Audit-think: The New Critical Thinking for Auditors

12:00 am–11:59 pm ET

CPE SelectAvailable with CPE Select

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This workshop, designed especially for audit professionals, teaches the development of powerful, higher-order critical thinking skills. Dr. Groves uses the very latest cognitive research related to auditing to teach reasoning processes that are most effective for accurate interpretation, better prioritization and smarter decision making during the audit process. The session is highly interactive and takes a holistic approach, helping auditors achieve a much deeper self-awareness of their reasoning processes. This awareness provides a clarity of their thinking that allows them to examine the effectiveness of their approach and how to adapt it under changing circumstances.


Attendees will learn * cultural characteristics that support critical thinking in the audit realm and ways to improve critical thinking in the changing audit environment * important differences between strengths and weaknesses of human cognition versus cognitive technologies and human biases that should be avoided


* Develop characteristics that support critical thinking excellence * Understand why dynamic reasoning is important and learn how to achieve it * Learn a more effective approach to professional skepticism * Learn how to uncover hidden biases and in your reasoning processes * Greater self-awareness of your unique, individual reasoning processes * How the new critical thinking applies in different types of audits including fraud auditing, process auditing, compliance auditing and more * How critical thinking affects reasoning, collaboration, and communication

Who Should Attend

* All organizational members will benefit from this session but particularly, auditors, analysts, and governance, security and compliance professionals, as well as those working in the IT, HR, legal, and medical professions * Executives, policymakers, and other decision-makers interested in developing higher order critical thinking will also benefit

Required Knowledge


Advanced Prep


Event Speaker(s)

Toby Groves ( Toby Groves, Ph.D., Cincinnati, OH ),

Additional Event Information

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Event Vendor:Groves Research & Consulting
Field of Study:Specialized Knowledge
Level: Basic

Event Type:On Demand
NASBA Instructional Method:Self Study
Event Code:OD007421

Registration Fees

RegistrationEarly BirdRegular
CPE SelectN/A$0.00
NCACPA MemberN/A$55.00
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