ACFE South Florida Chapter Year-End Webinar Series (3 Event Pricing)

November 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Join the ACFE San Diego Chapter virtually at Part Two of the 2020 End of Year 3-Part Webinar Series, presented by the ACFE South Florida Chapter. Earn up to 5 hours of CPE credit, featuring ACFE President & CEO Bruce Dorris among other industry leaders.




About the conference: The 2020 End of Year 3-Part Webinar Series, a virtual event via Zoom.

Choose to attend all three webinars, or pick any of your favorite days, attendance is flexible!


Registration Links (select ACFE San Diego as the Chapter of Local Membership):

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Time, Agenda & Conference Tracks (Speakers & Their Topics of Discussion)

Webinar Day 2

November 13, 2020 9:00 AM-2:00 PM PST

5 CPE Hours

Speaker: Bruce Dorris, ACFE President & CEO

Presentation Title: Global Fraud Studies in a Pandemic

Learning Objectives: In this session, we'll explore the latest ACFE research into how fraud is perpetrated, how it is detected, and who the perpetrators are in a COVID-19 world. We'll also discuss trends in what organizations are doing to protect themselves from would-be fraudsters, including how they employ various anti-fraud technologies and what anti-fraud controls have the greatest impact.


Speakers: Alberto Orozco, PwC Partner / Jose Tanguma, PwC Director / Viri Foster, PwC Sr. Manager

Presentation Title: Corruption in Latin America: Opportunities, Challenges and Risks

Learning Objectives: Understand three main areas: (1) Latin America's fight against corruption, including local Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABAC) laws enacted and enforcement, (2) corruption schemes followed in LATAM related cases highlighted by the regulators for the last 20 years, and (3) the use of technology on compliance efforts.


Speaker: Joseph Palmar, Palmar Forensics CEO

Presentation Title: The Business TSA: A Case for Knowing Your Vendor

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn: to differentitate fact from fiction with respect to vendor management, recognize the latest vendor vetting processes and services available, and identify the technical limitations impacting investigations of vendor fraud.


Speaker: Peter Grupe, Protiviti Director

Presentation Title: Financial Crimes Through the Years - Trends and Lessons Learned

Learning Objectives: An examination of financial crimes over the last thirty years, with a view from both the government and private sector. Financial crimes have evolved through the years in both methodology, sophistication and losses and exposure. We will explore white-collar crime trends and investigative techniques through case studies and lessons learned.


Webinar Day 3

December 3, 2020 9:00 AM-1:00 PM PST

4 CPE Hours

Speaker: Michael Bredt 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

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 equiligrium 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 invovled 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.

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


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]