2.7 If I Ran the Circus – A Seussical Journey Exploring Business Conduct and Ethics & the Role of Internal Audit (10 Years Later)
An Imaginative Little Boy, an Abandoned Lot, and the Circus McGurkus. Under the umbrella of Dr. Seuss’ classic book, If I Ran the Circus, participants will take a Seussical journey exploring business conduct and ethics. If I Ran the Circus is about a boy – who upon seeing a littered-with-junk vacant lot starts envisioning the things that he can do with such a huge space – a perfect place indeed for his very own circus. The moral of the story, ultimately, is that not everyone is suited to responsibility. In the continued wake of corporate scandals and new regulations worldwide, today’s business leaders need to take business conduct and ethics to a new level of accountability and responsibility. 10 years after I first presented this standing room only session at the 2013 IIA Canadian National Conference, this presentation will revisit the human errors and excesses to which business professionals are prone and the controls that should be in place to appropriately prevent, detect, and respond. In this session, participants will learn how to: Audit conduct and ethics policies and procedures; Understand current ethical dilemmas facing business leaders and internal auditors; Discover best practices on how to address conduct and ethics concerns; and Improve ethical standards in all business areas.