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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.  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

 
12/3/2021

Please join us for this breakfast club around the topic of building a career in Internal Audit and SOX. Those of you who have spent some or all of your career in the SOX environment may have found it difficult to deviate from that career path. You will hear from Alicia Preddy, Director Risk Consulting (RSM) and Alphonse Agraviador, Supervisor Risk Consulting (RSM) who have taken the skills and experiences they gained from their time working in both SOX and Internal Audit to build a diverse audit career. 


12/6/2021 - 12/7/2021

December 6, 2021:  IT General Controls; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

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

December 7, 2021:  Auditing Disaster Recovery/Business Resumption Planning;  8:00 am - 10:00 am CST; 2 CPE Credits

This presentation will discuss the various components of a disaster recovery plan, the ten critical things the auditor should be considering when reviewing the plan, the different types of DR exercise approaches the auditor may encounter, and the detailed steps to follow when doing this type of audit. 

Key Highlights:

  • The seven key categories within the DR plan that need to be in place and reviewed
  • The makeup of a DR Plan / Exercise
  • Audit focus points during the review
  • Risk identification and mitigation
  • Learn the benefits of doing a DR review
  • Know how Business Continuity and DR are interweaved

December 7, 2021:  Outsourcing and the Need for Vendor Audits; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST; 2 CPE Credits

This presentation will discuss the reasons why companies use third party suppliers, either as in an outsourced arrangement or in a true vendor arrangement, the risks involved and what audit should be doing. 

Key Highlights: 

  • Understanding the risks from a security and privacy perspective
  • Contract elements
  • Minimum security requirements that should be put in contracts
  • Supplier Audit techniques

12/9/2021

During this session RSM will provide a 2021 economic update on the recovery and everyday issues—e.g., supply chain constraints, inflation and pricing pressures, the state of human capital and labor, potential tax law changes and more. We will also discuss the growing impact of environmental, social, and governance trends on U.S. organizations and discuss how the internal audit profession responds to emerging risks through the adoption and sustainment of ESG leading practices.

It is the economic interest of the U.S. economy in general – and the business interest of organizations everywhere – that the integration of ESG practices into core operations becomes essential. Organizations can no longer wait and hope for the best. They need to act decisively and prepare for a different regulatory framework while shaping market-driven demands going forward.

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Educate staff on the current state of the economy and the ongoing economic recovery.
  • Educate staff on the growing impact of environmental, social, and governance trends on U.S. organizations.
  • Respond to emerging risks presented through the adoption and sustainment of ESG leading practices

12/13/2021

Join us for an Insight Series hosted by our Healthcare Pofessionals Committee Members.  This session will focus on the following objectives:

  • Collaborating, cooperating, and coordinating with other departments
  • Utilizing technology and tools, and leveraging data analytics. 

1/25/2022 - 1/28/2022

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.

Key Objectives:

  • Learning the basic concepts and fundamentals of formal project management methodologies from the Project Management Institute

  • Understanding how to apply formal project management methodologies to the audit process

  • Learning the basic tools and techniques used in formal project management

  • Understanding how to use formal project management in managing audits

  • Learning how to deal with changes to scope and scope creep