Risk Management Educational Forum

A Virtual Event Register 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.

Please look for more information on Resilient Together. Registration will open August 17, so mark your calendars for October 14 –15.


Mac Anderson

Keynote Speaker
Entrepreneur and Author

Mac Anderson has founded a variety of companies, including Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., a leading company in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition. He is also the author or co-author of 25 books that have sold over three million copies.

Gerry Preciado
Closing Speaker
Principal and President, 34th Street Consulting

Gerry Preciado is a trainer and consultant whose expertise in leadership, organizational development, and conflict resolution has resulted in his working with thousands of employees, from CEOs to entry-level staff, to empower them to interact positively with one another.

California JPIA Forum App

A Forum app is available to attendees. The app, which is available on Google Play and in the Windows Store and iTunes, contains all session presentation materials that attendees need during the Forum, as well as other helpful details, including the complete agenda, a list of Forum sponsors, details on the meeting space, and information on local destinations and weather.

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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