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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.
 

 Resources

 

If you are a trainer who is interested in hosting a seminar with the IIA Twin Cities Chapter, please contact iia.twincities@tciia.org 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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 Events In This Chapter

 
 

 Upcoming Events

 
9/30/2020

The Benchmarking Series will be a one hour, facilitated discussion, utilizing remote meeting technology with a group of 12-15 audit leaders.  The topic will be briefly presented, followed by break out discussions, the sharing of ideas and examples.  This also creates networking opportunities currently missing in this remote work world.

Invitations will be sent to IA practitioner leaders who are signed up for the Insights Series, to foster peer relationships and discussions. The intent of these session is to share, not present content.  Participants should be prepared to engage in meaningful discussions.  For these reasons, CPE credit will not be offered for attending the sessions.

This session will cover Internal Audit’s Role in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and will be held on Wednesday, September 30th from 8:00AM - 9:00AM CST. Please use the registration link to sign up for the session. Note, you may be wait-listed if more than 15 registrations are received.

For those who have not much experience with ESG but would like to participate, please visit the interactive SASB materiality map to get an idea of relevant metrics for your industry: https://materiality.sasb.org/.


10/6/2020

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 course.  The course topics include risk, internal auditing, fieldwork, leadership, exit meetings, conflict management, and assertiveness.


What you will gain from this seminar:

  • Gain an understanding of risk and audit's role in risk assessment
  • Discover how internal auditing provides value to an organization
  • Learn about the IIA standards
  • Identify the key attributes of a successful auditor
  • Identify the key components of audit evidence
  • Learn the key components of an Issue and Recommendation (I&R)
  • Identify the key components and related deliverables of each phase in the audit process
  • Learn proper workpaper documentation
  • Learn how to deliver acts of leadership
  • Identify proper ways to handle staff and business partner behavioral issues including conflict management
  • Learn key assertiveness techniques in dealing with conflict and criticism


Who should attend:

  • Auditors and compliance specialists who desire additional skills related to internal auditing

 


10/8/2020

From oversight to foresight: Boards must adopt a futuristic mindset to reduce the risk of missing out on the next big thing. How will we emerge from this pandemic in a way we can be proud of? How will we protect our organizations while supporting a strategic shift to creating long-term value? Will we look back and be confident that we took adequate time to truly look forward and reframe the future? These are just some of the questions that undoubtably are occupying board members’ minds right now. While management contend with resiliency throughout this critical time, boards need to adopt a ‘futuristic’ mindset in order to ensure organizational sustainability in the long term. 

During this session Cigdem Oktem, the Regional Leader for EY’s Center for Board Matters, will offer a point of view on the top themes boards are keeping in view as we continue to move forward during these complicated times and how Internal Audit Functions can best prepare for the questions they may be getting asked.


10/22/2020

Credibility is about earning the trust and confidence of others. People with credibility are able to influence others, unify groups, and instill confidence – even in the midst of uncertainty. Those without credibility simply cannot. If you want others to recognize you as a person of character, a trusted advisor, and an admirable leader – credibility is your path to victory. Through self-assessments, meaningful discussions, group activities, and other real-world applications, this program prepares you to apply specific principles to gain and sustain the credibility you need to succeed. Want to earn the trust and confidence of others? Attend this program.


12/15/2020

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. 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”. 

The training will focus on Information Technology and 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. 

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

•    Control frameworks
•    IT General Controls: Change Control, Release Management, Security, Operations, 8 other control areas