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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.

Upcoming 2018 Regional Training Locations

Regional trainings are currently being scheduled for 2018. Below are locations currently schedules or in progress. Please check back for more details as they become available.

Louisville, KY - August 16-17, 2018
Click to see full training details or REGISTER.
 


Scottsdale, AZ - September 11-12, 2018
Click to see full training details or REGISTER.
  


Portland, OR - October 3-4, 2018 - DETAILS COMING SOON!



Past 2018 Regional Training Locations

Public Safety Oversight (Hosted by LAPD Audit Division) Regional Training, Los Angeles, CA - July 11-12, 2018
Click to see full training details or REGISTER.
 
   Download full training materials or speaker bios.


Fort Worth, TX - April 26-27, 2018


Click to see full training details.  Links to the speaker bios can be found in the training details.
    Thursday, April 26  Documents
    Audit Modernization: How Technology Is Changing the Way We Audit 
    **Materials will be made available upon email request, with subject line "ALGA - Modernization".



    Data Analysis in Performance Auditing 

    Friday, April 27  Documents
    7 Critical Questions for Every Performance Audit Interview 
    **Materials will be made available upon email request, with subject line "ALGA - 7 
    Questions".




Pinellas County, FL - April 9-10, 2018

Click to see full training details   View all speaker bios HERE.



 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)
 


Click to see full training information.  View all speaker bios HERE.
     Thursday, October 5  Documents
    Click "PDF" to see entire training document and "full training information" for sessions. PDF

    Click to see full training information.  View all speaker bios HERE.
       Thursday, October 5  Documents
      Click "PDF" to see entire training document and "full training information" for sessions. PDF
         Thursday, October 5  Documents
        Click "PDF" to see entire training document and "full training information" for sessions. PDF

         Thursday, October 5  Documents
        Click "PDF" to see entire training document and "full training information" for sessions. PDF


         Thursday, September 28  Documents
        Data Analytics: Finding, Dissecting and Connecting the Dots 
        Accounting and Auditing Standards: What’s Happening?
        Ethics in Government
        PDF
        PDF
        PDF
         Thursday, September 28  Documents
        Data Analytics: Finding, Dissecting and Connecting the Dots 
        Accounting and Auditing Standards: What’s Happening?
        Ethics in Government
        PDF
        PDF
        PDF
      Click to see full training information.  View all speaker bios HERE.
         Thursday, October 5  Documents
        Click "PDF" to see entire training document and "full training information" for sessions. PDF

      Click to see full training information.  View all speaker bios HERE.
         Thursday, October 5  Documents
        Click "PDF" to see entire training document and "full training information" for sessions. PDF


      Live Virtual Training
      Portland Regional
      October 5
      REGISTER NOW

      Click to see full training information.  View all speaker bios HERE.
         Thursday, October 5  Documents
        Click "PDF" to see entire training document and "full training information" for sessions. PDF


      Peer Review Training
      Los Angeles, CA
      October 9
      REGISTER NOW or see full training information.


        Live Virtual Training
        Portland Regional
        October 5
        REGISTER NOW

        Click to see full training information.  View all speaker bios HERE.
           Thursday, October 5  Documents
          Click "PDF" to see entire training document and "full training information" for sessions. PDF


        Peer Review Training
        Los Angeles, CA
        October 9
        REGISTER NOW or see full training information.