URMIA Matters

URMIA Matters

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.

Episodes

September 21, 2022 32 min

This Business Meeting took place on August 30, 2022 via Zoom.
Join host URMIA’s Executive Director, Jenny Whittington, along with guests Courtney Davis Curtis, Flo Hoskinson, Steve Stoeger-Moore, Chip Broadway, Jim Mulholland, Chauncey Fagler, Julie Groves, Teresa Ransdell, Rachel Pluviose, and Colorado Robertson, as they bring you the 2022 URMIA annual business meeting in audio format, as well as it being available to URMIA member...

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Join guest-host URMIA’s Senior Director of Events, Michelle Smith, along with guests, Todd Adkins, Kathy Hargis, Marje Lemmon, Courtney Davis Curtis, Chauncey Fagler, Joseph Storch, & Julie Groves, as they share their sage advice and insider tips about the URMIA Annual Conference 2022 in Indy. URMIA’s Annual Conference will be at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis from September 10-14. Hear about great ways to get involved at the ...

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URMIA affiliate member Eric Seaborg from Alliant guest-hosts Professor Peter Lake from Stetson University’s College of Law as they share their thoughts on a groundbreaking Title IX Case that could affect risk management and Title IX proceedings as we know them. Tune in for predictions for the future of Title IX cases and proceedings, how higher ed is now a “media defendant” due to social media, and how institutions will need to dis...

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Jenny Whittington hosts current URMIA president Courtney Davis Curtis and former URMIA president Chauncey Fagler as they share their insights on the URMIA election process. This edition of URMIA Matters will provide background on the URMIA 2022 Election, the candidates for president and institutional directors, and how to get involved in the URMIA community in case you are interested in running in the future. Learn about voting req...

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Jenny Whittington hosts conference co-chairs as guests. Join Marje Lemmon, Todd Adkins, and Kathy Hargis as they discuss highlights for the upcoming URMIA Annual Conference in Indy and share their favorite past conference memories. This edition of URMIA Matters highlights how to make connections and build community at the URMIA annual conference. URMIA members and National Office staff give their best tips on how to get the most va...

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Join Julie Groves and guests Tracey Swift and Miguel Delgado as they discuss the challenges of succession planning in risk management. Employees–learn how to voice your ambitions about career aspirations to your manager. Managers–learn how to create future leaders in your team so your succession plan is set. Listen to the conversation and check out the links in the show notes for solid resources that will prepare you and your colle...

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Join Julie Groves and guest Joe Storch as they review what risk managers and insurance professionals need to know about the next round of Title IX changes. Listen to the conversation and  check out the links in the show notes for solid resources that will prepare you and your colleagues for the next steps as well as carve out time to get ready for a large (and regular) new, federal climate survey.

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It’s almost time to celebrate the many talented professionals and dedicated volunteers in the URMIA membership. Hear the joy from committee chair Marje Lemmon and an Visionary Award winner, Jeff Chasen as they share the meaningful experience that URMIA awards bring. Nominate now so deserving winners can be revealed at the annual conference in September. A list of awardees, available award and honoree categories, and a nomination fo...

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The URMIA education plan fits with the core competencies but also leaves room for the ten identified emerging risks in 2022 so that the association is offering educational information to our members on how to handle these risks as we learn things about them. Working with a broad scope of writers and leaning especially on our skilled affiliate members, Stacie Kroll and Lou Drapeau join Guest Host Craig McAllister for a discussion on...

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Let’s face it, we are all still reeling from the last two years of upheaval and a little pep talk can’t hurt so here it is, URMIA. Guest Greg Offner shares with guest host Michelle Smith and URMIA Matters listeners the 7 Keys for Success and his top two for higher education risk management leaders specifically. Take a listen. You’ll be grateful you did.

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April 6, 2022 23 min

The spring regional conference series this year has quite a story and influenced members experiences in a positive yet unexpected way. Hear from Meghan Fisher and Julie Groves as they share takeaways so far this year and get an update from host Jenny Whittington. Learn more about URMIA Regional Conferences online.


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It’s survey time! The 2022 compensation survey required Senior Risk Manager input so join host Jenny Whittington to hear about the development and changes since the last URMIA salary survey. She’s joined by volunteers Christine Eick and Julie Groves who were instrumental in getting it launched with member feedback and timely updates and who share some of the perks of answering the anonymous survey now. The survey is open until Apri...

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Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is not for the faint hearted but URMIA has a peer group of practitioners who get it. Learn more about the Higher Ed ERM Roundtable, a bi-monthly conversation for those with ERM responsibilities regardless of your program’s maturity level. Gary Langsdale, Andre Le Duc, and Nancy Loucks talk about the evolution of ERM and their institution’s current projects.

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February 23, 2022 18 min

Learn more about the URMIA Career Center at time when you might just need it! Whether you are a job poster or a job seeker, this URMIA member benefit is sure to catch your eye.  Tune in with host Jenny Whittington as she chats with Luke Figora, Northwestern University and Keesha Trim, University of Richmond to hear about their recent hiring experiences and some tips on how to make the most of the experience .

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Getting to know the awesome, volunteer leadership of URMIA means understanding their path in higher education risk management. Join URMIA staff Michelle Smith as she interviews Flo Hoskinson who assumed the role of URMIA Board of Director’s secretary at the annual conference, not long after starting a new job at Oregon Health and Science University.

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Determining your strategic focus for the year ahead could start with a survey of your own organization’s perceived Top Ten Risks. Join Guest Host Julie Groves and Guests Steven Dunham and Lou Drapeau as they discuss how you might go about that process and how a recent URMIA survey could support that process. Check out the results of the collective survey which was conducted in late 2021 [Member Log-in Required].

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Association acronyms might change but for a membership manager its all about serving the members. Join URMIA Resource Manager and this week’s Guest Host Lou Drapeau as he interviews Teresa Ransdell, the new director of membership & marketing at URMIA and hear about her journey to URMIA.

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Join guest host Ronna Papesh as she chats up Steve Stoeger-Moore, President of Districts Mutual Insurance and Risk Management Services about what 2019 hot topics look like with 2021 insight and what valuable resources are available for Technical and Small Colleges with offices of one.  Check out these valuable insights, listen for words of wisdom, and reflect on the challenges had recently.

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Listen in and you won’t be disappointed when you hear about the #protips to getting an education proposal accepted at URMIA. Take advantage of this high-profile volunteer opportunity and learn more about the changes to the Call for Proposals for the professional development line up in 2022. Executive Director Jenny Whittington hosts co-chairs Kathy Hargis and Marje Lemmon along with staffer Michelle Smith to review all you need to ...

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Join this fast-paced conversation with three members of the Executive Committee of the URMIA Board of Directors, our URMIA Presidents, hosted by URMIA Executive Director Jenny Whittington. In addition to nuggets of advice for becoming a volunteer, President Courtney Davis Curtis recaps her speech from Seattle, President-Elect Julie Groves encourages getting involved is as easy as sharing feedback, and Past-President Chauncey Fagler...

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