Monthly Archives: April 2012

President’s Message

Melinda Miguel, President, Association of Inspectors General

I’m pleased to report that the 2012 Winter Institute held in Clearwater, FL was a tremendous success. Thank you to all of the investigators, auditors, members, instructors, staff and volunteers who participated.  We had a total of 61 attendees: 17 for the Certified Inspector General Auditor program and 44 for the Certified Inspector General Investigator program. Our certification programs for auditors and investigators are recognized as being essential within the inspector general community, and the demand for our training has never been stronger. Our next Institute is scheduled for the West Palm Beach, FL area in August 2012. Please spread the word.

As winter is coming to an end, the Association is working hard on planning more high-quality events scheduled for the coming months.  Our next event will be our Spring Conference in Anaheim, CA in May. We have a very exciting and dynamite speakers list, and the conference promises to provide a wonderful opportunity for our members to connect with their peers.  For more information please check out our website. I am positive that our Anaheim Conference will provide an excellent opportunity for your personal and professional development.

Volunteers are the heart of the AIG.  Your Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and local Chapter officers commit their expertise and untold hours of effort in helping to build our organization.  It is truly rewarding to have the opportunity to serve and feel part of this team.

I hope to see you in Anaheim.

As always, your feedback is welcome. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Together – we make a difference.


2012 Winter Institute Success

On March 2, 2012, the Association of Inspectors General wrapped up its five-day Winter Institute, in Clearwater, FL.  A total of 61 students from local, state, federal and military inspector general offices from all over the country attended. There were 17 students enrolled in the Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA) program and 44 in the Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) program.  The students attended five days of intensive classes on a broad array of subjects related to the inspector general, audit and investigative process, and sat for a comprehensive final examination. The consensus of the instructors and students was that the Institute was a great success, and the terrific weather and location was only part of the reason.