Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 (Internal Auditing)

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 (CAPA and Root Cause)

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Choose one or both days

Day 1

Internal Auditor

The focus of this one-day workshop is on reviewing the fundamentals and basic steps critical for internal auditors. This includes forming and asking questions, opening and closing meetings, writing non-conformances, preparing reports and an introduction to process auditing. Auditing concepts are applicable to numerous internal and external auditing approaches, including those compliant with HACCP, GFSI approved schemes (i.e. FSSC, IFS, BRC, SQF, etc.), ISO standards, and specific company second party (i.e. suppliers, corporate programs, etc.) standards and protocols.

Who Will Benefit

Audit Program Managers, Plant Managers, ISO responsible Team Leaders, Management Representatives, Food Safety Team Leaders, SQF Practitioners, FSSC, SQF, BRC, IFS team leaders, internal audit team members, line supervisors, compliance specialists, quality control managers, quality assurance managers and any other associates interested in enhancing their skills for managing and participating in effective internal audits. This workshop focuses on the needs of each individual attendee with regard to their company, industry sector and specific standard of interest.

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of basic auditing techniques
  • How to develop and maintain an effective internal audit program for your organization
  • An introduction to and greater understanding of basic process auditing techniques
  • Common noncompliances identified during an audit
  • Identifying and documenting nonconformances during an audit
  • Case Studies and group discussions on various applications and best practices
  • Auditing protocol based on external standards (GFSI approved schemes, ISO Standards, second party audits, etc.)

Day 2

Corrective Action/Preventive Action (CAPA) & Root Cause Analysis

Gain a clear understanding of the necessary criteria for corrections, corrective actions, preventive actions and continuous improvement.  This workshop provides a solid foundation for the attendee, whether he/she is a system novice or is already maintaining an effective management system.

This workshop includes practical exercises related to specific aspects of the corrective/preventive/continuous improvement processes necessary for maintaining an effective program.

Who Will Benefit

Corrective /Preventive Action Program Owners, Internal Audit Team Leaders, Management Representatives, Food Safety Team Leaders, Quality Control and
Quality Assurance Managers, Top Management Team and any other associates interested in learning and applying an effective program that adds value to the organization.

What You Will Learn

  • An introduction to and greater understanding of basic corrective/preventive techniques
  • Corrections vs. corrective actions - how to choose and how to apply effectively
  • Introduction to Six Sigma concepts
  • Application of specific root cause analysis tools and thought patterns - applying common sense
  • Historical information related to common nonconformances
  • Best practices related to industry-specific sectors
  • Identification, prioritization, and management of findings through an effective program

Workshop Presenters


Tom Bell
Subject Matter Expert
Savour Food Safety International, Inc.

Eric R Eggly, PointSeven Studios

Stacy Vernon
Project Manager


Morton- Barber Learning Center 
6827 N High Street 
Worthington OH 43085


CIFT members | $325 per day; $600 for both days
Non-members | $375 per day; $700 for both days