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Thursday, February 27

12:20pm EST

Managing a "Hard" Insurance Market
It has been 19 years since the last “hard” insurance market, and many risk managers have never experienced these conditions. We will highlight the factors that led to the current hard market, explore characteristics associated with hard markets, and examine how current conditions impact higher education. The session will include an interactive discussion about steps you can take to prepare for the hard market and the best ways to keep internal stakeholders informed of cost and coverage implications associated with the changing market.

+Gain an understanding of the factors that have resulted in a hard market
+Discover how to prepare and navigate a hard market

[Core Competency #1: Insurance Knowledge]

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Julie Groves

Director, Risk Services, Wake Forest University
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Chauncey Fagler

Executive Director & CRO, Florida College System Risk Management Consortium
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John McLaughlin

Managing Director, Higher Education Practice (Rolling Meadows, Illinois), Gallagher
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Thursday February 27, 2020 12:20pm - 1:00pm EST
The StateView Hotel – Fusion C&D

1:00pm EST

Creating a Risk Network in Experiential Education
How do you manage the risk of experiential education programs? This session will provide an overview of the successful model used by Elon University for experiential learning and outdoor adventure programs. The session will provide a framework for how to develop a culture of open communication and effective training of student leaders through a network of campus resources and partnerships. The session will include the opportunity to discuss specific issues on your campus.

+Learn how to identify valuable resources and build partnerships across campus
+Understand how to improve student leader training to reduce risk

[Core Competency #3: Communication]

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Steve Olmstead

Director Insurance and Risk Management–North Carolina State University, North Carolina State University
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Meghan Fisher

Assistant Director of Administrative Services, Elon University
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Evan Small

Instructor, Department of Education and Wellness, Elon University
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Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
The StateView Hotel – Fusion C&D

2:15pm EST

Time for a Checkup: 2020 Higher Education Cyber Security Risks
What you don’t have on your risk radar can hurt you. We will review the overall cyber threat landscape, identify unique/"hot" coverages in the higher education space, give you an update on claims trends, and offer suggestions for what you can do to reduce cyber-related risk.

+Become more informed about current cyber threats
+Gain a better understanding of cyber insurance coverages and claims
+Take away best practices to reduce cyber risk

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Tammy Downs

Risk Manager, University of North Carolina Greensboro


Brian Mikes

Regional Underwriting Manager, AIG
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Bryce Porter

Chief Information Security Officer, Information Technology Services, University of North Carolina–Greensboro

Thursday February 27, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
The StateView Hotel – Fusion C&D

3:30pm EST

Viruses, Vaccines, and Mold: Stopping The Spread and Managing Legal Risk
The past year we’ve seen high-profile cases of mumps, measles, and meningitis on multiple campuses throughout the country. We have also seen increased allegations of mold causing student and employee health issues, including the death of a student. This session will address how schools can mitigate the risk of infection, especially as more students are entering college as children of the "anti-vaxx" movement.

+Get an overview of widespread current health challenges facing colleges and universities
+Understand the anti-vaccination movement, the legal protections for those claiming a vaccination exemption, and how to address these exemptions
+Take away best practices to mitigate legal risks associated with student health affected by infectious disease and mold

[Core Competency #1: Risk Identification]


Kristy Burnette

Risk Manager, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

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James Keller

Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
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Damon Sims

Vice President for Student Affairs, Pennsylvania State University
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Thursday February 27, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
The StateView Hotel – Fusion C&D
Friday, February 28

9:45am EST

Practical Crisis Management Planning for Study Abroad
Is your institution prepared for the inevitable travel emergencies that happen during study abroad? Join us for an in-depth look at practical crisis management planning. Attendees will actively engage with peers in a collaborative, interactive case study to explore best practices for crisis management to protect students, faculty, and staff traveling outside the country.

+Identify key risks, challenges, and best practices involved in the practical crisis management process
+Improve mental agility, communication, and decision-making skills for handling emergencies abroad
+Optimize emergency action plans for study abroad before an incident occurs, with emphasis on understanding the internal and external roles and responsibilities during a crisis.

[Core Competency #1: Risk Analysis]

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Meghan Fisher

Assistant Director of Administrative Services, Elon University
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Peter Barth

Global Security Specialist, On Call International
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Rob Wells

Office of Risk Management, Old Dominion University
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Friday February 28, 2020 9:45am - 10:45am EST
The StateView Hotel – Fusion C&D

11:00am EST

Deadly Weapon Event: What Do You Wish You Had Done Yesterday?
What will you wish you did yesterday when a deadly event occurs today? Are you ready to support victims, communicate, investigate, protect your legal position, and transfer risk? We will help you assess known and emerging threats of violence and evaluate your current response plan to such threats. We also will provide best practices for preventing business interruption and economic harm.

+Understand the importance of having trusted partners to help those impacted—victims, stakeholders, and your community
+Learn about the insurance coverages you need beyond general liability, property, and workers compensation to address human, financial and reputational exposures resulting from a violent attack
+Improve your planning for the decision-making, action plan, and communications you will implement during a crisis

[Core Competency #1: Holistic Risk Perspective]

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Steven Dunham

Chief Risk Officer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
After obtaining his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accounting from Auburn University, Steven joined Deloitte (a Big Four accounting firm) in their Charlotte, NC office. He served dozens of Deloitte clients from around the world during his four years as an enterprise risk consultant... Read More →

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Jim Satterfield

CrisisRisk Strategies, LLC
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Chris Parker

Focus Group Leader Political Violence Kidnap & Ransom Underwriter Political Accident & Contingency, Beazley
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Ben Evans

University of Pennsylvania
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Friday February 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
The StateView Hotel – Fusion C&D