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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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Leaders of the EY Twin Cities Forensic & Integrity Services practice will discuss the results of the EY 15th Global Fraud Survey and common and unique compliance and integrity challenges observed in foreign jurisdictions.  They will also share what companies are doing to prevent, detect and respond to these compliance and integrity challenges.


Join us for a CAE exclusive networking event with dinner and drinks at Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse - Edina. Our Guest Speaker, will be Harold Silverman, CIA, QIAL, CRMA - Managing Director of CAE Services at the IIA North America’s CAE Office.

TOPIC - OnRisk 2020: A Guide to Understanding, Aligning, and Optimizing Risk 

A one-of-a-kind report that brings together perspectives from all key players in the risk management process, analyzes how their perspectives differ, and provides valuable insights on what that means for organizations.


The IIA is partnering with PwC in bringing together this quarterly Breakfast Club meeting.

Internal audit allows you to develop analytical, problem solving and communication skills. There are endless opportunities to learn and try something new.

Attendees will gain an opportunity to expand their network and meet new professionals in their field. They will also gain insights into personal development, enhancement of leadership skills, and the importance of mentorship. 

In addition, this event offers CPE credits for CPAs, CIAs, and CFAs. This is also an opportunity to recruit new members to the IIA, so both groups will benefit from added exposure. Additionally this will give young professionals insights into PwC’s culture.


So many things are changing in your work as an auditor, especially concerning your role as a leader and your responsibility to speak truth to power.   The stakes seem to be getting higher every year.  What does it mean in your business, in 2020, to be an effective and strategic leader?   What is required for you to show up as a powerful leader, with a peer, a boss, a direct report and/or an auditee/client?   

It is especially challenging to deliver a truthful message, about a challenging topic, to a person above you on the organizational chart.  How to do it?  When to do it?  Why to do it?

We will explore the strategies required to make these moments breakthrough moments, not breakdown moments.  We will discuss how to handle mistakes, how to optimize your chances of success and how to stick to the facts during these delicate conversations.

We will talk about the essence of leadership, servant leadership, and what practical things you can do to develop your ability to be a remarkable leader in your current role.  

Presented by: Tom Esch, Esch Consulting, LLC

2/1/2020 - 2/29/2020

The IIA Twin Cities Chapter is announcing a new series of meetings to increase your knowledge and connect you with other IIA members that can share best practices within the industry verticals aligned with the IIA Specialty Centers.

If you are not aware of the IIA’s Specialty Audit Centers, the centers are designed to keep you ahead of the curve on the issues that matter most to you and your stakeholders by providing cost-effective forums to network, share ideas, and get advice. In addition to the benefits of your IIA membership, Center Members gain access to a vast network of resources you can’t find anywhere else, created and aggregated specifically for auditors and stakeholders.

If you work in any of the areas below, would like to connect with local industry peers, and discuss auditing best practices specific to your industry, please join in the free meeting associated with that group.  

The meeting dates, times and the agenda are listed below:

Financial Services Audit Center February 7, 2020 4:00 pm
Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Center February 14, 2020 4:00 pm
Public Sector Audit Center February 21, 2020 4:00 pm
Audit Executive Center February 28, 2020 4:00 pm

Join the meeting via Webex for video conference features 

Join by phone:  

800-916-2280 US and Canada Toll Free 1 
Access code:  802 956 503 


Overview of Specialty Centers 2 minutes David Hayes
Overview of Specific Specialty Center 2 minutes David Hayes
Attendee Introductions 5 minutes All
Identify Specific Industry Hot Topics 5 minutes All
Deep Dive Into Best Practices 45 minutes All
Decide Meeting Day/Time/Frequency 1 minute All


If you want to check out what the IIA offers in advance of the meeting, feel free to log on to the IIA Member site and check out the links below.  

2/12/2020 - 2/13/2020

The audit engagement is a project, but rarely are proven project management methodologies used in managing internal audits.  Audits are regularly subject to delays, changes in scope, scope creep, resource shortages, and frequent struggles with timeliness.  And rarely do formal Project Management courses translate easily into specific steps and techniques that can be leveraged in an audit.  This course will translate formal project management skills into audit-specific methods and techniques that will help audit teams overcome common engagement challenges and immediately increase credibility by delivering on-time and focused audits.

The tools and techniques shared can be immediately implemented in every audit process. Real-life examples of failures and successes will be covered to highlight the learning process.  This course is interactive with multiple hands-on exercises and class participation to provide opportunities for you to practice what you learn.

Presented by:  Mary Breslin, CIA, CFE

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