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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.

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

A Well-Oiled Career in Insurance & Risk Management

4/7/2021
Reflecting on a career path with a seasoned professional and volunteer extraordinaire is so valuable to those considering higher ed risk management and insurance. Join host Jenny Whittington, URMIA’s executive director as she talks with Allan F. Brooks, CPCU, ARM, ARe, AU from Chapman University and a two-term URMIA Board Member after he announced his retirement. Check out the job posting for the role at Chapman on URMIA’s Career Center. Tune-in for bonus tips from Allan during the wrap up...

Duration:00:24:31

Is Your Campus Ready to Reopen?

3/24/2021
As we move past the peak of COVID-19 and into vaccinations, we can’t let our guard down. Join guest host Julie Groves of Wake Forest University as she chats with Sam Mansir from BMS Cat who is helping campus’ return to our “new normal” safely. Show Notes [Member Login Required]

Duration:00:08:29

Think Beyond the Hybrid Classroom to the Hybrid Campus

3/10/2021
The student experience at large has changed. Can you meet the challenge with your work on campus to support this new model? Listen in as guest host Craig McAllister, University of Miami and an URMIA Board Member interviews authors and practitioners Cole Clark, Deloitte and Jeff Selingo, Arizona State University discuss the future of higher education. Show Notes [URMIA member login required]

Duration:00:19:07

Policy Updates with URMIA Board Member Julie Groves

2/24/2021
Hear about updates to URMIA’s Code of Conduct and Network Etiquette policies from host Jenny Whittington, URMIA’s executive director and Julie Groves of Wake Forest and an URMIA Board Member who led both volunteer groups in revising these guiding documents for the association. Show Notes [URMIA member login required]

Duration:00:15:28

Hear from an Upcoming Insurance Industry Star

2/19/2021
Gamma Iota Sigma is leading sustainable growth and diversification of the insurance industry by bringing talented students together in its campus chapters. Butler University Senior Claire Richardson who is the host of Risk & Reward Podcast and President of the Beta Lambda Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma is the guest of URMIA staff host Michelle Smith for this bonus episode during #insurancecareermonth. Show Notes in Transcript and URMIA Library [member log-in required]

Duration:00:11:10

Learn about RAPID, a Title IX and Clery Focused Training

1/27/2021
Who doesn’t need a free, time-saving tool? RAPID, a new free resource for higher education colleagues is designed to rapidly train key staff, using a program customized to the institution. Join guest host Julie Groves of Wake Forest as she talks with contributing staff members from The State University of New York about this new tool. Guests are Joe Storch, associate counsel in the SUNY Office of General Counsel and chair of the Student Affairs Practice Group, Abbey Marr, assistant director...

Duration:00:15:25

The Higher Education Vaccination Dilemma

1/13/2021
As the calendar page turned and hope dawned, vaccinations became the next big discussion topic among Risk Managers and campus leaders. Join URMIA staffers Lou Drapeau and Gary Langsdale as they review the results of the latest URMIA survey about vaccination policies with Host Jenny Whittington, executive director at URMIA. Show Notes [member login required]

Duration:00:19:26

Meet URMIA’s Executive Director

12/2/2020
A day in the life of an association manager is diverse and unique but requires a passion for its members and the content the association represents. Join URMIA Board Member and Guest Host Julie L. Groves, director of risk services at Wake Forest University as she interviews Jenny Whittington, executive director at URMIA and learn why Jenny and URMIA are a perfect match! Show Notes [member login required]

Duration:00:18:58

Claim Handling Strategies for Complex Workers’ Compensation Claims

11/18/2020
The best claim settlement is one that is reached early and makes both the injured worker and employer happy. Join URMIA guest hosts Julie Groves of Wake Forest University and Craig McAllister of the University of Miami as they talk with Dr. Fernando Branco, chief medical officer at Midwest Employers Casualty. Dr. Branco provides a fascinating medical insider's view of best practices that will help risk managers achieve better outcomes with workers’ compensation claims. Show Notes [member...

Duration:00:34:43

Episode 29: Education Plan Updates & Future Professional Development

11/4/2020
As the call for 2021 presentations goes out, host Jenny Whittington talks with Gary Langsdale, URMIA’s education manager, and Craig McAllister, URMIA board member and executive director of risk management at the University of Miami. They explain how the framework of core competencies will explicitly guide the selection of URMIA's professional development offerings for members and others in higher education risk management. Show Notes [member login required]

Duration:00:16:13

Episode 28: Title IX Review & Removal of the Clery Act Handbook

10/21/2020
Listen in with guest host Kathy Hargis, associate vice president of risk management & compliance at Lipscomb University, as she chats with Joe Storch, associate counsel in the SUNY Office of General Counsel and chair of the Student Affairs Practice Group, about what higher education risk managers need to know about updates to Title IX and the lack of a Clery Act Handbook as explained in this Inside Higher Ed article. Show Notes [member login required]

Duration:00:34:05

Episode 27: Two Re-elected Board Members Look Back and Ahead

10/7/2020
Re-elected URMIA board members highlight accomplishments from their first board term, discuss how important the virtual delivery of professional development will be going forward, and, of course, their personal favorite URMIA member benefits. Listen in with Julie L. Groves, director of risk services at Wake Forest University, and Craig McAllister, executive director of risk management at the University of Miami. Show Notes {URMIA member login required}

Duration:00:19:51

Episode 26: Meet URMIA’s Two Newest Board Members

9/23/2020
Newly elected URMIA board members Keesha Trim, director of risk management & insurance at the University of Richmond, and Tim Wiseman, chief risk officer at the University of Wyoming, share their very different paths into higher education risk management. They also discuss how they hope to contribute as board members to URMIA’s mission of supporting members to meet today’s demands and preparing for future challenges in higher education risk management. Show Notes {URMIA member login...

Duration:00:22:48

Episode 25: Effective Risk Management Now and in a Post-COVID Future

9/9/2020
Ellen Shew Holland shares insights from her long career as a higher education risk manager, an URMIA past president, and now as president of Strategic Risk Frameworks, LLC. She provides advice on how to elevate the risk manager’s role now and in a post-COVID future by helping the board identify strategic risks and opportunities, understand data that tracks the management of campus hazards, and anticipate future threats as higher education evolves. Show Notes {URMIA member login required}

Duration:00:14:54

Episode 24: The Value (and Fun) of the Conference Gathering

8/26/2020
Kathy Hargis, associate vice president of risk management & compliance at Lipscomb University – and co-chair of URMIA’s 2020 annual conference – chats with host Jenny Whittington about conference sponsors, social events, meditation breaks, and the value of being together at roundtable discussions to assess COVID-19 and the start of the fall semester. They even provide a sneak peek of the attendee goodie box contents! Show Notes {URMIA member login required}

Duration:00:20:04

Episode 23: Opportunities of a Virtual Annual Conference

8/12/2020
Kim Miller, Ball State University’s director of risk management, insurance, and safety – and co-chair of URMIA’s 2020 annual conference – talks with host Jenny Whittington about the unique opportunities presented by taking the conference virtual this year. As she gives an overview of the upcoming September conference, she shares what URMIA values guided the intentional transition, what has surprised her, and how this event is more accessible than ever before. Show Notes {URMIA member login...

Duration:00:17:54

Episode 22: New URMIA Insurance Program

7/29/2020
Get the inside scoop on URMIA’s new member benefit: the Student Property Insurance Program (SPIP)! This affordable insurance program covers the personal property of individual students, faculty, and staff of member institutions. Coverage applies whether the individual is living on or off campus, including while studying abroad or away on internships, externships, or other experiential academic opportunities. Alex Aycock of Gallagher, who oversees the new program, talks with host Jenny...

Duration:00:20:32

Episode 21: Update on URMIA Risk Management Resources

7/15/2020
For those members who are new to the practice of higher education risk management or onboarding a new staff member, this episode highlights several URMIA resources that should be on your radar. Lou Drapeau, URMIA resource manager, talks with host Jenny Whittington about the new URMIA Shorts video tutorial series, progress on a complete update of the invaluable URMIA Resource Guide, and more resources for professional development. Show Notes [member-only content, login required]

Duration:00:14:35

Episode 20: URMIA Camps Insurance

7/1/2020
Are your institution’s academic, sports, and virtual camps for minors adequately insured? Join host Jenny Whittington and her guest, A.J. Morgan, to learn more about the URMIA Camps Insurance Program administered by RPS Bollinger Sports & Leisure, a division of Gallagher. This special insurance program is available as a benefit for URMIA member colleges and universities to help provide broad coverage for camp liabilities, including sexual abuse and molestation, camp staff auto accidents, and...

Duration:00:15:51

Episode 19: Compliance Risk–Trends, Topics, and Troubles

6/17/2020
As is evidenced by the rapid growth of URMIA’s relatively new Compliance Community, enterprise-wide compliance risk is a critical challenge touching almost every area of campus life. Jeff Chasen, Associate Vice Provost for Integrity & Compliance at the University of Kansas, and Jenn Anderson, KU’s Director of Policy & Compliance, discuss key process trends, timely hot topics, and areas of concern for the future. Show Notes [member-only content, login required]

Duration:00:44:01