner and an assigned seat, with a cash bar. Someone from the PD Learning Team will be in touch with you closer to the session date with more logistical details and your ticket to the game.


  • begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 6:30 pm.
  • Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • The course will cover 4.0 CPD hrs.

There are no withdrawals or refunds after registration for this course.


Explore the relationship between ethics and psychological safety, and ethics and new technologies.


(2 hours)

Psychological safety is a belief that you are free to share your thoughts and not be punished for speaking your mind. It is an important area of research in the field of organizational behaviour.

In the first part of this ethics course, you will examine current research to understand psychological safety for organizations and teams better. You will learn ways to assess and improve psychological safety for both organizations and teams.

Current research has shown that organizations and teams with higher psychological safety are more productive, creative, and happier. And teams and organizations that have higher psychological safety make better and more ethical decisions.

However, research also shows that psychological safety is fragile within organizations and teams. Critical events such as new leadership, organizational strategy changes and external situations (such as a pandemic) can adversely affect an organization's psychological safety.


(2 hours)

Transformative technology is defined as technology that fundamentally changes our interaction with each other and information. These technologies have also been less optimistically labelled as disruptive innovation.

The second part of this ethics course will introduce the transformative technologies of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain and help participants understand the ethical implications of using these technologies.

These transformative technologies are starting to affect our day to day lives. However, the ethical implications of them are not fully understood in terms of privacy, professional judgment and an environmental, social and governance (ESG) perspective.


  • Understand what is meant by the term psychological safety
  • Understand the importance of psychological safety to decision-making and ethics
  • Identify the benefits of improving psychological safety within teams and organizations
  • Explore examples of organizations with both high and low psychological safety
  • Define the term transformative technologies
  • Understand three transformative technologies: big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain
  • Understand the relationship of privacy, professional judgement, and environmental social and governance (ESG) to these transformative technologies
  • Identify the ethical considerations and implications of each of these three transformative technologies


Organizations and individuals looking to understand the ethical implications of psychological safety and three transformative technologies; big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Raptors + PD Seminar Event Jersey Giveaway

Participants who register for one of the three PD seminar + Raptors event between January 1, 2023 to March 16, 2023 will automatically be entered to win one of 3 prizes. Each prize includes a Raptors City Jersey (size Large), with an estimated value of $120.00 CAD. Prize winners must be Canadian residents. Eligibility for a prize ends at 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2023. Winners will be selected by random draw. Winners will be contacted by CPA Ontario by email. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. All personal information collected from entrants will be used by CPA Ontario for the purpose of administering this contest and awarding the prize only. By purchasing an on demand bundle, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information as set out in CPA Ontario’s Privacy Policy

Other limited time MLSE events include:

February 24th 2:00 – 6:00pm: Maple Leafs Game & PD Event: Canadian Business Ethics.

February 28th 2:30 – 6:30pm: Raptors Game & PD Event: From Trends to Troubles: Exploring Our Data-Driven World with Malik Datardina.

March 17th 2:00 – 6:00pm: Maple Leafs Game & PD Event: The Power of Influence and Negotiation with Jordan Rodney, MaxPeople HR.

April 4th 2:00 – 6:00pm: Leafs Game & PD Event: Coaching for Greater Performance with Gabriella Fermo.


$449.00 Personal Passport

$449.00 Organization Passport

$449.00 Member

$449.00 Student

$525.00 Public

Status: Registration closed on Mar 06, 2023


Vantage Venues, 150 King St. W., 27th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1J9


Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CIA, CGMA, MAcc the founder of Sheriff Consulting and provides continuing professional development (CPD) courses in areas of leadership, communication, and assurance. Garth has worked as an assurance professional and learning provider for over 20 years. He has also acted in various stage and film productions and is a graduate in improvisation from The Second City and a proud member of ACTRA.



  • Professional Ethics: Psychological Safety and Transformative Technology begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 6:30 pm at Vantage Venues at 150 King St. W., 27th Floor, Toronto, ON
  • Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • The course will cover 4.0 CPD hrs.

There are no withdrawals or refunds after registration for this course.