Ethics in the Real World with Dr. Toby Groves

Course Details


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

12:30pm – 1:30pm (Registration: 5:10am)



Field of Study


CPE Credit

1 hour CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



CPA Crossings




An innovative session that taps the areas of neuroscience, psychology and biology to understand how science, emotion, and ethical decision-making interact. Instead of critiquing how our minds are supposed to work, this session delves into the fascinating world of how our minds actually work when we face difficult problems where a `best choice" doesn't seem to exist. The talk will also explore why ethical codes have too often failed and how to improve individual and organizational ethical reasoning.

This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.


The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • 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


After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Identify three common errors made by executives regarding Tone at the Top
  • Identify two common myths about motivation related to ethical decisions
  • Identify at least two reasons why codes of ethics can fail

Designed For

CPAs, analysts, auditors, governance and compliance professionals, as well as executives, policymakers and other decision makers interested in having a deeper understanding of ethical reasoning

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