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Regional Training
Training Events
The ALGA Education Committee sponsors regional trainings in various cities each year. These one or two-day training events bring seasoned ALGA instructors to your area and usually offer 8-16 CPEs.

Training topics vary based on local interests, and may include a one-day seminar on ALGA’s peer review process, which is a prerequisite for becoming a team member on an ALGA peer review.?

Become a Sponsor
If your office would like to sponsor a regional training, please contact Deborah Jenkins.

2017 Regional Training Locations 

  • Fort Worth, TX on April 20-21 - REGISTER

Click to see full training information and speaker bios.

 Thursday, April 20  Documents
Audit Writing and Communications Workshop
Emily Jacobson, Reporting and Research Specialist, City and County of Denver (CO)
Presentation Materials

Getting to Fieldwork: A Risk-Based Approach
Corrie Stokes, City Auditor, Austin (TX)
 Presentation Materials

Handout Templates

Friday, April 21 Documents
Agile Project Management for Auditors
Ben Thompson, Deputy Auditor, King County (CO)
Presentation Materials




  • Los Angeles, CA (LAPD) on August 23-24  - Registration coming soon!
  • Portland, OR on October 5-6 - More information to follow!
  • Vancouver, BC (Canada) on November 9-10 - More information to follow!


 Resources
 Day 1 Day 2
Construction Contract Audit Fundamentals
Speaker: Tony Ollmann
Presentation

Powerful and Effective Report Writing                        
Speaker: Eric Spivak
Presentation
Handouts
Materials
Incorporating Continuous Assurance into the       
    Auditing Process

Speaker: Shawna M. Flanders
Presentation
Handouts
Key Techniques for Effective Investigations                
Spreaker: Felix Jiminez
Presentation
Handouts





 

 Resources

 Day 1 Day 2
Construction Contract Audit Fundamentals
Speaker: Tony Ollmann
Presentation

Powerful and Effective Report Writing                        
Speaker: Eric Spivak
Presentation
Handouts
Materials
Incorporating Continuous Assurance into the       
    Auditing Process

Speaker: Shawna M. Flanders
Presentation
Handouts
Key Techniques for Effective Investigations                
Spreaker: Felix Jiminez
Presentation
Handouts





 
 Day 1 Day 2
Construction Contract Audit Fundamentals
Speaker: Tony Ollmann
Presentation

Powerful and Effective Report Writing                        
Speaker: Eric Spivak
Presentation
Handouts
Materials
Incorporating Continuous Assurance into the       
    Auditing Process

Speaker: Shawna M. Flanders
Presentation
Handouts
Key Techniques for Effective Investigations                
Spreaker: Felix Jiminez
Presentation
Handouts





 
 Day 1 Day 2
Construction Contract Audit Fundamentals
Speaker: Tony Ollmann
Presentation

Powerful and Effective Report Writing                        
Speaker: Eric Spivak
Presentation
Handouts
Materials
Incorporating Continuous Assurance into the       
    Auditing Process

Speaker: Shawna M. Flanders
Presentation
Handouts
Key Techniques for Effective Investigations                
Spreaker: Felix Jiminez
Presentation
Handouts





 
 Day 1 Day 2
Construction Contract Audit Fundamentals
Speaker: Tony Ollmann
Presentation

Powerful and Effective Report Writing                        
Speaker: Eric Spivak
Presentation
Handouts
Materials
Incorporating Continuous Assurance into the       
    Auditing Process

Speaker: Shawna M. Flanders
Presentation
Handouts
Key Techniques for Effective Investigations                
Spreaker: Felix Jiminez
Presentation
Handouts





 
 Day 1 Day 2
Construction Contract Audit Fundamentals
Speaker: Tony Ollmann
Presentation

Powerful and Effective Report Writing                        
Speaker: Eric Spivak
Presentation
Handouts
Materials
Incorporating Continuous Assurance into the       
    Auditing Process

Speaker: Shawna M. Flanders
Presentation
Handouts
Key Techniques for Effective Investigations                
Spreaker: Felix Jiminez
Presentation
Handouts
 Day 1 Day 2
From Audit Practitioner to Elected Official 
Speakers: 
  • Mary Hull Caballero, Elected Auditor, City of Portland
  • Brian Evans, Elected Auditor, Metro
Presentation
Handouts
IT Frameworks:  What Are They and When To Use Them    
Speakers:
  • Janice Richards, Senior Management Auditor, City of Portland
  • Alexandra Fercak, Senior Management Auditor, City of Portland
Presentation
Handouts
Writing Reader Friendly Audit Reports 
Speaker:
  • Scott Learn, Auditor, Oregon Secretary of State
Presentation
Handouts
Fraud Detection and Documentation 
Speaker:  
  • Nancy Young, Director of Budget and Grants, TriMet
Presentation
Handouts
Program Evaluation: Techniques and 
      Applications for Performance Auditors 

Speaker:  
  • Steven Rider, President,
                 Pacific Research and Evaluation
Presentation
Handouts
Project Management Techniques for Efficient Audit Projects 
Speaker:
  • Shanda Miller, County Performance Auditor, Lane County 
Presentation
Handouts
Lean government: What It Takes for a Successful Program 
Speaker: 
  • Sam Ashby, Managing Principal, Speed of Thought Consulting, LLC
Presentation
Handouts
Data Visualization and Online Reports 
Speaker:
  • Nicole Dewees, Senior Management Auditor, Multnomah County
Presentation
Handouts
Using Lean As An Auditor: What Is Our Role?
Speaker: 
  • Tom Nosack, Senior Management Analyst, Clark County 
Presentation
Handouts 
 















 
 Day 1 Day 2
From Audit Practitioner to Elected Official 
Speakers: 
  • Mary Hull Caballero, Elected Auditor, City of Portland
  • Brian Evans, Elected Auditor, Metro
Presentation
Handouts
IT Frameworks:  What Are They and When To Use Them    
Speakers:
  • Janice Richards, Senior Management Auditor, City of Portland
  • Alexandra Fercak, Senior Management Auditor, City of Portland
Presentation
Handouts
Writing Reader Friendly Audit Reports 
Speaker:
  • Scott Learn, Auditor, Oregon Secretary of State
Presentation
Handouts
Fraud Detection and Documentation 
Speaker:  
  • Nancy Young, Director of Budget and Grants, TriMet
Presentation
Handouts
Program Evaluation: Techniques and 
      Applications for Performance Auditors 

Speaker:  
  • Steven Rider, President,
                 Pacific Research and Evaluation
Presentation
Handouts
Project Management Techniques for Efficient Audit Projects 
Speaker:
  • Shanda Miller, County Performance Auditor, Lane County 
Presentation
Handouts
Lean government: What It Takes for a Successful Program 
Speaker: 
  • Sam Ashby, Managing Principal, Speed of Thought Consulting, LLC
Presentation
Handouts
Data Visualization and Online Reports 
Speaker:
  • Nicole Dewees, Senior Management Auditor, Multnomah County
Presentation
Handouts
Using Lean As An Auditor: What Is Our Role?
Speaker: 
  • Tom Nosack, Senior Management Analyst, Clark County 
Presentation
Handouts 
 















 
 Day 1 Day 2
From Audit Practitioner to Elected Official 
Speakers: 
  • Mary Hull Caballero, Elected Auditor, City of Portland
  • Brian Evans, Elected Auditor, Metro
Presentation
Handouts
IT Frameworks:  What Are They and When To Use Them    
Speakers:
  • Janice Richards, Senior Management Auditor, City of Portland
  • Alexandra Fercak, Senior Management Auditor, City of Portland
Presentation
Handouts
Writing Reader Friendly Audit Reports 
Speaker:
  • Scott Learn, Auditor, Oregon Secretary of State
Presentation
Handouts
Fraud Detection and Documentation 
Speaker:  
  • Nancy Young, Director of Budget and Grants, TriMet
Presentation
Handouts
Program Evaluation: Techniques and 
      Applications for Performance Auditors 

Speaker:  
  • Steven Rider, President,
                 Pacific Research and Evaluation
Presentation
Handouts
Project Management Techniques for Efficient Audit Projects 
Speaker:
  • Shanda Miller, County Performance Auditor, Lane County 
Presentation
Handouts
Lean government: What It Takes for a Successful Program 
Speaker: 
  • Sam Ashby, Managing Principal, Speed of Thought Consulting, LLC
Presentation
Handouts
Data Visualization and Online Reports 
Speaker:
  • Nicole Dewees, Senior Management Auditor, Multnomah County
Presentation
Handouts
Using Lean As An Auditor: What Is Our Role?
Speaker: 
  • Tom Nosack, Senior Management Analyst, Clark County 
Presentation
Handouts 
 















 

 Day 1 Day 2
Developing a Dynamic Risk Based Audit Plan     
Speaker: Sheila Smigarowski


Best Practices for Overcoming Common Data Analytics
    Challenges                    
Speakers: Steve Dirks
                Mike Miller
Incorporating Fraud Risk into a Dynamic Audit Plan 
Speakers: Stanley Levitt
                Jennifer Hookey

Data Analytics Panel Discussion
Panelists: Tim Gallagher
                Darrell Matthews
                Birgit Kaiser
                Mike Miller



 


 Day 1 Day 2
Developing a Dynamic Risk Based Audit Plan     
Speaker: Sheila Smigarowski


Best Practices for Overcoming Common Data Analytics
    Challenges                    
Speakers: Steve Dirks
                Mike Miller
Incorporating Fraud Risk into a Dynamic Audit Plan 
Speakers: Stanley Levitt
                Jennifer Hookey

Data Analytics Panel Discussion
Panelists: Tim Gallagher
                Darrell Matthews
                Birgit Kaiser
                Mike Miller



 


 Day 1 Day 2
Developing a Dynamic Risk Based Audit Plan     
Speaker: Sheila Smigarowski


Best Practices for Overcoming Common Data Analytics
    Challenges                    
Speakers: Steve Dirks
                Mike Miller
Incorporating Fraud Risk into a Dynamic Audit Plan 
Speakers: Stanley Levitt
                Jennifer Hookey

Data Analytics Panel Discussion
Panelists: Tim Gallagher
                Darrell Matthews
                Birgit Kaiser
                Mike Miller



 



  • Fort Worth, TX on April 20-21
More information and registration coming soon!
  • Fort Worth, TX on April 20-21
More information and registration coming soon!
Portland, OR on October 5-6 - More information to follow!
Portland, OR on October 5-6 - More information to follow!

  • Portland, OR on October 5-6 - More information to follow!

  • Portland, OR on October 5-6 - More information to follow!
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAPD) on August 23-24  - Registration coming soon!


  • Portland, OR on October 5-6 - More information to follow!
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAPD) on August 23-24  - Registration coming soon!


  • Portland, OR on October 5-6 - More information to follow!
 Thursday, April 20  Documents
Audit Writing and Communications Workshop
Emily Jacobson, Reporting and Research Specialist, City and County of Denver (CO)
 
Getting to Fieldwork: A Risk-Based Approach
Corrie Stokes, City Auditor, Austin (TX)
 

 Thursday, April 20  Documents
Audit Writing and Communications Workshop
Emily Jacobson, Reporting and Research Specialist, City and County of Denver (CO)
 
Getting to Fieldwork: A Risk-Based Approach
Corrie Stokes, City Auditor, Austin (TX)