Year-End Series Part 3 (Up to 4 Hours of CPE)

December 03, 2020
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Virtual Event


Register through the ACFE South Florida Chapter here:

$70 for ACFE Charlotte Chapter Members

$90 for Non-Members

Speaker: Michael Bret Hood, Founder 21st Century Learning & Consulting.

Presentation Title: The Brendan Dassey Confession: Lessons for Interviewers.

Learning Objectives: In the Netflix series, Making A Murderer, 16-year-old Brendan Dassey confessed to participating in a murder, but there are many opinions regarding the validity and accuracy of the confession. Using snippets and statements from the actual confession, participants will dissect the interviewer's role critiquing what went right/wrong while also discussing how to utilize these findings to perform better interviews in the future. (2 hours)

After this block of instruction, the participants will be able to:

• Given a scenario, evaluate an interview for effectiveness.

• Develop an interview style designed to best elicit information from the interviewee.

• Compare/contrast minimization/maximization techniques.

• Assess the strengths and weaknesses of leading questions.

• Explain the importance of listening in interviews.

• Develop methods to limit the interviewer’s percentage of talking during an interview.

• Explain the importance of periodically re-charging System 2 in the interview process.

• Implement the moral equilibrium concept to promote truthfulness.

• Devise methods to avoid false confessions.


Speaker: Michael Bret Hood, Founder 21st Century Learning & Consulting

Presentation Title: The HealthSouth Financial Statement Fraud: How Did It Go So Wrong

Learning Objectives: Learning from an FBI Agent who was involved in this investigation, participants will discuss the events that occurred as well as the mistakes that were made. Based on the audience, this class can be tailored for board members, executives, or internal audit groups. (2 hours)

After this block of instruction, the participants will be able to:

• Evaluate the board’s role in the fraud.

• Evaluate executive’s role in the fraud.

• Evaluate the internal audit function in relation to the fraud.

• Define indirect blindness.

• Explain how indirect blindness led to the fraud.

• Develop best practices to mitigate the psychological processes that enable ethical deviations in business decisions.

A Zoom webinar link will be sent out by email to those who have successfully registered within 48 hours prior to the event.


Event Policies:

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email [email protected] no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please email us at [email protected]