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Create a training event that delivers measurable results – for every participant

John Hall and all Hall Consulting instructors are available to lead your training and seminar events. We work side-by-side with our clients to create, tailor and lead outstanding skills training programs.

Length may vary from high-level programs of several hours to ‘deep-dive’ skills training lasting several days. All program content, learning points, instructional methods, and session length are tailored to meet client needs.

In addition, Hall Consulting is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of Continuing Professional Education Sponsors – so your training event may qualify for CPE credit as well!

Contact us to plan and design a program on these and other topics that will meet your training objectives!

To give you some ideas, here’s a list of our most popular training programs.

Our Most Popular Seminars

 

Training Seminars for Managers & Employees

This seminar teaches managers, supervisors and employees at all levels the secret keys to measurably better performance and career advancement. Offered in a one-day summary or multi-day intensive deep-dive format, this program addresses skills enhancement in the critical areas of:
  • General business knowledge and execution
  • Administrative skill effectiveness and efficiency
  • Job position technical skill mastery
  • Communication and interpersonal skills, including:
    • Establishing rapport and trust in a work setting
    • Interviewing and listening
    • Speaking and presenting
    • Selling your ideas and getting action
    • Writing persuasively
  • Leadership, Collaboration and Influence
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Organization leaders who are serious about managing the risks of wrongdoing, misconduct and fraud are waking up to the fact that most supervisors and employees simply lack the necessary skills. This ‘how to’ program fills in that gap – it shows participants exactly what to do to manage the fraud risks in their areas of responsibility. In this interactive workshop, executives, managers, supervisors and employees will learn the specific steps to take to prevent wrongdoing as part of their daily duties. And when prevention efforts occasionally fail, they’ll find issues faster and handle them more effectively. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
The goals of anti-fraud efforts are prevention and immediate detection. While no anti-fraud system is foolproof, the 8 ideas in this program are critical to managing fraud risks in your business. And there is a cumulative effect – the more of them you apply in your business, the greater the chance of success. Providing turn-by-turn instructions for business leaders and owners, this program is short on theory and long on practical ‘how-to’ instructions on what you should do and what gets in the way. You’ll benefit by building a stronger defense against the risks of wrongdoing, misconduct, theft and outright fraud. Using the tools, checklists, talking points, and sample anti-fraud policies included in the program, you’ll be able to apply the ideas right away with minimal cost and maximum effect. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
All business entities have fraud risks. But exposures in procurement and contracting often top the list of what can go wrong. Among the many fraud risks that must be proactively managed is the possibility that third party suppliers and contractors will take unfair advantage of the relationship, entice employees into questionable practices, and commit wrongful acts or outright fraud. This program addresses the fraud risks inherent in procurement and contracting, and will present solutions for managers and auditors interested in guarding their organizations against the costs and other negative consequences of misconduct and fraud. Short on theory and long on practical ideas, the program will give participants the tools and techniques they need “on the job”. Case examples will highlight not only what can go wrong, but what participants can do about it in their own organizations. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
This program targets the unique fraud risk expectations of government managers and auditors. Legislators, the public and the press all expect that managers and audit teams all levels of government possess and can effectively deploy fraud prevention and detection expertise. But even very experienced government professionals acknowledge that handling wrongdoing, misconduct and fraud issues, while interesting, is an area of great uncertainty and risk. This ‘how to’ seminar will help you bridge the gap between expectations and your ability to confidently manage the risks of fraud in your areas of responsibility. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
The not-for-profit business environment has many unique fraud risks – including fund raising pressures, proper use of donated funds and government grants, the need to report positive program results, and plain old theft and abuse. The need to balance a mission focus, public scrutiny, inherent trust, and limited staffing all combine to create exposures to wrongdoing that demand vigilance. As a result, many not-for-profit Board members, managers and staff are finding they simply don’t have the skills (or time!) necessary to fulfill these responsibilities. Leaders are waking up to this shortfall in skills and teaching everyone what they need to know to handle fraud challenges. This program does just that – shows participants how to manage their fraud risks in the not-for-profit business environment. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
Effective fraud risk management is critical to any financial institution. And in the credit union environment audit professionals, functional managers, and Board members all play key roles in supporting fraud deterrence, early detection and incident response efforts. But even very senior credit union auditors and management leaders will acknowledge that handling their wrongdoing, misconduct and fraud issues, while interesting, is an area of great uncertainty. What is needed is a place for all to learn the skills necessary to respond appropriately and effectively to these challenges. This highly interactive program does just that. For Full Seminar Details Click Here

Training Seminars for Internal Auditors

This powerful seminar contains our BEST ideas for internal auditors. The fast-paced format is packed with ‘how to’ advice on individual, department and audit project effectiveness. Participants will leave the program with a tailored list of action items that they can use on the job immediately. Short on theory and deep into ‘what to do’ instructions, the lecture, discussion, exercises and case examples provide a structure for applying leading edge ideas efficiently and effectively in any audit group and on any audit project. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
As the business experts they are, professional auditors must have outstanding technical skills. But they must also be expert at communicating their ideas, influencing managers and employees, and driving change – all while demonstrating both real and perceived value. Traditional audit training is heavily focused on technical and audit reporting issues, but what about auditor communication, behavior and interpersonal skills. Things like building rapport and trust, interviewing and presenting confidently, and selling our ideas. While we all agree that sound technical skills are required for auditor effectiveness, the mastery and daily application of communication and interpersonal skills are just as important. This seminar teaches participants how to master critical communication and interpersonal skills needed by all auditors. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
Auditors are expected to master many skills – including communications, data testing, cause diagnosis, and motivation. But are these expectations reasonable? Is it fair to assume that every internal auditor should be a master at surfacing hidden problems and unexplored opportunities? And when issues are identified, is it really the auditor’s job to convince managers to act? Unfortunately for many auditors who are unprepared, most executives believe that the answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!” This seminar teaches participants how to enhance the likelihood that the real cause of issues is identified – while dramatically increasing the probability that the management team will take corrective action. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
Every day, the expectations placed on professional internal auditors are on the rise. As a result, we all find ourselves in a constant state of “catching up” in order to meet the needs of management, board members, clients and even ourselves. This highly interactive program will provide proven ideas that can dramatically increase the daily effectiveness and perceived value of the individual auditor and the audit team. Participants will learn how to:
  • Identify the key areas where management and other client groups want and need attention
  • Define your role to fully meet the needs of the organization
  • Identify the behavioral adjustments needed to be more effective every day
  • Improve audit planning and performance to identify and address areas of importance
  • Develop audit steps that find important problems and opportunities
  • Get desired action from auditees and others
  • Demonstrate measurable value
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The traditional definition of internal auditing is gone forever. In its place is the expectation that we will supplement our compliance, information verification and control testing responsibilities with value-based ideas for operational and technical improvement. This seminar shows participants how to add measurable value by moving from internal auditor to internal consultant on every audit project. Included will be suggestions on how to blend traditional auditor responsibilities with a more consultative approach. Participants will learn a foundation in the fundamentals and on the job application of Internal Consulting Skills in an auditing environment. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
This is our most popular fraud training program for auditors. Available in either a one-day or tailored two-day deep-dive format, participants are given the core skills needed to address fraud prevention, detection and handling issues that come up in the audit environment. Through a combination of lecture, real-world examples, short cases, participant brainstorming, and small group discussion, this training seminar provides an opportunity for auditors at all levels to learn the skills necessary to respond appropriately and effectively to fraud challenges in their work. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
As the foundation for learning points, this seminar uses actual fraud cases – many handled personally by the program instructor. Participants can find learning points in every fraud incident, and should review and adjust their approach as a result. In this program we review the details of real fraud cases covering misappropriation, manipulation of results, vendor and contractor overcharges, and corruption. We’ll have examples from industry, government, education and not-for-profit organizations. You will benefit from developing action steps to take back to the job through individual and small group brainstorming. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
For professional auditors and fraud examiners interested in stepping up their skills to a higher level, this one-day program is packed with “next step” practices for making Fraud Risk Management a reality on every project. The “how-to” focus will help participants be more effective in their fraud prevention, detection and handling responsibilities. The seminar will give you action steps for elevating your existing anti-fraud skills through heavy use of case examples, lectures on lessons learned, and individual and group brainstorming and discussions. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
All business entities have fraud risks. But exposures in procurement and contracting often top the list of what can go wrong. Among the many fraud risks that must be proactively managed is the possibility that third party suppliers and contractors will take unfair advantage of the relationship, entice employees into questionable practices, and commit wrongful acts or outright fraud. This program addresses the fraud risks inherent in procurement and contracting, and will present solutions for managers and auditors interested in guarding their organizations against the costs and other negative consequences of misconduct and fraud. Short on theory and long on practical ideas, the program will give participants the tools and techniques they need “on the job”. Case examples will highlight not only what can go wrong, but what participants can do about it in their own organizations. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
This program targets the unique fraud risk expectations of government managers and auditors. Legislators, the public and the press all expect that managers and audit teams all levels of government possess and can effectively deploy fraud prevention and detection expertise. But even very experienced government professionals acknowledge that handling wrongdoing, misconduct and fraud issues, while interesting, is an area of great uncertainty and risk. This ‘how to’ will help you bridge the gap between expectations and your ability to confidently manage the risks of fraud in your areas of responsibility. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
The not-for-profit business environment has many unique fraud risks – including fund raising pressures, proper use of donated funds and government grants, the need to report positive program results, and plain old theft and abuse. The need to balance a mission focus, public scrutiny, inherent trust, and limited staffing all combine to create exposures to wrongdoing that demand vigilance. As a result, many not-for-profit Board members, managers and staff are finding they simply don’t have the skills (or time!) necessary to fulfill these responsibilities. Leaders are waking up to this shortfall in skills and teaching everyone what they need to know to handle fraud challenges. This program does just that – shows participants how to manage their fraud risks in the not-for-profit business environment. For Full Seminar Details Click Here
Effective fraud risk management is critical to any financial institution. And in the credit union environment audit professionals, functional managers, and Board members all play key roles in supporting fraud deterrence, early detection and incident response efforts. But even very senior credit union auditors and management leaders will acknowledge that handling their wrongdoing, misconduct and fraud issues, while interesting, is an area of great uncertainty and risk. What is needed is a place for all to learn the skills necessary to respond appropriately and effectively to these challenges. This highly interactive program does just that. For Full Seminar Details Click Here

Training Seminars for CPAs

The fraud expectations for CPAs are at an all time high. Despite what the professional standards and engagement letters say, most client managers and owners believe CPAs have expertise in the prevention, detection and handling of wrongdoing and fraud. These beliefs, while often flawed, can still result in a gap between what is wanted and what CPAs are capable of delivering. This interactive seminar provides specific steps to help professional auditors and accountants fully meet fraud-handling expectations. The “how to” approach helps participants identify and document fraud exposures and provides practical ideas on how to handle those exposures. Course materials include examples of what can go wrong in financial statements and how fraud is reflected in accounting and other records. Also included are planning ideas as well as suggestions for handling fraud when it is discovered.
Fraud in financial statements continues to plague investors, lenders, business leaders and auditors. Despite tough regulatory requirements like those in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, financial fraud schemes still surface on a very regular schedule. Using examples and real-life cases, this program will show participants what can go wrong, what it looks like, and what they can do about it. Tips for prevention, quick detection and efficient response will be provided, including action steps that managers and auditors can use immediately on the job. You can build the last line of defense in protecting investors, lenders and others against fraudulent financial assertions by applying the ideas in this program.
 
The goals of anti-fraud efforts are prevention and immediate detection. While no anti-fraud system is foolproof, the 8 ideas in this program are critical to managing fraud risks in your business. And there is a cumulative effect – the more of them you apply in any business, the greater the chance of success. Providing turn-by-turn instructions for business leaders and owners, this program is short on theory and long on practical ‘how-to’ instructions on what you should do and what gets in the way. You’ll benefit by building a stronger defense against the risks of wrongdoing, misconduct, theft and outright fraud. Using the tools, checklists, talking points, and sample anti-fraud policies included in the program, you’ll be able to apply the ideas right away with minimal cost and maximum effect.
 
All business entities have fraud risks. But exposures in procurement and contracting often top the list of what can go wrong. Among the many fraud risks that must be proactively managed is the possibility that third party suppliers and contractors will take unfair advantage of the relationship, entice employees into questionable practices, and commit wrongful acts or outright fraud. This program addresses the fraud risks inherent in procurement and contracting, and will present solutions for managers and auditors interested in guarding their organizations against the costs and other negative consequences of misconduct and fraud. Short on theory and long on practical ideas, the program will give participants the tools and techniques they need “on the job”. Case examples will highlight not only what can go wrong, but what participants can do about it.
 
This program targets the unique fraud risk expectations of government managers and auditors. Legislators, the public and the press all expect that managers and audit teams all levels of government possess and can effectively deploy fraud prevention and detection expertise. But even very experienced government professionals acknowledge that handling wrongdoing, misconduct and fraud issues, while interesting, is an area of great uncertainty. This ‘how to’ will help participants bridge the gap between expectations and their ability to confidently manage the risks of fraud in their areas of responsibility.
 
The not-for-profit business environment has many unique fraud risks – including fund raising pressures, proper use of donated funds and government grants, the need to report positive program results, and plain old theft and abuse. The need to balance a mission focus, public scrutiny, inherent trust, and limited staffing all combine to create exposures to wrongdoing that demand vigilance. As a result, many not-for-profit Board members, managers and staff are finding they simply don’t have the skills (or time!) necessary to fulfill these responsibilities. Leaders are waking up to this shortfall in skills and teaching everyone what they need to know to handle fraud challenges. This program does just that – shows participants how to manage their fraud risks in the not-for-profit business environment.
 
Effective fraud risk management is critical to any financial institution. And in the credit union environment audit professionals, functional managers, and Board members all play key roles in supporting fraud deterrence, early detection and incident response efforts. But even very senior credit union auditors and management leaders will acknowledge that handling their wrongdoing, misconduct and fraud issues, while interesting, is an area of great uncertainty and risk. What is needed is a place for all to learn the skills necessary to respond appropriately and effectively to these challenges. This highly interactive program does just that.