Successful Strategies for Audit Managers

Course Properties

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

Introduction:

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