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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
3/31/2019 - 12/31/2019
   Total Quality Auditing
Monthly Webinar Series
Join anytime - get 12 CPEs!
Event Details 
When: Every third Thursday of each month beginning January 17, 2019  through December 2019
Time: Once a month, 9:05 - 9:55 am MST
Where/Delivery Mode: Virtual
IIA Competency: Improvement and Innovation
CPEs: Up to 12
Cost: $120 for full webinar series or $20 for each webinar
Discount: 10% discount when you use the code "IIADENVER" 
Missed Sessions:  Various repeat webinars and make-up sessions will be available. Additionally, the series will run into 2020, and you will have every opportunity to get 12 CPEs. To learn more about when those make-up sessions will be, please visit the registration link above. 
Ethics CPEs: Ethics CPEs will be offered during various months with the first being in February 2019. Please visit the registration link above to learn more about when Ethics CPEs will be offered.  
 Event Description 
Get ready... earn 12 of your most valuable CPEs (MVCPEs perhaps?!) and show your organization your Internal Audit function is NOT going to do the same ol' thing in 2019.

Spend 50 minutes with me, 1 day of each month, and learn how a Total Quality Management (TQM) mindset can help Internal Audit add REAL value. And I’m not talking the same “add value” you have been trying to do for years. I am talking about REAL, TOTAL QUALITY value.

So WHAT is Total Quality Auditing?

Let me tell you.

TQA has 6 points of focus that start with the foundational aspects of organizational culture – Ethics and Standards of Conduct– and how Internal Audit can not only say they are “auditing culture” – but how they can lead the charge in shifting the culture at your organization. The points of focus continue by describing more effective ways of listening to and utilizing Customer Feedback (yes, you have customers too) and how to apply that feedback using truly Lean Techniques. And lastly, you will learn by Balancing Risk, Audit, and Consulting activities and by doing all of the above with unprecedented Leadership and Grit, you will earn more respect than you ever thought imaginable within your organization.

TQA, much like TQM, focuses on listening to customer needs, anticipating future problems and risks, and providing new quality approaches, process improvements, and strategic enhancements. We need to STOP managing our Internal Audit functions by fixing YESTERDAY’s problems. We need to show your leaders, your CFOs, and your CEOs, you are there to transform the future.

Be Proactive, not Reactive. This is the TQA Proposition.

So WHO am I?

Let me tell you.

I am an unconventional Internal Auditor with 15 years of progressive audit, accounting, and teaching experience. I am an active Internal Audit Consultant by day, and a CPE Trainer by day and night. I am also an Accounting Professor at both a Community College and a State University in Denver, CO. You are welcome to read more about me at:

So HOW do I sign up?

Let me tell you!

Simply go to and click REGISTER for the full 12-part series. Use the code "IIADENVER" and get a 10% discount. The IIA Denver Chapter will also receive a 10% donation for every participant who uses the code, so your registration supports the chapter!

It’s the best $120 investment your Internal Audit function will make in 2019! OR read more about each month's webinar and choose an individual webinar for only $20.

Have 10 or more people ready to register? Contact me directly for a discount!

I can't wait to spend the 3rd Thursday of every month (from 9:05-9:55am MST) with you - having some REAL fun, learning how you can add REAL, TOTAL QUALITY value, and focus your Internal Audit function on the FUTURE in 2019!

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions – And Happy New Year!

Amanda “Jo” Erven, CPA, CIA, CFE
President and Founder, Audit. Consulting. Education. LLC

“Good things come to those who wait… but don’t. You deserve better than good.”

We are excited to bring you our Innovation in Internal Audit seminar at Stonebrook Manor in Thornton, CO!
Join us for an enlightening day full of creative ideas for taking your internal audit shop into the future! This full-day seminar includes presentations on practical creativity, collaboration and innovation, agile auditing, and application auditing. 
Additionally, participants will enjoy the opportunity to network with peers over breakfast, lunch, and breaks.
Our give-back rates are in full effect as noted below. 
Denver Chapter Member
Early registration (through February 28, 2019) - $99
Regular registration (after February 28, 2019) - $125
Early registration (through February 28, 2019) - $175
Regular registration (after February 28, 2019) - $200
 Register Now ! We look forward to seeing you there!!!


Topics and Learning Objectives:


General Session 1: Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Panel Discussion: Internal Audit's Role in Supporting CISOs  
The IIA Denver Chapter's theme for this past year was Ensuring Internal Audit's Relevance. As internal auditors, we have many clients within our organizations who we may not be serving to the fullest extent possible. One of our key clients is the CISO. As information security threats become ever more prevalent, Internal Audit cannot afford to sit back and toss the ball in the CISO's court. In doing so, we miss out on opportunities to provide valuable resources and insight to our organizations, and we risk becoming irrelevant.
In this panel discussion, Beth Womersely will lead a discussion with a panel of CISOs to:
  • Better understand how CISOs use information from Internal Audit
  • Learn what kind of information CISOs need from Internal Audit
  • Discover how Internal Audit can proactively support CISOs
  • Understand how Internal Audit can align its strategy with the needs of CISOs
  • Understand how Internal Audit can help CISOs achieve their goals and objectives
Panel Moderator: 
Beth Womersley, CPA, CRMA, Partner with Rubin Brown 
Beth Womersley is a Partner in Rubin Brown’s Business Advisory Services and Healthcare Services Group. She has over 20 years of audit and accounting experience. She specializes in internal audit, enterprise risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and consulting services for clients across various industries. Prior to working for Rubin Brown, Beth was Chief Audit Executive for a large publicly traded company, in which she led the establishment and maintenance of the internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley and enterprise risk management processes.

General Session 2: Business Relevance of Data Analytics in Internal Audit
As data analytics becomes a necessity for internal auditors, this is an opportunity to learn how to effectively leverage data analytic tools and concepts within your Internal Audit organization. Individuals and organizations who have just embarked on their analytics journey, and those whose analytics initiatives may have plateaued, are the targeted audience for this session.

Specific real-world successes of using exception-based data analytics will be shared. This will include in-depth discussion on how to apply data analytics techniques to identify overpayments and undercharges (cash recoveries), detect fraud, verify controls compliance and transaction accuracy, and identify operational inefficiencies.

The concept of robotics / automation will also be introduced as a vehicle to implement continuous auditing, continuous monitoring, and predictive analytics.
In addition to exploring ways to expand audit coverage and improve audit effectiveness, participants will learn ways to partner with business owners in the following areas:

  • Understand root cause of audit observations, especially in areas of repeat audit issues, and help develop remediation action plans.
  • Identify control gaps and unintended consequences introduced as a result of system upgrades, configurable control / process changes, and robotics process automation.
  • Identify early warning indicators through observing operational trends that can lead to performance suboptimization.
  • Fraud detection and prevention, and controls compliance, through continuous monitoring.

Specific real-world successes of using exception-based data analytics will be shared.
Speaker Bio: 

Drew assists audit departments in enhancing their audit effectiveness by offering targeted audit analytics training; analytics script design, development and maintenance; and analytics strategy development services. Drew has been a pioneer and innovator in leveraging data analytics tools by developing exception-based analytics solutions. In 2015, he achieved a personal goal of implementing fully automated, “no-touch”, continuous monitoring capabilities. Drew has shared his experiences by publishing articles, Awesome Analytics, on LinkedIn (

Drew honed his data analytics skills throughout his Internal Audit career, where he held various internal audit leadership roles at Hess Corporation, Calpine Corporation, Ernst & Young and Texaco Inc.

Drew enjoys sharing his audit analytics experiences at conferences sponsored by organizations such as the Institute of Internal Auditors, MIS Training Institute, and MAPI (Manufacturer’s Alliance for Productivity and Innovation).


  • 7:30 - 8:00: Registration, Breakfast, and Announcements
  • 8:30 - 9:20: CISO Panel Discussion: Internal Audit's Role in Supporting Chief Information Security Officers
  • 9:30 - 12:00: Business Relevance of Data Analytics in Internal Audit


Denver Chapter Member:
Early Registration by April 14th - $50
Registration after April 14th - $65
Early Registration by April 14th - $85
Registration after April 14th - $100 
Registration closes 5/6/2019 
**Credit card payments must be processed online.  Only cash and checks are accepted at the door.


Breakfast is included 


Ample free parking is provided at this venue.

Cancellation Policy:

Registrants must cancel by May 6, 2019 for a refund.  Cancellations after this date will not be refunded because this does not allow us enough time to give your place to someone on the waitlist or to notify the venue. No-show registrants who have a balance due will be invoiced and expected to provide full payment.