IIA Detroit Chapter
The Detroit Chapter of the IIA serves the internal audit community of th​e Metro-Detroit area of Southeast Michigan.


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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

1.5 CPE Credits


The Power of Positivity on Culture

and Team Performance

Kim Cameron will lead a discussion and presentation on the power of positivity and its positive effects on individuals, teams and organizations as a whole.  Kim will present various concepts and topics included in his research over the years.  His current research focuses on virtuousness in and of organizations--such as forgiveness, gratitude, kindness, and compassion--and their relationship to performance. Kim Cameron became interested in Positive Organizational Scholarship as a result of a decade of studying the consequences of organizational downsizing. Organizations characterized by virtuous practices—for example, forgiveness, compassion, integrity, trust, optimism, kindness—tended to avoid the declining performance associated with downsizing. Observing this effect led to a variety of empirical studies on the effects of positive leadership and organizational virtuousness on organizational performance.

During this session, Kim will present several use cases, scenarios and thought-provoking questions of the audience.  This session will help all members better understand the power of positivity and how it can be leveraged to optimize the value of the internal auditor.



Kim Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations in the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and Professor Emeritus of Higher Education in the University of Michigan School of Education. His research on organizational virtuousness, downsizing, effectiveness, corporate quality culture, and the development of leadership excellence has been published in more than 130 academic articles and 16 scholarly books.

He is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan and has served as Dean at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Associate Dean in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and Associate Dean and department chair at the University of Michigan. He was recognized as among the top ten organizational scholars in the world whose work has been most frequently downloaded on Google.

Kim graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah in 1964. He received a bachelor's degree (1970) and a master's degree (1971) from BYU. At BYU, he served as student body vice president and played on the basketball team. He later went on to earn a master's degree (1976) and a Ph.D. (1978) in administrative sciences from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.



$10 - Members

$15 - Nonmembers

Free - Students & Retirees



This will be emailed out to individuals who register for the meeting.  



Do not forget to submit nominees for The IIA Rock Star of the Month. A winner will be announced during our monthly chapter meetings. 

The IIA Rock Star award recognizes a member who is early within their Auditing career or new to an internal audit role and who demonstrates any the following:     

  • Is an Innovative, Inspiring and Awesome Auditor;  
  • Chapter Champion of their company;   
  • Rallies the people to attend IIA meetings and events;  
  • Understands the IIA Standards and able to apply appropriately;  
  • Utilizes and references IIA standards in their daily work environment;   

Your nomination, including a detailed explanation as to why you believe your nominee is the IIA Rock Star of the Month, should be submitted to the Awards Committee Chairperson, Eulonda Whitmore at as3842@wayne.edu. The Rock Star awardee will be announced during our monthly Chapter meetings. This is a great way recognize and show appreciation to your coworkers and it doesn't cost you anything except 5 minutes of your time.  



Cancellation policy: Please view our cancellation policies on  IIA – Detroit's website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reply to this email or contact Amber Dunn-Egerer, Chapter Administrator  at Chapter2@iiachapters.org






11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Two CPE Credits

Cost: $10 | Free for Students



This webinar will contain two topics – first hour will be spent on introducing the concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its general use cases.  The intent is to introduce the topic to the audience and to help them understand the current state of AI.

The second hour will be used to discuss the use cases of AI in the business world and showcase how AI could potentially be used in the field of internal audit, security and privacy.




Akshay is a Director of Data Science at Soothsayer Analytics and has over 10 years of experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. His expertise is in predictive and prescriptive analytics, automation and optimization using structured as well as unstructured data sources like text and images.

Prior to joining Soothsayer, Mr. Akshay worked with IBM to build customer analytics solutions for Starbucks and conducted research at The Ohio State University to build novel pronunciation models used in speech recognition.

During his career at Soothsayer, Mr. Akshay has led several engagements for Fortune 500 & 1000 clients as an Architect designing and delivering end to end AI solutions for procurement, finance, manufacturing etc. He is also responsible for enabling clients to graduate from proof of concepts to production and incorporating AI solutions within end user workflows to provide value.

Akshay received a Master’s degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University and a Bachelors in Control Systems from University of Pune, India.



$10 - Members, Non-Members, and Retirees

Free - Students



This will be emailed out to individuals who register for the meeting.  



Cancellation policy: Please view our cancellation policies on  IIA – Detroit's website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reply to this email or contact Amber Dunn-Egerer, Chapter Administrator  at Chapter2@iiachapters.org




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 The IIA Detroit Chapter has been recognized as a 2021 ‘SAPPHIRE’ chapter. 

The Detroit Chapter is proud of its SAPPHIRE standing!  Our membership continues to support and drive growth and understanding in the world of internal audit.


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IIA Detroit Chapter Awarded: 2021 Building Awareness Champion Award

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has awarded the IIA Detroit Chapter with the 2021 Building Awareness Champion Award. This award is given annually to recognize exceptional commitment to promoting the internal audit profession throughout the International Internal Audit Awareness Month of May.

Here is the official letter from Anthony Pugliese, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Institute of Internal Auditors.

Thank you to the IIA Detroit Chapter for your dedication and commitment to promoting internal audit and being a champion for the future of internal audit!

Please direct any questions to chapter2@iiachapters.org.


The IIA-Detroit Chapter Board of Governors 

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2020 – 2021 YEAR IN REVIEW

What a year it’s been! Despite many challenges, the Detroit IIA continued to show its strength and resilience in providing leadership, valuable programming and professional recognition for our members in the Metro-Detroit area of Southeast Michigan. Here are some key highlights:  

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs proclamation that May 2021 is Internal Audit Awareness Month.

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2021-2022 Officers and Board of Governors Nominations

On behalf of the IIA Detroit Chapter’s Nominating Committee, we present the nominations for Chapter’s 2021-2022 Officers and Board of Governors. We are now required by the IIA to present all Officers and Board Members to our membership for approval, which will be completed during our annual business meeting in May during the program meeting.


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The Detroit Chapter Bylaws

The Detroit Chapter Bylaws have been updated. Please review and submit questions or comments to Chapter2@iiachapters.org before April 30, 2021. We will vote on Bylaws during May meeting.


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IIA Membership Promotions




Financial Services Exchange

 2021 IIA International Conference
 Scaling New Heights

 June 13–16, 2021
International Conference All Star Conference

All Star conference

Nov. 8–10, 2021
Las Vegas, NV.

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Contact us at Chapter2@iiachapters.org | Detroit Chapter Institute of Internal Auditors PO Box 99340 Troy, MI 48099-9340​ 

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