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SOPAC 2018 Workshop Only

Post Conference Workshops
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 – 2.30pm – 5.30pm

A choice of three post conference workshops are available as separately bookable sessions. Discounts apply for SOPAC® attendees and group bookings. Workshop registrations are also open to those not attending SOPAC® . 3CPE hours will be awarded for attendance at a workshop. Pricing details are outlined below.


Workshop registration fee (price per person in AUD)

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Groups - 3 or more people from the same organisation booking at the same time. Applicable Member/Non-member rate applies witthin the group group


WS1 Report writing essentials

This workshop gives you hands-on experience in developing effective audit reports with a minimum of fuss.

Learning outcomes
    • Develop skills in the four stages of the writing process - analysis, organisation, writing and revision
    • Analyse the uses and readers of the audit report and other types of engagement reports 
    • Organise the information in the audit report and other reporting documents 
    • Write reports that are accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, complete, and timely
    • Develop a Plan of Action for future learning.

Key areas to be covered
     • Objectives, readers and structure
     • Making observations
     • Developing a paragraph
     • Getting the right tone
     • Being clear and concise

Presenter: Shannon Buckley PMIIA CIA, Senior Audit Partner, Deaken University


WS2 Towards the Trusted Advisor - Changing the internal audit skill set

The Towards Trusted Advisor workshop will deliver hands-on insights into the key capabilities Internal Auditors need to move toward Trusted Advisor status in their organisations. This includes the importance of emotional intelligence, polarity management and the impact of cognitive bias. 

Learning outcomes
     • Improve your understanding of why soft-skill capabilities are the foundation to Internal Audit success
     • Clarify which soft skills are essential to delivering greater Internal Audit value
     • Increase awareness of the impact of your personal leadership and communication style
     • Develop effective strategies to manage difficult conversations and negotiate effective outcomes
     • Increase your capability to build trust with customers and teammates
     • Design effective relationship building strategies to better influence customers and teammates
     • Deepen your awareness of your own values and how to ‘lead through values’.

Key areas to be covered 
     • Self-Awareness & Authenticity
     • Communication & Relationships
     • Building & Maintaining Trust
     • Power & Influence
     • Negotiation & Constructive Conflict
     • Values-Based Leadership.

Presenter: David Mallard, Principal, David Mallard Consulting


WS3 Using risk management and control frameworks as part of your audit process

This Worksop will explore several risk management and control frameworks that can be used as a basis for assessing the way your organisation manages its risk and audit function.

Learning outcomes
     • Understand the relationship between governance, risk management, control and assurance frameworks
     • Understand the role of the internal auditor in reviewing risk management
     • Have a model for the review of risk management in your organisation
     • Understand the role of control frameworks in the audit process
     • Have a number of options for reporting the outcomes.

Key areas to be covered
     • Governance, Risk Management, Control and Assurance – how the frameworks interrelate
     • The importance of language – the differing approaches and the words they use
     • The major frameworks – ISO and COSO – are they compatible?
     • A model for review – what evidence do we need?
     • Reporting the result

Michael Parkinson CIA CRMA, Principal, Michael Parkinson Consulting


For registrations processed online requiring invoice, please send your invoice request to conferences@iia.org.au




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Venue and date:

Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Melbourne


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Room 203

Level 2

1 Convention Centre Place



Status: Available


Workshop only - Member: $465.00

Workshop only - Non-member: $595.00

Duration and CPE: 3.00 hours

For more information please contact Kristina Calisin

+61 2 9267 9155