INTOSAI Development Initiative

Supporting effective, accountable and inclusive Supreme Audit Institutions

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MASTERY - Masterclasses for SAI leaders

IDI in 2020 launched the MASTERY Initiative aimed at supporting SAI leadership in their role to effectively perform their mandates.

MASTERY is an initiative which supports Heads of SAIs in leading their organization through change towards greater, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. It focuses on crucial topics for effective SAI governance, provides a closed-room discussion forum where selected SAI leaders and peers can interact, share experiences and receive advice. It establishes in-depth understanding of the focus topic and translates it into concrete actions for and by SAI Leadership. MASTERY consists of a carefully crafted set of reading materials and supporting tools; two half-day workshop-style sessions led by IDI and other experts, as well as individual guidance and coaching by a dedicated IDI adviser for each selected participant. It foresees that participating Heads of SAIs will develop and implement succinct action plans in relation to the specific topic aiming to spearhead the transformation process in their SAI. MASTERY involves internationally renowned speakers and experts from and beyond the SAI community.

Initiative Objectives:

  • Enhance their understanding of the importance of their roles in different aspects that affect the operation of the SAI
  • Share their experiences and challenges, get advice, and learn from those of other SAI leaders and experts
  • Implement specific actions in a specific topic of interest that will in turn contribute towards an effective SAI

SAI Independence will be the first topic to be rolled out during the period 2021 with the first Webinar scheduled for 8th September 2021. Alongside this, Strategic Foresight and other topics are still under consideration and will be rolled out starting 2022.