Risk Management Educational Forum

A Virtual Event October 14–15, 2020 California JPIA presents


Risk Management
Educational Forum?

The California JPIA is excited to inform you about Resilient Together, our digital Risk Management Educational Forum for 2020. Resilient Together is about joining with other members. Resilient Together means being strong in the face of today’s challenges. Resilient Together is also a time to build, renew, and strengthen relationships.

We want to ensure you that Resilient Together is not just another virtual conference. Instead, our plans are to leverage the strengths of digital technology to bring you the best in risk management education. Our sessions and topics will feature the sharpest minds, with insight from those who share in local and civic duty.

These times are full of uncertainty as we work to respond to a magnitude of issues. All of us must be diligent together. All of us must be Resilient Together.

Occurring over October 14 and 15, we kick off with Keynote Speaker Bob O’Neill on leading in crisis.

Bob served many years as the Executive Director of the International City/County Management Association, and was a founding board member of the Alliance for Innovation. He will be sharing leadership attributes that are critical for today’s managers and leaders.

We are also grateful to have Dr. Susan Biali Haas speak about personal wellness and resilience. Dr. Biali Haas is an award-winning medical doctor, health and wellness expert, coach, speaker, and author. She has appeared on numerous television shows, and is a frequent blogger on Psychology Today.

During our digital sessions, presenters will cover many of the risk management topics and issues facing local government that you have come to expect. We are also preparing sessions and speakers that will address the contemporary issues of our day, including COVID-19 and policing.


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

Given the extraordinary role of local government during the COVID-19 crisis, the Authority will be honoring the efforts of our members at this year’s event. Recognizing Capstone Award winners will resume in 2021.

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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