Risk Management Educational Forum

RMEF Light Through the Clouds 26th Annual California JPIA
Risk Management Educational Forum
RMEF Theme Logo - Reversed DATE October 6–8, 2021 SAVE —the— Catamaran Resort Hotel San Diego, California


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.

Resilient Together – Member Stories

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 2020 Conference

The 2020 Risk Management Educational Forum was held for the first time as a virtual event, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Forum, titled “Resilient Together,” utilized digital technology to provide members with an interactive production, complete with an Emmy Award-winning master of ceremonies, Katie Linendoll; live educational sessions; recorded content; chat rooms; and more. The two keynote speakers were Robert O’Neill and Dr. Susan Biali Hass, whose timely presentations on resilience and leading in a crisis resonated with attendees. Session topics included current policing issues, labor and employment laws, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reasonable accommodations. Attendees were also able to spend time networking during breaks and games.

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