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WA Internal Audit Conference 2018 WORKSHOPS

Post Conference Workshops

Friday, 14 September 2018

Workshops at the Public Sector Internal Audit Conference are available as separately bookable session. Discounts apply for group bookings. Pricing details are outlined below.



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WS1 - Assessing Cybersecurity Readiness

8:30 am - 12:30 pm


This half day workshop demystifies cybersecurity. It covers a basic cybersecurity understanding and guides participants through an approach to assessing cybersecurity risks and controls. The workshop will provide participants with a framework to develop a cybersecurity risk assessment framework to assist organisation to assess their cybersecurity arrangements.


Key topics to be covered:

• Business Significance of Cyber risk and key concepts
• Key IIA Standards & Related IIA Guidance
• IT Security Roles & Responsibilities across all lines of defence
• Assessing cybersecurity using a framework
• Cyber security governance, the key to cyber resilience
• Monitoring and reporting to the Board and Audit Committee
Learning outcomes:

• Describe the role of internal audit related to cyber threats
• Apply key concepts, IIA Standards & Guidance and resources to your organisation
• Assess inherent risk and cyber threats in your organisation
• Apply a framework to assessing cyber security threats and risks that you can take back to your workplace
• List key internal audit considerations for cybersecurity risk
• Report cyber assurance knowingly and coherently to the Board, Audit & Risk Committee and senior management


Presenter: Stephen Coates PFIIA CIA CGAP CRMA, Vice-Chair, IT Guidance Committee, IIA-Global & Director, Prosperity Advisers Group




WS2 The Challenges and Approaches to Auditing Organisational Culture

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The findings of the Royal Commission into Banking have the brought the concept of organisational culture, and the importance of a 'good' culture in organisations to the forefront.  But what is organisational culture? And how do you audit it?


Key topics to be covered:

• The difficulties in determining what culture is, and how it is measured
• Examine the different perspectives to assessing a performance-based culture
• Understand the complexity of the human being and the different behavioural styles
• Explore different methods of auditing culture and areas of assessment focus
• Determine the skills needed by internal auditors to assess and review culture  
• Measuring and reporting on culture – How to really understand where your organisation is at currently 
• Explore different ways of providing an opinion on risk culture and how this can be used to drive appropriate behaviours throughout the organisation


Learning outcomes:

• Understand culture from a neuroscience perspective
• Get insights to your own behavioural style
• Understand the practical aspects of cultural assessment
• Identify the role of risk appetite on culture
• Evaluate a range of models for auditing culture
• Formulate the best approach to assess risk culture in your organisation


Presenter: Adjunct Associate Professor Todd Hutchison, Director, Peopleistic


Adjunct Associate Professor Todd Hutchison is an international bestselling author, company director, certified speaking professional and global behavioural and project management expert, leading the international business Peopleistic. Todd also resides on the boards of Leadership WA, Accumax Global, the Business Education Institute, and is the Chairman of the International Institute of Legal Project Management.

He holds adjunct positions with CQUniversity, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University, and his involved in research in Middlesex and Leeds Trinity University.  He holds Fellowships with the Governance Institute of Australia, Leadership WA, Australian Institute of Management, and the Project Management Institute.  Todd was a former Director of Deloitte leading audit projects.

Todd is listed in the Who’s Who of Business in Australia, is recognised as a Global 101 Expert in project management, and is a world champion (grade 2) in music.


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Venue and date:

Date: Friday, 14 September 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Perth


Duxton Hotel

1 St George's Terrace

Perth, WA 6000


Status: Available

For more information please contact Kristina Calisin

+61 2 9267 9155