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Welcome to Vision University 

Executive Development

Join a select group of C-level executives who lead their internal audit practice by attending The IIA's premier chief audit executive (CAE) development program, Vision University (VU). This four-day immersive experience prepares you for the highest rank of our profession. Our unique training brings together CAEs and world-class expert instructors for interactive work sessions and instructive lectures with an innovative yet practical curriculum designed by and for CAEs.

By attending Vision University, you will:

  • Obtain the tools you need to succeed in your CAE role, whether this is a long-term career plan or a mid-term rotational role you are filling/serving.
  • Network with top executives of renowned corporations. From small to international, private to public, government to non-profit, our VU alumni include a wide range of executives.
  • Explore a modern application of The IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).
  • Learn how to leverage The IIA’s CAE Strategic Framework, with special focus on client relationships, process excellence, and leadership, to help you exceed expectations in areas of risk management, control, and corporate governance, as well as develop a clear action plan for implementing key aspects of the Framework.
  • Benchmark ideas with and leverage the collective knowledge of world-class expert instructors.
  • Actively participate in CAE-inclusive discussions and gain insights on current auditing trends, practices, and critical issues.
  • Build relationships with notable executives that lead our profession and benefit from a strong peer-to-peer network.
  • Earn 28.5 hours of continuing professional education (CPE).
  • Gain many additional IIA benefits each participant receives to accelerate their careers beyond the program itself.

Attendance to VU is by application only and enrollment for each session is capped at 25 participants to ensure maximum engagement and valuable interaction among colleagues and facilitators.

Vision University Application 

Contact us at or +1-407-937-1226.

Upcoming Sessions

May 2224, 2017 / Boston, MA
Omni Parker House Boston

Sept. 1113, 2017 / San Diego, CA
Hotel Palomar San Diego

November / Chicago IL
Location TBD

More information on each session.

Vision University Application 

“Whether your career advanced entirely through an internal auditing organization or you are new to auditing, I think you will find this to be one of the most valuable training courses of your career. The instructors and the content of the course were very engaging. The career experiences of the instructors, course materials, and especially the opportunities to network with other CAEs of organizations of all sizes were very valuable to me in shaping the strategic vision of the internal auditing group.“

David Poroch
Chief Audit Executive
Southern Company

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