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Are You an Effective Leader for Your Multi-Generational Team?

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 @ 12:23 PM

We’re all aware of the differences in generations and their mentality in the workforce, but what are you doing to close the gap? As a leader, you may experience frustration toward younger direct reports due to a misaligned style of communication. How do you get the most out of your team while satisfying everyone’s needs? Ann Butera, popular KnowledgeLeader writer and President of The Whole Person Project, Inc., just released her latest article about how to take advantage of today’s five-generation workforce by bringing out the best in each.

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Tags: training & development, performance management, Ann Butera, internal audit, webinars, business continuity management, change management, knowledge management

Audit Planning: Four Key Questions to Ask to Build Business Knowledge - Updated!

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Note: This blog post has been updated with a link to a Q&A PDF with 17 additional audience questions from the webinar and Ann's responses. Download the pdf at the link at the bottom of the post.

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Tags: Ann Butera, internal audit, audit planning, webinars

Don’t Miss Any of Our Upcoming CPE Webinars­!

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 06:56 AM

KnowledgeLeader was excited to have our first webinar with Audit Analytics last week! David Falcucci presented on their latest report: SOX 404 Disclosures—A Twelve Year Review. We had a lot of interest in this topic and a vast number of questions during the webinar to prove it.

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Tags: COSO, SOX, webinars, external audit, David Falcucci, Audit Analytics

KnowledgeLeader Power User Series: Troubleshooting Webinar Issues

Posted by Dave Goff on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 07:32 AM

If you’re a subscriber to the KnowledgeLeader newsletter, you know that we often announce upcoming webinars hosted by Protiviti. Topics can include a variety of topics of concern to audit and risk management professionals, and some recent examples include “Digitization: What Does This Mean to Internal Audit,” “PCI DSS 3.2 Webinar – What You Need to Know” and “Impacts and Challenges of CECL and IFRS9.” All of these can be found on Protiviti’s Webinars page.

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Tags: webinars, KnowledgeLeader help, KnowledgeLeader Power User Series

Don’t Miss All of KnowledgeLeader’s Upcoming CPE Webinars­

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 @ 07:12 AM


If you’re one of the many people who need CPE, listen up. Protiviti and KnowledgeLeader have upcoming CPE webinars and they all have great content and are completely free.

First up, we have a couple webinars on recent benchmarking studies performed by Protiviti:

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Tags: webinars

KnowledgeLeader's Next CPE Webinar: How to Maximize your Strategic Thinking for the Audit World

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 07:07 AM

How to Maximize your Strategic Thinking for the Audit World

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Tags: Ann Butera, CPE, webinars

Audit Committee Reporting: Leading Practice Examples and Insights

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

Chief audit executives and audit teams may be comfortable with the fact that their approach to audit committee reporting has followed the same unwavering path for the past decade. But are they shortchanging themselves by not communicating results as clearly and engagingly as possible?

Three Protiviti executives – David Brand, managing director, Chicago; Jason Maslan, director, Chicago internal audit practice; and Ari Sagett, director, Chicago internal audit practice – addressed the all-too-frequent issue of stale audit committee reporting by offering some eye-opening leading practice examples in a recent webcast.

“I think it’s always good for companies to push themselves and try to do different things that might be of interest to the board – all within the charter of the audit committee and the internal audit charter,” Brand said during the webcast.

Because companies differ, examples cited in this article won’t necessarily fit every organization, though they represent a treasure trove of good ideas that internal audit departments might tailor to their own situations.


A dashboard report on current activities needs to tell the committee what internal audit (IA) is doing and why, changes to the annual plan (if any), current status of the audit plan, and critical findings or emerging trends.

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Tags: Protiviti, internal audit, risk assessment, audit committee & board, quality assessment review, audit reporting, chief audit executives, dashboards, webinars

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