Ethics - More Than Just a Code of Conduct - Live Webinar May 13, 2024
The course is a plea for ethical behaviour above and beyond the rules. It is ethics made interesting and reminds you to pause and think beyond your initial reaction….there may be more to the story.

This webinar is a thought-provoking discussion of ethical issues, from the CPA Code of Professional Conduct and beyond, in accounting and business.  The course is a plea for ethical behaviour above and beyond the rules.  It is ethics made interesting and reminds you to pause and think beyond your initial reaction….there may be more to the story.  The presenter will also share personal experiences with ethically challenging situations.


This session was created and is presented by a veteran CFO who has created courses that nearly 28,000 accountants have signed up for and are known for practicality, examples, and humour.


Join Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA, for an informative and up to date class on what you need to know about Ethics.



  • “Probably couldn't find ethics presented in such a meaningful, and fun, manner.”
  • “Overall I enjoyed the course.  Ethics isn't always the most interesting subject but the delivery and content was engaging and thought-provoking.”
  • “Excellent, no-nonsense tough truths.”
  • “Lots of practical examples - cases were thought provoking and created good discussion in the chat as there were varying opinion.”



  • The rules/contract allow this - but is it right?
  • Rule 205 false and misleading issues
  • Colleagues’ actions and the association rule in 205
  • The wearing down of ethical standards
  • Ethics problems between departments in the same organization
  • Discussion of some ethical lapses in Canada
  • Unreported revenue questions
  • Will the auditors back you?
  • Ethics and PD hours    
  • Sanctions – should private companies players from certain countries?
  • When all is said and done, all you have is your integrity
  • Approaches to diffusing difficult situations
  • All kinds of specific examples and stories



  • Learn what you need to know about Ethics in your professional role
  • Gain knowledge with real life Case Studies
  • Add to your professional development credits



You will require an Internet connection and a phone/voice connection at the same time. Most attendees use their computer for the audio. Participants are able to submit questions and comments during the session via a Q&A text panel. Terms, conditions, pricing and services subject to change.



All CPAs and indeed non-CPAs with an interest in ethics would benefit from this course. This includes CPAs in industry, public practice, government, and the Not-For-Profit and consulting sectors. The course is of interest not just to get verifiable ethics hours but to really impact one’s approach.



Wolters Kluwer professional development programs are designed to meet the continuing education requirements of a variety of professional associations. These requirements do vary by association and region. Please consult your provincial association to ensure this webinar meets the continuing professional development standards for your specific situation.

Registrations for each Live Webinar are available until the start of each program. We reserve the right to substitute speakers in the case of instructor illness. In the event that we must cancel a Live Webinar, all registrants will be notified immediately and given the opportunity to either transfer their registration to another Live Webinar or a Recorded Webinar or obtain a refund. For all Live Webinars that are recorded, participants will have access to the playback for 12 months following the Live Webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded for attendees that are not present for the entirety of the Live Webinar. Credit will not be awarded if an attendee does not answer all of the polling questions (where applicable). Additional credit will not be awarded due to the instructor presenting over the allotted time.



Due to the costs involved with planning Web sessions, cancellations must be confirmed in writing at least one (1) business day before the beginning of the Web session. If we receive your cancellation notice within the above-mentioned period, you will receive a full refund. No refund will be issued for notices received after the cancellation period.



  • 12 months to review the webinar playback
  • Print version of the presentation slides
  • PD Certificate for 2 hours



This webinar is being presented by: Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA


Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA is the President and Founder of Practical PD and also the Vice-President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the SureWx Inc. group of companies. SureWx is a global aviation business, an industry leader in the area of assisting airlines optimizing winter operations.


​An engaging and experienced teacher, Stephen Priddle weaves practical tips together with stories from his business experience and input from participants. Seasoning the mix with a dose of accounting humour, he serves up useful and dynamic courses. Someone said: “humans are hard-wired to learn from stories” – Stephen is in part a business/accounting storyteller, who draws out the lessons from the stories.  This is a refreshing change from the usual dull technical courses for accountants and business people.  Through his courses, he has interacted with over 23,000 financial leaders and thus stays on the leading edge in terms of best practices and hot topics.


Stephen’s teaching experience includes presenting courses for over 70 accounting bodies and organizations in Canada and abroad. He is a Session Leader in the new CPA Professional Education Program, and has taught at the University of Toronto and Carleton University. He has moderated in the legacy Canadian CMA Strategic Leadership Program, and taught in the CA program and the CGA program. Stephen is a prolific author. His published business, accounting and finance cases are used by many organizations.


Stephen has over 35 years of varied business experience. After working with KPMG for five years, he moved into industry, where he has worked for public and private companies. He has gained a wide range of experience in financial reporting, treasury management, merger & acquisition and other business matters.


Stephen obtained his CPA, CA and CMA designations following graduation from Carleton University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, accounting major.