No one ever said navigating the world of property risk management was easy, so why not make it a priority in 2018 to acquire a better understanding of topics like catastrophe modeling, ISO Classifications and disaster recovery planning. To get you started, here is a list of educational tools including industry conferences, websites, and social media accounts worth checking out:
PARMA (Public Agency Risk Management Association): For more than 40 years, PARMA’s annual meeting has been a must attend for many risk professionals. The conference offers interactive educational experiences lead by risk specialists. Conference: Feb. 14-16, Monterey, Calif. Learn more
AGRiP (Association of Governmental Risk Pools): Aimed at making risk pools even stronger, AGRiP’s Governance and Leadership Conference covers a wide range of topics, including financial risk, insurance trends and strategic planning. Conference: March 4-7, San Diego Learn more
RIMS (The Risk Management Society): A non-profit organization representing more than 10,000 risk professionals, The RIMS Annual Conference brings industry exhibitors, risk experts and knowledgeable speakers together in one big venue. Conference: April 15-18, San Antonio Learn more
PRIMA (Public Risk Management Association): Getting together to discuss challenges for the risk management industry is the focal point of PRIMA’s conference. Risk experts and leaders help drive the conversation. Conference: June 3-6, Indianapolis Learn more
Aon Risk Pooling Symposium: A British company with locations across the world, Aon’s focus has a steady presence in the risk management and insurance industries. It’s Risk Pooling Symposium addresses the challenges presently facing risk pools. Conference: TBD Learn more
CAJPA (California Joint Powers Association): Although CAJPA’s annual conference is focused on California, it pulls risk experts and industry leaders from all over the west coast. Risk pools and their members are in the spotlight. Conference: Sept. 11-14, Lake Tahoe, Calif. Learn more
STRIMA (State Risk & Insurance Management Association): Aimed at bringing together government risk and insurance agents together, STRIMA’s yearly conference presents a good opportunity to network and learn from industry experts. Conference: Sept. 16-20, Portland, Maine Learn more
URMIA (University Risk Management and Insurance Association): Dedicated to risk management in higher education, URMIA’s annual conference explores risks at college and university campuses across the country. Networking events are also scheduled. Conference: Sept. 29-Oct. 3, Salt Lake City Learn more
AIR Worldwide (www.air-worldwide.com): Specializing in catastrophe modeling, AIR Worldwide also offers resources through an extensive blog, webinars and expert insight.
AssetWorks (www.assetworks.com/risk): In addition to appraisal services and risk management software solutions, AssetWorks maintains an informative blog and resource center to highlight educational topics, industry trends, and more.
Aon (www.aon.com): The comprehensive Aon site tackles all things risk management and insurance, from the threats of terrorism and hacking to natural catastrophes and environmental risk.
Institute of Risk Management (www.theirm.org): A global organization aimed at risk management education, IRM offers comprehensive webinars, classes and blog posts on a wide range of issues present in the risk industry.
Property Casualty 360 (www.propertycasualty360.com): On propertycasualty360.com, insurance brokers and risk managers can find robust educational content in the form of webinars, blog posts and specialized videos.
Property Risk Managers’ International Association (www.prmia.org): PRMIA offers a series of customized webinars, speaker presentations and a collection of resources geared toward problem solving in the business of risk management.
Risk & Insurance (www.riskandinsurance.com): A voice for the property risk management industry, Risk & Insurance offers expert insight from business leaders in the form of webinars, blog posts and forums on multiple topics.
RIMS (www.rims.org): The Risk and Insurance Management Society hosts a national conference, but it also offers valuable insight to risk management professionals through an informational collection of blog posts, webinars and speaker presentations.
RMS (www.rms.com): Risk Management Solutions is a global corporation concentrating on catastrophe risk modeling. The site offers specialized content on topics such as natural catastrophes, life risks and terrorism.
URMIA (www.urmia.org): The University Risk Management and Insurance Association site offers up several resources, including a couple publications and an informative library of digital information compiled by its members.
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Twitter: @AIRWorldwide (AIR Worldwide); @amp_risk (AssetWorks Risk Management); @AssetWorks (AssetWorks); @Aon_Property(Aon); @IRMGlobal (IRM); @PARMA2762 (PARMA); @PC_360 (Property Casualty 360); @PRIMA (PRIMA); @PRIMACentral (PRIMA); @RIMSorg (RIMS); @RiskInsurance (Risk & Insurance); @RiskMgmt (Risk Management); @RiskManagement (Thomson Reuters Risk); @RMS (RMS); URMIA (@URMIANetwork)
LinkedIn: Air Worldwide; Aon; AssetWorks; AssetWorks Property Risk Management; IRM Global; PARMA; PRIMA; RIMS; RMS; URMIA
Facebook: AssetWorks; AON; PARMA; Property Casualty 360; PRIMA; RIMS; RMS; URMIA
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