Addressing the MUST-HAVE Skills for a
Successful Leadership Role
|Internal Audit Leadership
||Leading staff, resources, strategy, planning, and quality assurance|
||Providing insights into organizational governance, risk, and control and influencing corporate thinking|
||Championing professional conduct standards, stewardship of resources, and social responsibility|
|Innovation and Change Leadership
||Effecting change and process improvement while adopting leading practices in internal audit|
Is This for Me?
If you are aspiring to be a leader in your organization or looking to add credibility to your current leadership role with stakeholders and peers, the QIAL will help you build and enhance skills to further establish your credibility as a leader of the future.
Aspiring Leader – New Leader
The QIAL empowers talented aspiring internal audit leaders to achieve their full potential by demonstrating skills proven to be key indicators of success specific to internal audit leadership.
The QIAL helps position current audit executives as leaders of the future who embody the ethics and possess the innovation and strategic thinking ability to face the evolving landscape of risk. QIAL will sharpen the essential skills that have brought you success and develop new ones to solidify future achievements. The program is customized based upon interests and years of experience.
Eligibility Requirements and Steps to Achieving the QIAL
The QIAL is for Aspiring Leaders, New Leaders and Experienced Leaders. Candidates must be accomplished in their current position to enter the QIAL program.
Find the QIAL Pathway that meets your level of experience below:
For additional eligibility information, expanded eligibility definitions, and information on the new Experienced Instructor Path, visit the Eligibility Requirements page.
QIAL Method and Steps to Achievement
As a QIAL candidate, you’ll work with an assigned panel of accomplished senior audit executives to give you highly focused feedback and coaching. You’ll make a presentation based upon case information or your own experiences. The knowledge and skills you develop are directly linked to The IIA’s latest Competency Framework. Although in-person sessions are beneficial, if schedules don’t permit, web-based meetings are available.
|Three Case Studies
||Candidates critically analyze an extensive set of complex information and produce a written response providing penetrating insights for a senior-level audience.
||3 – 4 hours per case study|
|Portfolio of Professional Experience
||Experienced AEs may opt to replace the three case- study exams and document their own professional experience with supporting evidence.
||Candidates present to a senior-level panel on a set topic followed by a question and answer session.
||A panel interview draws upon personal and professional experience.
|Case Study (or experience portfolio) unit 1
|Case Study (or experience portfolio) unit 2
|Case Study (or experience portfolio) unit 3
Access CCMS to begin the application process or contact QIAL@theiia.org for more information.