The Navigators Conference

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The Navigators Conference

May 28, 2020, 10:30 am-6:15 pm Eastern (7:30-3:15 pm Pacific)

Charting The Course To A New Normal in Governance, Auditing and Risk Management

Major Subjects:

Uncharted Waters

  • Thinking competencies during change and challenge
  • The practical and psychological impacts of furloughs and remote work
  • Reassessing the effectiveness of traditional tools and controls
  • Rethinking traditional metrics of success
  • Evolving risk environment

Captaining the Ship

  • Moving from a reactive to a proactive governance model
  • Achieving a successful, decentralized decision- making culture
  • Insider threat awareness
  • Decision-making under pressure and uncertainty
  • The practical and psychological effects of social distancing
  • Developing leadership competencies:
  • Leading through change
    • Creating a curiosity culture versus an avoidance culture
    • Developing an effective communication culture for challenging times

On the Horizon

  • Economic outlook by industry – Who will be impacted? What dominos will fall next?
  • The new psychology of professional skepticism
  • The changing threat landscape and the new psychology of fraud
  • Thinking beyond the current crisis
  • Spotting opportunities
  • Change Management- building a change-ready organization

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of a proactive governance model
  • Identify the steps to create a decentralized decision-making model
  • Define the characteristics of insider threats
  • Analyze the practical and psychological effects of social distancing
  • Analyze the competencies of leading through change and identify the steps they will take to achieve these characteristics
  • Assess the economic outlook and project impacts to their business
  • Apply the threat landscape and new psychology of fraud to their business
  • Project opportunities in and after the current crisis
  • Identify and define the steps to build change-ready organizations

Designed For:

Auditors, CPAs, C-Suite Executives, Government Accountants, Internal Control/SOX personnel, Accountants in Industry, Educators, IT Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Compliance Learning and Development Practitioners, Change Management Practitioners, Management Accountants, Financial Managers.

Level: Basic

Prerequisite: None

Advanced Preparation: None

NASBA CPE Hours Available: 8

Field of Study: Auditing

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