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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

This is a joint meeting between the Institute of Internal Auditors Denver Chapter and the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Topics and Learning Objectives:

The process of conducting investigations is agile.  The approach must be well thought-out, reasonable, and flexible.  However, to conduct a truly successful investigation you must also be organized, diligent in your documentation, and well-prepared.

At the end of the session, participants will:

  • Understand the key steps to a successful investigation
  • Understand why it is crucial to be consistent in the conduct of each investigation
  • Understand why each investigation's steps should be formally documented
  • Have heard some great stories


Speaker Bio:

Ms. Pearce is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and holds a certification in Risk Management Assurance.  She has over fifteen years of audit and investigative experience. 

Currently, Ms. Pearce is the Director of Enterprise Risk for the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA).  She is responsible for the Authority’s internal audit department, regulatory compliance department, information security and privacy functions, and all internal investigations. 

Prior to joining CHFA in 2005, she worked with Deloitte and Touche and the State of Florida’s Office of Inspectors General.

Ms. Pearce holds a bachelor degree in finance/accounting from Florida State University with a minor in psychology.  She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and ISACA.  


  • 7:15 - 8:00: Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 9:30: Presentation


  • Member - $25
  • Non-Member - $35
  • Student / Faculty - $15
  • Retiree - $15
Breakfast will be provided.

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

Free parking is not provided at this venue.  Various parking garages and surface lots are available nearby for a fee.

Cancellation Policy:

Registrants must provide 24 hour notice of non-attendance for a full refund.  No-show registrants that have a balance due will be expected to provide full payment if the event is sold out.


The Denver Chapter IIA is hosting its 5th Annual Leadership Conference.  Enjoy a complete program of training, breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour, and prizes!

Topics and Learning Objectives:

This full-day event will give you tips on innovative thinking, provide leadership insights from the world of Hollywood magic, provide two hours of Ethics CPE, and end with a motivational speaker.

At the end of the seminar, participants will gain:

  • New strategies to develop their career
  • Techniques for growing their leadership skills
  • Tips on managing up


Andy Masters, MA, CSP

In this program, Andy will teach skills to develop and empower your organization through the magic of Hollywood.  Learn and be entertained from scenes from movies such as The Devil Wears Prada and Star Wars.  Participants will receive immediate "take-home" action items to develop future leaders in today's new economy.

Andy Masters is an award-winning author and international speaker who has written five books, earned four degrees, and presented hundreds of programs on a variety of leadership and personal development topics.  Andy's professional career included working for two high-profile performance improvement and marketing services firms.  

Charles Passaglia, Esq.

In this session, Chuck will deliver highly engaging ethics training applicable to supervisory and non-supervisory employees.  Chuck's classes are lively, positive, and filled with essential information for succeeding in today's business environment.

Chuck Passaglia is an employment law attorney who has represented both employers and employees in disputes.  He sees both sides of workplace conflicts.  Chuck has presented hundreds of classes, seminars, and lectures and has frequently written published works on employment law topics.  He received his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law, where he served on the Board of Editors of the Denver University Law Review.

Stacy Colette, MAOM

In this program, participants will learn how to mentor employees to become organizational leaders.  Stacy will provide strategies to help staff members better communicate with management and peers, increase their personal effectiveness, and define success as they contribute to the organization's strategic goals and visions.

Stacy Colette has a masters degree in Organizational Management and a bachelors degree in Communications from Gonzaga University.  Her successful consulting practice, Element 8, is focused on organizational change, human capital management, business development, and negotiations.

Charles Knight, Esq.

In this session, participants will learn how to start thinking and behaving with an innovative mindset.  Charles will share how we all have the ability to develop our creativity and generate innovative ideas.

Charles Knight is the General Counsel for the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority.  He previously founded Venture Law Advisors, LLC, a legal advisory firm representing emerging Colorado and California businesses.  Mr. Knight is also an adjunct faculty member at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.  He holds a bachelor's degree in experimental psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Dr. Kevin Snyder

Kevin has presented over 1,150 keynotes and leadership training workshops in all 50 states and several countries.  Through his programs and books, he has helped nearly half a million people discover their passion and leadership abilities.  Kevin earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida, his Masters from the University of South Carolina, and his undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


  • 7:15 - 8:00: Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 -11:30: Presentations
  • 11:30 - 12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45 - 5:00: Presentations
  • 5:00 - 6:00: Cocktail Hour


  • Member, Student, Retiree - $200
  • Non-Member - $250
Early registration discount of $10 available if registered by January 5.

Breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail hour 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 72 hour notice of non-attendance for a refund.  Refunds for cancellation will be assessed a 25% fee.  No-show registrants that have a balance due will be expected to provide full payment.