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Continuing Professional Education

Continuing professional education at the movies

Launched by Hot Docs in association with UDocs, Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education is an edutainment initiative that provides accredited continuing professional education (CPE/CPD) featuring engaging documentaries as case studies. All films are followed by comprehensive post-screening panel discussions with leading experts, scholars and practitioners which are accredited as CPE/CPD by various professional organizations.

All Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education programs are developed in partnership with key academic, professional and creative stakeholders who are committed to using documentaries as a vibrant medium and educational tool for capturing and enriching the critical discourse of our times.

Many Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education programs are also available online through the UDocs CPE/CPD platform.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Finding Hygge 1

November 21, 6:30 PM // FINDING HYGGE

  • USA
  • 93
    Director:
  • Rocky Walls

Denmark’s secret to happiness for a balanced professional life

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Life got you down? Take a page from the Danes, who are consistently ranked among the happiest people on earth, and whose concept of "hygge" (pronounced hoo-gah)—a word to acknowledge a special feeling or moment that is cozy, charming, or special—may be the key. Hygge might seem as simple as enjoying friendly conversation over a cup of cocoa by candlelight, but it’s so much more than this. For those who seek happiness, this exploratory documentary travels the globe to discover the true meaning of hygge and how we can all find it.

Followed by an expert panel discussion about realistic approaches to happiness and work/life balance for legal and business professionals.

Speakers:

  • Michael Apollo, Registered Psychotherapist (RP); Founder & President, A Mindful Society and Mindful Gateway
  • Garrick Apollon (LLB, JD, LLM, LLCM), Lawyer; Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa; Member, Academy for Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies at the Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Ottawa

This program contains 1 hour and 45 minutes of Professionalism Content and 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content accredited by the Law Society of Ontario. It is also eligible towards other professionals' CPD requirements such as lawyers from other Canadian provinces, accountants (CPA), investment professionals (CFA) and other business professionals. Please refer to your professional organization’s website to ensure participation in this activity will fulfill your CPD requirements.
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Prosecuting Evil 1

January 16, 6:30 PM // PROSECUTING EVIL: THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF BEN FERENCZ

  • Canada
  • 83
    Director:
  • Barry Avrich

Law, Justice, Human Rights, Nuremberg Trials and the Holocaust

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After the Holocaust camps were liberated, Ferencz became a lead prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials. He prosecuted 22 Einsatzgruppen Nazis responsible for murdering over a million Jews. Called the biggest murder trial in history, Ferencz was only 27, and it was his first case. He would go on to advocate to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the holocaust and later the establishment of the International Criminal Court. His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today. Prosecuting Evil explores Ferencz’s anthem to the world underscored by a simple message: “We must live in a world where the rule of law replaces the rule of force.”

Followed by an expert panel discussion about how the Nazi philosophy of law—emanating from racial ideology—perverted Germany's legal system, as well as the role of international law in bringing the perpetrators to justice and constructing a system of international human rights aimed at preventing history from repeating itself. The panel will also touch on ways to counter the current rise of populism, anti-Semitism, and racism in Canada and around the world.

Speakers will be announced shortly.


This 2-hour course is an accredited and/or an eligible learning activity for professionals such as lawyers, accountants (CPA), investment professionals (CFA) and other business professionals.
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Collared Sq

February 20, 6:30 PM // COLLARED

  • Canada
  • 50
    Directors:
  • Garrick Apollon
  • Étienne Trépanier

A Case Study of White Collar Crime & Ethical Decision Making

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To this day, Joseph Grmovsek remains the only Canadian to ever be criminally convicted and serve a federal prison sentence for insider trading. Grmovsek met his partner in crime during their first week of law school in Canada in 1990. Post-graduation, his partner developed a prestigious law career in New York—all the while feeding inside information back to Grmovsek in Canada. Lasting 15 years, over a hundred separate deals, and involving millions of dollars in transactions, theirs is believed to be the most prolonged insider trading scheme ever discovered by authorities on either side of the Canada-US border. Through intimate insights shared by the now-reformed Grmovsek and interviews with leading scholars, former prosecutors and forensic psychologists, Collared gives unparalleled insight into the world of white-collar crime while revealing the grave and often unforeseen consequences that can flow from professional misconduct and ethical breaches.

Followed by a panel discussion about the prevention of white-collar crime, like insider trading, and how ethical decision making impacts business and personal lives.

Speakers:

  • Emily Cole, Investigations and Defence Lawyer
  • Joseph Grmovsek, Reformed White-Collar Offender
  • Kelly Ohayon, CPA, CA, MBA, CIA, CRMA, CFE
  • Patrice Poitevin, Expert Advisor on Anti-Corruption

This program contains 2 hours of Professionalism Content accredited by the Law Society of Ontario. It is also eligible towards other professionals' CPD requirements such as lawyers from other Canadian provinces, accountants (CPA), investment professionals (CFA) and other business professionals. Please refer to your professional organization's website to ensure participation in this activity will fulfill your CPD requirements.
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Rbg 1

March 12, 6:30 PM // RBG

  • USA
  • 97
    Directors:
  • Julie Cohen
  • Betsy West

Inspiring Professionalism & Leadership Lessons from Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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The so-called “Notorious RBG,” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has developed a trailblazing legal legacy while becoming an unexpected internet icon whose profile has only grown since this award-winning doc became a box office smash hit. From her early legal battles for gender equality to her unlikely rise to the head of the Supreme Court, RBG chronicles Ginsburg’s extraordinary life and career. Get an unprecedented glimpse at what makes Ginsburg a cultural icon, feminist crusader and history maker.

Followed by an expert panel discussion about women leadership and the inspiring professionalism and leadership lessons learned from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Speakers will be announced shortly.


This 2-hour course is an accredited and/or an eligible learning activity for professionals such as lawyers, accountants (CPA), investment professionals (CFA) and other business professionals.
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