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Effective Auditor - Online Classroom

Internal Audit is largely a relationship and communication business requiring high levels of emotional and social Intelligence to be successful (IIA Research Foundation).  Given the paradox that soft skills are the hardest skills to learn and apply, our industry expert David Mallard (former long term Chief Audit Executive) facilitates an exploration of critical communication, influencing and relationship capabilities so important for Internal Audit effectiveness.

The aim of this program is for participants to extend their capability, increase their influence and maximise their potential by learning the critical non-technical strategies foundational for success.

Topics Covered

  • Internal Audit Capability
  • Communication, influence, and relationships
  • Self-awareness and authenticity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Adapting to change

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this course, you will understand the critical behavioural, communication and influencing strategies necessary to increase individual and team success as an auditor.


Presenter: David Mallard, David Mallard Consulting

David is a graduate of the AICD, a Fellow of CPA Australia and a CISA. He has a B. Bus in Accounting and M. Bus in Technology and is certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Rebirthing/Breathwork. David also holds a Cert. IV in Training & Assessment and is accredited in the Disc behavioural profile.

For many years David was the Chief Audit Executive of Australia Post where he managed the Board’s Audit, Risk & Compliance program and transformed the Internal Audit service into a strategically relevant value adding team of trusted advisers and leaders for the business. He was also a member of the company Ethics and Risk Management Committees.

David brings an exceptional suite of strategic capability to his consulting and people development engagements, with deep insight into personal mastery gained both as a senior executive leader and as a personal development facilitator, coach and mentor.


Online Classroom:   This full one day training program will be delivered in two 3 hour lessons (09:30am - 12:30pm AEST) on 13, 14 September using Zoom.

Registrations will be strictly limited to 12 participants to allow maximum interaction in the online environment.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2022 to Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Online Classroom


Overseas Member (ex GST)
Overseas Non-Member (ex GST)

Duration and CPE
2 x 3 Hours, 6.00 hours
For more information please contact Kalpana Dhasan
+61 02 9267 9155