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Managing yourself and others in challenging times

Presented by James Paterson


Being an effective auditor is underpinned by personal effectiveness and well-being.  In this course we will look at how to maintain your own well-being and manage yourself and others in these challenging times.

Who should attend?

Experienced auditors, audit managers and heads of internal audit

What will I learn?

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • clearly understand why/how behaviour changes under pressure
  • understand some psychological fundamentals
  • understand the fundamentals of well-being and stress management
  • understand the political realities of the new environment and how others will judge what matters
  • know how to adapt your influencing style to suit the new environment, without losing your principles
  • learn the LIM influencing model/how to overcome resistance to change.

 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.

CPE competency areas covered

  • Personal skills
  • Critical thinking

7 CPE points

Full price

Member: £625 + VAT
Non-member: £840 + VAT

SAVE 20% by undertaking this course virtually



14 September 2021




Live virtual course
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Member fee £500.00 ex. VAT
Non Member fee £672.00 ex. VAT

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