The ACFE-GTA Chapter held a very successful Ethics Training Day with over 60 participants on October 2 at the BMO Conference Centre on Pharmacy Avenue in Toronto. Mr. Dorion Dwyer, CFE, the incoming President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter, welcomed the delegates to the Ethics Training Day and wished them an enjoyable and informative day.
The pictures below are from the sessions lead by: (Picture #1 and #2) Lawrence Ritchie, Partner, Litigation at Osler who spoke on "The Ethical Entity", (Picture #3) Andrew Kautz, Manager, Special Investigations at Canada Life who spoke on "The Effectiveness of Workplace Ethics Training"and (# Picture 4) Ula Ubani, Chief Ethics & Conduct Officer at BMO who spoke on "Managing Fear of Retaliation." Mark McManus (not pictured), the Chief Solutions Officer at GHLC Inc., a Toronto-based business advisory firm, was also a presenter. His session was titled "Where we Stand on Workplace Ethics at the End of 2019."
The over 60 participants included a group of 12 new Chapter Student Affiliate Members as guests of the ACFE-GTA Chapter. The students are enrolled in the Financial Examination and Forensic Accounting Post-Graduate Certificate Program at Seneca College in Toronto, and many are keen on obtaining their CFE designation. The students brought a renewed energy and spirit to the Ethics Training Day, and actively participated in all the discussions, and in some cases, brought a fresh perspective to the sessions. The Chapter has recently initiated a program to connect with and mentor students, and Seneca College in Toronto is the first institution we have approached. Eighteen students have registered as Chapter Student Affiliate Members so far!
Picture #5 shows Deborah Thompson (incoming Chapter Administrator) and Penny Hill (Chapter Board Member and Director, Association Liaison) at the Ethics Training Day registration desk.