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IIA Premium Webinar Series

Internal Audit: A Catalyst for Change

June 2123, 2017
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

IIA Premium Webinar Series are a series of in-depth examinations of related internal auditing topics. Designed to help you continue your professional development, these subscription-only sessions are conducted in two-hour blocks over three days. You can register for any of the individual sessions and take advantage of single-session pricing, or get a discounted rate for all three webinars. The Premium Webinar Series will help keep you up-to-date and expand your horizons, and attendees will earn 2 CPE credits for each session.

Premium Webinar Series Pricing:

​Member Nonmember​
​Single webinar ​$95 ​$125​
​Full series $​235​ ​$295

Program Overview

​June 21 Addressing Risk in a Dynamic World – Presented by Larry Baker
Help your management keep its finger on the pulse of changing and emerging risks.
​June 22 Auditing Culture: Mitigating the Risk Through Assurance and Transparency – Presented by Richard Chambers and Doug Anderson
Understand the importance of an organization’s culture and its importance for internal auditors.
​June 23 Innovation in Internal Audit – Presented by Greg Grocholski
Learn how internal auditors can embrace change and apply an innovative mindset to meet current and future demands.


1.  Larry Baker – Addressing Risk in a Dynamic World [June 21]

Is internal audit helping the organization get to the truth about its changing risk exposures? Does management understand and act on emerging risks timely? Are the right risks being elevated to the right people at the right time? Auditors who answer “no” to any of these questions are not alone. Internal audit functions around the world are trying to help management keep its finger on the pulse of changing and emerging risks.

IIA Managing Director, Larry L. Baker, CRMA, CCSA, CPA, will share his personal experience on how he helped management of a Fortune 250 company identify changing and emerging risks through a practical and effective approach to Enterprise Risk Management. He will also share how internal audit can play a meaningful role facilitating the timely identification and communication of changing and emerging risks that could impact the achievement of company objectives.

Learning Objectives

In this two-hour webinar, you will:

  • Realize the importance of keeping objectives in mind while identifying and assessing risks.
  • Understand how to design and implement a practical, sustainable approach to Enterprise Risk Management.
  • Learn two different, yet effective, approaches to completing an enterprise risk assessment.
  • Find out how to identify emerging risks while completing a comprehensive review of the company’s key inherent risks.
  • Learn how to run an effective workshop with management to identify emerging risks.
  • Hear strategies on discussing risk information with executive management and the board.

2.  Richard Chambers and Doug Anderson – Auditing Culture: Mitigating the Risk Through Assurance and Transparency [June 22]

An organization’s culture, whether at a family-run convenience store or a multi-national corporation, can present vexing challenges. It exerts significant influence on how the organization operates and can quickly erode governance and risk management efforts when it goes awry. Yet culture and its influences are often ignored, overlooked, or misunderstood.

IIA President and CEO Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA and IIA Managing Director of CAE Solutions Doug Anderson, CIA, CRMA, team up to provide a comprehensive examination of organizational culture; approaches, guidelines, and strategies on auditing culture and communicating conclusions; and insights into the crucial role internal audit can play in helping stakeholders understand culture’s influence and importance.

Learning Objectives

In this two-hour webinar, you will:

  • Learn about the essence and implications of culture and the growing mandate to audit it.
  • Identify and explore effective strategies for auditing culture.
  • Explore the “culture web,” from rituals and routines to power structures and symbols.
  • Identify research, tools, and techniques that delve into how internal auditors can examine organizational culture and ferret out its potential influence on all aspects of organizational governance.
  • Assess strategies for how internal auditors can adapt their skills and their audit plans to meet the challenges of auditing culture.

3.  Greg Grocholski – Innovation in Internal Audit [June 23]

The phrase “innovate or die” applies to many things, companies, products, business models, and more. Yes, even to internal audit. And why not? Because management and boards everywhere demand higher performance, higher value, more insights, and greater assurance — just to name a few —  compiled with managing tighter budgets, competing priorities, and operating in an ever-complex and changing world.

Internal audit, to remain relevant, has no option but to embrace change and apply an innovation mindset to meet current and future demands. Greg Grocholski, SABIC VP and chief audit executive, will explore several areas of opportunity where innovation can be applied to enhance internal audit’s value. An innovation mindset would suggest every step along the way within audit’s execution methodology is capable of “out of the box thinking” to deliver on the promise of what innovation is really about: to make tomorrow better than yesterday.

Learning Objectives

In this two hour webinar, you will:

  • Be presented with a case visual on the audit execution methodology.
  • Engage with the session presenter to discuss several methodology steps where innovation can demonstrate enhanced value.
  • Gain insights on how to obtain support for your efforts to drive innovation and change.

Course Information

Course Duration: 6 hours
CPE Hours Available: 6
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Auditing
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Format: Internet Group Live