Virtual Training Series: Moments of Truth in Internal Audit

– 4 parts Strategic Skills for Internal Auditors – Dr. Rainer Lenz, ARC Institute

Moments of Truth in an Auditor’s Life [100 min. 2 CPE]
The outstanding moments of truth in the life of an auditor are what we remember: in a positive sense the peaks, in a negative sense the lows and the transitions. An invitation to self-reflection. You will gain insights into the power of moments of truth. You will better understand – and learn from – your moments of truth in internal auditing. We will benefit from discussing the concept of psychological safety. We will talk about politics in the organisation, including foxes and owls.

Three Types of Internal Auditors [100 min. 2 CPE]
In this virtual course part, we will distinguish three types of auditors: from behind-the-scenes players to key players in the governance arena. We will discuss and explore these concepts and what they have to do with you. How do you see yourself? How do the management and the board perceive you? How do you know? What can you change to do about it?

SUCCESs – Make Internal Audit Stick [100 min. 2 CPE]
Along the acronym SUCCESs you will get plenty of suggestions how better / best positioning the Internal Audit Function in your organization: Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Story, and, the small “s”, “swimming in the organization”, a term I learnt from a CEO when examining the effectiveness of Internal Auditing in an empirical study

Self-Images of Internal Auditors: From Police to Agent of Change [100 min. 2 CPE]
Self-awareness is an opportunity. There are blind spots that others are aware of but you are not aware of yourself. There are different ways to position internal audit in an organisation. These can include the predominant role as police, as servant, as advisor, as doctor or as change agent. The role of internal auditor is usually multi-layered and complex and may change over time. We will discuss the characteristics of such roles, the advantages and disadvantages, taking into account your organisational context. Some roles may be more conducive to the effectiveness of internal audit and your importance in the organisation, others may be more damaging.

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Dr. Rainer Lenz

Dr. Rainer Lenz CIA, QIAL, CIIA
Audit Excecutive Mentor | Adjunct Member of Audit Research Center | ARC Institute

Among the TOP 10 Internal Audit Thought Leaders of the Decade and of 2020 (nominated by the past President and CEO of the global IIA Inc., Richard Chambers). Seasoned audit and finance professional with over 25 years of international experience in global organizations. Since 2007, working as Chief Audit Executive in industrial environments, always leading small teams of two professionals, first at Actavis (now Teva Pharmaceuticals) in the pharmaceutical industry, then at Villeroy & Boch in the lifestyle industry, and since 2018 at SAF-HOLLAND in the commercial vehicle industry. PhD about the effectiveness of Internal Auditing from the Louvain School of Management in Belgium. Earned several awards for his thought leadership, including the Larry Sawyer Research Foundation Project of the Year Award (2012), the national Award from the German chapter of the IIA (DIIR Förderpreis, 2013), and Audit Innovation Awards from the Audit Research Institute in Germany (2013 and 2017).

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Execution dates

+ Tue. 23. Nov. 2021: 14:00 – 15:45 CET
+ Tue. 30. Nov. 2021: 14:00 – 15:45 CET
+ Thu. 02. Dec. 2021: 14:00 – 15:45 CET
+ Thu. 09. Dec. 2021: 14:00 – 15:45 CET
[8 CPE ~ IIA Standards]

Conditions and Price

The participation (all four parts) costs a total of 190,- Euro plus VAT according to preferential conditions. For countries participating in the EU reverse charge procedure, we do not charge VAT. After receipt of your registration you will receive a confirmation of registration and a separate email invoice and login. Please pay the registration fee immediately after receiving the invoice. The price includes the participation in the lectures of the booked event and seminar documents.

You can cancel up to one week before the event free of charge. Thereafter or if the participant fails to attend, we will charge the entire participation fee. Of course it is possible to change the registered participant.

Didactics | Methodology

Virtual Training Series ZOOM: Interactive lecture, discussion, practical example, case studies, reflection