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How Culture Affects Risks WEBCAST

Tuesday, August 16 7:00am - 8:00am PDT

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1.0 Credits

Member Price $65.00

Non-Member Price $76.00


Creating culture benefits your organization. It’s important to dedicate time and resources in: evaluating the company’s current culture, communicating the company’s values, creating processes and risk avoidance activities for a healthy corporate culture and prioritizing and monitoring risks. This webcast will help you evaluate your organization’s current culture, and teach you strategies for building a thriving corporate culture.


Communicating core values. Corporate culture built upon core values. Risk awareness. Behavioral-based interviewing.


Familiarity with enterprise risk management concepts and best practices.

Designed For

Accountants and finance professionals, practitioners at all levels.


Apply the key Principles of organizational culture. Use proactive Steps to build a healthy Corporate culture. Determine how to embed risk management into the organization’s culture. Determine how to assess your current culture. Apply Behavioral-based interviewing.






Leader Bios

Bruce Shepard

Bruce Shepard was most recently an assistant professor of accounting at George Fox University and an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Oregon, prior to becoming an instructor for the AICPA in 2012. From 2006-2010, Mr. Shepard was the Chief Financial Officer of Las Vegas Gaming, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had full management responsibility for all financial affairs, daily business operations, administration and human resources. From 1985-2006, Mr. Shepard was in charge of the Middle Market Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Portland, Oregon, where he served as an Assurance Partner from 1989-2006 focusing on providing proactive business advisory services to fast-growing companies.

At PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Mr. Shepard spearheaded over 100 acquisitions and divestitures by leading in the financial structuring and negotiations. He worked with clients to develop strategic plans for short-term and long-term growth. He assisted both start-up companies and beyond start-up companies with attaining their needed growth capital. Mr. Shepard wrote an article, Financing Entrepreneurs, in 1999 for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Shepard was awarded “Beta Alpha Psi Professional of the Year” in 2006 for sustained involvement with the University of Oregon.

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Non-Member Price $76.00

Member Price $65.00