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Auditing Organisations Culture Course

By: Newways Consulting

Lagos State, Nigeria

21 - 24 Feb, 2023  4 days

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NGN 195,000

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Venue: Lagos

Other Dates

Venue Date Fee  
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria 04 - 07 Apr, 2023 NGN195000
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria 01 - 04 Aug, 2023 NGN195000
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria 12 - 15 Dec, 2023 NGN195000

The aim of this course is to study and examine  an organization's cultural characteristics (such as its assumptions, norms, philosophy, and values) to determine whether they hinder or support its vision and mission.

A strong company culture has always been important for sustained organizational success - with benefits including a clear company identity, improved talent attraction and retention, and a better brand and employment image.

New developments, however, make a strong culture a near necessity.

What’s new?

  • Recognizing the benefits of strong cultures, more organizations are focused on creating one. Workplace expert Larry  Alton noted, “If you don’t at least keep pace with a strong culture and find a way to differentiate yourself, you’re going to fall behind.”
  • In deciding where to work, millennial value a strong company culture more than anything else.
  • The hyper-competitive modern startup economy “forces entrepreneurs to find a sticking point for workers who may otherwise bounce after a short-term assignment.”

We’ll list two more developments:

  • There’s never been more visibility into organizational culture than now. For example, candidates can see social media posts about what it’s like to work at an organization. Or, if they know someone who works at the organization, learning about the culture is just a quick text or instant message away.
  • The candidate-friendly labor market makes talent attraction and retention more important than usual.

This course will examine what we mean by culture, sub-culture and how this differs from behaviour. It will equip audit teams with an ability to critically evaluate those who want to argue that culture can be “bottled and managed” through surveys and discussion groups, highlighting how easy it could be for audit to get “drawn in” to cultural blind-spots, which might limit its ability to be truly independent and objective in this important but complex area.

The course will discuss good practice approaches to tackling culture through enhancing root cause analysis and watching behaviours during assignments, and will also highlight pitfalls including underestimating the criteria for any audit of culture and the political dimensions of any work in culture.  

Who Should Attend?

Heads of internal audit and audit managers.

What will I learn?

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Understand key guidance concerning internal audit's role in looking at culture 
  • Understand the psychological and systemic drivers that create culture, sub-cultures and individual behaviors
  • Understand the many different ways to approach an analysis of culture (including measuring management attitudes to audit) and the benefits and pitfalls of each
  • Start to deepen your understanding of your organization’s culture and your audit team culture and how this can and will affect your approach to auditing culture in your own organization.

Course Outline

  • Definitions
  • Definitions and models of culture - no one correct version - no matter what anyone tells you
  • Where does culture come from?
  • Psychological factors - individual, national, group dynamics and dealing with authority/politics
  • Differences between the espoused and real culture – understanding defensive routines.
  • Why is culture hard to measure?
  • What can and cannot be inferred from staff surveys
  • The link between risk appetite and risk culture and the problem of finding suitable criteria when looking into cultural issues.
  • Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors ( IIA) and other guidance concerning culture
  • Overview of Chartered IIA, Financial Conduct Authority ( FCA) etc. guidance.
  • Practical approaches and good practices
  • Paying attention to audit behaviors and management attitude towards audits
  • Root cause analysis and culture
  • Practical first steps.
  • Looking ahead
  • Recognizing the limits of internal audit in this area – the risk of taking on a management role and of false assurance
  • Being able to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of using consultants to help you work on this area.
Lagos Feb 21 - 24 Feb, 2023
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria 04 - 07 Apr, 2023
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria 01 - 04 Aug, 2023
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria 12 - 15 Dec, 2023
NGN 195,000.00(The program fees covers tuition, Course Materials, Tea/Coffee Break, Lunch, Bag, Certificate of participation and administration)
USD 600.00(The program fees covers tuition, Course Materials, Tea/Coffee and Break, Lunch, Bag, Certificate of participation and administration)
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Dr Chris Egbu +2348023194131

Organizations sponsoring two staff will get 10% discount, Three - Five will get 15% discount, Six - Ten will get 20% discount and Payment before two weeks to event date attracts 5% discount. You can also consider the option of having this training in-house or online at 40% discount and 5 free e-books
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