Risk Management Educational Forum

Register Now 29th Annual California JPIA
Risk Management Educational Forum


Risk Management
Educational Forum

For more than 20 years, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority has hosted a unique educational experience for its members. This event, known as the Risk Management Educational Forum, features world-class keynotes and knowledge experts in the field of risk.

This is the primary time for members to be together and learn together. The Authority plans each Forum so that participants can study topics and issues relevant to local government in areas such as legal liability, workers’ compensation, employment law, public safety, organizational thinking, governance, and legislation.

Held at a popular resort over the course of two and one-half days, the event is not without fun. Participants enjoy numerous social opportunities to help them unwind and gain focus. Those interested in golf are welcome to play in the Authority’s annual golf tournament.

The Forum also recognizes candidates from member organizations who have excelled in the practice of risk management and presents one of them with the prestigious Capstone Award, signifying someone who exemplifies only the best in practice.

Speakers at the 2024 Forum

Mark Schulman

Keynote Speaker
Professional Drummer

Drawing from his decades-long career touring with P!NK, Billy Idol, Stevie Nicks, Foreigner, and many others, Mark Schulman applies his “rock star mentality” to the public sector, sharing how organizations, teams, and leaders can perform at their absolute best.

When someone is a top performer in their field, people call them a rock star. But what can attendees learn about managing performance, energy, and mental fitness from REAL rock stars? During the opening keynote, Schulman will share how local government agencies can boost employee engagement, teamwork, collaboration, and innovation for peak performance.

Mark’s presentation is a high-energy rock show disguised as a keynote, so you don’t want to miss it!

Dan Chuparkoff
Opening Speaker
Innovation and AI Expert

Dan Chuparkoff is one the world’s leading experts on innovation and artificial intelligence (AI), having spent three decades as an innovation leader at companies like Google, McKinsey, and Atlassian. He understands that a constantly changing world demands new ways of working. AI isn’t just on the horizon—it’s now transforming local government. What can we expect from the AI revolution inside and outside public agencies? What does generative AI produce and how can it be used as an advantage? From cutting-edge applications to strategic insights, discover how AI is reshaping the landscape of local government.

California JPIA Capstone Award

A picture of the Capstone Award

The California JPIA presents the Capstone Award each year to an individual who best exemplifies the practice of risk management by working to support risk management efforts, developing loss control programs, and coordinating systems that support their agency’s risk management efforts.

2024 Forum – Registration Open

Moments from the 2023 Forum

The 2023 Risk Management Educational Forum was held at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad. The Forum, titled It’s Like, Totally Risk Management, featured Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton as the keynote speaker. Hamilton shared his story’s extreme highs and lows and how to keep going even when obstacles’ shadows loom large. Forum attendees participated in sessions on topics including injuries in the workplace, vendor-provided agreements, service animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act, protecting employees from wildfire smoke, and employee well-being. Breaks and the Thursday “It’s Like, Totally a Knyght to Remember” event provided important networking opportunities.

Forum-related questions?

Send us an Email

California JPIA