Risk Management Educational Forum

RMEF Light Through the Clouds 25th Annual California JPIA
Risk Management Educational Forum
RMEF Theme Logo - Reversed Hilton, Santa Barbara DATE October 14 -16, 2020 SAVE —the—


What is the
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.

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.


Mac Anderson

Keynote Speaker
Entrepreneur and Author

Mac Anderson has founded a variety of companies, including Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., a leading company in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition. He is also the author or co-author of 25 books that have sold over three million copies.

Gerry Preciado
Closing Speaker
Principal and President, 34th Street Consulting

Gerry Preciado is a trainer and consultant whose expertise in leadership, organizational development, and conflict resolution has resulted in his working with thousands of employees, from CEOs to entry-level staff, to empower them to interact positively with one another.

California JPIA Forum App

A Forum app is available to attendees. The app, which is available on Google Play and in the Windows Store and iTunes, contains all session presentation materials that attendees need during the Forum, as well as other helpful details, including the complete agenda, a list of Forum sponsors, details on the meeting space, and information on local destinations and weather.

California JPIA Capstone Award

The Capstone Award is presented annually in a ceremony held during the Forum and recognizes an Authority member who has shown outstanding dedication to the practice of risk management at their agency. Nominations are typically accepted each May through June.

Moments from the 2019 Conference

The 2019 Risk Management Educational Forum was held at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. The Forum, titled “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Risk Management,” featured keynote speaker, Mac Anderson, an author and entrepreneur whose presentation focused on the idea that giving one extra “degree” of service can make a huge difference to customers and constituents. In addition to attending sessions on topics including homelessness, cyber security, preparing for disasters, and scooter rideshare services, attendees were also able to spend time networking during breaks and meals.

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