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Webinar: Ethics Part One: Introduction to Ethics and How Ethical Behaviour Is Such An Important Part Of Our Careers!

May 31, 2023

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT


Ethics Part One: Introduction to Ethics and How Ethical Behaviour Is Such An Important Part Of Our Careers!

Bookkeeping is a profession with a reputation based in integrity, accuracy, honesty and acting at all times, ethically.  Your clients trust you and count on you to always act in a manner that continually reinforces and reassures that trust. That means acting at all times ethically and always for the good of all concerned.
On a professional and a personal level, our ethos or ethical beliefs and values are at the very heart of our client relationships. Being and acting ethically is the expectation not only of our clients, but of ourselves, and we must hold ourselves  accountable to the highest standards of our profession.

In this webinar, we’ll explore what ethics is all about, how it intertwines with the decisions and choices in our work everyday and even in our own personal lives. We’ll be reminded that ethics is always about doing the right thing and sometimes doing the right thing might prove to be challenging.


  • Why it’s always going to be about doing the right thing.
  • Why ethics is sometimes far from “cut and dry” and can be complex issues.
  • Navigating ethics and the reality of ethics.
  • A look at how your “point of view” changes the dynamics in an ethical dilemma.
  • Safeguarding your reputation and that of the profession.
  • Case studies/ ethical pop quizzes on real-world ethical and moral dilemmas.  

Register for the other three webinars:
Ethics Part Two: What To Do When You Find Yourself Facing An Ethical / Moral Dilemma
Ethics Part Three: What Every Bookkeeper Needs To Know And Take To Heart When It Comes To Ethics
Ethics Part Four: Understanding What Lies Behind Unethical Behaviour And The Role Of Eternal Vigilance


Speaker: Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is Managing Director of Michael Lewis Training, Motivation and Development, a London, Ontario-based training and development firm that was founded in 1994 and specializes in developing and delivering personal and professional development presentations, seminars, webinars, workshops, and teambuilding facilitation to a wide range of clients. Born in 1961, he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in 1983, began a career in training in the corporate world, and eventually started his own training and development firm.

Michael Lewis is a very experienced and popular speaker and trainer. As of Jan 2023, he has spoken and/or presented workshops, seminars, webinars, and team-building sessions almost 6100 times in 403 different communities across Ontario. And like so many speakers and trainers, he has pivoted to delivering live and recorded webinars and virtual presentations. He has spoken and presented seminars and workshops to countless accounting professionals over the past 30 years at CPA Ontario as well as extensively to the business community. Ethics is a passion and topic he personally loves to discuss and present.