Implementing GRC the Easy Way

You have probably seen the cartoon with two cavemen pulling a wagon with square wheels. A third caveman walks up to them with a round wheel and one of the cavemen pulling the wagon, turns to the third and says “No thanks, we’re too busy.” How often are we so busy with the task at…

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The Regulators are Talking … Are You Listening?

I travel the world speaking and training on GRC and internal auditing and I have started to notice a trend in many countries.  Regulators and other stakeholders are become more vocal about their expectations, and enforcement actions are increasing. In fact, I had an interesting discussion with a recent participant in one of my GRC…

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The Top GRC Certification in the World

If you have ever considered getting a certification in GRC, you should really consider the OCEG GRC Professional certification. OCEG was the organization that invented GRC, and has the only industry recognized, and internationally accepted GRC certification.   OCEG GRCP listed in “Governance Defined: What it is. Why it’s Important and Which Certs Can Help”…

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New Lower Pricing on the Mefford CIA® Review Course

For many years now, I have been teaching people how to successfully pass the CIA® exam.  The CIA exam is a difficult examination and requires months, if not years to pass all three parts and become a Certified Internal Auditor.  It requires a significant investment on your part. In this post, I want to share…

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A Unique CIA® Review Course Learning Experience

For many years now, I have been teaching people how to successfully pass the CIA® exam.  The CIA exam is a difficult examination and requires months, if not years to pass all three parts and become a Certified Internal Auditor.  It requires a significant investment on your part. In this post, I want to share…

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Press Release: Jason Mefford to write book with Brian Tracy

Orlando, FL April 27, 2016 – Jason Mefford, President of Mefford Associates, has joined Brian Tracy, along with a select group of experts and professionals, to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Masters of Success: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Secrets For Mastering Success In Health, Wealth and Lifestyle. Nick Nanton, Esq., along with business partner, JW Dicks,…

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The Forces Awaken in the Auto Industry

One of the fundamental concepts in risk management is understanding how forces lead to events that change the business conditions.  This is a fundamental step to understanding and identifying anticipated events, and changes in condition, that represent opportunities, threats or requirements to an organization. I have watched the auto industry closely for the last year and…

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The Most Amazing Value for your GRC Dollars

I want to let you in on a little secret I learned almost 10 years ago.  Even though I learned about this 10 years ago, I am still amazed at how few people know about the best investment you can make with your GRC budget dollars.  I have experienced a significant return on this investment,…

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Announcing Successful Techniques for Passing the CIA Exam Video

I have helped hundreds of people study to pass the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®) exam.  In doing that I have learned quite a few things about successful ways to study for the exam.  But the thing I have learned the most is how hard the exam is to pass. Let me say that again, the…

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Powerful and Compelling Reasons to Invest in Yourself

I had the great pleasure of attending my local Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) meeting this last week where Larry Harrington, the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) of Raytheon, and the current Chairman of the Board for IIA spoke.  Larry’s theme for this year is “Invest in Yourself” and I was struck by how simple, and…

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