Each year I look forward to attending the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference as it is truly the most well-rounded conference in the industry. Amongst attendees are the most forward thinking risk managers, payers, regulators, attorneys, and service providers. Participants are attending and engaged in sessions and associated events. From rising stars to senior executives, we come to the conference to learn, share, and network together.
Have you reviewed the agenda and organized your schedule? I suggest you plan ahead and become familiar with the various educational tracks. The program selection is big and requires time to navigate. Having a plan of attack and outlining the sessions you want to attend before arriving will improve your conference experience. Identify potential collaborators, plan lunches, networking breaks, and don’t forget the amazing evening events.
This year I am especially excited that Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark is hosting the opening industry keynote, Measuring Success in Workers’ Compensation. Mark Walls, Safety National, and I will lead a discussion around meaningful measurements and redefining success in workers’ compensation. Our guests, David Stills, Walmart, Joan Vincenz, United Airlines, Anna Hui, Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and Dave North, Sedgwick are valued industry stakeholders with the influence an passion to evolve the industry. If you miss the opening session, it will be recorded and available to watch on-demand at OutFrontIdeas.com in September.
Amongst the various educational tracks, risk managers is a must attend. If you want to know what is on the mind of America’s top risk management leaders, this is the place to be. I look forward to hearing from the National Underwriter Property & Casualty 2019 Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Managment award winners, learning more about advocacy and the injured workers experience, and how risk managers are thinking about 2020 and beyond.
Wednesday morning the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation is hosting a half day leadership session, Rise and Resilience: Career Paths, open to all WCI attendees. Come dressed for success and have your headshot updated. Michele Adams, Walt Disney World Resorts, will moderate the career path discussion with amazing women sharing their journey and career insights. Due to an unexpected change, we have a new keynote speaker and are pleased to announce Cara Brookins will be with us. Using the unconventional lessons she learned while building an entire house from scratch with her four kids and YouTube tutorials, she will help the audience identify their biggest goals and then reach them. View session details here, register for the event hereand listen to a message from Cara here.
I hope to see you on Saturday for the Give Kids’ The World volunteer day and if not then, during the conference.