Creating an Ethical Culture

Thursday 1:15 – 2:15 PM

Session Description

News of corporate scandals and individual malfeasance makes headlines almost every single day. Despite these very public examples, numerous people continue to stray from their ethical baselines. While most organizations try to stem opportunity through stronger policies & procedures, they often ignore human behavioral norms. In this block of instruction, participants will learn how to improve their organizational culture by creating behavioral nudges and mental triggers, which will increase compliant and ethical behaviors.


Michael “Bret” Hood MBA, CFE

After serving 25 years as a Special Agent in the FBI, Michael “Bret” Hood became the director of 21st Century Learning & Consulting, LLC upon his retirement in 2016. During his tenure with the FBI, Bret worked many complex financial crime, money laundering, corruption and major cases such as the 9/11 terrorist attack, the HealthSouth fraud and the Maricopa Investments case. Bret has been a presenter at the ACFE’s Global Fraud conference for the last three years and has done multiple presentations for CPA throughout the US. Bret has published articles in both Fraud Magazine and ACAMS Today.

Bret is also the author of the critically acclaimed books, Eat More Ice Cream: A Succinct Leadership Lesson for Each Week of the Year & Get Off Your Horse! Succinct Leadership Lessons from U.S. Presidents