Live Virtual Event: Not My Job! Understanding and Appreciating Risk Management and Internal Control
We all live in a world permeated with rules, regulations, guidelines, and protocols we are expected to adhere to. Few understand the basis and importance of internal control. This workshop ties directly to the Executive Core Qualification of business acumen and covers the five standards of internal control. The standards are described in detail in an interactive, funny, and thought-provoking manner with real world examples applicable to the workplace.
This session describes how the five standards of internal control improve outcomes and productivity. The workshop is presented in an entertaining, interactive, and thought-provoking manner that engages audiences and enhances learning.
- Gain a better understanding of the importance of internal controls.
- Better understand how these controls enhance productivity.
- Leave with practical steps on how to implement and enhance controls in the workplace and life.
Mr. Joseph M. Ward, Jr., Senior Executive Service
Joe Ward is the Founder, President, and CEO of Ward Management Group. He provides audit advisory services, executive training and coaching, and keynote speaking services. With over 40 years of experience, Joe has taught thousands of personnel the fundamentals of audit and internal controls and in the process, saved agencies millions of dollars.
As a professionally certified speaker, teacher, trainer, and coach, Joe helps individuals and businesses achieve their goals while wowing audiences with a special blend of humor, raw candor, and wit. The first in his family to attend college, Mr. Ward brings a unique perspective having had successful careers in the military, as a corporate and federal government senior executive, and survivor of the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon.
His presentations will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you!
As a retired USAF officer and veteran of OPERATION RESTORE HOPE, he managed multi-million-dollar budgets and led large organizations as a comptroller, accounting and finance officer, and squadron commander. In corporate America, he served as an officer with two different Big 4 audit firms and in the federal government, retired as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). The SES is a position classification equivalent to general officer in the military and SES members serve in key federal government positions.
Mr. Ward specialized in helping clients with enterprise risk management and internal controls, shared services, and governance. He was the first African American selected to lead the National Business Center (NBC) in the history of the Department of the Interior and arguably one of the most visible and high-profile executives in the Department at that time. Under his leadership, the NBC won awards for Excellence in Culture Creation; Customer Service; and People & Communications from the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON). The SSON is a global network of shared services professionals to include Fortune 500 companies.
Joe’s bold vision is widely recognized for bringing attention to overdue changes in federal shared services governance and helping shape the establishment of the Uniformed Shared Services Management Office. Mr. Ward is the recipient of numerous awards to include selection as one of the top accounting and finance officers in the Department of Defense (DoD, #1 writer and speaker at the premiere DoD financial management school, and recognition as author of the year from the Air Force Comptroller magazine.
A proud graduate of Youngstown East High School in Youngstown, Ohio where he served as senior class president, chairman of the student advisory board, and captain of the basketball team. Mr. Ward is an Executive Fellow with the KPMG Government Institute, past treasurer, African American Federal Executive Association, and lifetime member of the Air Force Association, the Military Officers Association of America and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Joe is a Certified Defense Financial Manager, Certified Government Financial Manager, and Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner.
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