Issue 139 - September 2023
Authority Members Gather for It’s Like, Totally Risk Management at 28th Annual Risk Management Educational Forum
Nearly 500 Authority members, business partners, and staff engaged with speakers and learned from relevant and timely presentations at the California JPIA’s 28th Annual Risk Management Educational Forum themed It’s Like, Totally Risk Management, at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad from August 30 to September 1.
The Forum began on Wednesday with two opening sessions. In the first, “I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me: Cyber Incident Response,” Devon Ackerman and Sean B. Hoar walked attendees through stories and examples of digital forensics, incident response, and legal guidance from the front lines of everyday investigations and cybercrime victim response. In the second, “Danger Zone: Preparing for the Unexpected,” Michael Julian discussed steps anyone can take to respond more effectively should they ever be confronted with an active shooter situation, a violent attacker in the workplace, and other potentially deadly events.
Thursday’s programming started with the recognition of the Capstone Award finalists. The award is presented each year to an individual at a member agency who best exemplifies the practice of risk management. The 10th Annual Capstone Award was presented to Audrey Cray, finance and risk manager at the City of Pacific Grove.
Next, Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton shared his story’s extreme highs and lows and how to keep going even when obstacles’ shadows loom large.
Breakout sessions addressed risk management issues affecting public agencies. Members immersed themselves in legal liability, workers’ compensation, employment law, public safety, organizational thinking, governance, and legislation. A complete listing of the breakout sessions and links to presentations are available in the Forum agenda.
The Forum concluded on Friday with a presentation by Jacob Houghton on “Should I Stay or Should I Go: Increasing Team Cohesion,” where he shared how the increasingly siloed nature of teams and departments can be addressed through improved cohesion, buy-in, and a culture of belonging to achieve greater efficiency and foster future talent.
Save the date for the 29th Annual California JPIA Risk Management Educational Forum, October 9–11, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells.< Back to Full Issue Print Article