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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.




 Events in This Chapter

1/15/2018 - 2/5/2018

2018 CIA Part 2 Prep Course by CIA Lead Facilitator Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

When:   Every Monday & Thursday from January 15th – February 5th

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

Where: Online

Price:    $800*

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


2/12/2018 - 4/19/2018

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

When: Every Monday & Thursday from February 12th – April 19th

Class meets at 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ET)

Where: Online

Price: $1,100*

*includes CIA training materials and online access for Part 3 CIA exam prep session


Topic:  General Data Protection Regulation 

An Introduction to GDPR:

A great deal of confusion surrounds the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The European Union (EU) enacted the GDPR to govern the collection, processing, use and storage of personal data relating to any individual in the EU (citizens, residents and visitors) as well as EU citizens living abroad. The legislation is intended to provide EU citizens with greater protections and rights as individuals. The regulation’s requirements represent the most significant change to data protection in decades and will affect the way organizations manage and handle an individual’s personal information.

With the GDPR enforcement date looming (May 25, 2018), many organizations are struggling to assess their data footprint. This discussion will focus on how you can prepare an organization for enforcement, ongoing monitoring and compliance. Participants will learn to:

  • Identify potential data pools and systems affected by GDPR
  • Assess the impact of the rights and requirements defined by GDPR and how they apply
  • Evaluate current cybersecurity programs and their ability to address GDPR’s requirements

David Ross

David is a principal with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, and the cybersecurity growth leader for our risk, internal audit and cybersecurity practice. He has more than 20 years of corporate, consulting and cybersecurity experience and provides clients with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness assessment, Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCISO) and other cybersecurity services. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, David was general manager of General Dynamics Commercial Cyber Services, where he was not only responsible for the design of the business, but also the launch and management of the new commercial organization. As a recognized thought leader and published author, David frequently speaks on cybersecurity strategy, innovation, business strategy, building high performing sales strategies, social media and critical problem solving for corporations.

Caroline Kew
Caroline is a senior consultant with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP in the risk, internal audit and cybersecurity practice. Caroline’s experience includes: performing IT risk assessments, compliance reviews, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness assessments, NIST SP 800-171 gap assessments, and supporting business process and control improvements for a variety of government contractors. She specializes in assisting clients with managing cybersecurity and IT risks and working with organizations to assess the technological risks of their institution and prioritize effectively. She has helped to build and maintain strong relationships with both internal and external engagement teams, serving as a trusted client advisor, managing change and ambiguity, and delivering services in challenging and high-visibility environments.

4/23/2018 - 4/25/2018
Course Overview: As we progress through our careers, inevitably, you’ll become the boss, supervisor, manager, or any other term of endearment that we use for those from whom we seek direction, motivation, and guidance. This course will help the new auditor-in-charge, senior auditor, supervisor, and manager understand their roles and responsibilities and prepare you for future roles in the organization. You will learn to perform risk assessments, plan the audit from beginning to end, prepare an audit program, oversee the performance of testwork and staff, motivate staff, write the audit report, lead meetings with senior management, manage the audit budget, and more all while doing your own work. With all these added responsibilities, the course will also provide some time management techniques for you and your team. You will also learn about retaining a highly-qualified, engaged team of auditors. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice skills learned throughout the course.

4 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Miss This Course Reason
#1: You can’t afford to be the “boss” that makes your organization’s #1 asset (the employees) leave Reason
#2: You will not learn how to build & motivate a high performing “TEAM” Reason
#3: You will miss valuable networking opportunities with other professionals. Reason
#4: You will miss the opportunity to explore internal audit trends and best practices

Who should attend:
• In-charge auditors
• Senior auditors with supervision responsibilities
• Internal audit managers
• Auditors seeking to apply project management techniques in an audit Learning

Objectives: At the end of this program, attendees will be able to:
• Supervise a high-performing team of auditors
• Apply essential project management knowledge and tools to help run an effective audit
• Design time management strategies for you and your team
• Explain risks and intelligent controls to others
• Plan an audit, including mastering the delicate audit budget to audit scope dilemma

Program level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Beginning Auditor Bootcamp or 1.5 years audit experience
Advanced Preparation: None Instructional Method: Group-live

5/31/2018 - 6/21/2018

CIA Part 1 Prep Course by CIA Lead Facilitator Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

When: Every Monday & Thursday from May 31st – June 21st

Class meets at 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ET)

Where: Online

Price: $800*

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


Fraud - Managing Fraud Risks In Procurement and Contracting

Experience former GAM conference speaker John Hall at your local IIA Chapter.  This course is a must for internal audit professionals with exposure to procurement and contracting, in particular government employees.

All business entities have fraud risks. But exposures in procurement and contracting often top the list of what can go wrong. Among the many fraud risks that must be proactively managed is the possibility that third party suppliers and contractors will take unfair advantage of the relationship, entice employees into questionable practices, and commit wrongful acts or outright fraud.

This program addresses the fraud risks inherent in procurement and contracting, and will present solutions for managers and auditors interested in guarding their organizations against the costs and other negative consequences of misconduct and fraud. Short on theory and long on practical ideas, the program will give participants the tools and techniques they need “on the job”. Case examples will highlight not only what can go wrong, but what participants can do about it in their own organizations.

Learning Objectives

In this "how-to" course for management and audit professionals, you will learn:
  • Real world examples of fraud in procurement and contracting (including government)
  • How to create and maintain an anti-fraud procurement environment
  • Advantages and disadvantages of lump sum, cost-plus, T&M, and unit pricing deals
  • How to screen potential suppliers and contractors
  • Why and how to audit suppliers and contractors
  • How to implement a Vendor Assurance Program
  • Examples of fraud in bidding and awarding contacts, subcontracts and supply orders
  • Fraud risks in construction contracting and and billing
  • Exposures in change orders and pricing
  • Steps for dealing with possible collusion, bid rigging and price flexing
  • Steps for dealing with management resistance to an active procurement audit plan
  • Effective audit steps for procurement and contracting
  • How to make your Code of Conduct part of the deal
  • Monitoring suggestions
Program Level:  Intermediate.
Prerequisites:  Work or audit experience in procurement and/or contracting.
Advance Preparation:  None.  A working knowledge of procurement and contracting management or audit practices is helpful but not required.
Delivery Method:  Group - Live
CPE Credits:  8 credits

John J. Hall, CPA is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc. and the author of the award-winning book "Do What You Can! Simple Steps - Extraordinary Results".  He has been a business consultant, results coach and speaker for most of his career.  Mr. Hall has over 42 years of experience as a professional speaker, consultant, corporate executive, and business owner.  In addition to operating his own speaking, training and consulting firm since 1990, he has worked in senior leadership positions in large corporations and international public accounting and consulting firms.

7/2/2018 - 7/23/2018

2018 CIA Part 2 Prep Course by CIA Lead Facilitator Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

When:   Every Monday & Thursday from January 15th – February 5th

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

Where: Online

Price:    $800*

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