Corporate, Ethical, Organizational & Risk Event 2018

Corporate, Ethical, Organizational & Risk Event 2018

Protiviti is proud to sponsor the IIA NOVA Chapter on November 14th. Michael Seek and George Magowan will present on Culture: Corporate, Ethical, Organizational and Risk.

Corporate Culture. Ethical Culture. Organizational Culture. Risk Culture. Today’s workplace culture is viewed through a variety of lenses, measured through multiple models and shaped through shared experience. We all witness the negative headlines when things go wrong, and often the culture of an organization is highlighted as a contributing factor. The impact of culture on work-place conduct, productivity, performance, internal controls and risk management, have brought the topic front and center for boards and management teams. Join us for a discussion and practical insights on how we, as Internal Auditors, can help management and the Audit Committee evaluate and understand organizational culture. Topics include:

  • Oversight and ownership of culture
  • Culture in context of strategic objectives and internal controls
  • Characteristics of a healthy culture
  • Red flags indicative of a culture problem
  • Tools and techniques commonly used to evaluate culture
  • Reporting to Management and the Board on culture
  • Knowledge and skillsets that contribute to successful cultural assessments



Michael Seek is a Director in Protiviti's Internal Audit and Financial Advisory Practice based in the Metro DC area. He has extensive financial services experience focusing on private equity and asset management firms. Michael is a trusted advisor to many clients and individuals within the Internal Audit industry. Michael works extensively with his clients and contacts to provide candid, practical advice on Internal Audit, internal controls and process design. He has significant expertise in developing, implementing, and refining cost-effective, best in class, SOX Compliance Programs and Internal Audit functions to meet evolving industry and regulatory demands.

Associate Director,

George Magowan is an Associate Director in Protiviti’s Internal Audit & Financial Advisory practice and is based in the Metro DC area. George has over 20 years of experience covering internal audit, enterprise risk management, SOX project management, business process improvement, IT risks & controls and fraud investigations. He has experience in professional services and industry, having led internal audit departments for multi-national public companies in the telecommunications and media industries. He holds CIA, CISA, and CFE certifications. He enjoys travel and any opportunity to play, coach, or watch soccer. He lives in Reston with his wife and four children.


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14 Nov 2018
05:30 PM to 08:00 PM EST
Maggiano's Italian Restaurant
2001 International Drive
McLean, VA 22102
United States
Event Role
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm