Successful Strategies for Audit Managers

Course Properties

Course date: 19-11-2017
Course End Date: 23-11-2017
Location Cairo


Today's internal audit managers need to work closely with business leaders, their head of audit, peers and their audit teams. Stakeholder management and influencing skills are becoming as important as managing a team.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Recognize your own strengths and development needs in relation to managing senior leaders, peers and members of staff
  • Be more confident dealing with senior leaders
  • Understand the challenges of influencing peers and techniques to use to effect change
  • Explain how internal audit adds value to key stakeholders.

Tangible outcomes will include:

  • Having a clearer sense of what stakeholders really value
  • A clear plan of the relationships that need to be improved and in what way
  • Tools and techniques to improve staff management, whilst maintaining morale and empowerment
  • Being aware of your style and impact and the areas you need to improve
  • Knowing when to use action learning techniques ahead of key 'must win' encounters.

Designed For:

Senior audit managers who deal with business leaders and/or manage members of the audit team

Course Contents:

  • Key influencing models
  • Understanding what stakeholders value using the Kano model
  • Understanding the common pitfall areas for auditors when influencing
  • Gaining insights around your own leadership and influencing style
  • Understanding key biases and psychological pitfalls in one to one interactions
  • Understanding the way group dynamics operate
  • Applying insights and learning to leading the audit team, influencing peers and influencing upwards
  • Using this knowledge to develop your career and add value to the business