Beyond the Code: Ethics in the Real World

10:00 am–11:40 am ET

# of CPE Credits



This innovative and interactive presentation taps the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and even biology to understand the point where science, emotion, and critical thinking interact. Instead of critiquing how our minds are supposed to work, we will delve inside the fascinating world of how our minds actually work when we face difficult dilemmas with competing goals. The audience will experience startling, interactive experiments that reveal how we miss the obvious and how our minds conjure up false perceptions out of thin air. We will review why outdated ethical models centered around rule-based codes have failed and what research indicates does improve individual and organizational ethical reasoning.


Attendees will learn * Effective reasoning approaches to solve difficult ethical and moral dilemmas, assess ethical culture, and understand cultural influences that impact ethical reasoning


* Why model codes of ethics fail * The science behind organizations “Ethical DNA” * Understanding the psychology behind “Tone at the Top” * The interaction between critical thinking and ethics * Breaking myths about motivation related to decision making * Ethical decision making under pressure * Are ethics and morals “fixed” or can we learn to improve

Who Should Attend

Analysts, auditors, governance, and compliance professionals, and those working in the IT, HR, legal, and medical professions as well as executives, policymakers, and other decision-makers interested in having a deeper understanding of ethical reasoning

Required Knowledge


Advanced Prep


Event Speaker(s)

Toby Groves ( Toby Groves, Ph.D., Cincinnati, OH ),

Additional Event Information

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Also Available As

Friday, October 23, 2020 (12:00 pm–1:40 pm ET)
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020 (2:00 pm–3:40 pm ET)
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On Demand
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (12:00 am–11:59 pm ET)
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Event Vendor:Groves Research & Consulting
Field of Study:Behavioral Ethics
Level: Basic

Event Type:Webinar
NASBA Instructional Method:Group Internet Based
Event Code:WB082620

Registration Fees

Registration FeeEarly BirdRegular
NCACPA MemberN/A$80.00
Other CPA State Society MemberN/A$80.00
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