Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop 1 

Monday, November 5
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
One-Day, 8 CPEs
Jill Schiefelbein, Former Communications Professor and Author of Dynamic Communication

Description coming soon!


Post-Conference Workshops

W2 Building a Bullet Proof Audit Risk Assessment Using Data Analytics

Thursday, September 12 
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Half-Day, 5 CPEs
Greg Duckert, CPA, CIA, CRISC, CRMA, CISA, CMA, CERMDA, CCARDA, CFADA, Founder, Virtual Governance Institute

This session will focus on how auditors need to realign there thought processes to a truly risk based approach and start dealing with risks as they are emerging and not dealing with them after the fact. The key fundamental premise of true risk assessment is the ability to “predict” risk or recognize it in its earliest stages. If we can develop a highly effective method of doing that we can certainly prepare more insightful audit plans and highly effective engagement level risk-based audit methodologies.

In this workshop you will learn the keys to developing a highly effective risk assessment process at the engagement level. In addition you will grasp the necessity of performing in depth data centric risk assessments to determine the most critical areas to spend your valuable audit resources. The most important thing that you will gain is an appreciation of the fact that it is not the length of the engagement, or the size of the scope, it is all about identifying the risks, determining the impact, locating the root cause and answering the question WHY?

This workshop will cover:

  • Effectively analyzing the emerging risks at the engagement level
  • Maximizing the risk assessment by using the 3 critical risk components
    • Identifying Risk
    • Determining Probability
    • Understanding Impact
  • Data-centric analysis for anticipating / predicting risk
  • Key data qualities necessary to effectively evaluate risk
  • IT and Operations examples of identifying emerging risks during audits
  • A step-by-step example for creating a customized risk-based audit program
  • Making a real business value statement with every audit you perform!!!!

Workshop 3

Thursday, September 12
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Half-Day, 5 CPEs

Description Coming Soon!

Workshop 4

Thursday, September 12
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Half-Day, 5 CPEs

Description Coming Soon!

W5 Auditing Corporate Culture & Ethics

Friday, September 13
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Full-Day, 8 CPEs
Dr. Hernan Murdock, Vice President, Audit Division, MISTI

Internal auditors who fail to innovate will become irrelevant. While change can be unsettling, it is expected to continue and even accelerate in the future. By being innovative, forward-thinking internal auditors will be able to leverage the new technologies to improve their methodology and meet stakeholder needs. They will also provide better recommendations to address their clients’ concerns, identify emerging risks and needs sooner, and find faster, cheaper and better ways of performing assurance and consulting work. While it remains important to verify the consistency, reliability and predictability of organizational programs and processes, stubbornly acting like guardians of the status quo and refusing to embrace new ideas and approaches will result in audit committees finding someone else who can meet their needs.

In this session you will learn how to think and act more creatively, how to initiate and support change initiatives, ways to use innovation to audit traditional areas differently, and how to examine non-traditional subjects like corporate culture, ethics, and change enablement.

This workshop will cover:

  1. Using innovation to update our approach and transition from traditional to modern risk-based internal auditing
  2. Assessing our readiness level and the skills needed to effectively apply innovation in our work
  3. Being creative to improve our risk assessments, planning, fieldwork and reporting activities
  4. Promoting innovation: How to demonstrate, measure, encourage and reward innovation in our departments
  5. Essential elements and trigger points to influence the corporate culture
  6. Using innovation to promote critical thinking
  7. Tools and techniques to go from talking about innovation to actually being innovative



  • May 26: Super Early Bird Pricing Deadline
  • July 28: Early Bird Pricing Deadline
  • September 8: Starndard Pricing Deadline
  • September 10-12: Main Conference Program 
  • September 12: Post-Conference Half-Day Workshops 
  • September 13: Post-Conference Workshops and Summit