ON DEMAND (NEW)De-Stress for Success: The New Normal (2 hrs) – $65

Course overview:

We are in a period of significant change in how we work, including working from home and the increased use of video conferencing technology for communication.  The primary catalyst for this “new normal” in our working environment is COVID-19).  Current research on our stress and mental health has highlighted how these stresses have affected our lives, including:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Decreasing motivation
  • Declining job performance

In this VOD, we examine current research to understand the impact of our “new normal” on our stress and mental health.  We will then explore research-based tools that can help us de-stress for success.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understanding the impact of our “new normal” caused by COVID-19 on our stress levels and mental health.
  2. Understanding the importance of checking-in and talking about stress.
  3. Applying mindfulness as a research-supported technique to help manage stress.
  4. Applying SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) tips to create structure and routine in your home office to manage stress.
  5. Identifying other key stress management tools in discussion with a Professional Registered Counselor and CPA.

2.0 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMAND (NEW)Introduction to audit data analytics (2.0hrs) – $65

Course overview

This introductory on demand course will examine how auditors traditionally use analytic procedures such as means, modes, and variance analysis.  Collectively these traditional techniques are referred to as summary statistics. However, audit data analytics are much more than summary statistics.  We will define and explore the term “audit data analytics” or ADAs.  We will then walk-through ADAs’ application, including data visualization techniques using a custom programmed software.

The application of the ADAs has the potential to be a transformative change to how auditors perform testing.  The change is analogous to Major League Baseball’s journey to embracing data analytics to help make decisions captured in the book and film Moneyball.  This video aims to help auditors move into a data analytics mindset to unlock the opportunities of integrating ADAs into an audit engagement.

Learning objectives:

  1. Defining audit data analytics (ADA)
  2. Guiding the profession into the audit data analytic mindset
  3. Applying ADAs, including data visualization, through a customized software walkthrough
  4. Exploring the future of ADAs for the audit profession
  5. Identifying the benefits and challenges of using ADAs

2.0 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

LIVE WEBINARGetting Ready for the New Compilations Standard (CSRS 4200) (1 hr)

This webinar will examine the major changes between the New Compilation Standard (Canadian Standards for Related Services 4200) and the current standard s.9200.  CSRS 4200 is a significant change to the current standard. The effective date for implementing the CSRS 4200 is effective for compiled financial information for periods ending on or after December 14, 2021.

This webinar will:

  • Identify the fundamental changes of the new standard
  • Understand how to implement the key changes.
  • Provide key action steps for practitioners to perform today to get ready for the CSRS 4200

COMING SOONSpring/Summer 2021 On-demand

Introduction to Audit Data Analytics (2.0hrs)

Release date:  February.

Now available!


De-stress for Success: The New Normal (1.5hrs)

Release date: March

Now available


Getting Ready for the New Compilations Standard: CSRS 4200 

Release date: August


The Actor’s Studio: How to feel comfortable in front of the camera

Release date: August


Assurance technical update 2021

Release date: August


Intermediate Audit Data Analytics

Release date: August

LIVE WEBINARAssurance Technical Update 2021 (2 hrs)

In this webinar, we will discuss significant pronouncements by the AASB (Auditing and Assurance Standards Board) and their implications for assurance practitioners.We will also provide action steps to help practitioners affected by current or soon to be effective changes to the assurance standards.These include significant changes to the Canadian Standards on Quality Control, the Canadian Auditing Standards and the Compilation Standards

ON DEMANDProfessional ethics (2 hrs) – $65

Learning objectives:

In this online course, we will examine specific areas of the CPA code of professional conduct (“code”) and use case studies to highlight key learning objectives. This presentation will also introduce a critical thinking methodology that will be applied to an ethical decision-making framework. Finally, we will explore current events relevant to the professional to understand how to apply lessons learned to deepen our ethical decision-making framework.

The learning objectives of this course include:

  1. Understanding how we make decisions using tools such as the Heinz dilemma
  2. Understanding how our organizational culture affects our decision-making process
  3. Applying a critical thinking methodology that will be applied to a relevant case study

The course will also explore current events relevant to the professional to understand how to apply lessons learned to deepen our ethical decision-making framework.

2.0 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

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COMING SOONSpring/Summer 2021 Live Webinar Schedule

 

Date: April 1

Host: GTAAN

Title: Professional Ethics: Improving Psychological Safety in the workplace

Registration:  https://gtaaccountantsnetwork.com/enrol/index.php?id=330


Date: May 6

Host: CPA Ontario

Title: How to provide effective feedback and improve employee engagement

Registration: https://portal.cpaontario.ca/Pages/en_US/Forms/Public/Events/EventDescription.aspx?eid=db062e02-2167-eb11-80ba-005056944c19


Date: April 26

Host: CPA Canada

Title: Introduction to Audit Data Analytics 


Date: May 4

Host: CPA Canada

Title: Introduction to Audit Data Analytics


Date: June 1, 3 and 7

Host: CPA NewBrunswick

Title: Professional Ethics: Improving Psychological Safety in the Workplace


Date: June 15

Host: CPA Saskatchewan

Title:  Are we handing over our professional judgement to AI

ON DEMAND (NEW)Professional ethics 2: Improving psychological safety (2 hrs) – $65

Learning objectives:

Psychological safety is a belief that you are free to share your thoughts and not be punished for speaking your mind. It is an important area of research in the field of organizational behaviour. Current research has shown that organizations and teams with higher psychological safety are more productive, creative, and happier. And teams and organizations that have higher psychological safety make better and more ethical decisions.

However, current research also shows that psychological safety is fragile within organizations and teams. Critical events such as new leadership, organizational strategy changes, and external situations (such as a pandemic) can adversely affect an organization’s psychological safety.

In this video learning course, we will examine current research to better understand psychological safety for organizations and teams. We will then introduce ways to assess and improve psychological safety for both organizations and teams.

The learning objectives of this course include:

  1. Understanding what is meant by the term psychological safety
  2. Understanding the importance of psychological safety to decision making and ethics
  3. Identifying the benefits of improving psychological safety within teams and organizations
  4. Exploring examples of organizations with both high and low psychological safety

2.0 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

LIVE WEBINARAssurance Technical Update 2021: Non-audit engagements (2.0 hrs)

In this webinar, we will discuss significant pronouncements by the AASB (Auditing and Assurance Standards Board) and their implications for assurance practitioners of non-audit engagements such as reviews and compilations. We will also provide action steps to help practitioners affected by current or soon to be effective changes to the assurance standards.

LIVE WEBINARProfessional ethics 2: Improving psychological safety (2 hrs)

Learning objectives:

Psychological safety is a belief that you are free to share your thoughts and not be punished for speaking your mind. It is an important area of research in the field of organizational behaviour. Current research has shown that organizations and teams with higher psychological safety are more productive, creative, and happier. And teams and organizations that have higher psychological safety make better and more ethical decisions.

However, current research also shows that psychological safety is fragile within organizations and teams. Critical events such as new leadership, organizational strategy changes, and external situations (such as a pandemic) can adversely affect an organization’s psychological safety.

In this live webinar, we will examine current research to better understand psychological safety for organizations and teams. We will then introduce ways to assess and improve psychological safety for both organizations and teams.

The learning objectives of this course include:

  1. Understanding what is meant by the term psychological safety
  2. Understanding the importance of psychological safety to decision making and ethics
  3. Identifying the benefits of improving psychological safety within teams and organizations
  4. Exploring examples of organizations with both high and low psychological safety

2.0 hrs of Verifiable Ethics CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)