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Risk management is complex, and your time is limited. This podcast series helps you keep up on emerging issues in higher education and best risk management practices. Join URMIA leaders, peers, and insurance experts twice a month as they explore timely topics, URMIA member resources, and the profession.

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Risk management is complex, and your time is limited. This podcast series helps you keep up on emerging issues in higher education and best risk management practices. Join URMIA leaders, peers, and insurance experts twice a month as they explore timely topics, URMIA member resources, and the profession.

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English


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URMIA Board of Directors Nominations

7/10/2024
In this episode of URMIA Matters, URMIA Executive Director Michelle Smith sits down with Julie Groves, URMIA’s Immediate Past President, Chairperson of the URMIA Leadership Development Committee, and Director of Risk Services at Wake Forest University; Marjorie Lemmon, an URMIA past president and Director of Risk Management and Insurance at Yale University; and Matt Tuttle, a current URMIA board member and Manager, Risk & Insurance Services at the University of Utah to talk about volunteering with URMIA. In addition to hearing their volunteer journey, we’ll learn about the nominations process for the upcoming Board of Directors election, how the election works, and what considerations candidates should think about before throwing their hat in the ring. Our guests are not only professional colleagues, but also great friends so this should be a very informative and entertaining discussion! Interested in running for the board? The board of directors consists of 15 to 21 directors who are elected to serve by the voting members. The 2024 URMIA election will fill open positions on the board of directors, including one (1) president-elect, three (3) institutional member director seats, and one (1) affiliate member director seat. Nominations close July 17 and the election will open on August 1. Results will be announced in early September. Nominate yourself or another member who would be a stellar addition to URMIA’s board of directors. Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:28:59

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Volunteer Spotlight: Paul Fox

6/19/2024
In this episode, URMIA Matters host Julie Groves, Wake Forest University sits down with longtime member and volunteer Paul Fox, Baylor University about his experience volunteering for URMIA, a peek behind the curtain about how the upcoming annual conference comes together, and what's next in his volunteer journey. Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:17:32

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Managing Risk Using Social Intelligence

6/12/2024
How can risk managers in higher education get a better understanding of how real-time perceptions of their institution by students, faculty, staff, and the public at large can inform their work? In this episode, we’ll hear from Liz Gross, CEO of Campus Sonar and Rebecca Rapp, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of Ascendium talk about three areas of risk where the concept of social intelligence can be another source of information when making assessments: workforce and employer reputation; overall institutional reputation or brand health; and high-publicity crises. Campus Sonar Liz Gross Rebecca Rapp Rebuilding Public Trust in Higher Education Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:35:27

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URMIA's 2024 Annual Conference Overview

5/22/2024
In this episode of URMIA Matters, Michelle Smith, Executive Director of URMIA has a conversation with Colorado Robertson, Director of Risk Management at Mississippi State University and Chair of URMIA's 2024 annual conference in New Orleans and Jack Voorhees, Senior Director of Events for URMIA. Together they talk about what to expect at the 2024 URMIA annual conference, including the educational lineup, the city of New Orleans, networking opportunities, our host hotel, and the return of the Spouse, Family, Partner, Guest Program. Listen now to get excited about New Orleans! Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:24:17

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URMIA's Peer Review Program

3/27/2024
In this episode of URMIA Matters, Julie Groves, Director of Risk Services at Wake Forest University interviews Robin Oldfield, Associate Vice President of Audit, Risk, and Compliance and the Chief Risk Officer at the University of Dayton and Sue Liden, URMIA's Education Manager and former Director of Risk Services at Pacific Lutheran University. Together, they spend a few minutes discussing URMIA's Peer Review Program and how interested campuses can learn more and initiate a peer review. Then, hear from Robin who has been both a client and a consultant of an URMIA peer review and shares her experiences in both roles. Listen now to hear more about this powerful URMIA offering! Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:15:40

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Social Inflation

3/6/2024
In this episode of URMIA Matters, Julie Groves, Director of Risk Services at Wake Forest University interviews Kim Nimmo, Director of Risk Management at Lehigh University, Sarah Braughler, Vice President of Risk Management at United Educators, and Stef Zielezienski, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at APCIA, about social inflation and its impact on risk management in higher education. Together they explore the phenomenon of social inflation, which is the rising costs insurance companies face due to factors such as increasing jury awards, broader definitions of liability, and other factors. Our guests also share some tips on how to combat the effects of social inflation on higher education campuses, such as implementing risk management strategies, educating students and staff about liability issues, and engaging with policymakers and regulators. Listen in to skill up on your understanding of social inflation! Show Notes [member log-in required for some content] Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:22:17

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Disability Inclusiveness

1/31/2024
In the podcast episode “Disability Inclusiveness” of Season 5 of URMIA Matters, Julie Groves, hosts a discussion on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, both in the association and on campus. The guests are Jeff Chasen and Courtney Davis Curtis, a past president of URMIA. Curtis explains how the addition of DEIB objective to the URMIA strategic plan started and Chasen discusses strategies, such as leveraging internal resources, fostering community partnerships, and framing inclusion as a best business practice. The conversation highlights the value of making inclusivity a core part of institutional practices, with a focus on welcoming and inviting engagement rather than merely fulfilling requests. The episode underscores the human aspects of DEIB efforts, viewing them not as checkbox exercises but as opportunities to make a positive difference in individuals' lives and perceptions of institutions. Show Notes [member log-in required for some content] Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:23:22

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Get Involved with Volunteering

1/10/2024
URMIA Matters Podcast Season 5, Episode 4: Guest Host: Sandy Mitchell with guests Amanda Franklin and Elliot Young In this episode of URMIA Matters, Sandy Mitchell, URMIA’s president-elect and Director of Insurance at MIT, interviews Amanda Franklin, Director of Risk Management at Wheaton College, and Elliot Young, Assistant Vice President and University Risk and Compliance Officer at Kansas State University, about their extensive experience volunteering with URMIA. Amanda shares her involvement in volunteering for strategic goal task forces, newcomer welcomes sessions at the annual conference, quarterly colleague connections for new URMIA members, and moderating opportunities at various URMIA conferences. Elliot discusses his participation in volunteering at the welcome desk at the annual conference, being a welcome mentor for new conference attendees, co-chairing the Compliance Community, and a variety of speaking opportunities as well. Sandy, Amanda, and Elliot touch on the importance of volunteerism with URMIA and how there is surely an opportunity that fits the commitment and bandwidth needs of all members. If you’ve wanted to learn how to get more involved with URMIA, this is the episode for you! Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:17:30

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2024 Presidential Update

12/20/2023
In this episode of URMIA Matters, Julie Groves, URMIA's immediate past president and Director of Risk Services at Wake Forest University, interviews Craig McAllister, current URMIA president and Assistant Vice President, Risk Management at the University of Miami, in his inaugural presidential podcast. Craig shares his insights into some of URMIA’s recent successes in expanding professional development offerings, accomplishing the association’s strategic goals, and increasing URMIA’s already-established DEIB support. Also, Craig shares his hopes and goals for the future of URMIA during his year as president. Be sure to tune in for the first episode of Craig’s presidential podcast series! Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:08:53

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URMIA Member Benefits

12/13/2023
In this episode of URMIA Matters, Teresa Ransdell, URMIA’s Director of Membership and Marketing, speaks to Flo Hoskinson, Risk Manager at Oregon Health and Science University, Mellany Patrong, Director of Enterprise Risk Management at Texas Southern University, and Steve Stoeger-Moore, President of Districts Mutual Insurance and Risk Management Services, about the wide array of Member Benefits that URMIA has to offer its members. They share their favorite member benefits including URMIA’s Resource Guide, the Risk Inventory, Community Conversations, and the amazing connections they’ve made at both URMIA’s Annual and Regional Conferences. Though every member may have different needs for their institution or organization, they can all agree on the wonderful sense of community and welcome that URMIA brings to its members! Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:12:17

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Meet the URMIA Board Members

11/29/2023
In this episode of URMIA Matters, Craig McAllister, URMIA’s president and Assistant Vice President, Risk Management at University of Miami, talks to Mellany Patrong, Director- Enterprise Risk Management at Texas Southern University, and Nakeschi Watkins, Director, Risk Management and Insurance at Cornell University, who have recently been elected as URMIA board members. They share their stories of how they joined URMIA, what motivated them to run for the board, and what they hope to achieve in their new roles. Mellany and Nakeschi also discuss the benefits of being part of URMIA, such as networking, learning opportunities, and building a support system. They also offer some advice for other members who are interested in getting more involved in URMIA and its activities. Tune in to hear their insights and perspectives on URMIA and how it can help you succeed. Show Notes [member log-in required for some resources] Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:15:21

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Preparing for Change in Title IX

11/15/2023
In this episode of URMIA Matters, Julie Groves interviews Pat Mathis, Co-founder and Managing Member- Title IX Solutions, LLC, about the upcoming changes in the Title IX regulations. Pat explains what the new regulations mean for colleges and universities, and how they affect the responsibilities of students, faculty, and staff. Pat also shares some practical tips and best practices for Title IX coordinators and risk managers to prepare for the new regulations, such as reviewing policies, training staff, and communicating with stakeholders. Julie and Pat also discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that the new regulations will bring for Title IX compliance and prevention efforts. Show Notes [member log-in required for some content] Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:40:44

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Presidential Podcast IV

11/1/2023
In this episode of URMIA Matters, Jenny Whittington interviews immediate past president, Julie Groves in the final podcast of Julie’s presidential podcast series. Jenny and Julie share highlights from Julie’s year as president, including the 54th Annual Conference in Baltimore, speaking engagements at other associations, and the five strategic goals for this year. Jenny asks Julie about her favorite moments during her presidency, any unexpected challenges she encountered, and what is next for Julie as the immediate past president. You don’t want to miss this last episode in Julie’s Presidential podcast series! Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:22:29

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2023 Annual Business Meeting

10/25/2023
In this episode of URMIA Matters, URMIA shared updates on what’s new and next from our Annual Business Meeting. All URMIA members were invited to tune in and hear the latest update from the URMIA Executive Committee. This meeting includes a briefing on the association by the president (now past-president), Julie Groves, a financial report by the treasurer, Jim Mulholland, secretary’s report from Flo Hoskinson, updates from the Leadership Development Committee from Courtney Davis Curtis, and Executive Committee news from president elect (now president), Craig McAllister. Also, Rachel Pluviose regales everyone with the exciting events of our 54th Annual conference in Baltimore, while Colorado Robertson speaks about what we all have to look forward to at next year’s 55th Annual Conference in New Orleans. Hear about the what the URMIA Office has been working on and what’s in the future for the URMIA community! Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:27:20

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Meet the Keynote- Derrick Johnson

9/7/2023
In this episode of URMIA Matters, host Julie Groves, Director of Risk Services at Wake Forest University, and guest Rachel Pluviose, Senior Director of Risk Management and insurance at Johns Hopkins University, talk to Derrick Johnson, the President and CEO of the NAACP, about his upcoming session in Baltimore at URMIA’s Annual Conference. Rachel and Derrick also discuss the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at colleges and universities, and how the recent Supreme Court decision on affirmative action affects institutions of higher education. Derrick shares his insights on the challenges and opportunities for advancing racial justice and social change in the academic sector. Tune in to hear his advice for risk managers who want to make a difference in moving DEI efforts forward on their campus. Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:19:30

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Presidential Podcast III - A Year in Review

9/5/2023
Join guest host, Jenny Whittington, URMIA’s Executive Director, as she interviews URMIA’s president (and host of URMIA Matters), Julie Groves, Director of Risk Services at Wake Forest University, for another Presidential Podcast! Julie and Jenny share their highlights of this past year, including two magical regional conferences at Disney and our wonderful members representing URMIA at various associations’ conferences. They also share some inside scoops about URMIA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans in 2024 and all the interest Louisiana will have to offer. As always, Julie and Jenny are spreading the excitement for URMIA’s 2023 Annual Conference in Baltimore from Sept. 9-13, and what an amazing job the conference committee has done to create a great event for all members. This episode is a must-listen as a part of the Presidential Podcast series of URMIA Matters! Show Notes [Member only content. Log-in required.] Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:27:48

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Generative AI- What Should Risk Managers Consider?

8/23/2023
Join host Julie Groves as she interviews guests Jack Bernard, Andrea Stagg, and Joe Storch. Together they explore the implications of Generative AI and ChatGPT for higher education and what risk managers need to concern themselves with. They share their insights on how these technologies can enhance learning outcomes and foster collaboration. They also discuss the potential risks and ethical dilemmas that arise from using generative models to produce content and interact with students. Finally, they offer some practical advice for higher ed risk managers on how to prepare for and mitigate the impact of Generative AI and ChatGPT in their institutions. But ultimately, our guests tell us why Generative AI shouldn’t keep risk managers up at night and how it can be a labor-saving advantage to us all. URMIA Members can find the show notes in the URMIA Library [Login Required] Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:44:45

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Set Sail for URMIA 2023 Annual Conference

8/9/2023
Get ready with us to set sail for the URMIA 2023 Annual Conference in Baltimore from September 9-13th! Join host Julie Groves as she interviews chairs of the conference committee Rachel Pluviose, Tristan Tafolla, and Keesha Trim about all the exciting events everyone has to look forward to in Baltimore this year. They share thoughts on their most anticipated sessions, opportunities for volunteerism through URMIA Cares, and all of the amazing features Baltimore has to offer. If you are a first-timer to an URMIA conference, or you have been to an URMIA conference 10 times, we guarantee this episode will set you up for an amazing time in Baltimore. If you have not registered, there’s still plenty of time to do so. Join us to “B’more in Baltimore”! Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:11:23

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Managing Anxiety

8/9/2023
In this enlightening podcast episode, host Julie Groves and guests Lucy Dominguez and Elisabeth Barnes from Injury Management Organization, Inc. explore invaluable insights. Join us as they delve into the crucial topic of managing anxiety and stress in the workplace. Drawing from extensive field experience you’ll hear practical strategies to create a healthier and more productive work environment. Listeners will gain valuable tips on identifying signs of anxiety, mitigating stressors, and fostering a culture of well-being among employees. From communication techniques to mindfulness practices, this episode equips both employers and employees with the tools they need to navigate the challenges of the modern workplace successfully. Tune in for this and to hear a compelling case for helping your team to reduce worker’s compensation claims across campus. Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:28:30

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URMIA Election Now Open – Vote for the URMIA 2023-24 Board

7/12/2023
Join guest host Jenny Whittington, URMIA’s executive director, as she interviews Courtney Davis Curtis, University of Chicago and URMIA’s immediate past president and Sam Florio, Santa Clara University and URMIA 2017 past-president, about the upcoming URMIA elections for the President Elect position and candidates for the Board of Directors. Courtney and Sam share their insights into the election and nomination process, how it has changed over time, and how you can reach out to the voting member of your organization. Courtney also shares her tips on how to get involved in the volunteer opportunities with URMIA and if you foresee an URMIA presidency or leadership in your future, that’s the best way to get started. Voting runs from July 12 to August 1, so please get out there and vote! Connect with URMIA & URMIA with your network -Share /Tag in Social Media @urmianetwork -Not a member? Join ->www.urmia.org/join -Email | contactus@urmia.org Give URMIA Matters a boost: -Give the podcast a 5 star rating -Share the podcast - click that button! -Follow on your podcast platform - don't miss an episode! Thanks for listening to URMIA Matters!

Duration:00:15:39