Is It Okay to Laugh? Understanding How Canceling Humor Can Also Cancel Workplace Productivity

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CFE
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CA - ICAEW
  • HRCI
  • SHRM
  • ACCA
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

As employees return to an in-office or hybrid work environment, hiring and retaining the best employees has become more vital than ever. 

 

But how to do it?

 

The answer is simple: Foster a fun, creative work environment; one that also includes the ability to laugh. 

 

And yet, humor is in a very precarious position when it comes to injecting it into the corporate world.  What’s funny to one employee may be deemed “offensive” by another.  There is no right answer to the question, “What is funny?” nor will there ever be. 

 

In this hilarious, yet at times controversial CPE Business Management webinar, Greg Schwem, a nationally known corporate humor speaker and 30-year veteran of providing comedy at corporate events, tackles this slippery slope. 

 

Greg offers suggestions and team-building exercises designed to keep humor in the workplace while also reminding employees to respect one another’s views of humor, even if they are in disagreement over what is funny and what is offensive.

 

Come ready to learn but, most importantly, come ready to laugh.

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss how companies have increased sales through humor.
  • To inspect real-world examples of companies who have overcome negative publicity through humor.
  • To analyze that there is no hard and fast definition of “humor” and “funny” opposing views should be discussed and respected.

Recommended For

  • This Online CPE webinar is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, CEOs, CFOs, Business Owners, Business Managers, and Other Individuals interested in understanding the value of humor in workplace productivity.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owner
  • CEO
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CFO/Controller
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • HR Professionals
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPD Credit of Business Management and Organization for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Business Management and Organization for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Business Process Improvement for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 1 CPE Credit of Business Management and Organization for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 1 CPD Credit for CA - ICAEW
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 1 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland
  • 1 PDC Credit for SHRM Professionals (Approval No. 22-WMJPN)
  • 1 RCH Credit of HR (General) for Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) (Approval No. 595469)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

NASBA APPROVED

MY-CPE LLC, 1600 Highway 6 south, suite 250, sugar land, TX, 77478

MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor Id#: 143597) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

Presenter

About Presenter

Greg Schwem

Account Executive, Comedy With a Byte, Inc.

HuffPost recently called Greg Schwem “Your boss’s favorite comedian” while the Chicago Tribune referred to Greg as “king of the hill in the world of corporate comedy.”  Greg knows the business world can be funny and has spent the past 25 years making corporate audiences laugh. His clients include Microsoft, IBM, McDonald’s Southwest Airlines, the Society of Human Resource Managers  and The CIA (Yeah, THAT CIA!). Clients hire Greg because of his ability to heavily research his audiences and customize his material. This method shows audiences that Greg is not delivering a “canned” presentation but has taken the time to get to know company culture and find the humor within that culture.

When not traveling the country or doing virtual performances, Greg writes the nationally syndicated Humor Hotel column for the Chicago Tribune syndicate and is the host and creator of the streaming TV travel series, A Comedian Crashes Your Pad.

Visit Greg on the web or via LinkedIn

About Company

Comedy With a Byte, Inc.

www.gregschwem.com/

Comedy With a Byte was formed after comedian Greg Schwem began inserting material about business and technology into his nightclub act. When audience members approached him after shows and said, “You really should come down to our office and tell those jokes,” Greg began transitioning his act to the corporate world. 

Faq

FAQs content

  • To receive Continuing Education credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • Continuing Education Credit Certificate is available to all eligible participants within 24 hours of each webinar.
  • You must attend complete live webinar and respond to all polling questions asked during the webinar. Credits would be issued on 50 minute credit hour basis.
  • Polling feature Not supported: If you are logging in through browser or web portal in the browser (zoom.us) it doesn’t support the polling feature. Please be advised the current polling feature can only be supported via Zoom desktop and mobile app. You can check the same here : https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203749865-Polling-for-webinars
  • This event may be a recorded rebroadcast of a live event done in past and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during/after the webinar.
  • If you still face the polling problem please don’t panic and provide your response in the chat and we shall consider the same for processing for credits. You can download Zoom by clicking on the mentioned link : https://zoom.us/download
  • Our courses meet the global Continuing Professional Development (CPD-IES7) Standard for Chartered Accountants with International Education Standard 7 (IES 7) set by The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Based on our accreditation by existing IFAC members and affiliates, we believe learners can count their professionally relevant, verifiable learning activities on myCPE, including taking on demand courses and attending live webinars, toward fulfillment of their verifiable CPD-IES7 requirements. However, if there is any question, we recommend that the individual learner confirm with his/her professional licensing organization before taking myCPE courses for CPD-IES7 credit.
  • You can manage your continuing education certificates and credits through your certificate dashboard which is available when you are logged in to your account (LOGIN)
  • As an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Education in the United States, myCPE online learning platform, courses, and webinars meet the requirements set forth by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), an IFAC Member Organization, as well as the National State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), both IFAC Affiliates. As well as it has been approved by NASBA, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Certified Financial Planner Board (CFP Board), California Tax Education Council (CTEC), Society of Human Resource Professional (SHRM), Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and many more.Therefore, we believe learners can count their professionally relevant, verifiable learning activities on myCPE, including taking on demand courses and attending live webinars, toward fulfillment of their verifiable continuing education requirement as CPD-IES7 requirements. However, if there is any question, we recommend that the individual learner confirm with his/her professional licensing organization before taking myCPE courses for CPD-IES7 credit.
  • myCPE Courses are taken by : CPA | CMA | CFE | CIA | CPA(Yellow Book)| CFP | CFA | CPA (Govt.) | EA | CRTP | MRTP | ORTP | ABV | CITP | CVA | PFS | CFF and others.

Ratings and Review

4.5

87 Ratings

Excellent

55

Very Good

27

Average

2

Poor

1

Terrible

2

KL

Kathleen Lehman, CPA (US)

Dec 14th, 2021

Great webinar! Used humor to convey key points, and at the same time demonstrated how it can be used in real work situations. I also liked that the presenter encouraged participants to use the chat to answer questions not related to the polls - it kept participants engaged.

CC

Carli Cadmus, CPA (US)

Dec 27th, 2021

The instructor brought humor to the workplace in an appropriate way and gave the attendees something to laugh about during a difficult time.

RK

Ruth Krupa, CFE

May 31st, 2022

Very funny and engaging speaker, with a lot of great discussion points. This course was a great listen!

TR

Thomas Roth, CPA (US)

Dec 14th, 2021

Probably the most engaging and entertaining CPE course ever. Who knew CPE could be this much fun?

KM

Karen Mccreavy, CPA (US)

Dec 15th, 2021

Great final webinar to close my PA reporting period! Thanks!!!

Is It Okay to Laugh? Understanding How Canceling Humor Can Also Cancel Workplace Productivity

PREMIUM

1 Credit

Subject Area

Business Management and Organization

Upcoming Webinars

Everything you need to know: QBI
  • 3.7
  • (3)

Aug 19, 2022 | 09:00 AM EDT

Excel Accountant: QuickBooks Detailed Analysis
  • 4.3
  • (29)

Aug 19, 2022 | 10:00 AM EDT

Red Flags in a Small Business Valuation
  • 4.5
  • (11)

Aug 19, 2022 | 10:00 AM EDT

Fraud Concepts – Understanding Fraudsters
  • 4.5
  • (44)

Aug 19, 2022 | 11:30 AM EDT

Basic Concepts of Fixed Asset Accounting
  • 4.5
  • (24)

Aug 19, 2022 | 12:30 PM EDT

Form I-9 Compliance
  • 4.1
  • (7)

Aug 19, 2022 | 01:00 PM EDT

We use cookies to make your experience on this website better