Chapter PD: Real Business Ethics and the CPA Mindset & Ethical Dilemmas: The Thick Grey Line

November 18, 2017

Session 1: Real Business Ethics and the CPA Mindset


The course will develop your ethical mindset, explain the breadth of business ethics today, help you understand where ethical risks may lie, and provide you with ideas and tools to integrate business ethics into your daily work and professional responsibilities.


Any CPA who is interested in encouraging an ethics-based culture in their organization.


Topics covered will include:

• Essential blocks of business ethics for a CPA, building upon the ethical principles of the CPABC Code of Professional Conduct

• Scope of business ethics today

• Integrating business ethics into your workplace

• Case studies to apply ethical principles

PREREQUISITE: None | LEVEL: Introductory | CPD: 2 Hours

Session 2: Ethical Dilemmas: The Thick Grey Line


This course provides participants with opportunities to evaluate ethical scenarios in a variety of contexts that are realistic and representative of the CPA demographic (including industry, not-for-profit, public sector and public practice).

Participants will increase their competence and confidence in interpreting and applying the CPA Code of Professional Conduct to real-life workplace challenges.


This course will appeal to members who enjoy an actively engaging CPD setting using small group discussions and interactive polling to analyze real-life ethical scenarios. The two-hour format will also appeal to members who choose to fulfill their ethics CPD requirement in smaller segments.


The course begins with a brief refresher of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct, followed by team-based evaluations of ethical scenarios and potential actions to determine where the line of acceptable behaviour is crossed. Small group discussions will be followed by larger group debriefs.


Reasonable familiarity with the CPA Code of Professional Conduct (or a legacy Code) is expected; participants will benefit from having gone through a prior CPA ethics course, but it is certainly not mandatory.

LEVEL: Content is applicable to all professional roles and all levels of previous experience.

CPD: 2 hours

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 07:45 AM – 08:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

08:30 AM – 10:30 AM Session 1

10:45 AM – 12:45 PM Session 2

Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy Richmond, BC


$100 – members; $90 – students (regular)

$90 – members; $80 – students (early bird discount – until October 31, 2017)

Parking: Complimentary Parking provided by the hotel

(We will be sending out a parking pass prior to the event)

CPD: 4.0 PD Hours (Both courses contains 4 hours of ethics content)
To Register: Click here

Speaker’s Bio (both sessions): Wendy Royle, CPA, CA

WENDY ROYLE, CPA, CA instructs ethics courses for professional accountants, and has taught audit courses, the Branch Managers Qualifying Course for securities licensing through the Canadian Bankers Institute, and was the Canadian facilitator for the North American Securities Administrators annual Investment Advisor Auditor training in the U.S. for three years. Wendy has spent her career in regulatory roles, primarily in securities as Chief Examiner at the BCSC, VP Pacific of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association, and Senior Director Regulatory Affairs at legacy ICABC.

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