Skyrocketing Liability Claims and the Casualty Market

This session will cover the current challenges in the liability market, what is driving increased costs of liability claims and what public entities can do to positively impact their casualty program given external factors.

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The public entity casualty market continues to be challenging – especially in jurisdictions with no tort caps or sovereign immunity protections. This session will cover the current challenges in the liability market, what is driving increased costs of liability claims and what public entities can do to positively impact their casualty program given external factors.

Attendee Takeaways:

1. Identify key challenges in the casualty insurance market
2. Understand the biggest contributing factors
3. Learn what you can do to have a positive impact on your casualty program given external factors

The Price of Leadership

In this session, attendees will learn the difference between influence and authority and how to maximize their impact through correctly utilizing both.

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Leading is something that usually happens long before a person is granted a “position of authority”. Prior to becoming a manager or supervisor, leaders establish themselves as a person of influence, regardless of title. Being an effective leader, however, isn’t easy, and it comes at a cost. Anyone can make suggestions or complain about those that are above them but having the courage to make decisions that affect others and persevering through the frustrations and challenges to make a real difference is something not everyone is willing to do. In this session, attendees will learn the difference between influence and authority and how to maximize their impact through correctly utilizing both.

Attendee Takeaways:

1. Confront tendencies to manage when you should be leading, and be equipped to refocus on people and culture rather than tasks as often as possible
2. Learn an equation for building a legacy of leadership and the three keys to developing broader influence and impact with subordinates, peers, and even team members at a higher level within their organization
3. Incorporate a double-barreled approach of initiative and commitment to generate a higher level of employee engagement and empowerment

Cyber Security: More Than Insurance Coverage

. This webinar will explore current best practices to strengthen your organization’s cyber security, and your readiness to swiftly mitigate and respond to a cyber attack or breach should one occur.

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Cyber security is today’s hot topic and rightly so. Rapid advancements in technology, computing power and data storage in the technological revolution have resulted in a heavy reliance upon the internet and computers in operations that has created vast cyber vulnerability. To protect against such losses and assure continuity of operations, any organization must take active and robust defense measures, and pre plan its mitigation and recovery efforts should they fall prey to a cyber attack. This webinar will explore current best practices to strengthen your organization’s cyber security, and your readiness to swiftly mitigate and respond to a cyber attack or breach should one occur. In addition, up for discussion will be the rising threat to critical infrastructure in cyber attacks and best practices in this area for defense and attack response readiness.

Attendee Takeaways:

1. What are the best practices for cyber security?
2. What training is recommended for staff to strengthen an entity against cyber attack?
3. What is the rising threat to critical infrastructure through cyber risk?
4. What can be done now to mitigate a cyber attack should one occur?

I Thought I Was an Additional Insured

The day a large claim arrives and you discover you didn’t have the coverage or status you thought you had will not qualify as one of your better days. Don’t be surprised at one of those critical moments!

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The day a large claim arrives and you discover you didn’t have the coverage or status you thought you had will not qualify as one of your better days. Don’t be surprised at one of those critical moments! Develop a process to ensure appropriate insurance requirements are included and you receive what parties agreed to. You also can’t do it all by yourself, which means training a team and managing COIs, not just filing them. Ensure that the words, “but I thought . . .” never apply to this topic.

Attendee Takeaways:

1. Develop contract language that leaves no doubt as to what is required and how it must be documented
2. Identify higher risk agreements and activities that require extra attention
3. Review options for actively managing COIs instead of just filing them

The Change Cycle: Building Resilience & Success in a World of Change

Discover how to use change as a catalyst to build your own resilience as a leader and improve your ability to guide your team through uncertain times.

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Feeling overwhelmed or exhausted by recent change but desire to feel more positive, flexible and hopeful? Learn what change really is and why we think, feel and behave the way we do in changing times. Discover how to use change as a catalyst to build your own resilience as a leader and improve your ability to guide your team through uncertain times.

Attendee Takeaways:

1. Discover the predictable and unpredictable elements of how we deal with change
2. Recognize the specific skills each person needs to move through the next stage of change
3. Create a plan for yourself and others to move through change more smoothly and positively

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You Have Insurance but Do You Have Coverage?: Emphasis on Exclusions and Coverage Gaps

In this presentation, attendees will learn how to interpret the language that lies within their coverage policy and how their coverage could be affected

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In this presentation, attendees will learn how to interpret the language that lies within their coverage policy and how their coverage could be affected. Also up for discussion are negotiation methods that will aid in garnering better claim outcomes. Attendees will walk away with the presence of mind to choose the coverage that is ideal for their entity.

Attendee Takeaways:

1. Learn how to read your policy
2. Understand how coverage is impacted
3. Negotiate towards better claim outcomes
4. Replace the carrier if possible

Risk Management’s Role in Addressing the Insider Threat Security Risk

This presentation will provide attendees with the weapons to tackle security hazards set in motion by those behind the curtain.

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While organizations maintain many layers of controls to prevent outsiders from gaining unauthorized access to cause loss or harm, persons who have been granted legitimate access can become an "insider threat" and, because they are very difficult to detect, cause over $100 billion in losses annually. This presentation will provide attendees with the weapons to tackle security hazards set in motion by those behind the curtain.

Attendee Takeaways:

1. Identify insider threat risks
2. Recognize risk factors
3. Enable some interventions to address the vulnerability

Confessions of a Traveling Zombie: Four Tools to Navigate to Great Human Performance

The speaker for this session will share lessons from his adventures of traveling over 60-70 trips a year, which includes some of his mistakes and some of his observations.

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Have you ever stopped and watched what goes on around you in your surroundings? Whether it occurs in your neighborhood, at the airport or at a local sporting event, it’s bound to happen soon. People walking around like zombies. Everywhere! People wondering around aimlessly. People walking around and staring at their phones while they move with zero purpose. Zombies. The speaker for this session will share lessons from his adventures of traveling over 60-70 trips a year, which includes some of his mistakes and some of his observations. Some of what will be shared could have ultimately been fatal if the circumstances were right. Finally, the speaker will provide four tools to increase human performance and try to get rid of the zombie-like mindset much of us have adopted.

Attendee Takeaways:

1. Understand that no-one really is a zombie, but we all make zombie-like moves
2. Gain insight into why sharing mistakes is more important than hearing them
3. Become equipped with four tools to navigate poor human performance