De-Stress for Success: The New Normal (2.0hrs)

Understanding the stresses we face in this new normal and apply researched based tools to help (2 hrs CPE/CPD)

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Course overview:

We are in a period of significant change in how we work, including working from home and the increased use of video conferencing technology for communication. The primary catalyst for this "new normal" in our working environment is COVID-19). Current research on our stress and mental health has highlighted how these stresses have affected our lives, including Lack of sleep

  • Decreasing motivation
  • Declining job performance

In this VOD, we examine current research to understand the impact of our "new normal" on our stress and mental health. We will then explore research-based tools that can help us de-stress for success.

The learning objectives of this course include:

  1. Understanding the impact of our "new normal" caused by COVID-19 on our stress levels and mental health
  2. Understanding the importance of checking-in and talking about stress.
  3. Applying mindfulness as a research-supported technique to help manage stress
  4. Applying SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) tips to create structure and routine in your home office to manage stress
  5. Identifying other key stress management tools in discussion with a Professional Registered Counselor and CPA

2.0 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

Additional information

  1. Program pre-requisites: There are no prerequisites for this course
  2. Advance preparation: None
  3. Delivery method: E-learning
  4. CPD/CPE credits: Participants will earn 2.0 professional development credits (hours)

Your Instructor

Garth Sheriff
Garth Sheriff

Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CIA, MAcc, is the founder of Sheriff Consulting ( We specialize in the design and delivery of assurance, accounting, and soft skill professional development courses. Sheriff Consulting strives to create a learning environment that is engaging, interactive, and effective.

Our courses are designed using the latest in communication research and current technical developments that affect our profession. This includes:

  • Helping professionals navigate the most significant changes to the accounting and assurance standards in the last 40 years.
  • Using current research to improve business communication skills such as working with diverse multigenerational teams.
  • Understanding how transformative technology such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence will impact our profession.

Garth has worked as an assurance professional and learning provider for over 15 years.He has prepared and trained CPAs for key changes to the profession, including internal control documentation (SOX), Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS) and Canadian Standards on Review Engagements 2400 (CSRE 2400).

He earned a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Accounting) from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Garth has also acted in various stage and film productions. He is a graduate in improvisation from The Second City and a member of ACTRA (the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
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