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Emerging Issues and Outreach Working Group. Gary Hannaford, Working Group Chair IESBA Meeting September 16-18, 2013 Sydney, Australia . Background. June 2013 IESBA Meeting Support for Working Group (WG) to explore processes re: Emerging Issues Outreach WG Terms of Reference agreed.

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Emerging issues and outreach working group

Emerging Issues and Outreach Working Group

Gary Hannaford, Working Group Chair

IESBA Meeting

September 16-18, 2013

Sydney, Australia


Background
Background

June 2013 IESBA Meeting

  • Support for Working Group (WG) to explore processes re:

    • Emerging Issues

    • Outreach

  • WG Terms of Reference agreed


  • Emerging issues

    Emerging Issues

    Identification and Filtering

    • Matters that constitute emerging issues:

      • “Any national or international development identified outside of the Board’s strategic planning process that is related to, or has a connection with, the Board’s remit and may:

        • Have a potential impact on the Board’s strategy and work plan;

        • Require Board action or otherwise lead the Board to take specific action, such as leading or participating in a debate at the international level; or

        • Otherwise merit Board attention.


    Emerging issues1

    Emerging Issues

    Identification and Filtering

    • Need for a systematic approach to screen appropriate information sources

    • Screening effort to leverage support of Board members and TAs

    • Three buckets proposed for filtering:

      • For Board consideration

      • For Board noting

      • Other matters


    Emerging issues2

    Emerging Issues

    Board and CAG Consideration

    • Expectation of at least some emerging issues each quarter

    • Present issues at alternate Board meetings in open session

    • Involvement of CAG

      • Synchronize timing of Board and CAG consideration

      • Discuss CAG involvement March 2014 CAG Meeting


    Emerging issues3

    Emerging Issues

    Outcomes and Effectiveness

    • Outcomes will vary with nature and importance of matters considered

    • Effectiveness of process

      • Biennial review by Board

      • Not responsibility of working group

      • No definitive measures


    Emerging issues4

    Emerging Issues

    Outcomes and Effectiveness

    • Certain positive outcomes may indicate a degree of effectiveness e.g.

      • Specific board initiated actions

      • Positive feedback from stakeholders

  • Certain outcomes may indicate a lack of effectiveness e.g.

    • no emerging issues identified in any given year

    • matters missed that ultimately prove to be significant emerging issues


  • Outreach

    Outreach

    Identification

    • No need for an overly formalized process

    • Focus on identified key stakeholders

    • Ensure geographically balanced coverage

    • All board members and TAs encouraged to be proactive on outreach


    Outreach1

    Outreach

    Identification

    • Confirmed outreach activities:

      • Meetings with regulatory stakeholders

      • Attendance at regional conferences

      • Meetings with key stakeholder groups – e.g. NSS

      • Identify forums and media through IFAC Comms

      • Identify contacts at Board Leadership level

      • Board / Technical advisors proactively identify in jurisdictions

      • Leverage relationship with CAG


    Outreach2

    Outreach

    Support Staff and Media Strategy

    • Staff-developed slides and speaking notes

    • Will help with consistency of messaging

    • Media strategy being developed by IFAC Commsdept

    • Standing WG to provide high level input in development of media strategy, then keep monitoring role


    Outreach3

    Outreach

    Effectiveness

    • Difficult to identify definitive measures of success

    • But potential indications of effectiveness:

      • Increased linkage between outreach activities and new projects / initiatives

      • Increased media exposure

      • Press enquiries relating to emerging issues

      • Increased international adoption of Code


    Resources
    Resources

    Staff

    • Resource light approach:

      • Two members of staff, each allocating 10-15%

        Meetings

  • Standing WG expected to meet quarterly via teleconference


  • Timeline
    Timeline

    • Dec 2013 IESBA Meeting

      • Final process recommendations to IESBA

      • Presentation of draft ToR for Standing WG

  • April 2014 onwards – Implementation