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 Soft Skills Half-Day Seminar and Luncheon

Chapter Event
2/12/2014 7:30 AM
2/12/2014 1:00 PM
AMN Healthcare: 12400 High Bluff Drive #100, San Diego, CA 92130 |


Soft Skills
Half-Day Seminar & Luncheon
February 12, 2014
Join the San Diego Institute of Internal Auditors for an engaging half-day seminar, including a lunch with professional speaker and trainer Toby Groves.  Toby Groves is a researcher, consultant, and speaker on organizational psychology addressing topics including audit, corporate culture and fraud. Mr. Groves will present on: Critical Thinking, Team Building & Project Management, and Time Management. Per CPE value is under $20!! We will also provide breakfast and lunch inclusive of the cost to attend.  The following topics will be on offer:
Seminar Topics – 7:30AM to 11:30AM
·        The Science of Critical Thinking
·        The Psychology of Team Building and Project Management


                       Luncheon Event – 11:30AM to 1PM

·        Time Management for Auditors

 Speaker Acknowledgments:

Media says:

“So very remarkable…” NPR


“…his discussion is not only important to auditing and governance, but every industry”

- Rock Center for Corporate Governance


Attendees say:

One of the best and most relevant training sessions I've ever attended.  Excellent!!”


“The speaker was AMAZING. Honestly one of the best trainings I have been to. He had real life experience. That combined with his background in psychology and the research that he had done to apply was extremely helpful to understand what to really consider and look for.”


“This session was probably one of the best sessions I have attended. The presenter blew us away with his life experience…Really got a lot out of what we can do as a profession to improve our practice.”


Please refer to additional program details below:


The Science of Critical Thinking


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  This presentation will provide insights for internal auditors to enable them to change the fundamental way they identify problems, analyze alternatives, and critically evaluate appropriate solutions in the short and long term. 


The Psychology of Team Building and Project Management 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:   This presentation will explore how to build great Internal Audit teams or enhance your existing teams, and will provide actionable steps to improve day-to-day project management skills.


Time Management for Internal Auditors (Lunch)


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  This presentation will explain the factors that influence the time internal auditors spend on various elements of audits and how that time should be managed to focus on what matters.    

Speaker Bio – Toby Groves

Toby Groves is a researcher, consultant, and speaker on organizational psychology addressing topics including corporate culture and fraud.  Educated in forensic psychology and forensic accounting, Groves researches the role group psychology plays in inappropriate or abnormal organizational behaviors.  The results of this research shattered Groves’ long-held assumptions about the psychology behind these events.

Groves has been a long time respected executive, CPA, and PhD student of psychology who also has exposure to the ‘dark side” of human behavior and corporate wrongdoing.    Using groundbreaking research, interactive demonstrations, and a compelling personal story, Groves inspires internal audit audiences around the country to think differently and make progress towards real solutions to these problems.

Half-Day Event (Includes Lunch Event): 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
7:30 – 11:30 AM
12400 High Bluff Drive #100, San Diego, CA 92130
$75 Members, $90 Non-members
* Parking, breakfast, and lunch is included in cost

Lunch Event Only:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
12400 High Bluff Drive #100, San Diego, CA 92130
$35 Members, $40 Non-members, $10 Students
* Parking is included in cost

CPE:  5
Delivery:  Group-Live
Prerequisites:  None
Advanced Preparation:  None
Program Level:  Intermediate
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Please make your reservations by 4:00pm February 10, 2014.  After that date/time the regular price will not be available and a late reservation price may take effect.


To register and pay in advance, please use the Buy Now link below.  For multiple attendees, enter the number on the payment page and click on update.  If you use the PayPal link, there is no need to use the registration link below.  To register only and pay at the door, please click on the Registration Only link below.  Please note that we do not accept credit cards at the door, only cash or checks. 

​Seminar & Luncheon Luncheon Only​




REGISTER ONLY for this event and pay at the door, please click HERE.


Refund/Cancellation Policy :  Refund requests must be received by Friday February 7, 2014.   No refunds will be granted afterwards.
Complaint Resolution Policy:  Contact the Hospitality Chairperson, Dan Ebert for refund, complaint or cancellation policies.

The Institute of Internal Auditors, San Diego Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors - Sponsor #109486. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: