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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.
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 Events in This Chapter

8/27/2018 - 10/29/2018

2018 CIA Part 3 Prep Course by CIA Lead Facilitator Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

When: Mondays & Thursdays (see detailed schedule below); Class meets at 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ET)

Where: Online


Part 3 class with Part 3 ONLY - 1 year online access plus printed materials for Part 3 and Student Slides and Activities for Part 3 only: $1,100

Part 3 class with Full Kit - 2 year online access plus printed materials for Parts 1, 2, and 3 and Student Slides and Activities for Part 3 only: $1,500

Parts 1, 2, and 3 course with Full Kit - 2 year online access plus printed materials for Parts 1, 2, and 3 and Student Slides and Activities for Parts 1, 2, and 3: $2,400

This is a live, instructor-led online comprehensive study of the entire Part 3 syllabus for the CIA exam. It is appropriate for CIA candidates, internal auditors seeking professional development, and Students in accounting, business, or financial degree programs. During this course, you will be able to:

• Discuss difficult topics with subject matter experts and peers

• Stay on track to complete your Part 3 studies in your specific time frame.

Facilitated by leading trainers with over 80 years of Internal Audit experience.

Raven Catlin, CIA, CPA, CFSA, CRMA

Raven is a contributing author to the CIA Learning System and was the first live instructor of the CIA LS training program. She has help over 2,500 CIA hopefuls prepare for the exam since 2008. As a globally recognized facilitator in Risk Management and Internal Audit, Raven is a keynote speaker and frequent conference speaker. Leveraging 21 years of internal audit experience, Raven founded Raven Global Training in 2006 to help prepare professionals for future success.

Vicki McIntyre, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

Vicki is a contributing author to the CIA Learning System and joined the Raven Global Training team in 2017. She performs national quality assessment reviews (QAR) of compliance with the International Professional Practices Framework for Internal Auditing of various internal audit departments. With more than 20 years of industry experience, she has served as a CIA Exam Prep instructor globally since 2009.

Gina Eubanks, CIA, CISA, CRMA, CCSA

Gina has a rich background in advisory services including over 20 years in internal audit. After serving as the Vice President of Professional Services at the IIA where she led quality assessment reviews, chief audit executive services, and industry knowledge centers, Gina joined Raven Global Training as the leadership and governance expert. Gina frequently speaks at IIA chapters in the US.

Cecilia Watkins, MS, PMP, CIA, CRMA, CISA, CGAP

Cecilia's unique combination of skills and education, including a Master's in Risk Management, along with her energy contribute to a fun and entertaining class environment. Cecilia completed the CIA exam in 2014 and helps government auditors make relationships with tested exam content. Cecilia speaks at IIA chapters and government entities in the US and delivers classes in English and Spanish..

For more information contact RJ Catlin at 571-249-0549


Detailed Class Schedule

CIA Part 3



Monday Classes (6)

August 27

September 17

October 1 / 15 / 22 / 29

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Thursday Classes (8)

August 30

September 6 / 13 / 20

October 4 / 11 / 18 / 25

4:30pm – 6:30pm

11/12/2018 - 11/29/2018

CIA Part 1 (2019 Exam) Prep Course by CIA Lead Facilitator Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

When: Mondays & Thursdays from November 1st – November 29th (see detailed schedule below) 

Class meets at 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ET)

Where: Online

Price: $850*

*includes CIA training materials and online access for Part 1 CIA exam prep session

Detailed Class Schedule

CIA Part 1



Monday Classes (3)

November 5 / 19 / 26

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Thursday Classes (4)

November 1 / 8 / 15 / 29 

4:30pm – 6:30pm


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 -- Corporate Culture
Our IIA NOVA Chapter is proud to host two market leaders from Protiviti for the November 14th Program -- Michael Seek and George Magowan -- as they present on:

Corporate Culture. Ethical Culture. Organizational Culture. Risk Culture. Today’s workplace culture is viewed through a variety of lenses, measured through multiple models and shaped through shared experience. We all witness the negative headlines when things go wrong, and often the culture of an organization is highlighted as a contributing factor. The impact of culture on work-place conduct, productivity, performance, internal controls and risk management, have brought the topic front and center for boards and management teams. Join us for a discussion and practical insights on how we, as Internal Auditors, can help management and the Audit Committee evaluate and understand organizational culture. Topics include:

• Oversight and ownership of culture

• Culture in context of strategic objectives and internal controls

• Characteristics of a healthy culture

• Red flags indicative of a culture problem

• Tools and techniques commonly used to evaluate culture

• Reporting to Management and the Board on culture

• Knowledge and skillsets that contribute to successful cultural assessments

Michael Seek is a Director in Protiviti's Internal Audit and Financial Advisory Practice based in the Metro DC area. He has extensive financial services experience focusing on private equity and asset management firms. Michael is a trusted advisor to many clients and individuals within the Internal Audit industry. Michael works extensively with his clients and contacts to provide candid, practical advice on Internal Audit, internal controls and process design. He has significant expertise in developing, implementing, and refining cost-effective, best in class, SOX Compliance Programs and Internal Audit functions to meet evolving industry and regulatory demands.

George Magowan is an Associate Director in Protiviti’s Internal Audit & Financial Advisory practice and is based in the Metro DC area. George has over 20 years of experience covering internal audit, enterprise risk management, SOX project management, business process improvement, IT risks & controls and fraud investigations. He has experience in professional services and industry, having led internal audit departments for multi-national public companies in the telecommunications and media industries. He holds CIA, CISA, and CFE certifications. He enjoys travel and any opportunity to play, coach, or watch soccer. He lives in Reston with his wife and four children.

Escape the office by trading in your computer for an apron! Join us for a customized three or four-course menu with wine in a participation class style at Culinaria Cooking School. This event for IIA members only. We have limited seats so please register yourself in time to be part of the experience.

When: November 29th, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: 110 Pleasant Street NW, Vienna Virginia 22180 (3.4 miles from Tysons Galleria)

For more details about Culinaria, please visit

12/3/2018 - 12/27/2018

2019 CIA Exam Part 2 Prep Course by CIA Lead Facilitator Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

When:   Every Monday & Thursday from December 3rd – December 27th (see detailed schedule below)

              Class meets at 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ET)

Where: Online

Price:    $850*

*includes CIA training materials and online access for Part 2 CIA exam prep system

Detailed Class Schedule

CIA Part 2



Class 1

Monday, December 3rd

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Class 2

Thursday, December 6th

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Class 3

Monday, December 10th

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Class 4

Thursday, December 13th

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Class 5

Monday, December 17th

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Class 6

Thursday, December 20th

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Class 7

Thursday, December 27th

4:30pm – 6:30pm



When: December 6, 2018 (Thursday), 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Burke Center Library, 5935 Freds Oak Rd, Burke, VA 22015

CPE: 8

Costs: $200 member, $250 Non-member

Instructor: Raven Catlin, Raven Global Training

Course Overview:

 ·        Have you even communicated a recommendation only to discover the implemented recommendation didn’t resolve the problem?

·        Do you feel like you identify symptoms of problems?

·        Does your organization use the Band-Aid approach to correcting deficiencies?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this course is for you.

Root cause analysis is a process to identify and resolve the root cause behind problems to prevent recurring failures. However, conducting a thorough root cause analysis (RCA) presents many challenges:

1.     To conduct a thorough RCA requires time, resources, and some essential skills, including emotional intelligence, relationship building, communication, analytical, and critical thinking.

2.     Process owners, management, and auditors engaging in Root Cause Analysis often find identifying the root cause is hard especially when you don’t have the right tools and methods to perform the RCA.

3.     The root cause may be politically sensitive and not communicated.

This workshop is designed to help you overcome the above challenges. Participants of this workshop will be able to apply the needed skills, tools, and methods to conduct a root cause analysis for the most important problems. Through hands on practice with a problem you are currently facing, you will apply proven root cause analysis tools and techniques to identify the cause. Moreover, participants will also be able to communicate the root causes and identify alternative solutions.


Refunds and Cancellations:

Refunds and cancellations are subject to the NOVA IIA Policy on website. 

Sponsor and Topic for event on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 are currently TBD.


Our IIA NOVA Chapter is proud to host two market leaders from Clearview Group, LLC for the January 8th, 2019 Program – Paul Newton & Aaron Kerr -- as they present on:

Analytics for Internal Audit. With Artificial Intelligence being applied to an ever-growing list of business-cases, are you curious how internal audit functions are benefiting from these tools? Join us for a discussion on the field of Internal Audit Analytics - where we break down the tools and methods that are already allowing IA teams to be significantly more directed, and therefore efficient in their efforts. We will focus on Internal Audit-relevant applications, ranging from useful computational algorithms to machine learning models, showcasing what an incredibly powerful tool advanced analytics can be.

Topics include:
• What Does Analytics Mean in 2019?
• IA is Primed for True Analytics Adoption,
• Today’s Tools
• Analytics for IA (with detail and examples)
• Adopting an Analytics-Driven Approach
• Interesting Applications in Related Areas

Paul Newton
is a Director in Clearview’s Business Analytics practice. Paul has an uncommonly broad background having held Controller, VP and CFO roles in Finance departments, plus GM, COO and EVP roles with full P&L responsibility. He has led five business turnarounds and it was from this vantage point that he first recognized the incredible potential in deploying advanced analytical techniques. 
In 2016, he used such methods to take a distressed $100M business to a comfortable sale in just eight months, and has been at the forefront of re-thinking what analytics means for corporate finance and accounting ever since. Prior to joining Clearview, Paul was the founder of Zimtoti Analytics, EVP of Operations at Spring Mobile Solutions and CFO/COO at Themis Analytics. Paul attended Western Kentucky University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Finance) and a Master of Arts (Economics) degree. He also captained their Division 1 soccer team.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 -- Baker Tilly
Our IIA NOVA Chapter is proud to host Baker Tilly for the February 5th, 2019 Program - speaker topic TBD.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 -- CrossCountry Consulting
Our IIA NOVA Chapter is proud to host CrossCountry Consulting for the March 5th, 2019 Program - speaker topic TBD.

Sponsor and Topic for event on Tuesday, April 9, 2018 are currently TBD.

Sponsor and Topic for event on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 are currently TBD.