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IIA Brazos Valley Chapter Meeting and Full Day Seminar - October 2017

IIA Brazos Valley Chapter

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Please join us for the IIA Brazos Valley Chapter Meeting and Full Day Seminar.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

A full day seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will be presented on the following:

Effective Audit Interviewing presented by Courtenay M. Thompson, Jr.

Interviews - Valuable audit tools or wasted effort? Success in today’s fast paced environment demands a combination of technical and behavioral skills. The auditor must interact with managers and clerks, clients and vendors, top performers and others. This interaction provides the opportunity to learn, understand, identify problems and sell ideas. Good interviewing offers auditors the opportunity to build an important foundation for success.  Participants will learn:

  • How to plan an effective interview
  • Behavior skills to encourage rapport and cooperation
  • How to effectively deal with challenging people and situations
  • Approaches, skills and specific techniques to derive the most from interviews  

Topics covered include:

  • Listening
  • What are effective interviews?
  • Maintaining emotional control
  • Reading and responding to people
  • Understanding non-verbal communication
  • Roles and goals of interviewers and interviewees
  • Developing and maintaining rapport
  • Common interview obstacles
  • Mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Problem identification in the interview process
  • Dealing with the challenging interviewee
  • Planning for effective interviews
  • Recording interview results
  • Effective techniques for eliciting information
  • Selling ideas during the interview

The course combines participative lecture with discussion exercises and role-plays, which provide participants the opportunity to practice techniques learned.

Courtenay Thompson is a recognized authority on training and development for internal auditors. Since entering the educational consulting field in 1981, he has written and presented courses for corporations, government and professional associations worldwide. His courses are known for providing practical approaches to real problems encountered by internal auditors.

Although best known for training auditors in effectively meeting the challenge of fraud, Courtenay is also committed to providing education aimed at personal growth and development. He applies proven soft skill techniques to the challenges faced by internal auditors, addressing topics that include:

  • Behavior and communication skills
  • Interviewing
  • Thinking and problem solving
  • Selling ideas
  • Dealing with difficult people and situations
  • Management of self and others

Mr. Thompson's experience prior to consulting includes public accounting, audit supervisor for consumer financial services for a large retailer, and director of auditing for a life insurance company.

Courtenay Thompson received his BBA and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc.

Eight hours of CPE credit can be earned for attending this full day seminar.  No prerequisites are required.

Lunch options include one of the following:

  • Marinated Grilled Bistro Steak, roasted mushrooms and caramelized onions in wine sauce
  • Grilled Chicken Filets, roasted tomatoes and wine sauce

Registration is $200 for members and non-members.  Please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in and networking.

Registration ends October 20, 2017.

Have questions about IIA Brazos Valley Chapter Meeting and Full Day Seminar - October 2017? Contact IIA Brazos Valley Chapter

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Phillips Event Center
1929 Country Club Drive
Bryan, TX 77802

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)


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