Benefits of CPE

Professional Ethics Education Can Be Fun, Informative, and Memorable: Just Tell Great Stories That Reveal Great Ideas

Professionals seeking continuing education credits have demanding jobs in the real world. They are busy. They have mortgages to pay and families to feed. They want the fundamentals of ethics explained in ways that are simple, straightforward, practical, and fun.

Robert provides both Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Continuing Professional Education (Accounting CPE) credits. They may be earned by:

  • Reading Robert’s book, The Right Way to Win
  • Reading The Right Way to Win and related materials via his publisher’s online learning management system; or
  • Engaging Robert for in-person or virtual presentations.

Robert’s book and materials may also be licensed by business and professional associations with their own continuing education requirements.

The Right Way to Win has been approved by the Montana State Bar for five CLE self-study credit hours. Many states have reciprocity with Montana for CLE. Check with your state of licensure.

The book and online materials have been approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy for CPE hours.

Robert is also a sought-after CLE/CPE speaker. He uses inventive and engaging stories to entertain the audience while driving home practical lessons.

Stories (and topic) include:

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The Saga of the St. Louis Thread Company (advising start-ups)


Testing the SitBit (privacy and HIPAA data-security connected with a monitoring device for couch potatoes)


Rolling out “Cube” – The Next Dimension in Financial Services (privacy and Gramm-Leach-Bliley data security)


When Dr. House Goes in-House (ethics for corporate counsel)

For audiences of 20-50 people, in-person CLE/CPE may include simulation exercises for ethical-decision-making and crisis-management.

Robert can also tailor CLE/CPE presentations to client’s particular interests and requirements.

About Robert

Robert Zafft’s introduction to legal and business ethics came during Russia’s wild 1990s, when bankers were getting blown up on Main Street at rush hour. A Harvard Law graduate, Zafft has worked as a McKinsey & Company consultant, Team Leader for Tony Blair Associates, global-law-firm partner, private-equity Principal, and Senior Corporate Governance Expert for the OECD. He has advised governments, international organizations, and Fortune Global 1000 companies across North America, Europe, and Asia. He teaches business ethics at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis.

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Client Reviews

Robert's CPE presentation was interactive, informative, and fun. Our colleagues paid him the highest compliment they could: they asked the firm to invite Robert back for more CPE presentations.
Angela Dorn,   Partner, Hochschild, Bloom & Company LLP

Robert attracted an overflow crowd.  He delivered a two-hour ethics CLE presentation that was creative, practical, and engaging.  A truly great job!
David A. Lander,  Professor of Practice, St. Louis University School of Law

Who says ethics is boring? Robert's program grabs you from the start and is totally real. I highly recommend it to those responsible for governing and managing organizations; professionals in legal, ethics and compliance; business school programs from undergraduate to executive levels; and anyone who is interested in doing the right thing and leading the right way.
Assoc. Prof. Yuen Teen MAK, National University of Singapore

Trust is the currency of business, and ethics the backbone of trust. Zafft not only dissects the how-to of doing the right thing but also the why. He nimbly takes us from theory to vision to an actionable review of real-life failures of integrity, their consequences, and how to avoid repeating previously unfathomable business disasters. Spoiler alert: Doing the right thing always wins.
Ernest Greer, co-President, Greenberg Traurig, LLP