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Leadership Development

What is Your Leadership Potential?

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 adviser. Here are the first steps to create a winning plan:

  1. Compare your competencies against your current role and your chosen career.
  2. Read Keys to Successful Leadership.
  3. Download Mapping Your Career: Competencies Necessary for Internal Audit Excellence.

The IIA provides perspectives, insights, services, tools, and resources to support you becoming a leader of tomorrow, so use this resource page to build and augment your leadership plan.

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The IIA provides unique learning and networking opportunities with leaders and emerging leaders for knowledge sharing and mentoring.

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Gain leadership skills by getting involved with The IIA as a volunteer leader: problem solving, directing others, public speaking, strategic planning, teamwork, conflict resolution, time management, and more. 

Build credibility with leaders by demonstrating knowledge base, validate acumen, and demonstrate adherence to professional standards to align yourself to leadership opportunities.

Organizations with effective development planning 

The IIA Bookstore (powered by the Internal Audit Foundation) offers hundreds of educational products, reviewed by internal auditors for internal auditors and many of the educational content focusing on leadership attributes and development.

Deep dive training focused key attributes of leadership elevates your capability and profile in the workplace.