Blockchain: A Transformative Technology

Course Description:

Blockchain has been described as a transformative technology that will fundamentally change our relationships with third-party intermediaries including banks, lawyers and accountants. Blockchain technology has the potential to be a significant disruptor in terms of how business transactions are initiated, authorized and recorded. It has been compared in magnitude to the introduction of the internet. But, what is Blockchain, how does it work and why should we care? We will make blockchain technology understandable and provide you with action steps to help you prepare for this game-changing technology.

Course publication date:  January 1, 2021


Learning objectives

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify when blockchain technology came into existence
  2. Identify who created blockchain technology
  3. List 1 reason why blockchain technology was created
  4. Identify the difference between blockchain and bitcoin
  5. Identify 1 problem blockchain had to solve to replace intermediaries such as banks.
  6. List at least 2 challenges created by blockchain technology
  7. Identify at least 1 type of cryptocurrency
  8. Identify 1 characteristic of a smart contract
  9. Identify at least 1 opportunity created by blockchain technology
  10. Identify 1 practical use of blockchain technology

  1. Program Level: Basic
  2. Program pre-requisites: There are no prerequisites for this course
  3. Advance preparation: None
  4. Delivery method: QAS Self Study
  5. CPE credits: Participants will earn 2.0 CPE credits in the field of study of informational technology
  6. Refunds and cancellations: Sheriff Consulting will issue refunds for courses cancelled by participants within ten days of purchase. For more information regarding refund, complaint, and/or program cancellation, please contact our offices: garthonline@sheriffconsulting.com

Sheriff Consulting is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

Leading teams to excellence

Learning objectives:

The objective of this course is to teach you how to assess and increase the collective intelligence of your team when completing/performing a shared task. Collective intelligence refers to a team’s ability and skill to complete a shared task. To achieve the learning objective of the course, the video and self learning activities will teach the following:

  1. Assessing the collective intelligence of your team
  2. Understanding how you can affect the collective intelligence of the team.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

After completion of this course, the professional competence that can be achieved by participants:

  1. Identify factors that increase collective intelligence
  2. Identify factors that decrease collective intelligence

Measurement of the knowledge, skills and abilities

After completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. List the 3 factors that correlate to a team’s collective intelligence.
  2. Assess the collective intelligence of your teams.
  3. Develop SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely) action steps to improve the collective intelligence of your team based on your assessment.
  4. Measure the increase in the collective intelligence of your team by specific metrics such as meeting project milestones and favourable project reviews
  5. Develop SMART action steps to encourage balanced contribution from team members measured by positive feedback (both formal and informal) from team members.
  6. Apply the factors correlated to increasing collective intelligence of a team to improve the team’s creative problem solving capabilities.

Publication date for this course: May 2019

Additional information

  1. Program Level: Basic
  2. Program pre-requisites: There are no prerequisites for this course
  3. Advance preparation: None
  4. Delivery method: Nano learning
  5. CPE credits: Participants will earn 0.2 CPE credits in the field of study of personal development
  6. Refunds and cancellations: Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been initiated. No refunds will be issued for courses that are currently in progress or completed. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies please email garthonline@sheriffconsulting.com

Sheriff Consulting is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

Professional Ethics: Improving Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Course Description:

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.

Course publication date:  January 1, 2021


Learning objectives

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the term psychological safety
  2. Identify at least 1 misconception of psychological safety (i.e. what it is not)
  3. List 2 fears that cause low psychological safety within teams
  4. List at least 3 of the 7 point scale used to assess psychological safety
  5. Identify at least 3 benefits of psychological safety for the organization and team
  6. Identify an assessment to understand the psychological safety of your team
  7. Identify how low psychological safety can cause poor ethical decision-making
  8. Identify at least 1 real-life organization that demonstrates either high or low psychological safety
  9. Identify at least 1 action step to improve psychological safety within your team and/or organization
  10. Identify at least 1 action step to improve psychological safety within virtual teams

  1. Program Level: Basic
  2. Program pre-requisites: There are no prerequisites for this course
  3. Advance preparation: None
  4. Delivery method: QAS Self Study
  5. CPE credits: Participants will earn 2.0 CPE credits in the field of study of behavioral ethics
  6. Refunds and cancellations: Sheriff Consulting will issue refunds for courses cancelled by participants within ten days of purchase. For more information regarding refund, complaint, and/or program cancellation, please contact our offices: garthonline@sheriffconsulting.com

Sheriff Consulting is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.