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Leadership Development

Leadership Development

An evolving marketplace with emerging risks takes a new type of leader — one who has a deeper business acumen, strategic mindset, and knows how to foster relationships with stakeholders to become a trusted advisor. The IIA provides perspectives, insights, services, tools, and resources to support you becoming a leader of tomorrow.

Leading Toward Improvement

Leading Toward Improvement

Ongoing professional development is not an extracurricular activity; it is integral to ensuring auditor competency and a requirement for auditing in accordance with The IIA’s Code of Ethics. And while each auditor must take responsibility for his or her own development, audit managers can play a key role in ensuring the department receives the most value from these efforts and gives staff members the best chance for success.

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Recognize Your Leadership Excellence

If you are aspiring to be a leader in your organization, seeking a successor, or looking to add credibility to your current leadership role, The IIA’s QIAL® program was designed with you in mind.

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Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors
Collaborative Auditing
Performance Auditing: Measuring Inputs, Outputs, and Outcomes, 3rd Edition
Lean Auditing: Driving Added Value and Efficiency in Internal Audit
The Politics of Internal Auditing