Ráðstefna hjá systurfélagi FIE í Noregi 15 október 2014

A VALUE-ADDED AUDIT:
ASSESSING ORGANIZATIONAL AND INDIVIDUAL ETHICS

The continuing influence and impact which personal and professional ethics exerts upon individuals, organizations and society, and the factors which influence organizational ethics, has been thrust into the headlines of global newspapers. The ethical issues faced daily by organizations and their employees are neither always straightforward nor easy to resolve. Results of unethical behaviour by accounting/audit professionals, and the impact of ethics upon organizations, is a topic of growing concern in corporate board rooms around the world.

This course will examine the timely and important topic of ethics and its relevance and importance to overall corporate wellbeing. In particular, what factors influence the likelihood that an individual will act ethically or less than ethical, and what this means to management, the organization, and internal controls in general.

The course is intended for anyone charged with designing or implementing processes aimed at creating organizational change and who needs to understand the impact that ethical business practices have on organizational behaviour, culture, and business practices, individuals responsible for assessing their organization's values, ethic programs, training, policies and procedures or have an impact on their organization's expectations or standards for ethical employee behaviour.

Objectives:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

• Apply systems theory and understand the interrelated nature of organizational functions and components as they relate to establishing an ethically compliant organization.

• Identify the role of organizational values in driving strategic goals and objectives.

• Discover the role that personal values play in driving individual employee choices and decisions.

• Develop an ethics assessment tool designed to evaluate an organization's compliance to stated ethics policies.

• Pinpoint the underlying causes of patterns of unethical and/or undesired employee behavior.

• Reduce the incidence of employee conflict between the intended change and their personal ethical standards and expectations.

• Increase employee commitment to organizational goals and objectives.

Who should attend?

Internal auditors, head of internal audit, internal audit managers, external audit professionals, human resource professionals charged with developing and implementing corporate ethic programs, info security, General Counsels, Controllers, Chief Privacy Officers and any individual who wishes to learn how to assess ethical practices (or shortcomings) within workplace environments.

Prerequisites:

None

CPE: 7 Continual Professional Education points for CIA, CRMA, CCSA, CGAP, CFSA and Dipl.IR.

Time: October 15th 2014, 09.00 – 17.00

Venue: Felix Konferansesenter, Bryggetorget 3, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

Price: Members of IIA and ISACA: NOK 3 500 / Non-members: NOK 3 800

Registration: www.iia.no or call (+47) 932 37 912.

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