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Optimize your performance on an audit committee and move beyond the traditional role of compliance oversight. Address practical issues, such as the intricacies of the audit committee's relationships with management, internal and external auditors, emerging national and global issues and the committee's role in enterprise risk.


This course is ideal for experienced directors currently serving or soon to be serving on an audit committee. C-suite executives with accountabilities that intersect with the audit committee (Chief Audit Executive, Chief Financial Officer) would also benefit from this attending.


    • Define the competencies of an effective audit committee and committee Chair and their relationship with the board, management and stakeholders
    • Identify key elements of public disclosure documents and how to provide effective oversight
    • Understand the importance of the internal and external audit functions, including the audit committee's relationship with the external auditor
    • Demonstrate the audit committee’s role in oversight of enterprise risk


Optimize your performance on an Audit Committee with the necessary tools and insights to build enhanced working relationships with key stakeholders, such as auditors, and by engaging in practical discussions and activities to develop your capacity to effectively oversee the public disclosure process, enterprise risk, and more.



This program uses a blended online learning model that weaves together best practices in adult education with creative networking opportunities.
  • The model includes:

    Independent online learning (up to three hours)

    Comprised of e-learning modules, videos, webinars, podcasts, readings, polls and more, independent learning enables participants to work through material at the time and pace that best suits their individual needs. It also allows for content to be broken into shorter, more digestible sections, and delivered in multiple formats to appeal to different preferences.

    Live, instructor-led session (approximately three hours)

    This instructor-led online session will focus on the application of concepts covered through independent learning. The live session might include class discussions, breakout group discussions and exercises, Q & A with instructors and other experts, simulations, live interactive panel discussions, live polling and online chats.

    Peer group exchange (approximately one hour)

    With small participant groups, facilitated online peer exchange will enable learners to build meaningful connections with peers, and exchange ideas and experiences that flesh out newly acquired knowledge and skills.

    Learning sustainment tools and resources

    Following course completion, participants may receive follow-up resources – such as recommended reading materials, videos, webinars, portals, courses and self-directed peer exchange. These resources help course alumni maintain up-to-date knowledge and feel engaged as part of the ICD community.

Current Offerings

  • City Course Code Instructor Led Session Peer-Exchange Session Application Deadline


Garry M. Foster, MBA, FCPA, ICD.D Headshot
Shannon G. Ryhorchuk, CPA, CA Headshot
Steve Spooner, ICD.D, FCA Headshot
Lisa Allen, CPA, CA Headshot
Nancy Russell, CPA, CA, CAMS, CCEP Headshot


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