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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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1/29/2019 - 1/31/2019

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

2/7/2019 - 2/8/2019
In today’s Internal Audit environment, auditors are expected to be knowledgeable in all areas of their business, help a company meet its objectives through value-add auditing, and now are more and more frequently expected to catch fraud during the audit process. A standard audit catches less than 15% of existing frauds because audits are designed to test effectiveness of controls and evaluate operating efficiency, not find fraud.

This course is designed to provide the fundamentals for developing fraud audit programs and incorporating fraud detecting into the standard auditing process.

This in-depth course looks at the complete fraud tree and covers all common fraud schemes and scenarios to provide the participants with the knowledge needed to start implementing fraud auditing into their audit processes immediately. Additionally, the role of audit and the proper process for auditors assisting or conducting fraud investigations will be covered.

Presented by:  Mary Breslin, CIA, CFE

Please join fellow CAEs in a joint event offered by the IIA Twin Cities Chapter and the NACD Minnesota Chapter.  This Insight Series event will focus on Internal Audit's Role in Navigating Disruption.  

As today's business environment continues to rapidly evolve, organizations are facing disruptive forces on a more frequent basis and at a larger scale, increasing the need for more advanced and agile risk management practices at all levels of the organization.  Disruptive forces such as emerging technology, new market entrants, M&A, joint ventures, activist investors and geopolitical actions are becoming regular events across industries.

During this session, we will explore the role of Internal Audit in addressing disruptive events and the value Internal Audit can provide to management and the Board during times of disruption.  
This event promises stimulating conversation and valuable networking for board members, audit committees, CFOs, and internal auditors on this important and timely topic.

Join us for an Insight Series Presentation on FASB's new lease accounting standard.  Attendees will learn the key implementation and practice issues related to the standard, how to apply the standard to various leasing transactions, and how to prepare to implement ASC 842.
  • Learn the impact on financial results
  • Learn what you should be considering as you enter into new contracts today
  • Learn the roadmap to getting started in implementing the new standard
Presented by:  Matthew Reierson, Baker Tilly and Mathew Mikulay, Baker Tilly

Learn to tap cognitive networks that allow you to discover defining issues, solve complex problems and make decisions with clarity and confidence. Drawing from research on critical thinking, logic, creativity, and insight, attendees will experience a deep dive into new thinking approaches directly relevant to their work. This innovative session features a progressive series of segments designed to expand on concepts throughout the workshop. Attendees will learn to drill down on specific challenges and recognize situational contexts that allow them to immediately employ the skills learned in their own work environment.

Presented by:  Toby Groves

3/5/2019 - 3/6/2019

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

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.