In the past 2 days, I’ve had 3 clients confirm date and 2 other commit to training. Again, the most popular seminars are Operational Audit, Performance Audit, and Interviewing. I love this business. I love Internal Auditing, and I especially love sharing my views on this wonderful career.
I just finished my smallest training course ever – 5 people. While an intimate session, I think it was effective. Among the attendees were 2 auditors of 3+ years, an administrative assistant (who in my opinion will make a great auditor one day), and a newer auditor with experience in Finance and Accounting. The training started with a self-awareness of communication preferences. After discovering I had 5 expressive types (including me) and 1 amiable type – I knew I was in for a treat. There was so much discussion that by the end of day 1 they had covered 80% of the printed material. On day 2, we started with mock interviews which reinforced day 1 material. Then we covered performing inherent risks assessments and completing a Risk and Control Matrix. To my delight, the admin declared that everything clicked and she was on her way to understanding audit better. Also to my delight, I was begged to come back next year (here I come Luxembourg…3 years in a row – but first I have to get home to see my adorable daughter). Bon voyage
How appropriate that my first blog comes to you from an airport in Germany. Yes, I’m on the road again. This time, I’m training a client in Luxembourg for 2 days. Typically, on a 6 day trip, I’m have my 6-month old daughter and my mother in tow. However, I was unable to bring the apple of my eye.
This week’s training is the fifth training for this client in the past year. This client is based in New York City, a privately held financial services firm (one of the only left in a world of publically traded financial giants). For our 2-day session, I will begin the first day discussing personality types and social styles, working with people, reading people, and interviewing people. On day two, we have some mock interviews with “executives” and a risk assessment session. The audience is small, which I love because the training is more personal with a lot of time for information sharing.