Smart business leaders know that continuing professional development (CPD) is the cornerstone of any career. This is especially true if you’re a CPA and need to keep pace with changing technologies, shifting policies and innovations in business, accounting and finance. CPD can also refresh foundational competencies such as ethics and leadership, providing you with the confidence you need to build client trust. \nAs 2017 comes to a close — and schedules get overrun with end-of-year deadlines and holiday festivities — completing your necessary CPD hours sometimes takes a back seat. Well, we’re here to help. If you are unable to attend conferences or in-person courses, we have several online learning options to ensure you can complete your hours, wherever you are. Listed below are the podcasts, virtual classrooms, online courses and certificate options currently available before year-end. \nPODCASTS\nWe’re excited to bring you a new way to learn. Listen while you’re commuting or strolling through a park on your lunch break. $99 gives you access to six episodes of engaging, relevant content. Each podcast series is worth 2 CPD hours.\nEthics and Governance\nEthics is at the core of every CPA’s professional reputation. Explore a wide range of ethical and governance issues affecting CPAs across sectors. \nLeadership and Performance Management\nDiscover just how critical leadership skills and performance management are for a successful CPA career.\nIT and Innovation\nExplore the latest tech opportunities and challenges affecting CPAs across sectors, and learn to capitalize on new innovations that can increase efficiency.\nVIRTUAL CLASSROOMS\nWith a virtual classroom, you get the benefits of a peer learning environment and the convenience of participating from your home or office. Our virtual classrooms allow you to connect with fellow CPAs and subject-matter experts to ask questions, share ideas and participate in real time. Each virtual classroom is worth 3 CPD hours.\nHow to Ensure Financial Stability Through Analytical Decision Making | December 7, 2017\nMaking analytical decisions based on robust financial information is key to financial success and sustainability. Learn how to create better strategic forecasts for organizations and improve cash flow management.\nEffective Operational Planning and Budgeting | December 8, 2017\nEffective budgeting and operational planning are the backbone of sustainable and profitable business models. Enhance your strategic skills and dig deeper into the role of successful operational and financial planning.\nHow to Protect Your Organization from Cyberattacks in Today’s Digital World | December 12, 2017\nExplore some of the most prominent cybersecurity issues facing businesses today as you learn how to protect organizational assets from cyber threats, focusing on malware and common IT deficiencies.\nONLINE COURSES\nFrom specialized courses for CPAs in different practice areas to specific subjects such as cybersecurity and HST/GST, our 2017 online courses are built for utility. The ability to complete these courses at your own pace is an added bonus. Online courses range from 3 to 15 CPD hours.\n\n \n Accounting for Income Taxes \n Ethics and Tax\n Ethics for the Auditor\n Ethics for the CFO\n Ethics for the Consultant\n Executing Performance Through Strategy Mapping\n Introduction to Cybersecurity for CPAs\n Introduction to the Canadian Income Tax Act \n Introduction to Transfer Pricing\n Overview of Canadian Tax and Law\n Safe Income and Safe Income on Hand\n Specialized HST/GST courses:\n \n Cross-Border Transactions\n Public Sector Bodies\n Real Property\n \n \n U.S. Corporate Tax for the Canadian Practitioner or U.S. Personal Tax for the Canadian Practitioner \n\nCERTIFICATE PROGRAMS\n\n \n Certificate in Driving Organizational Profit and Performance | 40 CPD hours\n Not-for-Profit Certificate Program – New as of Fall 2017 | 40 CPD hours\n Public Sector Certificate Program | Up to 85 CPD hours\n\n2018 is coming fast, so keep your career moving forward and be sure to fulfill your annual CPD requirements before year-end. Register now to take advantage of these diverse online learning options and explore other products in our continuing education portfolio.\n\nKEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING\nAny other options you’d like to take advantage of for CPD? Post a comment below.