WSLGAA regularly coordinates trainings and seminars designed to promote the sharing of knowledge among local government auditors and to assist in meeting Government Auditing Standards Continuing Education requirements.

Upcoming 2018 Training:

Reserve Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:15am-1pm for our upcoming session on Equity and Social Justice. King County’s Director of Equity and Social Justice, Matias Valenzuela, Ph.D. will present.

Though many in our region thrive, our region is challenged by persistent and harmful inequities that negatively impact all of us. In this session, we will explore some of the basic principles and frameworks of race, equity and social justice. The goal is to begin to apply a critical race lens to current systems, policies, practices and programs for auditors in our region.

To register, email brooke.leary@kingcounty.gov

2017 Trainings:

In February 2017, King County Demographer Chandler Felt presented 40 years of economic and demographic trends in Washington and King County. For a copy of his presentation follow this link:

Washington and King County: 40 Years of Economic and Demographic Trends

In April, Minh Dan Voung, Senior Management Auditor with the City of Portland Audit Services Division discussed Maps and Geographic Analysis for Auditing. Minh Dan described techniques for using maps in auditing, demonstrated how maps can guide audit questions and fieldwork, and pointed out common pitfalls in mapping data. Follow this link for a copy of his presentation.

Maps and Geographic Analysis for Auditing

This summer we discussed recommendation follow-up with the following session:

After the Audit: The Trials and Triumphs of Recommendation Follow Up

In the fall the King County Audit Office presented graphics training.