Leadership Skills for Anti-Fraud Professionals

September 2, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. ET
Duration: 4 Hours
CPE Credits: 4.2

This session is for new and aspiring leaders in the anti-fraud profession, as well as seasoned leaders who want to continue developing their skills. You will explore challenges that come with leading in our unique field. We will address the differences between management and leadership, discuss eight key challenges that leaders in the anti-fraud profession face and provide strategies to overcome them.

You will learn tips for increasing your leadership effectiveness and leave with a 30-day leadership challenge to help you continue on your leadership journey.

Course Outline: 

  • 10:30 a.m.-11:40 p.m.: Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
  • 11:55 a.m.-1:05 p.m.: Anti-Fraud Leadership
  • 1:20-2:30 p.m.: Increasing Your Effectiveness as an Anti-Fraud Leader

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize habits of bad, good and great leaders
  • Become more emotionally intelligent
  • Develop an anti-fraud leadership plan for your team
  • Develop a personal leadership plan


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Bethmara Kessler, CFE
ACFE Regent
Chair, ACFE Board of Regents

Bethmara Kessler is a global thought leader, lecturer, consultant and advisor to businesses on the topics of fraud, audit, compliance, enterprise risk management, shared services delivery strategies and process transformation. Kessler is an ACFE Regent and is on the ACFE Faculty and Advisory Council. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Baruch College in New York.

Kessler is the former head of integrated global services (IGS) for the Campbell Soup Company. Her career spans more than 30 years in positions that include Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Audit Executive and Enterprise Risk Management Head. Her extensive experience also includes leadership roles in audit, risk management, information technology and corporate investigations in companies including EY, Avon Products, Nabisco, EMI Group, LBrands, The Fraud and Risk Advisory Group and Warner Music Group.

Kessler is a passionate fraud fighter and frequently speaks on a variety of topics related to fraud prevention and detection, investigations, auditing, compliance and risk. She is a contributing author to the ACFE's Fraud Examiners Manual and Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business as well as several articles that have appeared in “Internal Auditor Magazine”, “The Journal of Accountancy” and other specialty publications.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Prep: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

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