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  • Tuesday, June 25 | 10:15-11:30 AM


    CPE: 1.5

    Level: Advanced

    Recommended Prerequisite: Experience with or the expectation of managing and leading other fraud examiners

    Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

    Everyone believes themselves to be ethical, but our brains work in mysterious ways. In this session, you will learn how your brain can subconsciously work to disguise, alter, and transform different facts and events causing you to inadvertently make unethical decisions. By understanding phenomena such as bounded ethicality, motivated blindness and ethical fading, you will learn how to mitigate the automatic behaviors that make good people do bad things.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Recognize bounded ethicality and motivated blindness
    • Ascertain the effects of power on ethical behavior
    • Discern the effects of rivalry and competition on ethical behavior
    • Identify how executives turn ethical decisions into business decisions without even realizing it
    • Determine methods to maintain ethicality even as you rise in the organizational hierarchy

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    Bret Hood, CFE

    Director, 21st Century Learning & Consulting

    Retired Special Agent (SA) Bret Hood is a 25-year veteran of the FBI. In his time with the FBI, Hood worked high-profile white-collar, money laundering, public corruption, counter-terrorism and organized crime cases. For his last 15 years, Hood was a master instructor for the FBI. Since retirement in 2016, Hood has served as the director of 21st Century Learning & Consulting LLC providing consulting and instructional services to organizations around the world. He is also a former adjunct professor of leadership and ethics for the University of Virginia.

  • bhood headshot
    Bret Hood, CFE

    Director, 21st Century Learning & Consulting

    Retired Special Agent (SA) Bret Hood is a 25-year veteran of the FBI. In his time with the FBI, Hood worked high-profile white-collar, money laundering, public corruption, counter-terrorism and organized crime cases. For his last 15 years, Hood was a master instructor for the FBI. Since retirement in 2016, Hood has served as the director of 21st Century Learning & Consulting LLC providing consulting and instructional services to organizations around the world. He is also a former adjunct professor of leadership and ethics for the University of Virginia.

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