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May 22, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM ET


Behavioral Ethics

Course Description

Ethics is easy to talk about but hard to implement. Ethics for the Real World will help you understand why ethics is difficult, how to recognize ethical blind spots, and how to approach right-vs-right dilemmas. Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA will discuss the six steps for developing an ethical culture and ways to avoid ethical surprises such as those experienced at companies like Wells Fargo and VW.


Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA

Jennifer H. Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, is the president and founder of The Sustainable CFO. She has a background in accounting and finance that spans more than 25 years. She has a Master of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership. Jennifer is also a faculty member at Antioch University New England in the Green MBA program.

Jennifer has worked with organizations around the country ranging in size from 2 to 60 employees, from start-ups with $0 in revenue to mature organizations with $172 million in revenue, in a variety of industries, including real estate, construction and development, manufacturing and distribution, software and hardware development, angel investing, professional services, and nonprofits.

She has a passion for helping businesses succeed. She loves tackling challenges and finding unique solutions to difficult problems. Defining issues, breaking them down into understandable parts, and developing simple and effective solutions is something she sees as fun. Jennifer also believes strongly in the benefits of sustainability—where being environmentally and socially responsible overlap with business success. The tangible benefits of implementing sustainable strategies can be seen in reduced energy costs, reduced operating costs, improved stakeholder relations, new market opportunities, and employee retention.

Jennifer is a frequent contributing author and speaker for such organizations as Western CPE, TriplePundit LLC, Maryland Association of CPAs, National Association of Home Builders, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Course Specifics

Behavioral Ethics
Apr 20, 2017

Compliance Information

IRS Provider #: OMYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-E-01132-17-O
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the reasons why ethics is complicated.
  • Define blind spots.
  • Describe the six steps to developing an ethical culture.
  • Identify how to use the ethical issues checklist.
  • List the six principles of professional conduct.

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