pre/post-conference workshops


Fundamentals of Insurance

April 9-10 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

While the fundamentals of insurance remain largely the same, how they are applied in this world of new risks requires creativity and flexibility. This updated workshop will help you understand and apply new policy language and coverages. In this course, you will learn about aligning insurance programs with company strategy; definitions of insurance applications and basic insurance; financial structure of insurance companies; legal principles and contract construction; and types of policies. Learn more.

Fundamentals of Risk Management

April 9-10 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This course introduces the fundamentals of risk management and how the practice is used in business every day, whether you are a large corporation, a nonprofit, or a government agency. Learn how to communicate the principles of risk management at all organizational levels and create awareness about and actions to prevent excessive levels of risk that could lead to adverse consequences. Learn more.

Managing Cognitive Bias Risk– Recognition & Avoidance Essentials

April 9-10 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation from using rationality in judgement. It is inherent within all of us and learning to manage our cognitive bias, especially as it relates to important business decisions, is imperative. Glossing over a risk as ordinary because of such a bias could jeopardize management’s view about the likelihood or impact of a risk event. This could lead to unexpected losses. Risk professionals are in a position where it’s their responsibility to know the difference between illusion and reality and how to identify and incorporate debiasing techniques. It is also their responsibility to recognize how their perception of things can impact sometimes in a disastrous manner their analysis and judgement. This class will teach participants just that, and more. Learn more

RIMS-CRMP Workshop

April 9-10 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Prepare for the RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) certification exam by reviewing the five core competencies of a risk professional: Analyzing the Business Model, Designing Organizational Risk Strategies, Implementing the Risk Process, Developing Organizational Risk Competency, and Supporting Decision Making. Case studies, hands-on exercises, and an action planner are used throughout the workshop. Learn more.

Risk Appetite Management

April 9-10 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

A well-devised risk appetite framework provides a way for your company to link strategy and risk management, strengthening risk culture and enhancing performance in these turbulent times. Learn how to navigate the complex and critical area of risk appetite management and how to develop a risk appetite framework that clarifies your company’s position on risk taking. Learn how to construct risk appetite and risk tolerance statements, which will guide your company’s decisions aligning risks to strategic and business objectives. Learn more.


Applying & Integrating ERM

April 14-15 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Learn how to develop and integrate a practical ERM approach that creates and protects organizational value while improving efficiencies. The course covers all the steps to build a program, starting with how to gain commitment by creating an ERM value statement and strategy through monitoring progress by learning how to assess priorities and measure results against expectations. Learn more.