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Program Details

The MIS Audit Leadership Institute
August 18-22, 2014
Hilton Boston Back Bay, Boston, MA
Earn 40 CPEs

15 Reasons to Attend

  1. Join your colleagues for five intensive days that mix traditional lectures with panel discussions, peer brainstorming, case studies, and team exercises
  2. Learn proven strategies for attracting and motivating top-notch staff
  3. Get tips on validating processes for risk and compliance
  4. Cover enterprise-wide risks and how to get a handle on them
  5. Discover how you can help develop future leaders in your organization
  6. Review the six characteristics of effective leaders
  7. Gain strategies for adjusting your leadership style when dealing with the audit committee, executive committee members, and your audit team
  8. Learn how to assess your audit situation to identify decision makers, stakeholders, and other influencers
  9. Examine three methods for managing existing conflict
  10. Assess your leadership style and its benefits and liabilities
  11. Find out how to build a fraud response into your strategic audit plan
  12. Transform your audit process to work smarter, not harder
  13. Get proven pointers for making audit processes more efficient and effective
  14. Benefit from the hands-on expertise of a faculty of respected industry leaders
  15. Discover how you can integrate anti-fraud programs into your departmental strategies

Special Features of the MIS Audit Leadership Institute

  • Limited Attendance allows you to actively participate and interact with other audit leaders and our expert faculty
  • All Institute Topics are geared to boosting your effectiveness as an audit leader
  • Unparalleled Networking in sessions, informal discussion groups, receptions, and after-hour activities means that you will have ample opportunity to expand your personal contacts and connect with your colleagues
  • Participants Are Eligible to Earn 40 CPE Credits towards professional accreditation requirements
  • A Mix of Learning Approaches that includes traditional sessions, case studies, team exercises, panel discussions, and peer brainstorming

Audit Leadership Institute Faculty

Joel F. Kramer, CPA
Joel Kramer is Managing Director of the Internal Audit Division of MIS Training Institute. Mr. Kramer joined MIS in 1982, and introduced its highly acclaimed Internal Audit curriculum. Prior to joining MIS, Mr. Kramer was Director of Internal Audit for Instrumentation Laboratory, Inc. He also worked for both The Gillette Company and Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Kramer was inducted into the Institute of Internal Auditors' American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners in 2013. He is a recognized speaker at international, national, and regional audit conferences. Mr. Kramer has written several articles on productivity and project management for The Internal Auditor and Protiviti's KnowledgeLeader. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Greater Boston Chapter of the IIA, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Louisiana State University Center for Internal Auditing.

Ann M. Butera, CRP
Ann Butera is the Founder and President of The Whole Person Project, Inc., an organizational development consulting firm that specializes in assisting companies to introduce, handle, and manage change. As a lecturer and trainer, she provides proven strategies that get results in the areas of corporate governance, auditing and internal controls, business risk assessment, leadership and managerial skill development, and project management. Ms. Butera serves as audit committee chair for a 5.2B financial services firm. Ms. Butera has authored numerous business articles in such trade journals as Bank Accounting & Auditing Magazine and the ABA Consumer Banking Digest, and has been quoted in the New York Times and Working Woman magazine, among other publications. She is a columnist for the Indiana Bankers Association's Hoosier Banker magazine and for Protiviti's KnowledgeLeader. Ms. Butera was an instructor at the BAI Bank School, the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin at Madison. Ms. Butera is a member of the IIA, NACD, the American Society for Training and Development, and the World Future Society