Encore Presentation: Assessing Risk in the Public Sector

12/7/2020 11:30 AM
12/7/2020 1:30 PM
Eastern Time (ET)
9/1/2020 12:00 AM

Registration will close 24 hours prior to the beginning of the webinar start time listed.

Risks affect success in the public sector just as they do in the private sector. Many of the same risk assessment techniques can be applied in both. This webinar will focus on helping participants better understand risk and how it can be assessed to enable success in public sector internal auditing.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the many facets of risk and how risk impacts public sector organizations.
  • Understand key risk assessment concepts to align with COSO’s ERM framework.
  • Explore the use of different risk assessment techniques that can be customized to their organization.
  • Learn how to align the internal audit risk assessment with the organization’s risk profile.
  • Understand how to communicate risks to management and those responsible for governance.


Paul J. SobelPaul J. Sobel, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
COSO Board of Directors Chairman, Formerly Vice President and CAE at Georgia-Pacific LLC

Paul Sobel was appointed COSO chairman in February 2018. He is leading the board in developing guidance and thought leadership on enterprise risk management, internal control, fraud, and governance. Sobel retired from Georgia-Pacific in 2020 after serving as vice president/chief risk officer and vice president/chief audit executive (CAE). He was previously the CAE for three public companies: Mirant Corporation; Aquila, Inc.; and Harcourt General’s publishing operations. Sobel has served in various leadership roles with The IIA, including Chairman of the Board; in 2017, he received the Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award for distinguished service to the profession and was inducted into the American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners. He has authored or co-authored four books and been named to Treasury & Risk Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in Finance. He currently sits on the Consultancy Advisory Group for IFAC’s International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants. In the past, Sobel served on the COSO ERM Advisory Council for the update to the COSO ERM framework and the Standing Advisory Group of the PCAOB.

Event Information

Course Duration: 2
CPE Hours: 2
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

​Attendee should be familiar with the COSO Internal Control – Integrated Framework

Advance Preparation:


Delivery Method: Group Internet based

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