Audit Facilitator & Change Agent

– audit-oriented methodic triad: examine, support and initialize –


Auditors have a unique opportunity to survey the complete business process as well as all associated interfaces – including operations-relevant IT applications – from an independent bird’s-eye perspective. At the same time, not only points of friction between the various process partners become apparent, but also organizational system gaps along the processes to be examined. The examiner within a practical audit environment requires special techniques and acquired skills in order to conduct goal-oriented communications, mediation and negotiation with and between the process partners who are to be audited. Within a practical environment, the fact often is neglected that a high degree of technical expertise is effective only if coupled with a corresponding amplitude of communicative capability.

This particular training and consultancy module teaches participants how to arrange procedures with regard to negotiations involving important and steadfast persuasion among audit partners. The degree of success regarding such negotiations is decisive with respect to the audit assignment’s effectiveness. In joint dialog with course participants, the ARC team can demonstrate the success of audit-oriented change management within a practical environment. Instructors illustrate practice-oriented intervention concepts and techniques that enable course participants to review various patterns of behavior within the areas they examine as well as to derive appropriate audit solutions.

Assisted by case studies and examples from an empiric setting, instructors are able to achieve clarity and train various practical situations with course participants. Altogether, the trainers employ what has become a recognized, audit-oriented methodic triad. This concept of instruction consists of the examination and support of intended modifications as well as the initialization of new, value-additive audit recommendations and corporate projects.


  • Starting point: capabilities vs. abilities
  • Analysis of the risk-oriented audit landscape as a capability-relevant target status
  • Portfolio analysis of current and targeted audit services
  • Development of a capabilities atlas and a subsequent vocational-improvement analysis
  • Case studies as benchmarking derived from peer-review audits
  • Formulation of a capabilities model for the audit team
  • Operationalization of capabilities on various levels of competence
  • Establishment of capability profiles according to respective assignment groups within the audit function
  • Facultative option of conducting a workshop regarding a capabilities-focused status-quo analysis
  • Gap analysis for mastering short-term audit requirements
  • Synchronization of the audit function’s strategic development perspectives with those of the company
  • Development of medium-term- and long-term-focused instruction-needs planning
  • Integration of instruction-needs planning into anticipatory audit-staff development

Management Trainer

About the ARC Institute

With the Audit Research Center, the ARC Institute provides important impulses for the further development of the audit industry. The focus is on networking science and practice. The focus is on further and new development in cooperation with auditors, companies and associations in order to maintain practical relevance and to develop methods, tools and concepts that can be implemented. The results developed in dialogue with industry experts serve as a guideline and adaptation options in practice today, in order to increase the overall benefit of the company in the long term and sustainably with innovative auditing work.

In the spirit of thought leadership, the ARC Institute and the Audit Research Center stand for topic leadership and forward thinking in the area of internal auditing.

Currently, the ARC Institute supports not only leading supranational institutions in the context of research, consulting and personnel development projects, but also numerous listed companies in the three German-speaking countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Terms of participation and price

Each open training day is 890,- Euro plus VAT when booking the modules individually. Inhouse training conditions are based on individual pricing and travel expenses. After receipt of your registration you will receive a confirmation of registration with invoice. Please pay the registration fee directly after receiving the invoice. The registration fee does not include 19 % VAT.  The price includes participation in the lectures of the booked event, lunch, coffee breaks and seminar documents.

How can we support you?

At a glance

Target audience:
Employees and managerial staff from the internal audit function

Interactive presentation, discussion, group projects, practical exercises, case studies, retrospective summary

Training / Training / Consulting period:
Bookings are based on an audit-situation analysis as well as a personal preliminary meeting (workshops generally cover 3 days of instruction, audit performance/support determined by circumstances).

Would you like more details about ARC’s Audit Training & Consulting Services, or do you wish to book an appointment with its team? Please address your e-mail inquiry to or phone us at +49-2159-6945-904