Assurance over GRC, Projects and Programmes: virtual sessions

Event dates: 08 Feb 2021, 09 Feb 2021


Practical approaches to new ways of internal auditing (up-dated)

An opportunity to work with James Paterson and other colleagues to share good practice in internal audit looking at progressive ways of working to demonstrate value add, insight and agility and to be able to work on key issues. Newly up-dated to be a webinar. Delivered in sections to allow participants to keep working each day, but also gain valuable skills and CPE points.


Assurance over GRC, projects and programmes

• There are a large number of change initiatives going on in many organisations, some system and process related and some concerning COVID

• IA needs to find an effective role in the middle of all of this – providing a helping hand, offering advice and offering assurance, but in a very focussed way

• What does it really mean to provide “insight” and “foresight”?

• Balancing audit and advice and methodologies for giving advice

• Assurance co-ordination – and how much can we rely on the work of others?

• Assurance over projects and programmes – latest good practices incorporating lean/agile techniques and flash reporting



08/02: 13.00-14.45 and 15.00-16.30

09/02: 09.00-10.30 and 10.45-12.15


Comments about James Paterson from other courses

o Very informative – many thanks

o James have lots of really interesting and useful examples

o Really good overview and great tools, ideas and examples to take away. I really enjoyed it and want to learn more

o James was fantastic. I would certainly recommend courses by him to other colleagues.

o James has a very engaging delivery method.

o James has a very good delivery style and keeps you engaged on the topic being presented. He is also very good at relating to individuals and getting points of understanding.

o Good pace and discussion

o The delivery was really excellent

Assurance over GRC, Projects and Programmes: virtual sessions

2 virtual sessions on "GRC projects and programmes". Starting on 8 February until 9 February 2021.

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About the facilitator

James Paterson

Director: RiskAI

Former CAE / Head of Internal Audit, offering in-house and open training, workshops and consulting since 2010. Author of the book Lean Auditing, looking at lean/agile ways of working in internal audit. Delivery of internal auditing courses for the the IIA Belgium, IIA Bulgaria, IIA Finland, IIA Estonia, IIA France, IIA Latvia, IIA Lithuania, IIA Luxembourg, IIA Norway, IIA Sweden, IIA Switzerland, IIA Spain, IIA UK. Audit Leadership course for MIS training. Key areas of expertise: RISK ASSURANCE - Assurance Mapping & co-ordination, Auditing Culture; LEAN & AGILE INTERNAL AUDIT - Driving value add, insight and productivity in internal audit; AUDIT TEAM EFFECTIVENESS & DEVELOPMENT - Root cause analysis for internal audit / Preparing for an External Quality Review (EQA) / Internal Auditing in Pharmaceuticals and Biotech companies, high performing teams for internal audit.