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

Ethical behavior is not a destination it is a journey with twists and turns, and bumps in the road. We are faced with ethical dilemmas every day. Do I speed to make it to a meeting? Do I call in sick just because I need a break? When does “helping my child with their homework” become “doing it for them?”  Most CPAs are ethical most of the time but staying ethical is hard. And it gets harder in a crisis and when we are under stress. A crisis creates immediate time pressures while stress saps our strength and our ability to stay strong in the face of ethical challenges.

In this session, we will explore the effects of both crisis and stress on ethical behavior, discuss ways to reduce stress and support our employees’ ethical values, and learn to recognize the warnings signs of ethical fading.

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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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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 …

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