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Activate Your Awesomeness!

Offered twice a quarter on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Time in one CPE event


Internal auditors are awesome.

We do not hear this very often. We wish we did! 

It our OUR job to convince others of just how awesome we are! We are the last line of defense in an effective risk management program. Without Internal Auditors, small problems can grow to bigger problems. Management and Auditors do not like big problems!

Learn how to “Activate Your Awesomeness” in this in our brief, one-hour class. We will convey ways to hone our skills to significantly improve the effectiveness of our Audits and our relationships with Audit clients.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

- Describe the critical components to being awesome

- Discover how to find your awesome attributes and apply them to your Audits

- Implement some awesome strategies for Audit planning, fieldwork, reporting, communicating, and time management


This session is designed to arm Auditors with the tools necessary to create and enhance our Auditor personalities and client relationships.


This timely, one CPE-credit training event is designed for Auditors and others who wish to improve their tradecraft.

The retail cost of this one CPE seminar is $70.00 for each attendee.


Each attendee will receive one Auditing CPE Hour (YB).

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The cost of this internal audit training seminar is $70.00 per attendee.

Each attendee will receive one CPE Hour (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.


Tradecraft, within the internal and external auditing communities, refers to the techniques, methods and technologies used in modern financial and internal auditing and generally, as part of the activity of creating assurance.

Honing client interaction skills can significantly improve the effectiveness of audit engagements.

This includes general topics or techniques (interviewing, for example), or the specific techniques of an organization (the particular form of performance improvement (Lean Six Sigma), for example).



CPE Event Highlights

This event overviews a number of key skills to help auditors gain access to all relevant clients and elicit the kind of information that will result in better audits.

  • Auditors have to practice the trade by using the following skills:

  • Get to know the client,

  • Understand the business,

  • Show respect,

  • Ask open-ended questions,

  • Express interest,

  • Remain impartial,

  • Qualify the audit findings,

  • Do not be an "Alarmist".


Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Understand "Walking in the client's shoes".

  • Understand how to use open ended questions.

  • Learn how approach each unique client.

  • Understand how to create "wins" for the client.