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Consulting: Activities, Skills, Attitudes

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​There are distinct activities that characterize consulting. If you’re a consultant, chances are you already engaged in those activities. But are you getting the results you want?

Auditors at all levels will discover the consulting skills that are central to the current definition of internal auditing for adding value and assessing effectiveness of risk management, controls, and governance processes and what activities and outcomes distinguish consulting from traditional auditing.

Through small and large group exercises and other activities, this course will help you master key consulting skills and tailor consulting outcomes to your audit environment.

Course Duration: 2 day(s)
CPE Hours Available: 16
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Auditing
Prerequisites: 

​None

Advance Preparation: 

​None

Delivery Format: On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (Group-Live)

​Internal Auditing in the Present and the Future

  • The current definition of internal auditing
  • The role of consulting in internal auditing
  • Consulting, independence, and objectivity

Consulting Activities, Tools, Services, and Skills

  • Overview of key consulting activities and outcomes
  • Classification of consulting services
  • Assessment of activities and tools of consulting
  • The consulting-skills matrix
  • Assessment of consulting skills

Marketing of Services

  • Definition of marketing
  • Internal audit’s market identity
  • Marketing communications
  • Description of internal audit services

Project Assessment

  • Project assessment tools

Proposals and Agreements

  • Proposal and presentation development
  • Fees for consulting services
  • Types of contracts

The Consulting Project

  • Adaptation of auditing tools to consulting
  • Progress reporting and communications
  • Ethical issues in consulting

Reporting of Results

  • Consulting reports and distributions
  • Writing styles for consulting

Nurturing the Relationship

  • Assessing client satisfaction
  • Credibility
  • Development of additional consulting work

Issues in Consulting

  • Organizations getting into consulting
  • Organizations already engaged in consulting

Action Planning

  • Assessment of potential consulting activities and outcomes
  • Assessment for development of consulting skills

​Most courses can be delivered through on-site training. You might be surprised that the organization leading the profession is just as committed to the delivery of affordable training.

Contact us by calling +1-407-937-1388 or send an e-mail to GetTraining@theiia.org.

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