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Assessing Organizational Culture – Practical Tools and Techniques
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DATE:                Friday, February 23, 2018

EVENT:              Assessing Organizational Culture – Practical Tools and Techniques

LOCATION:       BC Hydro, 333 Dunsmuir St Downtown Vancouver


Event Background

We see organizations today working hard on defining their values and maintaining strong cultures. These values are meant to translate in specific desired behaviors to support organizational success. Examples of such behaviors are: striving to do the right thing, taking personal responsibility, admitting to and learning from mistakes, having an open and honest dialogue regarding important issues, including key risks, and willingness to provide constructive challenge in the name of making the best decision, to name a few. Deviating from these desired behaviors creates cultural risk which can have significant financial and reputational repercussions.

Many organizations and most of the regulators have realized how important culture is for organizational success and have taken steps to evaluate their cultures and manage their cultural risks. Internal Audit and Risk Management play an important role in this process.

If you are also on this journey, join us for this half-day session and learn from practitioners who have experienced cultural assessment in real life. You will take away valuable frameworks and practical tools and techniques to apply directly in your organizations.



Frank Martens, CPA

Global Risk Framework and Methodology Leader at PWC  

With over 30 years of experience, Frank helps clients implement practical plans that retain the conceptual integrity of risk management, internal control and audit. His work spans public and private companies, public sector entities, crown corporations, and not-for-profits in the energy, health care, higher education, mining, oil and gas, software, and tourism sectors.

In addition to serving his clients, Frank is also a thought speaker and author on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Internal Controls. As a 15-year contributor to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), he has spoken about and co-authored numerous publications and frameworks on ERM, internal control and fraud deterrence. He was a principal contributor to the COSO Enterprise Risk Management-Integrating with Strategy and Performance, led the revision of its Internal Control-Integrated Framework, and have produced several articles on risk and control for Canadian and US publications. A key tenant of the ERM Framework is its combined focus on culture, capabilities, and practices that must work together in managing risk. 


Wayne Thompson, CA, CPA, CIA, CRMA

VP Internal Audit at Coast Capital Credit Union

Wayne is the Chief Auditor at Coast Capital Savings, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  He leads a team of auditors conducting a range of assurance and advisory services to the organization.  He has an administrative report to the CEO and a function reporting line to the Chair of the Audit Committee.

Prior to joining Coast, Wayne worked for 15 year in public practice, most recently as the Risk Practice leader for a Big 4 Consultancy firm. Wayne’s professional experience is concentrated in the areas of Internal Audit, Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance, including CEO/CFO Internal Controls Certification programs in Canada, the United States and Japan. He also worked extensively with client on other regulatory compliance programs in areas such as anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and privacy. Assessing Risk Culture was one of the main components of his advisory and assurance work. He will speak to his experience related to auditing culture.


Maggie Ivanova, MSc.Acc., MBA, CIA, CRMA

Manager Integrated Risk at Central 1 Credit Union

Maggie is a senior business professional with over 10 years of experience in governance, risk management, strategic planning, internal audit and performance improvement. She started her career as a consultant and worked on a variety of consulting and internal auditing projects in many industries including: construction and mining, public sector and crown corporations, education, health care and financial services. She then moved through a variety of risk management roles in different organizations and is currently the Integrated Risk Manager at Central 1. Throughout her career, Maggie has conducted many cultural assessments, both as an internal auditor and as a risk management advisor, and has helped organizations develop practical improvement strategies. In her current role, Maggie led the development and implementation of Central 1 first Cultural Risk Assessment Methodology.

Maggie has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting and Control, an MBA in Strategic Management, and certifications in Internal Auditing and Risk Management Assurance.


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Event Schedule: 8:30am to 12:00pm (registration starts at 8:00am)

Registration Fees:  IIA and ISACA Members : $99; Non-Members: $110 (breakfast is included)

CPEs: Total of 4 CPE credits

Date & Time: Feb 23, 2018 08:30 AM to
Feb 23, 2018 12:00 PM
[America/Vancouver UTC -8]


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Location: BC Hydro
333 Dunsmuir St
Vancouver BC

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Registration Closes: Feb 23, 2018 12:00 AM

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