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ACUA Webinars

ACUA webinars are 60-90 minute live, online presentations focused on topics concerning internal auditing in the higher education industry. 

  • Most webinars are CPE eligible
  • Most webinars are complimentary, but there is a fee for select webinars

The webinar series is one method used by the ACUA Professional Education Committee, through its Distance Learning subcommittee, to deliver quality education to ACUA’s members.

For more information on upcoming webinars, to become a webinar speaker, or to suggest a topic, contact the Distance Learning Committee Director, Nikki Pittman, at

The Distance Learning Committee is researching other possibilities for delivering CPE-eligible content.


Upcoming Webinars


Title:   Root Cause Analysis: 3 Steps to Implement 2 RCA Methods - Register Here

Presenter(s): Raven Catlin

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Field of Study: Auditing

Program level: Basic
Type of delivery method: Group-Internet-based
Prerequisite: None
Advance preparation: None
CPE credit: 1

Cost:  Complimentary

Have you ever communicated a recommendation only to discover the implemented recommendation didn’t resolve the problem? Do you feel like you identify symptoms of problems? Does your organization use the Band-Aid approach to correcting communicated audit findings? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this webinar is for you.

Root cause analysis is a process to identify and resolve the root cause behind problems to prevent recurring failures. As part of the audit process, root cause analysis is an essential element of communicating findings and determining the corrective actions.

Attendees will learn the foundation needed for effective root cause analysis and explore different techniques for root cause analysis.

Click here to register for this webinar

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between stating a cause and determining the root cause
  • List each of the elements needed to perform effective root cause analysis
  • Apply two different root cause analysis techniques

Raven Catlin is an internationally recognized Internal Audit expert. Raven started Raven Global Training, providing in-house and virtual presentations and training for Risk Managers and Internal Auditors, to share her love of an 18-year auditing career. Participants in Raven’s sessions grow and nurture their successful future.

Raven is a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate. She served in audit positions including Interim CAE as a Consultant at Experis and Senior Manager at Protiviti. She held audit positions with Freddie Mac, Bank of America, and Philip Morris. Raven is active in the IIA and is a contributing author to CIA Learning Systems. Full bio: http//

*CPE Credit:
To comply with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) reporting requirements to receive CPE credit, you must log on individually and respond to each polling question at irregular intervals to confirm your continuous participation in the seminar. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Policies: Additional program updates will be made prior to the offering of each new broadcast of the program to ensure the program content remains technically accurate. In the event of a program cancelation, every effort will be made to notify the participants in advance and to reschedule the program for another date and time. Refunds will be made if applicable.

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints, refund, or certification process, contact ACUA at 913-222-8663 or

ACUA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue, North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN. 37219-2417, Web Site:


Title:   What to do with the Cloud You Bought or thought you bought - Register Here

Presenter(s): Jason Ackerman and Mike Cullen

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern



Title:   Uniform Guidance and COSO                                                               

Presenter(s): Pat Hawk and Rosemary MAdnick

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Field of Study: TBD

Program level: TBD
Type of delivery method: Group-Internet-based
Prerequisite: TBD
Advance preparation: None
CPE credit: 1

Cost:  Complimentary



Title:   Intersection of ERM, IA and Compliance

Presenter(s): Baker Tilly

Date: Monday, October 3, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern



Title:   Title IX Auditing

Presenter(s): Nancy Nasca

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern



System Requirements


You can easily attend a session from anywhere, anytime using a compatible computer or mobile device! Click here for more information and system requirements for attendees.


Technical Tips

For best audio quality, the Distance Learning Committee recommends that attendees dial in using their telephone rather than their computer speakers.


Past Webinars







Back to Basics – Performing a Risk Assessment for Your Athletic Department

Justin Noble, Audit Director, Texas Tech University System

Martina Buckley, Manager, Baker Tilly

Colleen Lewis, Senior Consultant, Baker Tilly




Transforming Internal Audit

John Curran, University of Kansas, Director of Internal Audit

Ashley Deihr, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly




1099s, FACTA, and Beginners Guide to a Tax Compliance Program at Your School

Steve Hoffman “The Tax Translator”



Protect Your Institution with Effective Cybersecurity Governance

Baker Tilly



Auditing in a Global Environment

Baker Tilly



Reining in Third Party Risks


Mark Bednarz, O’Connor Davies

Kevin Secrest, University of Pennsylvania



Small Shops Auditing Part Two

Baker Tilly



What College/University Auditors (and Business Departments) Need to Know About Tax

Steve Hoffman “The Tax Translator”



People-Centric Skills:  Communication Skills When the Stakes are High

Danny Goldberg, Gold SRD




Uniform Guidance: An Update from the Field

Baker Tilly



Small Shops Auditing Part One

Baker Tilly



Show Me the Money: Using Data Analytics to Audit Payroll

Baker Tilly