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Self-study course

The Self-Study course contains a little more content than the webinar version, since there are no live discussions, and the instructor provides highlights from past live discussions and polls.  The course consists of the 2 hour video accessed via Vimeo for 60 days and the course material.

It costs $85 Canadian plus applicable taxes (charged to Canadian customers only).  To purchase access to this material consisting of the video on Vimeo and the course material via PDF,  click hereIt is 40% cheaper with our Passport. For international customers, approximately one US dollar will purchase $1.20 Canadian on a credit card.

There is an optional quiz for accountants whose body requires one to obtain verifiable or structured CPD hours.   If you have any questions, please email 

Up-coming live sessions

Some professional accounting bodies also offer webinar offerings of this course in Canada and other countries.  Generally, membership is required for favourable pricing.  You can find out by checking your professional body’s website, or ask us -

Practical Work Solutions from Case Discussions (also known as Practical Work Solutions from Mini Cases)

Everybody learns best discussing real life situations found in practical cases with other experienced professionals. This unique course provides more than fifteen mini work cases for attendees to discuss with other participants and the instructor to gain insights, smarts and solutions that can be applied in their work. It is like sitting down and discussing business situations with an experienced CPA mentor. An attendee said the course could also be called “Case Studies to Resolve Professional Challenges”.


This session was created and is presented by a veteran CFO Stephen Priddle who has created courses that nearly 28,000 accountants have attended and are known for practicality, examples, and humour, who is prolific writer of published cases.  

This session contains 0.2 hours of verifiable ethics content.  (This is too small a fraction to be accepted by CPA Quebec.)

95% of the course content applies outside Canada, so it is of interest to accountants from anywhere in the world.


What you’ll learn

  • Higher level executive thinking

  • Applied strategy        

  • Systems planning

  • Getting a stubborn employee to do what they don’t want to do       

  • Resolving people conflict

  • Dealing with high growth

  • And more


Who will benefit


The webinar is of interest to CPAs, business executives and managers and other employees in all kinds of organization.



  • Dynamic presentation and interesting content. 

  • I just took your course as listed on the subject line & thoroughly enjoyed it

  • I currently have an ethical issue which I have to deal with at work & I think this seminar led me to have a good idea as to how to approach this.

  • I've just taken the course. You've made it quite interesting with all your jokes.

  • Well done.

  • The course was taught in an interesting manner and not monotonous. 

  • It had good real life examples that we encounter at the workplace. Be it worker conflict; dealings with the CRA and purchasing capital items like software. 

  • Enjoyed the course overall.

  • Thank you, always interesting to hear your comments on real life cases.

  • Your teaching style is much appreciated as it makes the course easier to follow.  I was not bored once during the session.

  • Yes, the course met my expectations.

  • The cases were interesting and presented ways of tackling challenges in a different and effective way.

  • I finished viewing this course today.  Another good one!  The ‘bigger thinking’ concepts will certainly be front-of-mind for me going forward, and not shaping the organization to the people in smaller companies. 

  • Very interesting, very engaging and kept me tuning in to listen the whole time.

  • Great jokes to begin with to gather attention

  • Really great tip "Hire people with ______"

  • Very interesting cases, I learned a lot from them

  • Your teaching style is much appreciated as it makes the course easier to follow.  I was not bored once during the session.


  • Another excellent seminar that was fast paced, informative and entertaining by Stephen Priddle! 

  • Lots of “take away” business solutions and ideas for CPAs in all stages of their careers

  • All of the mini cases present an opportunity to learn, and look at things from a different perspective

  • Good flow to the topics

  • Thank you for your course today. I did find the course interesting and did take away some useful information

  • I found that the course covered issues that often occur in the workplace, and provided tips to help navigate through these issues 

  • Most of the cases are a good reminder of what is important in addressing ethical and employee issues. Also a good reminder to think before acting

  • It was a great two hours, well spent on my summer of 2020!!!  Thanks!

  • Entertaining and informative as usual!  

  • Best take-away from yesterday's course was the reminder to think strategically and always come back to the "big picture"

  • I found Ethics, Dealing with High Growth, Higher Executive Thinking to be more useful

  • Your mini cases were great learning forum! 

  • Thanks for making the 2 plus hours go quickly and I feel “professionally developed” in many management areas!

  • Your style, timing and humour were great Stephen! 

  • I think your enthusiasm for the subject matter and your delivery keeps the information fresh and on point.

  • The material is still relevant!!

  • I think it’s a great course subject matter

  • This format of professionals learning practically from other experienced professionals in a “mentor” like setting is more valuable than “canned” courses

  • I found dealing with growth, IT and thinking like an executive to be most useful

  • Overall, I found it to be a good learning experience

  • You did a good job at keeping people engaged by encouraging participation/video which is typically hard to do for webinars

  • I enjoyed your enthusiasm and sense of humor

  • I found tips for finding skilled workers and how to convince people to do work that they hate doing, to be most useful

  • A great idea for a course

  • Thank you for the course!

  • Great Session, Stephen

  • It’s great to be able to learn in a “mentor” like setting from someone with real business experience as well as from other professionals watching the course 

  • I enjoyed the session overall; I always feel that case examples provide for great discussion.

  • I found the topics relating to awkward/difficult work scenarios particularly useful; These are situations many people encounter in real life but are not necessarily equipped to deal with.

  • Great presentation skills, Stephen! Kept me engaged the entire time. Thanks for doing this.

  • Thank you Stephen! Enjoyed the session immensely and the use of mini-cases as always was engaging.  Many thanks once again!

  • Appreciate the critical thinking that yesterday's course stimulated

  • Break-out sessions and interactive chats do help during the sessions

  • Especially appreciated the example showing different perspectives from the clerk to the Board level

  • Like the examples that are not directly business related. 

  • Overall, a good course

  • If found the tips on … board meeting minutes, fast growing company and higher level thinking to be most useful

  • I reviewed all the cases today and I think there is merits to them all.  Obviously, some are less applicable to me and my industry but I think the overriding concepts work across industries.

  • I really enjoyed the session!

  • Overall, I enjoyed it

  • Thank you Stephen! Enjoyed the session immensely and the use of mini-cases as always was engaging

  • The session was quite engaging and involved the audience

  • I could see that a lot of planning has gone in preparing for it

  • Most of the case studies, if not all are relevant to working professionals

  • Sense of engagement and humour was great

  • Asking people to type in the Chat box was a great idea to gain responses

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