Reservations and cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 27, 2007.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only
The IIA Dallas Chapter, in conjunction with PayPal, will now accept payment online for the monthly luncheons. There is no change in the cost to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or eCheck. Note that some corporate-issued cards are not accepted by PayPal. This service is only available online at the time the reservation is made. This can be used to pay for individual or group reservations. Follow the instructions on our website. If you properly cancel a reservation before the meeting, the Chapter will either return the funds to you or reserve you for the next meeting. Any questions, contact Marc Winandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.
Interested in Volunteering?
Depending on how much time you are willing to give, we can find a spot for you. Our volunteers are the reason for the Chapter’s success. While it takes several volunteers to run the Chapter, there is no task too small and all efforts are greatly appreciated. Many of our volunteers progress to become officers and board members. Volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise.
Volunteering can help you:
If you are looking to get more involved in the Dallas Chapter and help give back to the internal audit profession, please contact Pamela Krakosky at email@example.com.
IIA Research Foundation
The Research Foundation has recently issued a book entitled Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills for Internal Auditors. It was written by Joan Pastor, PhD and represents the results of her over 20 years working as a private consultant and trainer to the audit profession. What started as a small program based on the best research on conflict management and negotiation skills, has slowly evolved into a book based on research on these two topics plus the real life experiences of thousands of auditors who deal with conflicts, potential conflicts and differing positions that need to be united on a daily basis. The book is designed to give both clarity into human nature as well as practical skills and suggestions for dealing with people in a wide range of challenging situations.
The goals for this book are two-fold:
The book can be ordered online at – www.theiia.org/index.cfm?act=form.bookstore, or calling toll free 1-877-867-4957. (Order number 1019, IIA member price - $75, non member price - $95.)
Certification News - CIA Review Course!
Upcoming CIA Review Courses!
The CIA review course registration information can now be found on the Dallas Chapter Web site: http://www.dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_F07.htm the dates are September 5-8, 2007
The next Dallas Chapter review courses, featuring live training by Dr. Glen Sumners of Louisiana State University, will be offered as follows at UT Dallas:
CIA and Other Specialty Exams – November 14-15 , 2007
CIA and other specialty exams will be held in the UTD School of Management (SOM) Building, Room 1.502. For information on how to get to UTD and nearby hotels, please see http://www.utdallas.edu/visitors-index.html. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the exam to allow time for parking and room assignment. If you enter via the University Parkway entrance, a guard will give you a parking pass and direct you to the SOM building.
Reminder…New Computer-based Testing Begins February 2008
Visit the IIA’s Web site for more information: www.theiia.org.
The IIA Announces New CIA Exam Preparation Materials
If you are planning to take the CIA exam this year, now is the time to begin preparing and there’s no better way than through The IIA CIA Learning System. Orders will begin shipping April 1, so place your order today. Visit www.learncia.com or call +1-877-442-2425.
Report Your Speaking and Writing
It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken since June 1. Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour. Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article published 20 credits are earned. Each internal audit related article published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits.
To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the provided form by August 15, 2007.
Latest in IA Thought Leadership August 17, 2007 @ UT Dallas School of Mgmt
Special event at UTD to launch a new book sponsored by the IIA! This contemporary, state-of-the-art textbook provides the fundamental knowledge needed to succeed as entry-level internal audit professionals. A collaborative effort by educators and practitioners created to reflect 21st century real-world auditing. Contents include internal auditing theory, concepts, and applications – all intended to help users to begin to think like auditors.
Featuring the Authors as Speakers Sign Up Early – Free copies of the book will be available to the first 75 who sign up and pay!
This Event is sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP
Event Details - Registration - Contribution The day will begin with registration and continental breakfast starting at 7:45 am with the kickoff speaker starting at 8:30 am. In the morning you will hear from the co-authors on areas covered in the new book due for release in Amsterdam at the IIA International Conference. You will also have a unique opportunity to have all six authors sign copies of the book at the event. They will also hold additional sessions in the afternoon on emerging topics of interest. The event will conclude at 3 pm with a short reception to follow.
Registration - Contribution A contribution of $50 is required for registration to this event. All proceeds from this event are a contribution to the Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund (IAAAF) and are designated to the three Internal Audit programs represented by three of the authors-Friends University, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Texas at Dallas. All payment however will be through the IIA Dallas Chapter. Registration is at dallasiia.org/Semimar_Reserve.htm
Payment Details Payment is due at time of registration. You may charge your registration by using PayPal or mail your check, made payable to IIA Dallas Chapter, with your registration form to: IIA Dallas Chapter, P. O. Box 261747, Dallas, TX 75026-1747. Only those paid in advance are eligible to receive a free copy of the book.
Registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and a reception. The first 50 that sign up also receive a free copy of the book priced at $75 for IIA members and $105 for members. Copies of the book will also be available at a reduced price.
On behalf of the IIA’s 2007 Southern Regional Conference Coordinating Committee and the Austin Chapter, we’d like to invite you to attend this year’s conference at the Omni Southpark Hotel in Austin, Texas.
We have a great conference scheduled, featuring four informative tracks:
The CGAP review track is designed as a 16-hour review that starts on Sunday afternoon, culminating with the option for you to take the exam on site Wednesday morning. If you sign up for the review track, you may also attend the Monday and Tuesday general sessions and luncheons.
The “fun” activities start on Sunday evening with a pool-side
reception, and continue on to Monday evening when we will provide
transportation to either the downtown area for fine dining and live
music, or a family-style barbeque restaurant in the hill country.
In addition to the conference, we are pleased to announce that The
IIA will present a free Internal Audit Educator’s forum on Sunday.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Sloan Foundation will offer a workshop
on Performance Measurement for a small additional fee.
Robert Cates, CIA Robert Elizondo, CIA, CGAP
Are you currently in the job market either voluntarily or involuntarily? Let the Employment Committee help you. Send us your resume and we will include you in our resume database. We receive calls from recruiters and hiring managers for open positions and will forward your resume if there is a match. We get calls for staff to director levels, IT to finance, local to out of town. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. If you have any questions, please contact Greg Dubis at 972-431-5946 or send him an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you.
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