Posted on: 6/4/2014

PRIMA Partners with URMIA to Deliver ISO 31000 Training to Higher Learning Institutions

Alexandria, VA, June 4, 2014—The Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) today announced a partnership with the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) to deliver its ISO 31000 train-the-trainer program to institutions of higher learning.


“This partnership demonstrates the commitment that universities have made to implement enterprise risk management based on the international ISO 31000 standard,” said Betty Coulter, PRIMA president and director, risk management and insurance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. “PRIMA is excited to be able to bring this training to institutions of higher learning across the United States.”


As part of the partnership, URMIA’s members will be able to take ISO 31000 training workshops at PRIMA member rates.


 “The URMIA Board of Directors is thrilled to partner with PRIMA on this exciting initiative,” said Anita C. Ingram, URMIA president and associate vice president and chief risk officer at Southern Methodist University. “While URMIA members have been implementing ERM for years, this new program will expand ERM and support our mission of advancing the discipline of risk management in higher education.”


PRIMA announced in April 2014 that it is developing a first-of-its-kind train-the-trainer program for the international risk management standard, ISO 31000. This program is designed to meet the unique needs of public sector entities in the United States that want to implement enterprise risk management (ERM).


PRIMA has partnered with a team of public sector risk management veterans to develop the training: Dorothy Gjerdrum, ARM-P, CIRM, senior managing director and Robin Flint, executive director of Arthur J. Gallagher’s public sector group and Jan Mattingly, managing director of RiskResults.


PRIMA will also develop ISO 31000 resource materials for the public sector, including articles, implementation guidelines and virtual learning groups.


PRIMA will issue a formal call for trainers and the trainer application process in late June. The course will be launched in late fall of 2014.


The ISO 31000 train-the-trainer program is being funded by the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI). 

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