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    Fraud and Ethics in Everyday Organizations Workshop

    Gaining hands-on investigative experience can be difficult and improving your professional skepticism abilities can be close to impossible. We read about these concepts and know they are important, but how can we best gain these skills?

    Utilizing Red Flag Mania™, an online, immersive, investigative experience, you will dive deep into the ethical and moral reasons a crime was committed. DePaul’s Fraud and Ethics in Everyday Organizations workshop will help you determine the level of guilt or innocence for suspects in this true-crime case designed to help you navigate ethical problem solving.

    This four-hour workshop will challenge you to look past the obvious and delve into evidence schemes that relate to insider fraud. You will learn to connect fraud schemes to fraud risk and their interrelationship to organizational theft. Emphasis will be on examination and review of the emotional impact of fraudulent transactions, identification of red flags in investigations, and ethical decision making in enterprise settings.

    Who Should Attend

    Any person who manages or touches funds for an organization should participate in this immersive, investigative experience. This may include those in accounting, finance, compliance, law, and human resources.


    In this workshop, you will gain the ability to:

    • Analyze the fraud triangle
    • Interpret common judgement biases in decision-making
    • Assess professional skepticism
    • Develop an investigative eye
    • Hone problem-solving skills
    • Compare and contrast ethical frameworks
    • Cultivate deeper classroom experiences by exploring morality, higher-order thinking and judgement

    Professional Affiliations

    Red Flag Mania™ DePaul University Academic Innovation Grant Recipient 2018

    Red Flag Mania™


    • What is fraud and why is it everywhere?
    • Who stole the money?
    • Understanding fraud schemes


    What is Red Flag Mania™?
    Red Flag Mania™ is an interactive investigation experience in which you are tasked with solving a financial crime.

    Will I receive a grade for this workshop?
    This workshop is Pass/Fail, but includes a graded quiz. You must participate fully in online discussions and receive 70% or higher to pass.

    How big is the class?
    Class size is six (6) or more students to allow for a more interactive environment.

    Do I receive DePaul credit for this class?
    No, this is a non-credit bearing continuing education workshop. You may qualify for CEU credits depending on the requirements of licensing bodies.

    Will I receive a certificate?
    Yes, you will receive a Certificate of Participation from DePaul University upon successful completion of the workshop.

    Is prior knowledge needed to participate?
    No prior ethics training is necessary to participate in the workshop.

    What technology do I need to participate?
    The Red Flag Mania™ platform is laptop or desktop compatible. Preferred browsers are Chrome or Firefox. Zoom capabilities are required to participate in online discussions.

    Is this workshop synchronous or asynchronous?
    This workshop is synchronous. You will spend 1.5 hours with the instructor and 2.5 hours in the Red Flag Mania™ investigative platform.

    For More Information, Contact:

    Janie Rollinson

    Phone: +1 312-362-5792

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    Contact Us

    For general inquiries, please email us or call 312-362-6300.