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Cognitive Biases for Accountants Webinar

CPE

When
Nov. 8
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

CPE Credits
2-Ethics

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $79 | Nonmember: $104


 More Information

Course No.
GWCBFAW2
Level
Overview
Prerequisites
None
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, CPA Crossings, LLC. After registering, you will receive an email from messenger@webex.com with the log-in information.

Description

The course provides a concise overview of cognitive biases – thinking errors and “brain bugs” that may distort perceptions, compromise ethics, trigger inaccurate judgments, and spark illogical interpretations in your accounting work. Discover the most common types of cognitive biases in the profession, and how to recognize and address these flaws and blindspots in your “mental firmware”. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Raise awareness of unconscious biases that may unintentionally impact your judgment and ethical practices
  • Evaluate heuristics -- or mental shortcuts -- that allow people to make decisions quickly and efficiently, but may lead individuals astray in their thought process
  • Discover how to spot and counter biases to help maintain objectivity

Highlights

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • What are cognitive biases?
  • Common judgment biases in the accounting profession
  • Professional judgment frameworks
  • How to use psychology to your advantage
  • Simple and pragmatic steps to overcome bias



Speaker(s)

Garrett Wasny, MA, CMC, CITP/FIBP is a professional development consultant to accountants, lawyers, engineers, doctors and executives worldwide.
 
He advises high-skill practitioners how to thrive in the digital age and unleash their online potential using productivity, search, mobile and social technologies.


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