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​Member Benefits for Training and Events

The IIA offers numerous benefits for members:
  • Members-only rates on conferences, seminars, and executive development through Vision University can save you hundreds of dollars.
  • Exclusive monthly Members-only Webinars are part of your core membership benefits and provide you with CPE units without ever leaving your desk or paying additional fees.
  • Members-only rates for other specialty webinars and self-study courses provide easy access to advance your knowledge from the convenience of your own desktop.
 Upcoming Events
The Denver Chapter IIA is hosting its first ever May Internal Audit Awareness Month Conference.


As a special thank you, we are offering our Denver Chapter members discounted registration!  The first 200 registrants will receive an 80% discount, bringing registration to only $25, our lowest price ever!  All other chapter members will receive a 20% discount off the standard member rate, bringing registration to only $100.  Enjoy a complete program of up to 8 CPE training hours, breakfast, and lunch.  Space is limited, so register now!

This full-day event will give participants skills to progress in your internal audit career, communicate awareness and value provided by the internal audit function, and use emotional intelligence in your daily audit work.  See session descriptions below for more details.

One lucky event attendee will win free registration to a 32 CPE hour course during the IIA public seminar in Denver June 26-29, valued at almost $2,000!  Click here for more details on the IIA seminar.  

Topics and Speakers:

"Leadership Skills That Can Take Internal Audit to the C-Suite" by Michael Fucilli

Internal Auditors have some of the strongest skills necessary to make an impact in their organizations.  These include analytical skills and critical thinking.  While CEOs appreciate these skills, they are place great emphasis on "soft skills" such as communication and seeing the big picture.  This session will discuss how we can bring out these traits and demonstrate our leadership skills through coachability, emotional intelligence, motivation, and temperament.

Michael J Fucilli, CIA, CFE, QIAL, CRMA, CGAP

Michael Fucilli is the Chief Audit Executive for the largest public sector transit authority in North America with operating revenues in excess of $15 billion and a capital program of approximately $5 billion.  Mike has 38 years of internal auditing experience that includes financial services, public sector, GRC, technology, and SOX reporting.  Mike has an audit staff of 85 professionals and is President of the IIA's Internal Audit Foundation and IIA Vice Chairman.  Mike previously held positions in banking and defense contracting.  Mike is also an adjunct professor for Pace University, where he teaches the IIA Learning System for the Certified Internal Auditor exam.  He is a frequent speaker at IIA International Conferences, having spoken at the last four conferences in Sydney, London, Vancouver, and New York City on a variety of topics including governance, risk, and fraud.

"Collaborative Communications: Audit Reports that Build Trust and Your Brand" by Emily Jacobson

Every communication internal auditors have with stakeholders is an opportunity to either build trust or diminish it, build the audit function's brand or degrade it.  The audit report is no exception.  Many auditors naturally view the audit report as an opportunity to document their work.  However, by viewing the audit report instead as a vehicle for communicating what stakeholders need to know about the results of their work, they can greatly increase buy-in.  This session will teach you how to write audit reports that connect with your reader, tell a compelling story, and demonstrate value as a strategic partner.  Learn how to leverage the tools of deductive writing, reader expectations, and data visualization to highlight your objectivity, perspective, and ability to serve as a trusted advisor.  

Emily Jacobson

Emily Jacobson is a skilled writer, communicator, and facilitator with more than 15 years of experience in both the public and private sector.  In her position with the Denver Auditor's Office and through her consulting business, she works with audit teams to craft audit reports that are clear, concise, constructive, and innovative.  She also frequently presents at conferences and provides training on audit report writing, often through the Association of Local Government Auditors, where she recently served as editor of the Local Government Auditing Quarterly.  She has also volunteered on the Communications Committee of the Denver Chapter of the IIA.  Prior to entering the world of internal audit, Emily served in marketing and communications roles for some of Denver’s largest corporate law firms and started her career working for the Colorado state legislature editing bills and amendments.  Emily received her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Colorado - Boulder and her master's degree in public administration from the University of Colorado - Denver. 

"Increasing the Effectiveness of Internal Audits: Mitigating Communication Risk" by Julie Kowalski

Demands on internal auditors are hard enough without adding wasted time and energy on misunderstandings, incomplete communication, re-work, and strenuous follow-up.  This highly interactive and dynamic session will teach the new skills and behaviors required for effective communication.  It will cover how to leverage communications (up, down, and across functional areas) to save hours of re-work and frustration.  The session will discuss words to remove and add from your vocabulary, understanding how communication creates supportive or defensive environments, turning complaints into requests, framing communications positively, and influencing others to help them "see" differently.

"Emotional Intelligence for Interviews & Investigations" by Julie Kowalski

Emotional intelligence has become one of the hottest buzzwords in corporate America, yet not many auditors know exactly how to use emotional intelligence (EI) in interviews, investigations, and all of their professional responsibilities to achieve greater success.  Research has proven that EI is often more important than the technical skills required to get the job done.  However, few professionals know the five levels of EI and what their personal level is.  This session will discuss what EI is and is not, the five levels of EI and how to master each, why EI is critical to interviews, how a high level of EI can help you engage bosses and stakeholders, and how to leverage EI in your role.

Julie Kowalski

Julie Kowalski is a seasoned thought leader, consultant, executive coach, and facilitator.  She's also an energetic and spirited professional training.  Through her own work history, Julie has gained valuable insight and acumen into the science of what it takes to start and run successful businesses, as well as the art of earning and retaining customer and employee loyalty.  Julie maintains working relationships with a wide variety of business owners and executives, from small family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies.  Julie was named one of the "World's Most Creative Thinkers" by bestselling author Seth Godin (Purple Cow), and she possesses over 25 years of first-hand business experience.  Her accomplishments include personally starting and successfully managing multi-million dollar companies.

Julie's energy, lively style, sharing of stories to relate the concepts, as well as her command of her subject and passion for her topic, make her very easy to listen to and learn from.

"Why Audit Matters" by Senator Tim Neville

Special guest Colorado State Senator Tim Neville will provide his perspective, as Vice Chair of the Colorado Legislative Audit Committee, on the importance of internal audit in ensuring accountability, addressing significant risks, and helping organizations from all sectors continuously improve.


  • 7:15 - 8:00: Registration, Breakfast, and Announcements
  • 8:00 -11:45: Presentations
  • 11:45 - 1:00: Lunch and Networking
  • 1:00 - 4:30: Presentations


  • Denver Chapter Member, Student, Retiree - $125 SPECIAL MEMBER PRICE! $100 (20% discount)
  • Non-Member - $175
Not a member?  Click here for more information and to join today.

Continental breakfast and full lunch included.

**Credit card payments must be processed online.  Only cash and checks are accepted at the door.**


Ample free parking is provided at this venue.

Cancellation Policy:

Registrants must provide notice of non-attendance by May 16, 2018 for a refund.  Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.  No-show registrants that have a balance due will be expected to provide full payment.

6/26/2018 - 6/29/2018

Seminar Details:

The IIA is bringing training to Denver on June 26-29.  As a member of the Denver Chapter of the IIA, you can take advantage of special chapter pricing for these upcoming sessions.  The following courses are available:

  • Auditing Culture: Challenges and Proven Techniques gives participants a solid understanding of the challenges involved in auditing culture, and provides proven evaluation tools and techniques for assessing culture.

    Denver Chapter Member Price: $695
  • Tools & Techniques II: Lead Auditor is designed for auditors with three to six years of experience, and provides all the elements and practices needed to lead an audit project.

    Denver Chapter Member Price: $1,295
  • Root Cause Analysis for Internal Auditors provides some of the key root cause analysis tools and methods that can be used to enhance the effectiveness of audits, strengthen audit observations, and facilitate discussion on any issues.

    Denver Chapter Member Price: $695
To register for these courses at the reduced Denver Chapter member rate, contact IIA Customer Relations at 407-937-1111 and confirm your membership.

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