Fire & Earth Podcast E117: What’s On Your Desk #5

From gifts, to love and family heritage, things start to get a little deep.In today’s episode we share with you what kinds of things are taking up residence on our desks in this fifth installment of “What’s On Your Desk”! Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearthpodcast/ Transcript 100:00:01.020 –> 00:00:10.260kathygruver: hey everybody, welcome to another episode of …

Fire & Earth Podcast E109: Practicing resilience

Today’s episode is going to be a bit of a quick and practical discussion on how you can become a more resilient person.Through various techniques such as meditation, or guided breathing to mindfulness or just being more familiar with who you are, youcan build yourself up to be a much more resilient individual. #fireandearthpodcast Listen …

Jamming with Jason E96: Successfully Using Data Analytics with Joe Oringel

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I speak with Joe Oringel about some of the challenges #internalaudit is facing when it comes to #dataanalytics. It turns out one reason people struggle is not understanding the seven body of knowledge areas we should be focusing on and determining where you want to be. We discuss personnel issues (e.g. …

Jamming with Jason E90: Collaborative Audit Report Writing with Tracie Marquardt

Internal audit reports have been written the same for decades, and honestly are usually very boring and don’t meet our organization’s needs. In this episode I talk with Tracie Marquart about action oriented recommendations, improving report writing to consider the end of the value chain, seeing the big picture, linking our work to assurance over …

Jamming with Jason E86: Soap Boxes and Podcasts with Trent Russell

In this special episode of #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I talk with Trent Russell the host of “The Audit Podcast” about the profession of internal auditing and some “soap box” issues we both feel strongly about to help improve internal audit in organizations. It’s a dual interview style, so you get to hear questions and answers from …

6 Impacts to Consider for Business Continuity Planning (BCP) – CAEB E44

In this weeks’s video I talk about business continuity planning (BCP) which is always a relevant topic anytime our organizations experience crisis events like the one we are going through now with COVID-19. It amazes me each time we go through an event, how unprepared most organizations are. This give us the opportunity to help …

Q&A How to Use OCEG GRC Capability Model in Implementations

Here is how to use the OCEG GRC Capability Model in terms of implementations. This answers a question I received about how OCEG and UCF (Unified Compliance Framework) work together. This video provides and answer to a question I received on this topic. To learn how to implement the OCEG GRC Capability Model and qualify …

Lessons Learned at 12,000 Feet

I recently returned from a hiking trip through the John Muir Wilderness in the Sierra Mountains of California, just a few hours from my home. This was a multi-day trip that I have planned for several months with one of my adult step-sons, who recently wanted to take up hiking. Now I have a hiking …

Clearing up Some of the GRC Confusion

Are you a little confused about GRC? It seems like lots of people are talking about it, but what is GRC really and how does it help your organization? You may be asking yourself some of these questions: We already have governance, risk management, and compliance functions in our organization, so what’s new about GRC? …

Top 3 Barriers to Integrated GRC

GRC integration (integrating governance, risk management, and compliance) has multiple benefits to help organizations achieve their objectives. Through multiple OCEG maturity surveys there are several documented benefits of integrated GRC capabilities including: Improved alignment of objectives with mission, vision, and values of the organization Better decision-making agility and confidence Sustained, reliable performance and delivery of …

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