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Virutel Classroom: Influencing and well-being for internal auditors

This one-day virtual classroom course will give an updated look at how to maintain wellbeing and manage yourself and others in these challenging times.

What will I learn?

  • understanding what happens to yourself and other people in challenging times
  • fundamentals of well-being and how to find it when you are so busy
  • see how other pressures/priorities and budget constraints can affect your ability to get things done and finding ways to get your concerns “on the radar screen”
  • practical strategies to diffuse conflicts before they become damaging to you or your internal audit team.

Who should attend?

Experienced auditors, audit managers and heads of internal audit.

 Course programme

  • understanding why COVID-19 is making things so challenging for organisations and individuals and how this changes morale, culture and behaviour
  • understanding influencing without authority essentials
  • understanding psychological fundamentals, self-justification, confirmation bias, group dynamics, managing upwards with authority
  • seeing how perspective matters
  • understanding well-being essentials – checking your stress levels
  • understanding your own influencing preferences and how these will/won’t help in the current environment – thinking about changes you could make
  • avoid solutions by formula, how to “read” realities and adapt your proposed solutions using the LIM approach
  • be able to see organisational realities and office politics in a constructive light
  • have a clear action plan for your return back at work


Wou will receive 7 CPE points for attending this course.

This online session takes place via Zoom. A link will be forwarded to participants in advance.


James C. Paterson is former head of audit for AstraZeneca PLC and has been consulting and training for the past 10 years for the IIA in Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the UK.