Risk Management Educational Forum

RMEF Light Through the Clouds 25th Annual California JPIA
Risk Management Educational Forum
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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.


Robert O’Neill

Keynote Speaker
Chair, Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities, College of Charleston

Robert “Bob” O’Neill served as the executive director of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), which advances professional local government worldwide. He is also a former county executive of Fairfax County, Virginia, and city manager of Hampton, Virginia.

Dr. Susan Biali Haas
Featured Speaker
Expert in Burnout Prevention, Stress Management and Resilience

An award-winning medical doctor, Dr. Susan Biali Haas’ life passion is to equip people with the knowledge, skills, and tools to live better lives. Dr. Haas is internationally recognized as a health and well-being influencer, and is in demand as an expert for national and international media.

California JPIA Forum App

A Forum app will be available to participants. The app, which will be available on Google Play and iTunes, will contain all session presentation materials that attendees need during this virtual event, as well as other helpful details, including the complete agenda.

California JPIA 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.

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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