Ethics for the consultant

For business consultants, ethics are central to the values and services they offer clients. Learn about the significant impact of ethics on professional conduct within the consulting area.

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Online On-Demand Event

While consultants are not employees, they are expected to adhere to a high ethical code of conduct with the clients and organizations they serve. Every day, consultants are faced with unique ethical challenges to navigate, from business deals and tax issues, to performance management and professional standards.

It is essential that you have the right knowledge and skills to offer sound ethical judgment as a business advisor. In this online course, you will engage with interactive case studies, theory and real-life events to better understand the importance of ethics for consultants.

Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.

Members $255; Non-members $310

4 CPD hour(s)
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You will learn about:

  • key responsibilities and the role of ethics
  • codes of ethics and professional codes of conduct
  • the importance of being alert to ethical problems
  • potential ethical roadblocks faced by consultants
  • the importance of ethics, credibility and reputation
  • various ethical case studies, focusing on the consultant perspective

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This material is provided for educational purposes only. Although it has been carefully prepared and reviewed, the author and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) cannot accept legal responsibility for its contents or for any consequences arising from its use. The materials are meant to provoke and facilitate thought and reflection. The guidance provided to participants in response to these items is not to be interpreted as conclusive judgment on any specific situation and should not be directly applied to other situations.

The course will make references to CPA Ontario’s Code of Professional Conduct. If members operate in a different jurisdiction, they should understand the contents of the code of conduct in their respective province, along with any differences from CPA Ontario’s Code of Professional Conduct.

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