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Writing Exceptional Audit Reports Workshop

May 16 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm

Title: Writing Exceptional Audit Reports

Leader: Mary Chris Easterly


You conducted a thorough audit: observed processes, reviewed procedures and records, and interviewed personnel.  How do you communicate the results to gain the maximum benefit?  By writing a clear, concise audit report.

Ineffective audit reports:

  • Inhibit continuous improvement of the evaluated systems,
  • Lead to confusion about requirements, and
  • Waste time addressing insignificant issues.

 Exceptional audit reports:

  • Communicate gaps in compliance to the audit sponsor, and
  • Facilitate the auditee’s response to gaps in compliance, identifying appropriate

corrections, corrective actions, and/or preventive actions.

Attendees will identify the crucial elements of an exceptional audit report, review examples of poorly written observations, and practice writing unambiguous observations (gaps in compliance).  A workbook and electronic templates will be provided.

Note:  Most examples provided are from ISO 9001 or pharmaceutical/medical device good manufacturing practices audits, but principles presented apply to reports for any type of quality audit.


May 16 @ 8:00 am
May 17 @ 5:00 pm
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