Like all business practices, Ethics are dynamic in nature too and there have been recent ethical developments for corporates and NFPs. This course gives an insightful description of recent ethical developments and the new era of ethics. This training applies to individual professionals, mega corporations, nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies..

You learn how to predict ethical lapses as organizations begin to measure different things and people will have a strong incentive to report inaccurate and more positive information than is true.  You also learn how the entire field of ethics is expanding to include violations of regulations, treating employees and customers badly, covering up material information, restating accounting results, and how this expanded view of ethics is raising the costs to those who participate in unethical behavior.  Also, you learn of new systems supported by artificial intelligence that will uncover and help prosecute unethical behavior in ways that were not possible just a few years ago.

This course also discusses the role of Chief Ethics Officer, Codes of Ethics, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other key ethical development in the expanding field of ethics.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore how the field and enforcement of ethics is changing.
  • Identify how the penalties for ethical violations is increasing.
  • Discover how important an organization’s reputation is in its ability to create shareholder value in the for profit world and raise money in the nonprofit world.
  • Recognize what are well established ethical standards and be able to identify when they are being violated.
  • Discover what you can do to report unethical behavior in your organization.


Last updated/reviewed: August 7, 2023
11 Reviews (57 ratings)


Anonymous Author
This is an excellent overview of new developments in the area of ethics and opportunities for practice development to support increasing requirements.

Member's Profile
Instructor was a bit dry but it covered a lot of information quickly without forgetting to explain why that information was important.

Anonymous Author
A lot of this stuff seems like common sense and the thus the course wasn't really that helpful. The beginning was the better half.

Member's Profile
examples a little out of date, but solid background on corporate ethics changes since 2015

Anonymous Author
Good primer about the IESBA Code of Ethics. Looking forward to more situational examples

Anonymous Author
This is a helpful overview of important ethical issues and concepts. Thanks.

Anonymous Author
Good overview. Course was for accountants more so than internal auditing.

Anonymous Author
Content was communicated in an easy way to understand. Many good takeaways.

Member's Profile
This was a great course to review current and future looking ethics topics.

Anonymous Author
A very good course regarding ethics and steps accountants can influence.

Anonymous Author
Good coverage of subject matter. Well presented course.

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Ethics: Recent Developments, New Steps and Opportunities3:00
Section 1
  Changes in the Landscape6:24
  Sustainability and Ethics 8:01
  Types of Noncompliance11:31
  Governments are Supportive and Academic Coummunity7:05
Section 2
  Ten Steps to Improving Ethics14:33
Section 3
  Opportunities Regarding Ethics2:55
  Ethics: Recent Developments New Steps and Opportunities 59:41
  Slides: Ethics: Recent Developments New Steps and OpportunitiesPDF
  Ethics: Recent Developments New Steps and Opportunities Glossary/IndexPDF