The Navigators Conference

When:  May 28, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (MT)

navigatorspromoBANNERJPEG.jpgOverviewEvent details:  An all-day event filled with industry experts with multiple session formats. interview style, presentations and panel discussions.  8 hours of CPE credits.
Our world has changed virtually overnight, presenting governance, audit and risk management professionals with unforeseen challenges and unexpected opportunities.  The Navigators Conference will feature a lineup of industry visionaries and experts who will inform us how to adapt and thrive in changing and challenging times, and how see beyond the crisis.  Hear what the future holds for governance and audit and how we can thrive in the new anti-normal.

Major Subjects:

Uncharted Waters

  • Thinking competencies during change and challenge
  • The practical and psychological impacts of furloughs and remote work
  • Reassessing the effectiveness of traditional tools and controls
  • Rethinking traditional metrics of success
  • Evolving risk environment

Captaining the Ship

  • Moving from a reactive to proactive governance model
  • Achieving a successful, decentralized decision- making culture
  • Insider threat awareness
  • Decision-making under pressure and uncertainty
  • The practical and psychological effects of social distancing
  • Developing leadership competencies:
  • Leading through change
    • Creating a curiosity culture versus an avoidance culture
    • Developing an effective communication culture for challenging times

On the Horizon

  • Economic outlook by industry – Who will be impacted? What dominos will fall next?
  • The new psychology of professional skepticism
  • The changing threat landscape and the new psychology of fraud
  • Thinking beyond the current crisis
  • Spotting opportunities
  • Change Management- building a change-ready organization

Learning Objectives - 
Participants will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of a proactive governance model
  • Identify the steps to create a decentralized decision-making model
  • Define the characteristics of insider threats
  • Analyze the practical and psychological effects of social distancing
  • Analyze the competencies of leading through change and identify the steps they will take to achieve these characteristics
  • Assess the economic outlook and project impacts to their business
  • Apply the threat landscape and new psychology of fraud to their business
  • Project opportunities in and after the current crisis
  • Identify and define the steps to build change-ready organizations

Designed For:

  • Auditors
  • CPAs
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Government Accountants
  • Internal Control/SOX personnel
  • Accountants in Industry
  • Educators
  • IT Auditors
  • Fraud Investigators
  • Compliance Learning and Development Practitioners
  • Change Management Practitioners
  • Management Accountants
  • Financial Managers

Level: Basic

Prerequisite: None

Advanced Preparation: None

NASBA CPE Hours Available: 8

Field of Study: Auditing

 © Toby Groves, Ph.D.


normanmarks.jpgNorman Marks
Norman Marks, CPA, CRMA is a retired senior executive. He now works with individuals and organizations around the world, advising them on risk management, internal audit, corporate governance, enterprise performance, and the value of information.
Norman was the chief audit executive of major global corporations for twenty years and is a globally recognized thought leader in the professions of internal auditing and risk management. In addition, he served as chief risk officer, compliance officer, and ethics officer, and led what would now be called the IT governance function (information security, contingency planning, methodologies, standards, etc.) He managed the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX) programs and investigation units at several companies.
mike_jacka.jpgMike Jacka

During a 30-year career in internal audit with Farmers Insurance, Mike Jacka was responsible for projects as far-ranging as development of fraud investigation procedures for a 100-person audit shop, oversight of Farmers’ western regional auditing operations, and designing auditor training programs for a global organization of 200+ staff members. Currently, he is Chief Creative Pilot for Flying Pig Audit, Consulting, and Training Solutions (FPACTS), a group dedicated to advancing the skills and quality of internal auditors and all professionals.
tobygroves.jpgToby Groves

Toby Groves is a researcher on social cognitive psychology.  He has spent the past decade researching critical thinking, transparency, authenticity, culture, and diversity.  Toby authored a first of its kind scientific study on dynamic thinking focused on auditors.  Toby speaks to audiences of leaders and decision makers teaching a new approach to critical thinking that is the culmination of nearly 20 years of study. 
jodipadar.pngJodi Padar

Jody Padar, CPA, is Vice President of Strategy at  She has been on the Accounting Today Top 100 Most Influential People List for the last nine years.  She is the author of From Success to Significance: The Radical CPA Guide and The Radical CPA: New Rules for the Future-Ready Firm.  After venturing out of a traditional firm, and achieving 13 years of successful growth as CEO of New Vision CPA Group, her new challenge is leading Botkeeper as Vice President of Strategy.
ravencatlin.jpgRaven Catlin

Raven is a globally recognized speaker, contributing author, and internal audit expert.  She has served in multiple audit positions over her career and is a pioneer of Agile Auditing. She has spent her career developing and redesigning the auditing infrastructure for numerous companies and their internal audit functions.  Her passion for internal audit and knowledge sharing led her to starting Raven Global Training in 2006 which provides over 200 training courses for Risk Managers and Internal Auditors.
dannygoldberg.jpgDanny Goldberg

Internationally recognized author, speaker, and professional commentator on communication, internal audit, and risk. Danny has led and built numerous internal audit functions over his career and has a passion for developing people. He was named in Ft. Worth's 40 under 40 list in 2014 and co-authored the book, "People-Centric Skills: Communication and Interpersonal for Internal Auditors."
elizabethpittelkowkittner.jpgElizabeth Pittelkow Kittner

Recognized by CPA Practice Advisor as one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting, Elizabeth is a writer, columnist, and educator on business ethics and communication. She currently serves as VP of Finance and HR for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and is a thought leader to the CPA Practice Advisor's 40 Under 40 group.
tammydaugherty.jpgTammy Daugherty

"From disruptive technologies to a global pandemic, we are required to get comfortable with the lightning speed of change." As a change evangelist who is passionate about talent development, Tammy has spent her career advising and training  fortune 100 companies on creating change-ready organizations through impactful change management and talent strategies.
halgaryn.jpgHal Garyn

Hal is a strategic leader in internal audit and risk management as Managing Director of Audit Executive Advisory Services, LLC. He has served as a Chief Audit Executive for two financial services companies. While a member of executive leadership at The IIA, Hal led the launch of The Audit Executive Center and oversaw a number of strategic changes over the International Professional Practices Framework.



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