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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 fifteen 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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3/26/2019 - 3/27/2019
This seminar presents more than 50 practices from world-class internal audit departments. This is not just an overview. You will get their actual tools, techniques and other practices. You will also learn how they apply the tools and how to tailor their practices to your own organization. After the seminar, you will be able to use these examples as models to create or enhance your own value-added practices.
Who should attend: CAEs Audit directors and managers Experienced auditors
Presented by: James Roth, AuditTrends LLC

Successful careers cannot happen without progressive professional development. We all develop differently and it can occur in numerous ways, but there are some characteristics that can define our professional brand. Those characteristics of development will be the point of this session’s discussion; these characteristics are:
  • Technical capability
  • Maintaining and building relationships
  • Balancing work and life
  • Digital upskilling 
Through this session, we will break out in groups to discuss and learn from our peers on how they perceive these areas of development and what they do to better themselves.

An organization’s approach to ethics and compliance and fraud risk speaks volumes about its organizational culture. While many organizations struggle with the concept of “auditing culture”, there are tangible ways to evaluate and measure the state of an organization’s ethics and compliance and fraud risk managing programs. Inattention and failure to allocate sufficient time and attention to these critically important programs can signal to your employees and outside parties that the organization is not doing enough to ensure its business practices are in alignment with their organizational ethos. Conversely, companies that have robust ethics and compliance and fraud risk programs are able to demonstrate that they are “walking the walk”.

The highest performing teams are those that harness the power of people with different backgrounds, distinct experiences and unique points of view. The full benefit is achieved through intentionally engaging in individual curiosity and fostering an environment where teams feel safe being authentic individuals and co-existing with other team members' authenticity.
This session will cover how to improve our inclusion acumen to achieve a more diverse and inclusive work environment. This session will provide a unique networking opportunity amongst members of both the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Attendees will also gain insight from Target’s leadership on Diversity and Inclusion best practices as we listen in on a fireside chat featuring Caroline Wanga (Target VP Diversity & Inclusion) & Cathy Smith (Target CFO).
Following the fireside chat, we will break out in groups to discuss and learn from our peers on how they see diversity in their teams and how they can use it to their benefit.

All auditors, either financial, operational or IT come into contact with IT processes and outputs. Understanding how this impacts the area being auditing is crucial to performing a comprehensive and valuable engagement. For the new auditors (or possibly individuals pursuing a degree in accounting / auditing) this training will discuss the various aspects of being an auditor, roles and responsibilities, day in the life of an auditor and career advancement. For the more seasoned auditor, numerous companies are focusing their reviews on the latest in technology, cloud computing, cybersecurity, etc. The entire concept of general controls has been overlooked so this is a perfect primer for these individuals to get “back to basics” and remember some of things they may have “forgotten”.
After the general audit and IT overviews are completed, the training will shift to Information Technology and look at the various control models, the need for controls and risk management. This last section will be devoted to the details for the general control framework needed in any IT Organization and discuss 12 IT General controls. Each control section will describe the need for the control, how it should be developed and what the auditor should look for during any involvement in those areas. 

Join us for a unique training opportunity to learn how data analytics and automation can increase value in the 2nd and 3rd line of defense. This all-day event features a morning session focused on building and enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of internal audit and risk management analytics and automation programs. The afternoon session will focus on the unique challenges of implementing data analytics specifically in an SAP environment featuring an examination of its data model and tools that are available that can jump start an analytics program.

RSM will present an overview of Service Organization Control (SOC) reports including who uses and needs these reports. They will cover the recent changes to these reports. Their discussion will include how to integrate HITRUST with SOC reports. Finally, they will include a discussion on internal audit’s role in SOC reporting from assisting with its preparation to how to read a vendor SOC report. RSM’s discussion will be followed by a panel of representatives from industry who will share their experiences with SOC reporting.

This innovative and interactive presentation taps the fields of neuroscience, psychology and even biology to understand the point where science, emotion, and critical thinking interact. Instead of critiquing how our minds are supposed to work, we will delve inside the fascinating world of how our minds actually work when we face difficult dilemmas with competing goals. The audience will experience startling, interactive experiments that reveal how we miss the obvious and how our minds conjure up false perceptions out of thin air. We will review why outdated ethical models centered around rule-based codes have failed and what research indicates does improve individual and organizational ethical reasoning. 
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.
Presented by Toby Groves