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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.



If you are a trainer who is interested in hosting a seminar with the Twin Cities IIA, please contact for more information.

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The Twin Cities Chapter of The IIA offers approximately twelve Insight Series Presentations throughout each Chapter Year between September and May.  Please click the following link to find out how you can receive invitations to our Insight Series Presentations:


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3/2/2020 - 3/3/2020

Today, application systems development is all about speed.  Agile and Scrum are all about getting data as well as processing and reporting to the customer ASAP. This is further complicated by the lack of standardized methodologies, expectations and business models. Auditors, reviewers and project sponsors are further confounded by the difficulty of knowing what can be done in a definitively short amount of time, especially in an environment that discourages oversight and audit.

This course is designed to remove the complication, identify what auditors and developers can do to facilitate and achieve success and provide risk-based awareness of what can go right and what can go wrong with Agile and Scrum development. Key risk-based “triggers” will be provided that heighten awareness of how to review, manage, and audit these “moving targets”. This course provides you with a unique tool that will set you on a path of contributing without distracting.

Presented by: Thomas Salzman, CISA, ITILl; Information Technology Audit Manager for Illinois State University.

3/4/2020 - 3/6/2020

During this three-day training session, you will have an opportunity to understand the basic skills every new internal auditor needs to know and practice the most important auditing skills by performing a simulated audit.

This training session has been developed for auditors and compliance specialists with up to one year of experience. There are no prerequisites for this training session.

Presented by: James Roth, AuditTrends LLC

3/10/2020 - 3/11/2020

Join us for Auditor In Charge training!  This class is for individuals who are new to leading audit projects. Audit topics and behavioral topics are presented in the class.  The class topics include the audit process, enterprise risk assessment, business analysis, risk assessment, fieldwork, reporting and wrap-up, exit meetings, interim performance appraisals, validation (follow-up), and business monitoring. 

What you will gain from this seminar:

  • Identify the key phases of the audit process and the critical role of the in-charge auditor
  • Discover the components of enterprise risk assessment in annual plan creation
  • Learn the methodology for performing a business analysis
  • Identify the key components of enterprise risk management (ERM), and the risk assessment process used in evaluating risks and controls of a business.  
  • Practice writing an audit program
  • Practice identifying proper workpaper documentation including workpaper review
  • Identify proper ways to handle staff and business partner behavioral issues including conflict management
  • Identify good audit report writing techniques
  • Discover the key components to leading a successful exit meeting
  • Practice writing behavioral-based performance appraisals
  • Identify the key components to follow-up and business monitoring

Who should attend: Auditors and compliance specialists with at least one year of experience, or anyone new to leading audit projects.

Sixteen (16) NASBA CPE credits will be awarded to attendees.

Presented by:  William Woodington of Woodington Training Solutions


Join us for a unique training opportunity as we educate attendees about the Design Thinking approach to problem solving and enable them to apply an accelerated practical experience within their Internal Audit departments. 

Design Thinking refers to the cognitive, strategic and practical processes by which design concepts (e.g., proposals for new products, buildings, machines, etc.) are developed by designers and/or design teams. Many of the key concepts and aspects of Design Thinking have been identified through studies, leveraged across different design domains, and are applied in design activities in both laboratory and natural contexts. Design Thinking is also associated with the innovation of products and services within business and social contexts.

Attendees will benefit by not only learning how to apply the Design Thinking approach, but also will come away with potential solutions to common problems many internal audit organizations face every day.  This will be a truly unique and one-of-a-kind experience offered through our local IIA Twin Cities Chapter and supported by Protiviti’s innovation center in Chicago, the Protiviti iNN.

This session delves into the fascinating neuroscience behind how our minds work when we face decisions with conflicting motivations or difficult dilemmas for which a best answer is not clear. Attendees will explore real-life dilemmas and learn effective cognitive processes to deal with those dilemmas as revealed by the latest research in neuroscience. They will learn how to apply the ‘Mind-lens’ model developed by Dr. Groves to explore ethical decision-making. The session draws on organizational psychology, cognitive science, psychobiology and even sports psychology to create an immersive experience and unveil the hidden ways our minds perceive and interpret problems.  
Designed for:  Analysts, auditors, governance and compliance professionals, and those working in the IT, HR, legal, and medical professions as well as executives, policymakers and other decision makers interested in having a deeper understanding of ethical reasoning processes.
Completion of this course will qualify the registrant for 2 NASBA CPE's in Behavioral Ethics.
Presented by Toby Groves