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Unethical Decisions: Biases, Pressures, and Situational Factors


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This webinar does NOT qualify for IRS CE credit for Enrolled Agents.
Cost $20.00
Presentation Length 2.0 hours

Recorded DateAugust 16, 2022
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaEthics (Behavioral)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

Leaders are inevitably faced with ethical quandaries – especially in today’s globally connected world. Influential leaders need to know how to navigate ethical challenges successfully. This webinar will explore the world of behavioral ethics biases, pressures, and situational factors that affect many in their daily ethical decision-making.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize how professional codes of conduct should be followed and how sometimes you will still need to make ethical judgments that fall outside of these codes of conduct

  • Recall various concepts of behavioral ethics and their impact on ethical decision making

  • Identify how many recent ethical scandals are directly attributed to various biases, pressures, and situational factors through a case study and other interactive discussions

  • Recall the 4 Steps to acting ethically

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Jaclyn Badeau, CPA, CGMA, MBA, EQ Certified, is the President of Badeau Consulting, with a vision to Motivate, Inspire, Lead, and EmpowerTM others by providing emotional intelligence (EQ) based coaching, speaking engagements, leadership course facilitation, and consulting in the learning and development space. Before launching her own company, she served in various roles focused on coaching, cultivating high-performing teams, and developing her business acumen. Jaclyn spent over six years in public accounting leading the firm’s audit training, career counseling, various staff, and assisting clients with business enhancement projects across five industries. She also worked at a global public manufacturing and retail company for over eight years in four different roles. She has worked in controllership and internal audit departments, leading various talent management strategic initiatives, providing coaching and mentoring to over 25 people, and serving as a business risk advisor.

Jaclyn is passionate about sharing her expertise and knowledge of the CPA profession and has been involved in many associations and non-profits in advisory and leadership positions. She’s received a KyCPA 2020 Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Profession Award and two awards of excellence from the KyCPA for receiving the highest grade on the FAR and AUD sections of the CPA exam. She also received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni honor from EKU. Learn more at

About Our Presenter

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Trust, Leadership, Relationships, Integrity – these are just a few of the many characteristics used to describe Jaclyn by some of her mentees and colleagues. Over her career, she has served in a variety of roles and focused on coaching, cultivating high performing teams, and developing her business acumen.  Jaclyn loves watching people grow in their careers and has had a front-row seat to many of her mentee’s development into Controllers, Directors, Senior Managers, and Leaders within various companies. The fundamental principle to all her conversations has been based on Emotional Intelligence (EQ), an area in which she obtained her Certification as well.

Building on her love of leadership, she obtained her Development Dimensions International (DDI) Facilitator Certification. Leadership training participants have commented that Jaclyn “brought practices to reality by injecting real-world business scenarios into the classroom” and reflected they “can tell she truly cares about our development.”