The Code of Professional Conduct: Learning From the Mistakes of Others
June 18, 2018 | 12-1:30 p.m. EDT | CE and CPE available

Eligible Academy volunteers and government regulators are invited to attend free of charge. If you are an Academy volunteer, you are eligible if you are a member of an Academy committee (including boards, committees, subcommittees, work groups, task forces, etc.) and also are qualified for either a partial or total dues waiver during 2018Please contact Doreen Hoyle at or 202-223-8196 to register.


“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.”—Eleanor Roosevelt

Our expert panelists guide attendees through scenarios inspired by mistakes that have landed actuaries on the wrong side of the Code of Professional Conduct.

Our presenters discuss the ethical issues these scenarios raise and how to avoid making the wrong choices when facing situations involving the ethical principles found in the Code, including:
  • Professional integrity;
  • Competence and control of work product;
  • Standards of practice and communication; and
  • Counseling and discipline.

  • Shawna Ackerman, MAAA, FCAS
  • Cecil Bykerk, MAAA, FSA, FCA
    Past President
  • Joeff Williams, MAAA, FSA
    Vice President, Professionalism
    President-Elect Designee
  • Paul Kollmer-Dorsey
    Academy General Counsel and Director of Professionalism
*The opinions expressed by the panelists during this presentation do not represent the opinions of any of the panelists’ employers or any boards or committees of the Academy or the Actuarial Standards Board or the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline.
The American Academy of Actuaries believes in good faith that attendance at this live professionalism webinar constitutes an organized activity as defined under the current Qualification Standards for Actuaries Issuing Statements of Actuarial Opinion in the United States, and that attendees may earn up to 1.8 CE credits for attending this live webinar.

We also believe in good faith that Enrolled Actuaries may earn 1.8 continuing professionalism education (CPE) core ethics credits under the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (JBEA) rules for attending this live webinar. However, the JBEA ultimately determines what constitutes core, non-core, ethics, or non-ethics continuing education and the number of CPE credit hours allocated to same for enrolled actuaries.

You will not be able to receive a certificate of attendance for listening to any recorded webinars. In order to receive a JBEA CE Certificate of Attendance you must attend the live event, follow the instructions provided during the live event, and request your certificate by completing the online form within 30 days of attending the live event.

To constitute formal CE under the JBEA regulations, there must be three (3) or more people involved in substantive pension services physically present at your webinar location. 
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The Academy’s professionalism webinars, offered quarterly, are a popular resource for essential information and CE credits for actuaries in all practice areas. They focus on a wide range of topics, including updates on actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs), interpretation and application of the U.S. Qualification Standards, and the Code of Professional Conduct. Members have free access to archived slides and audio from the Academy’s comprehensive series of webinars.