A seat at the table – influence and leadership

Over the last several months, as a participant in the OCG’s Leadership pilot program, I have enhanced my appreciation of the qualities required of a leader and perhaps, more importantly, some of the unique attributes that distinguish an auditor as a leader. Specifically, what I have learned is that effective leadership requires authenticity, humility and...

Leveraging Internal Audit Information

Management in the Government of Canada is continuously searching for new and innovative ideas to better implement and manage their initiatives.  For this reason, much has been written recently on “deliverology” – the science of delivering on goals and promises – as the key to meeting government commitments. Internal audit reports are a very good...

September 2017 issue: Fostering Resilience

We are happy to share with you the September 2017 issue of Canadian Government Executive. In this issue, you’ll find the following articles: Fostering Resilience: How to Effectively Manage Workplace Stress Mental Health in the Virtual Workplace: a Cross-country Checkup The Best Public Service in the World You Say? Leveraging Internal Audit Information Making Channel...

The Future of Internal Audit

In 2016, Deloitte undertook a global internal audit research study on the future of internal audit (IA). More than 1,200 chief audit executives (CAEs) participated in this study, a response that signifies their deep interest in the changes affecting IA, and in understanding how they should respond. Spanning 29 countries and a wide range of...

July/August 2017 issue: Breakthrough Evaluation

We are thrilled to offer the July/August issue of Canadian Government Executive on Breakthrough Evaluation. In this issue, we have stories on: Confronting the Wicked: Using Evaluation to Boost Innovation The Case for Strategic Foresight as Design Tool APEX: Serving the Needs of Public Sector Executives Accountable Anonymity in Achieving Collaboration: Github’s Promise? Using Behavioural...

May/June 2017 issue: Digital Services

We are happy to share with you the May/June issue of Canadian Government Executive. In this issue, we have stories on: Seven steps to create better digital services When the measures get tough, the tough get measuring The fraud triangle: Looking for signs Fort McMurray’s wildfire, a year later An interview with Peter Wallace, CAO...

Critical Decisions When Designing a Multi-Year Audit Plan

In today’s world of heightened focus on good governance and accountability in the public sector, few would dispute that legislative and internal audits play an indispensable role. But how exactly do auditors choose the subject matters they look at? The “audit universe” – the array of departments, agencies, policies, and programs they are mandated to...

Towards Better Branding of Internal Auditors

At a recent meeting, a colleague asked me how I became an internal auditor. I laughed and said that I fell into it! During an interview, while in my last year of university, a recruiter from the Treasury Board Secretariat asked me if I was interested in either the Finance or Internal Audit Recruitment Development...

Special Episode! | Cost Estimation, Deliverology, and Valuable CEUs

In this special episode of CGE Radio, your host John Jones interviews the President of the International Cost Estimation and Analysis Association (ICEAA) Canada Chapter about their upcoming event in Ottawa on May 1-2, 2017. Learn why the event is of such great importance and how it can help you gather valuable CEUs in costing....

CGE March/April issue

In the latest issue of CGE, the cover story is based on an interview with Joe Friday and Craig Dowden on the fear of reprisal in the workplace. Other articles in this issue are: Commodity Management as a New Strategic Tool Grounded: A Robust Intelligence Tool Serving Seniors: Ongoing Challenges Designing a Multi-Year Audit Plan...