Assessing Corporate Culture and Ethics Seminar


Topic: Assessing Corporate Culture and Ethics

Location: First Citizens Bank, 4300 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC, 27609

Date: 04/18/2019

Time(s): Registration begins at 7:30 AM; presentation begins at 8:00 AM.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

CPE: 8 hours, including 2 hours of Ethics CPE (Ethical Erosion session)

Early-bird pricing until February 14, 2019:
$150; $125 per registration for groups of 3 or more.

Pricing after February 14, 2019:
$175; $150 per registration for groups of 3 or more.

The group discount is applied automatically when the third member of your party is registered for the event.

Presenter: Gina Eubanks, CIA, CISA, CRMA, CCSA

Course Overview:

Culture eats Strategy for breakfast – Peter Drucker. We’ve all heard this and similar phrases. We’ve seen this in action in recent years with corporate scandals. Culture is a key component of Governance, and bad culture may cause organizations to fail, but how do you really know if you have a good culture, the right culture, the wrong culture, or a bad culture. The answer is a culture assessment, not just through an elaborate corporate survey, but through thoughtful assessment of what makes the culture. This interactive session explores the do's and don'ts of assessing corporate culture and tackles the hard topics, including where to start, who to include, how to evaluate culture, and what to report.

Who should attend:

CEOs, Presidents, Executive Officers
CFOs & Controllers
Risk managers
Internal auditors
Business process owners

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain organizational culture
  • Recognize the elements of culture
  • List the IIA's Code of Ethics principles
  • Identify indicators of Ethical Erosion
  • Help improve the ethical climate of your organization
  • Conduct an assessment of culture

Course Outline:

1. Introductions and Learning Objectives

2. Understanding corporate culture

  • Defining culture
  • Culture & strategy
  • Subcultures
  • Benefits and challenges of assessing culture

3. The Risk of Culture

  • Risk Assessment Review

4. Ethical Erosion

  • Ask 300 people to raise their hands if they are Ethical, and 300 people will raise their hands. We are generally ethical individuals, but somehow, somewhere our ethical barometer is challenged. Some stand strong and ethical and yet others adjust their ethical barometer. How does Ethical Erosion occur? Is it "the way business is done'? Is it "how others play the game"?
  • This session reviews the timeline of questionable ethics practices (pre-Enron to present day), what went wrong, and how to identify and correct ethical erosion. Participants will evaluate the auditor's responsibility with respect to control environment, fraud, and maintaining our ethics based on the IIA's Code of Ethics. This session satisfies the IIA's annual requirement for Ethics CPE.

5. Performing the Culture Assessment

  • Assessing components
  • Using COSO to assess culture
  • Assessing risk management
  • Assessing integrity & ethics
  • Evaluating leadership

6. Wrap-Up and Review

Refund, complaint, and cancellation policy: Please view our refund, complaint, and cancellation policies on the IIA Raleigh-Durham Chapter's website.

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