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Annual Conference: August 28 - September 01, 2022

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Leadership, Motivation, and Accountability for High-Performance Audit Organizations

Michael Binder

2 hours
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Course Description

What makes a good leader? How do we motivate others? And how do we create an environment where staff members are fully accountable? These are the basic ingredients for high performing organizations – but in many audit organizations we promote or hire staff into management or leadership positions based upon their demonstrated technical skills, without preparing them to step into a leadership role requiring an entirely different set of knowledge, skills and abilities – which becomes self-perpetuating as their only reference may be their own managers who were also promoted based upon technical skill – and never learned to lead. 

What You Will Learn

This session will examine the traits, characteristics and styles of successful managers and leaders that can be learned with understanding and practice, as well as a close-up view of why many managers and people in leadership positions often fail. We will explore ways to inspire and motivate staff through constructive coaching, growth opportunities and appreciation. This session will also explore the communication tools, approaches and techniques to inspire a new level of performance accountability and commitment through empowerment and ownership. Great audit organizations need leaders who see their role differently than being super auditors. This session will help people in audit leadership positions prepare for crossing that threshold

Who Should Attend?

APIPA conference sessions are intended for island government accountability professionals.  Audit, budget, finance, accounting, and related management and staff members will find interest and value in this presentation.

CPE: 2 hours

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Michael Binder

Washington, DC

Michael is the Director of the Graduate School USA, Government Audit Training Institute. Hes has served over forty two years in federal audit staff, management and executive positions in GAO, the Inspector General community and as Acting Inspector General of the National Endowment for the Arts. Michael has a BBA and MBA in Finance and Economics from the George Washington University, attended Harvard University, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Federal Executive Institute. He is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a former national officer of the Association of Government Accountants.


Join Us for the APIPA 2022 Virtual Conference.

The 33rd annual APIPA Conference will take place virtually from August 28 - September 01, 2022.


Contact the APIPA 2022 Secretariat if you have any questions or concerns about this year’s conference.