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Skills for Leading and Managing Audit Projects


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This course will be delivered on-site in US Virgin Islands.

Registration for this course is invitation-only. Please email us for additional details.

This course is by invitation only and is designed for the USVI Office of Inspector General.

Course Description

Acquire the knowledge and skills you need to be an outstanding leader, one who can influence audit teams to boost productivity and achieve positive results.  The course covers content to: 

  • Comprehend the behavioral changes and new skills critical to successfully transition to a leadership role
  • Plan, direct and manage the audit assignments from proposal to reporting
  • Motivate staff to complete assignments successfully
  • Evaluate and select staff for audit assignments, and know how to manage and communicate effectively with them
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with auditees, other government officials, and the media
  • Better manage your scarce and valuable time by determining which specific audits or audit tasks have priority
  • Apply leadership concepts and various techniques that can be used to successfully plan, manage, and communicate audit assignments

Event will learn icon What You Will Learn

Learn concepts and techniques for managing audit projects from proposal through reporting and for making the best use of your valuable time. Learn how to communicate with responsible officials and the media, evaluate, coach, and motivate team members, and manage conflict.  On completion of this course, you will possess the leadership and management skills to ensure that your staff produces quality products that meet user needs and do so on time and within budget

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Senior auditors responsible for leading and managing audit projects. This course will also benefit those transitioning from an audit team member to an audit team leader and manager.

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For all on-site training in the insular areas, the Graduate School USA's Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) works closely with local training hosts to ensure that participants, instructors, and training support staff enjoy a safe learning experience. Please note the following:

  • Full details of PITI-VITI's health and safety guidelines are available here.
  • Local health and safety guidelines for the government of US Virgin Islands, which will be hosting this training, is available at https://www.covid19usvi.com/.
  • Please contact PITI-VITI Admin at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Event info icon Tuition Fees

With funding support from the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs, courses are available free of charge for government accountability professionals within the insular areas. The course fee is waived and there is no cost to register and attend, Professionals who do not meet the above criteria, please contact [email protected].










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December 13 - 16, 2023

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10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

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CPEs - 12 Credit Hours

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On-Site, US Virgin Islands

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Windward Passage - Veterans Drive Charlotte Amali, St Thomas, VI 00804 US, US Virgin Islands

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Course Description


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Susan Murphy

Drummond Kahn

Portland, OR

Drummond Kahn serves on the faculty of the Graduate School USA, training auditors and financial managers in the U.S. and overseas.  Since 1990, Mr. Kahn served in federal, state, and local government auditing positions.

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