Live Courses


UltimQuest offers the following live courses across Canada. Contact us to register for an upcoming course or to schedule a live course for your organization.

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Ethics Courses

Canadian Business Ethics

LIVE FULL DAY HALF DAY 2 HR

This course provides CPAs with the tools to consider business ethics in specific situations. Group case work is done to analyze ethical and unethical approaches to making business decisions. It examines the impact of ethical behavior on the company’s bottom line and its stakeholders. It assesses tough ethical issues that board members, managers and auditors encounter in fulfilling their duties. Case studies are also utilized to analyze ethical and unethical approaches to important business decisions. The CPA Code of Professional Conduct is examined, which all CPAs are required to comply with.

Public Sector Ethics

LIVE 1 HR

This course provides individuals working in the public sector with the tools to consider ethics in specific situations.

Governance Courses

Improving Governance in the Corporate Sector

LIVE FULL DAY

This course provides board members, managers and auditors This course provides board members, managers and auditors in Canadian corporations with the tools to become the “go to” people on improving governance. The course outlines the impact of leadership and culture on a company’s governance. It also offers Canadian governance failures and red flags that warrant attention. Canadian success stories are assessed as well, to learn practical approaches and ideas to bring about highly functioning boards and management teams.

Improving Governance in the Public Sector

LIVE FULL DAY

This course provides an overview of the key aspects of good governance, and highlights warning signs of governance issues. It summarizes key fraud prevention techniques, which is a critical component of effective governance. The course specifically provides guidance on improving governance in the public sector in Canada. It examines global trends, international frameworks and best practices in terms of fiduciary, strategic and generative issues in public sector organizations. It prepares CPA members involved in public sector organizations to become governance champions.

Improving Governance in the NFP Sector

LIVE FULL DAY

This course provides an overview of the key aspects of good governance, and highlights warning signs of governance issues. It summarizes key fraud prevention techniques, which is a critical component of effective governance. The course specifically provides guidance on improving governance in the public sector in Canada and discusses public sector dilemmas specifically. It examines global trends, international frameworks and best practices in terms of fiduciary, strategic and generative issues in organizations. It prepares CPA members involved in not-for-profit organizations to become governance champions.

Improving Governance in Smaller NFP Entities

LIVE FULL DAY

This course examines significant aspects of governance including the impact of leadership and culture on an organization’s governance from the perspective of smaller not for profit entities. It deals with tough issues that smaller organizations must face to be effective in their governance responsibilities. It provides practical approaches, ideas and guidance to bring about highly functioning boards and management teams. It prepares CPA members involved in smaller not for profit entities to become governance champions.

Internal Control Courses

Internal Control

LIVE FULL DAY

This course provides practical guidance on evaluating and improving internal control systems in any organization. It updates CPA members on internal control standards and frameworks, and explores key topics including fraud prevention, the Sarbanes Oxley legislation, COSO, Canadian auditing standards and assertions, and practice inspection findings on internal control evaluation in Canada.

Internal Control in Smaller Entities

LIVE FULL DAY

This course provides practical guidance on evaluating and improving internal control systems in smaller entities. It updates CPA members on internal control standards and frameworks, and explores key topics including fraud prevention, COSO, Canadian auditing standards and assertions, and practice inspection findings on internal control evaluation in Canada and the USA. It provides guidance on how to improve internal control in smaller entities.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Courses

Improving Your Bottom Line Using KPIs

LIVE FULL DAY

This course describes how members can use Key Performance Indicators to improve any organization’s bottom line. It examines high and low level KPIs and Financial and Non-Financial KPIs. We review the process of developing and implementing KPIs and how you might avoid pitfalls. We learn typical KPIs for the following types of organizations – professional services (accounting practice), retail, service, manufacturing and NFP including government entities. We explain the challenges and benefits that may arise. This course includes case studies and group work.

Business & Leadership Courses

Enterprise Risk Management

LIVE FULL DAY

This course provides practical guidance on implementing effective risk management. We examine methods and techniques used commonly and consider risk management strategies through a case study. Topics include risk management process, risk appetite approach, heat maps, trends and global trends.

Public Speaking to Boost your Career

LIVE FULL DAY LIVE HALF DAY

This course provides practical guidance on public speaking from start to end. A step-by-step approach is used to walk through the preparation and delivery of a successful presentation. Attendees will learn techniques to improve their speech and delivery, and to become more comfortable while public speaking. By applying the techniques and with practice, participants will become better public speakers.

Custom Courses

We are able to customize a live course, on-demand course, live webinar, seminar or workshop to suit your organization's unique needs. Our tailored approach can reflect case studies, trends, issues, and specific topics that are relevant and pertinent to your members or employees.

Our areas of expertise include: improving governance, ethics, leadership, workplace culture, internal control, corporate finance, financial management and financial literacy.

Training can be provided for businesses and organizations of all types, sizes, industries, and locations.

Contact us at admin@ultimquest.com to discuss the opportunity to create a custom course.