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2022 Conference Programme

Day One: Wednesday 7th September

Login / Register / Mingle - 8:45 – 9:00

Welcome
9:00 – 9:15

Session 1
Anchor Event
9:15 – 10:15

The Change Agenda in Higher Education
We launch our conference considering what change means for us in HE, and how it can mean different things for different institutions, whether it’s the fine-tuning of long-established systems and processes, radical transformations, or something in the middle of the spectrum.  But more than this, what does change mean for internal audit functions? How do, or should, we engage in change programmes within our institutions and add value to the process?

Dr Fola Ikpehai
Principal Consultant
SUMS

10:15 – 10:40

Break

 

Session 2
10:40 – 11:40

Managing Change: a Practical View of the Joys and the Pitfalls
Change is a complex activity, with many moving parts and plenty of opportunities to get it wrong.  Our speaker shares her experiences of managing change projects, of successfully getting projects over the line, and of the pitfalls that need to be avoided (or at least minimised) in getting there.

Susie Palmer-Trew
Change Consultant

11:40 – 12:00

Break

 

Session 3
12:00 – 13:00

Data Matters: Opportunities, Challenges & the Role of IA
Data is essential for forecasting, predicting trends, identifying opportunities and risks and for regulatory compliance purposes.  Achieving meaningful data quality requires high quality and standards at all stages of the data life cycle.  What are the opportunities and challenges regarding data maturity, management and governance, and how can Internal Audit support in managing the associated risks?  A view from a longstanding HE sector data professional.

Andy Youell
Executive Director, Regulation
University College of Estate Management

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

 

Session 4
14:00 – 15:00

Horizon Scanning
A key part of managing the change agenda lies in anticipating the ways in which our environment is likely to change and ensuring that we and our institutions are adequately prepared to face the risks and the challenges approaching over the horizon.  Wonkhe’s David Kernohan returns to the CHEIA Conference to share his thoughts on what the future may bring.  What are the potential implications of these developments?

David Kernohan
Acting Editor
WONKHE

15:15 16:00

Optional Breakout Discussion(s)
You have heard the speakers, perhaps raised a question in the session Q&A, and then thought about the topic some more in the breaks and over lunch.  Why not join a facilitated online discussion with other like-minded professionals to explore the topic in a little more depth?  How do I apply some of these ideas in my institution?   What are others doing?  Has anyone tried it already and what insights can they offer?  What are the challenges and how can they be overcome?  Your opportunity to shape the agenda!
(Further information on how you can select which session will be available soon)

1. Change Management

2. Data Quality


Day Two: Thursday 8th September

Login / Register / Mingle
8:45 – 9:00

Welcome
9:00 – 9:15

Session 1
Anchor Event
9:15 – 10:15

Sustainability & Climate Change in Higher Education
How can Universities maximise the value of their role as anchor employers during a cost of living crisis, rapidly accelerating climate change, challenge on equalities and widespread disruption to the HE delivery model? Rob Jones, of KPMG’s internal audit practice, will bring the latest case studies and thinking from across the sector and share more about the practical ways Universities are advancing the ESG agenda across the country.  The session will stimulate thinking across the broad sweep of ESG, covering Value Chains, Community Partnerships, Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Finance and provide talking points designed to help internal auditors engage with senior management around the key issues and risks.  

Rob Jones
KPMG

10:15 – 10:40

Break

 

Session 2
10:40 – 11:40

Business Assurance Frameworks
It is difficult to disagree that strategic level decision-making should be informed by an understanding of the relevant risks and trade-offs… but where does that information come from, and how is it organised and presented to senior leadership and Board members in a way that is easy to digest and act upon with confidence that the information is robust and fit-for-purpose?  Our panel will explore the challenges of designing and delivering assurance frameworks within the sector and are likely to prompt questions on what information might be included in an assurance framework, how to engage stakeholders in the process of developing one, and the value of bringing together risk and assurance information.

Elle Bateman, Cambridge University
Craig Chapman-Smith, University of Glasgow,
Mat Cooling
Cervus LLP

11:40 – 12:00

Break

 

Session 3
12:00 – 13.00

Equality, Inclusivity and Diversity, the Risks & Opportunities
This session will look at Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and the importance of getting this right in our institutions and teams, the risks of getting things wrong, as well as the benefits and opportunities to both staff and students of doing things well. It will move on to consider how we as auditors can provide assurance on this area to the governing body and this element will then be taken forward into the afternoon discussion session

Mohammed Ilyas
Head of EDI, University of Hertfordshire

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

 

Session 4
14:00 – 15:00

CHEIA Showcase
CHEIA is so much more than an annual conference with formal and informal events throughout the year.  Whether you are new to the sector, new to the world of internal audit, or have more years in HE internal audit than you care to remember, find out more about how CHEIA can support your needs or how you can influence CHEIA to ensure that your needs are supported and you get the most from your membership.

Heads of Internal Audit Forum
Practitioners’  Group
CISA Group

15:15 16:00

Optional Breakout Discussion(s)
More facilitated breakout discussions on today’s Conference hot topics.
(Further information on how you can select which session will be available soon)

1. Sustainability and Climate Change
2. Auditing ED&I

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