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Critical Thinking for Auditors

IIA Portland Chapter

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

Critical Thinking for Auditors

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 Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA


 DATE: March 28, 2017

TIME: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Lunch provided


 LOCATION: Northwest Natural (NWN)

Hospitality Room, 4th Floor

220 NW Second Avenue

Portland, OR 97209




The thoroughly developed course covers critical thinking methods, processes, and integration, problem analysis and decision making, and questioning skills for discovery and information gathering.  Learning objectives include the following:

  • Explain the relationship between creative thinking and critical thinking
  • Differentiate between automatic thinking and critical thinking
  • Apply the critical thinking methods used by experts
  • Examine processes and issues thoroughly
  • Identify and solve problems


Raven is a globally recognized speaker and instructor in risk management and internal audit. She possesses over 19 years of diverse internal audit experience, and 15 years of instructing and facilitating a variety of courses. With this diverse experience she “helps professionals add dimensions to help them grow for a successful future.”

She has performed audits of not-for-profit and philanthropic organizations, mutual funds, general banking operations, trust operations, real-estate lending, construction activities, benefits, compensation, payroll, procurement activities, accounting operations, marketing activities, governance activities, information technology, treasury & cash management, derivatives, secondary marketing, and debt issuance.

She has developed and redesigned the auditing infrastructure for internal audit functions, including developing internal audit policies and procedures, implementing audit software, designing reporting and time management templates, designing audit committee packages, and implementing databases to report and track progress of audit concerns. Raven embraces the definition of internal auditing as a value-added service and operations owners have welcomed the “fresh approach” to internal auditing.

Attendees will receive 8 CPE credits.

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Northwest Natural (NWN)
220 NW 2nd Ave
Hospitality Room, 4th Floor
Portland, OR 97209

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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