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Check Out PLI’s inSecurities Podcast and our SEC Institute Newsletter

If you have not yet listened to PLI’s inSecurities Podcast, it is a wonderful way to keep up with current developments in securities regulation and company reporting.  You can find all episodes here.

The latest inSecurities episode features a discussion of our most recent SEC Institute Quarterly Newsletter, including a special Sarbanes-Oxley Act trivia quiz featuring Chris Ekimoff and Kurt Wolf, the podcast hosts, along with SEC Institute Workshop Leader George Wilson.  If you would like to subscribe to the SECI Newsletter, visit us at SEC Institute and scroll to the middle of the page to sign up!

As always, your thoughts and comments are welcome!

SEC Institute Workshop Instructor Opportunities

SEC Institute, a division of PLI, is searching for qualified Workshop Instructors.  Here are the details and follow-up information.

SEC Institute

Workshop Instructor Opportunities

Please contact Robin Goldstein, Director & Sr. Program Attorney, SEC Institute, at 

 Workshop Instructors

SECI is always looking for dynamic speakers to join our team of Workshop Instructors.  Workshop Instructors lead Workshops on various SEC reporting and accounting topics relevant to SEC reporting professionals.

Workshops are led in an interactive style and are designed to make the learning experience participant focused.  Because of the highly technical and complex material in the Workshops, Instructors must use a variety of teaching and discussion techniques to actively engage participants in the learning process and help them accomplish their learning objectives.  Instructors are encouraged to research the companies of our registered participants to identify relevant topics and provide targeted examples designed to encourage participant discussion and questions.

Workshop Topics

SEC Institute offers Workshops in the following practice areas:

  • SEC reporting – Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, the proxy statement, Section 16, and MD&A
  • Forms 20-F and 6-K for foreign private issuers
  • Accounting for business combinations
  • Other relevant and timely SEC reporting and accounting topics

Workshop Instructors must have in-depth expertise in one or more of the above-referenced areas.

Requisite Experience and Qualifications

Technical Background

Workshop Instructors must be CPAs with 10 years of demonstrated expertise and possess in-depth, technical understanding of the content, as well as current knowledge of recent developments in SEC reporting and accounting issues most relevant to SEC reporting professionals. Candidates must have prior relevant work experience; such experience may come via public accounting or industry.

Teaching and Communication Skills

Candidates must have prior teaching experience and demonstrated success documented by classroom evaluations or other similar feedback tools.


SECI offers honorariums for teaching SECI Workshops.  A Workshop honorarium will be paid to the Instructor after a Workshop is conducted and such payment encompasses all advance preparation, planning, coordination, and time involved leading up to conducting the Workshop.

Workshop Instructor will also be reimbursed for reasonable hotel, travel, and meal expenses in accordance with PLI’s reimbursement policy in the event the Workshop Instructor is asked to travel to a PLI Conference Center to teach a Workshop.

This nature of this opportunity will be that of an independent contractor, not an employee of PLI.

About SEC Institute (SECI)

Founded in 1983, SEC Institute‘s mission is to provide the most up-to-date SEC reporting, compliance and accounting education through innovative Workshops and programs. SECI is committed to helping public companies, auditors and attorneys stay ever current in meeting the filing and financial reporting requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Practising Law Institute (PLI)

Practising Law Institute is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and other professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise. PLI is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, and was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. PLI provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats. This content is delivered by more than 4,000 volunteer faculty, including prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, accountants, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international government regulators. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of treatises, course handbooks, answer books and journals, also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI’s mission is its commitment to the pro bono community.

Interested Applicants
Interested applicants are to submit a biography and resume to for consideration.  Please indicate which practice area(s) you are most interested in instructing.  Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Practising Law Institute (PLI) is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor protected by federal, state or local law.