After Action Review

This presentation will provide an overview and short timeline of the events leading up to the Derecho event, the effects of the storm on the community and complications of such a widespread, unplanned event.

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This presentation will focus on the Derecho event that struck Linn County, Iowa, on August 10, 2020.  The entire county was struck with 140 MPH winds that devastated the community.  This presentation will provide an overview and short timeline of the events leading up to the Derecho event, the effects of the storm on the community and complications of such a widespread, unplanned event. Also provided will be lessons learned and things to consider should your community be affected in a similar way.

Attendee Takeaways:

  1. Key issues related to the response
  2. Ways to be better prepared
  3. Lessons learned

    Incident Command Strategies for Crisis Communication

    During this session, attendees will learn of the Incident Command System with the hopes of successful implementation and response in the face of a catastrophic event.

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    In an effort to effectively address an unforeseen crisis that afflicts your entity, it is imperative to maintain a clear line of communication. This will require that all affected stakeholders are abreast of the situation in order to mitigate any unfavorable outcomes that may result from the crisis. During this session, attendees will learn of the Incident Command System with the hopes of successful implementation and response in the face of a catastrophic event.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. General understanding of what Incident Command and the Incident Command System is
    2. An understanding of how crisis leadership is rooted in everyday leadership but requires a more strategic skill set
    3. An understanding of how to create and build a proactive communication plan for crisis

      PRIMA Enterprise Risk Management Training

      Day 1: April 20th (12pm – 2pm ET)
      Day 2: April 22nd (12pm – 1:30pm ET)
      Day 3: April 26th (12pm – 2pm ET)
      Day 4: April 28th (12pm – 2pm ET)

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      PRIMA in collaboration with URMIA, teaches public entities how to strategically manage risks by creating an organizational understanding of risks and interdependencies, using the ISO 31000 standard.

      PRIMA's goal is to equip attendees with the knowledge, skills and ability to effectively measure performance, reduce cost, mitigate exposures and exceed organizational goals. Participants engage in hands-on group learning, timely ERM case studies and valuable dialogue with their peers and ERM training instructors. The desired outcome is to establish long-term enterprise-wide resiliency in public entities.

      PRIMA's ERM Training is a cohort, not another conference! PRIMA's ERM training never stops, alumni have ongoing access to the members of their cohort and PRIMA's ERM Faculty.

        Environmental Risk Management: Weather, Climate Change and Natural Disasters

        As the Earth constantly evolves, we must change with it. We must be prepared for hurricanes, floods, fires, tornadoes and other disasters in moments of great uncertainty and limitations.

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        As the Earth constantly evolves, we must change with it. We must be prepared for hurricanes, floods, fires, tornadoes and other disasters in moments of great uncertainty and limitations. We must gain knowledge that can help prevent or mitigate losses from these phenomenons. It is important to learn from other cities’ experiences, such as New Orleans, what worked and how to avoid what didn’t work by addressing: 1) how to best prepare and protect assets in advance, 2) what can and can’t be conserved, 3) how to recover and stabilize items for restoration, 4) preparing for and handling staffing concerns, and 5) security and financial resource considerations.

        Learning Objectives:

        1. How to best prepare to protect assets, staffing and the community
        2. What assets can and can’t be conserved; recovering and stabilizing items for restoration
        3. How to address financial and security needs

          Tips and Insights for the New Risk Manager

          Attendees will also learn how data can assist with understanding where to improve operations and the importance of establishing internal/external professional relationships with risk management.

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          This webinar will focus on helping new risk managers establish a foundation of basic risk management philosophies and strategies. Learn how to build credibility to influence operational changes you seek with leadership. Attendees will also learn how data can assist with understanding where to improve operations and the importance of establishing internal/external professional relationships with risk management.

          Attendee Takeaways:

          1. Knowing the importance of establishing a basic foundation
          2. Knowing how to build credibility to influence operational changes for your organizations
          3. Understanding the importance of data to discovering the underlining causes of loss and creating programs to improve operations that cause losses
          4. Knowing the importance of professional relationships
          5. The benefits of an enterprise-wide risk management program, in good times and in bad

            Addressing PTSD Among Our Heroes

            This session will look at what public officials can do to identify and assist employees suffering from PTSD and what steps to take to minimize and mitigate its affect at the workplace.

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            Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) is showing up more frequently among our front-line heroes in the public sector. Many of our first responders and medical personnel routinely confront horrific or disturbing scenes while protecting those in the community. However, recent events across the country underscore the need to address PTSD on a much broader basis than in the past. Additionally, a person may have been the victim of assault, domestic violence, or car crash and bring associated consequences to the workplace including flashbacks or severe anxiety. This can impact the safety and productivity of that individual and those around them. This session will look at what public officials can do to identify and assist employees suffering from PTSD and what steps to take to minimize and mitigate its affect at the workplace.

            Learning Objectives:

            1. Describe PTSD in terms of its causes and characteristics
            2. Explain how someone suffering from PTSD might manifest symptoms at the workplace and possible consequences if left unchecked
            3. Share ways public officials can help those suffering from PTSD and proactive strategies to have in place at work

              Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know

              This session will identify current threats from malicious attackers. Further, the speaker will discuss the importance of convening with partners who recognize strength in the security collective.

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              In an increasingly interconnected world, it is important to educate individuals on cybersecurity best practices. This session will identify current threats from malicious attackers. Further, the speaker will discuss the importance of convening with partners who recognize strength in the security collective.

              Learning Objectives:

              1. Identify current threats from cyber malicious attackers
              2. Educate individuals on cybersecurity best practice
              3. Amplify the importance of convening with partners who recognize strength in the security collective

                Diversity & Inclusion: Insurance Industry Insights

                Attendees will learn how to proactively mitigate the risk and respond to the exposure.

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                There is a growing trend of diversity-related claims under Directors and Officers insurance. During this session the speaker will discuss current diversity-related exposures and lawsuits. Attendees will learn how to proactively mitigate the risk and respond to the exposure.

                Learning Objectives:

                1. Understanding current diversity-related exposures & lawsuits
                2. How D&O insurance responds in these situations
                3. How current trends impact D&O insurance

                  Title IX Emerging Risks and Their Impact on Public Entity Risk

                  This session will focus on creating proactive strategies to try and mitigate potential Title IX violations and environments which cultivate sexual misconduct.

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                  Each of our communities have a rich fabric of diversity that is woven with multi-colored threads of different socioeconomic norms. The recently passed Title IX legislation changes the parameters for the reporting and response of alleged sexual assault and transgressions within our communities. Complexities continue to evolve regarding our society’s new normal and the expansion of how we view ourselves in the context of our community. This session will focus on creating proactive strategies to try and mitigate potential Title IX violations and environments which cultivate sexual misconduct.

                  Learning Objectives:

                  1. Understand the 2020 changes in protections of Title IX and their implications for risk programming for your organization
                  2. Identify a practical approach to proactively addressing and preventing potential misconduct as it pertains to Title IX within your community
                  3. Explore the consequences of Title IX violations, investigations and the balance of justice in determining penalties within the new parameters