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Session Categories & Levels

Experience Levels

  • Foundational – Limited Experience: Presenting essential facts, standard or accepted practices, basic relationships. Material in your session is general enough to benefit anyone with an interest in the category.
  • Innovative – All Audiences: Highlighting newer, evolving practices, techniques and approaches within the topic. Material in your session is “new” enough to benefit attendees who have been working with the category topic and are looking to make their current practices more valuable to their organizations.
  • Masters – Significant Experience: Delivering in-depth information, knowledge transfer, models on specific aspects of the topic area. Material in your session is targeted for attendees who have a more senior position within their organization and are already proficient with the category topic.
  • Visionary – Expert Experience: Future-focused, emerging trends, concepts and issues that may impact/involve the topic area. Material in your session is targeted for attendees with executive level experience, who may have responsibility for planning, strategic development and/or execution.



At the Forefront (FOR)—Topics and skills that are current and outside of the scope of the other education categories.

Career Development (CAD)—Developing and improving skills needed to advance your career. Optimizing and defining your personal brand for success.

Claims Management (CLM)—Focus on claims from the property and casualty lines including but not limited to workers’ compensation, general liability, complex products liability, automobile liability, excess casualty, employment practices liability, crime, fiduciary liability, professional liability and directors and officers liability claims.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)—Information on the evolving strategies to advance the management of risks enterprise-wide, including beyond process and control, designing an effective and collaborative ERM infrastructure, trading programs and integrating risk management naturally into a day-to-day decision making.

Global Risk Management (GRM)—Analysis of exposures unique to multi-national companies and companies with some foreign exposure. Innovations and risk management tools to manage risk on a global scale.

Industry (IND)—Information related to a specific industry and hot topics.

Insurance and Contract Management (ICM)—Analysis of insurance contracts and coverage. Addresses specific types of coverage in detail. Contract review, best practices and tools to effectively transfer risk.

Legal and Regulatory (LGL)—Understand the risks of the legal and regulatory environments; locally and globally. Gain knowledge of the aspects of the legal and regulatory environments with respect to the practice of risk management.

Risk Control (RIC)—Framework and techniques for reducing risk through assessment and mitigation programs.

Risk Finance (RIF)—Integrates the financial aspects of risk into risk management.

Strategic Risk Management (SRM)— Subject areas such as case studies of exemplary, mature and innovative approaches to risk management that incorporate a variety of corporate factors that enhance the strategic decision-making and execution, emerging risks and organizational sustainability.

Talent Risk (TAL)—Risks associated with all areas of employment, including talent acquisition and retention, immigration risk and benefits.



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