Crisis, Burnout, and the Effect on Ethics

4 Credits: Behavioral Ethics


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Crisis, Burnout, and the Effect on Ethics

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Behavioral Ethics

Course Description

This insightful CPE webcast course provides a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic nature of ethical decision-making within the accounting profession, particularly under the strains of crisis and stress. It offers a deep dive into how these factors can adversely affect ethical behavior, a crucial aspect for CPAs. Participants will gain valuable knowledge on methods to maintain focus, reduce team stress, and support ethical values in the workplace. The course also emphasizes the importance of recognizing warning signs of ethical failure, a key skill in preemptive problem-solving. By completing this CPE webcast course, participants will be equipped with practical strategies to foster and maintain an ethical culture within their teams, enhancing their ability to navigate ethical challenges effectively and maintain high professional standards.

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Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the effects of crisis and burnout on ethical decision-making
  • Apply methods to maintain focus and reduce team stress
  • Recognize the warnings signs of ethical failure
  • Select methods to create and maintain an ethical culture
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
September 8, 2023


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Meet The Experts

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Jennifer 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 Elder 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 …