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One Day Seminar: Critical Thinking in Internal Audit

Course Code: CT433 CPE Hours: 8
Course Start Date: March 15, 2019 Course End Date: March 15, 2019
Time: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM Registration Deadline : March 08, 2019
Level of course: Level 2 Trainer: Jeremy Peh
Competency areas: Critical Thinking [CT] Course venue: M Hotel Singapore/Oasia Hotel Novena
Course fee (IIA/ ISACA member): $428.00 (Inclusive of GST) Course fee (non-member): $652.70 (Inclusive of GST)
Other Memberships valid for discount: 10% off non-member rate for ISCA and ACCA member
Lunch Provided: Yes Tea Break: Yes
Course Overview:

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In the recent Global Internal Audit Common Knowledge (CBOK) Study, Chief Audit Executives survey respondents have expressed that Critical Thinking is one of the top skills that they are recruiting or building their internal audit department. So, what is critical thinking? A purposeful reasoning approach that drives one to ask questions, gather information & verify assumptions to reach thoughtful, fair & reflective conclusions. With the pervasive uncertainty in the business world, making the right decision is a challenge. The end goal of critical thinking is to facilitate sound decision-making and execution.

This course is customised for internal auditors with case studies drawn from various scenarios during pre-audit, audit and post-audit. There will be active learning and highly interactive approach to enhance participants’ learning experience.

Internal Auditors with minimum three years of IA experience.

Course description :

Critical thinking can holistically contribute to building a more effective and productive internal audit function. The objectives of the workshop are to equip Internal Auditors with critical thinking concepts, methodologies, and techniques. Pivotal to the case-based pedagogy, is the application of critical thinking in the context of the internal audit process (namely, planning, execution and reporting).

What is Critical Thinking?
• The Way We Think
• The Definition of Critical Thinking
• Key Objectives of Critical Thinking
• What can Critical Thinking Look Like?

Why Think Critically?
• Things the Brain Often Does with Information
• What happens without Critical Thinking?

How to Think Critically?
• The Elements of Critical Thinking (Objectives & Techniques):
- Define the Purpose
- Ask Questions
- Gather Information
- Verify Assumptions
- Draw & Verify Conclusions

What are the Challenges to Critical Thinking?
• Mental Blocks & Biases
• Social Blocks
• Perception Blocks
• Emotional Blocks
• Intellectual Blocks

What are the Attributes of a Critical Thinker?
• Curiosity
• Logic
• Perspective-Seeker
• More Attributes

How to Apply Critical Thinking to Internal Audit?
• Case Study Exercise 1 (Internal Audit-Related)
• Case Study Exercise 2 (Internal Audit-Related)
• Reflection & Review: Applying Critical Thinking in Your Context

Case studies and exercises will be covered throughout the course

There will be an assessment component towards the end of Day 1 to assess participants’ understanding of the concepts through a sit-down test.
For participants who do not achieve an overall pass will be able to request for a re-assessment within 14 working days from the last day of the course. Re-assessment will only be allowed once.

Mr. Jeremy Peh specialises in Solution Thinking, Negotiation and Project Management. He is the principal consultant with Semion Consulting Group. Over the last seven years as consultant-trainer, Jeremy has personally delivered more than fifty successful consulting projects and conducted numerous learning programs to the delight of his customers from various industries in the region. He has assisted them to resolve various challenging business issues through the use of solution thinking model, and upgraded the thinking skills of their managers and executives.

Jeremy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the Kyushu University (Japan) and an MBA from the University of Leeds (UK). Jeremy is a certified behavioral consultant by the Institute for Motivational Living, Inc.

You can utilise the training credits which will expire on 31 May 2019 for this training/seminar,etc. Please contact to verify the availability of your training credits.

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Group Discount
Register as a group of 4 or more participants for the same course and enjoy a 10% group discount!
Applicable for participants from the same company registered within the same day. Discount will be indicated and processed on a single invoice.

Terms and Conditions
1. Registered participants will be liable for the full fee even in the event of non-attendance.
2. A processing fee of $100 will be imposed for any cancellation. Cancellation must be submitted in writing 7 days prior to the event date and subject to IIAS’s approval. Substitutions will be permitted and conditions will apply.
3. All registrations must "Proceed to Payment" to complete registration. Full payment must be received prior the course commencement.
4. Contact Person will be notified VIA EMAIL upon successful registration of the course.
5. Complimentary parking will be provided on a first-come-first-served-basis.
6. IIAS reserves the right to revise the programme as necessary.
7. IIAS reserves the right to cancel or postpone the training should the minimum class size is not met.


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