Reaping the Rewards of Getting Involved
Give back to the profession by sharing best practices, experiences, and knowledge, and through mentoring future leaders. Whether it's authoring an article, serving as a conference session presenter, or volunteering on a board or committee, The IIA is always seeking internal audit subject matter experts and advocates for fresh perspectives, expertise, and leadership. Plus, some key roles in writing and presenting offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Learn more about these opportunities below.
The IIA’s Volunteer Facilitator Program is made possible by experienced Internal Audit practitioners who regularly utilize the tools and techniques supported by The IIA. Partnering our expert facilitators with The IIA’s relevant and timely course materials, provides IIA members, and non-members with a valuable learning experience.
- Give back to the profession
- Obtain/share knowledge with others
- Networking opportunities within the industry
- Obtain Leader Credits
- Facilitators earn credits to use for themselves or team members to attend select IIA training and conferences.
- Travel to popular cities throughout the U.S.
To become involved as a Facilitator, all interested candidates must submit an application. All applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Engagement Team and if accepted, candidates will receive an invitation to attend the three-day Facilitator Training Course.
To apply to the Facilitator Training Course, all candidates must meet the following criteria;
- Be a member of The IIA prior to attending the course
- Continue membership while facilitating for The IIA
- Have a minimum of:
- Three years internal audit experience or,
- Three years of experience related to internal auditing, such as risk management, governance responsibilities etc. or,
- Five years supervisory/management outside of internal audit and one year of internal audit experience AND
- At least two years presentation and/or training experience, AND
- Be an active Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
As a Facilitator, practitioners instruct on behalf of The IIA. The goal of the program is to use experienced internal audit practitioners to deliver content based on IIA professional standards and guidance, and to incorporate the instructor's experiences as applicable examples for the participants of the training course.
A typical Facilitator is scheduled twice annually to conduct an IIA training course either in-person or online. In advance of the training, the IIA Faculty Engagement Team will send out a call for preferences and availability bi-annually, and schedule faculty accordingly. For Facilitators who travel to a Seminar location site, travel expenses are covered by The IIA.
For more information, or if you would like to apply to become an IIA Volunteer Facilitator, you can find more details and the application here.