Ethical Considerations in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Foundations for our Profession (VIRTUAL SEMINAR)

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Special Notes

  • This seminar is co-sponsored/administered by the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA). 48 hours prior to the event you will receive an email from with important login instructions and details about the event.


  • Behaviorial Ethics

Designed For

CPAs and other business professionals


This course is intended to create a foundation of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, accounting profession, and community, and begin the exploration of the impact of ethics and preconceived bias.


  • Difference and definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ethical obligations
  • Bias overview and explanation; evaluating your own biases
  • Everyday dilemmas and ways to navigate the pitfalls
  • Promoting and undertaking DEI initiatives in your organization
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Brian Friedrich

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Brian Friedrich, CPA, LL.M., M.Ed., C.Dir., FCPA, FCCA, is a principal at Canada based Friedrich & Friedrich corporation. He is a board member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), an independent standard-setting board that develops and issues high-quality ethical standards and pronouncements for more than 2.5 million professional accountants worldwide. In his role with the IESBA, Brian worked on revisions to the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants focusing on biases and professional conduct. He has built and implemented competency-based education, and developed strategic ethics guidelines for established and emerging professional and regulatory organizations.

Clare Levison

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Clare Levison, CPA, CGMA, is the owner of Inspired Responsibility, a consulting company dedicated to delivering continuing education via positive messages and meaningful content that inspires change. She has been a contributor to numerous publications including Family Circle, Fox Business, Glamour, Kiplinger’s, Redbook, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and U.S. News & World Report. She has served on the Board of Directors of the VSCPA and the Board of Directors of the VSCPA Educational Foundation and currently serves as a member of the AICPA Consumer Financial Education Advocates group.

For over a decade, Clare has been an author and presenter of Virginia Board of Accountancy-approved ethics courses. Her institutional ethics knowledge helped her author Ethical Considerations in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Vivian Paige

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Vivian J. Paige, MBA, MS, CPA, CGMA has extensive experience in taxation and accounting. She was a successful sole practitioner until selling her firm 10 years ago and joining the faculty of her alma mater. She is currently a member of the faculty at Christopher Newport University, where she serves as a mentor to the next generation of CPAs.

Vivian is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA). She is actively involved in the VSCPA, currently serving as chair of the Tax Advisory Committee and as a member of the Political Action Committee and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council. Her longtime service to the VSCPA was recognized in 2019 when she was named the Outstanding Member.

Vivian is also involved in her community. She was a member of the Mayor’s Commission on Equity and Economic Opportunity and the Mayor’s Committee on Gaming. For several years, she was a weekly guest opinion columnist for The Virginian-Pilot, covering state and local politics. She co-founded Norfolk United Facing Race and was a founding board member of the Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement.

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