The Institutes is partnering with the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business again this year to offer an Executive Education program designed for senior-level managers in the property/casualty insurance industry.

This six-day interactive program will be held Mar. 22 to Mar. 27, 2014 on the Darden campus in Charlottesville, Va., and will provide strategic leadership training tailored to the risk management and insurance industry.

Designed to accelerate the development of leadership skills and deepen managers’ understanding of insurance industry issues and how they influence decision-making, the curriculum includes these course titles:

  • How Do You Know You Have a Good Strategy?
  • Managing the Innovation Process
  • Strategic Decision Making: The Role of Analysis
  • Linking Financial Performance and Strategy
  • Building Organizational Capabilities for Competitive Advantage
  • Digital Marketing
  • The Changing Role of Data, Marketing Analytics and Marketing Accountability

Several courses are presented in a “learning teams” format, allowing small groups to discuss cases and other in-class assignments to encourage interaction between participants and learning from each other’s diverse perspectives.

In addition to allowing participants to build a global network of industry peers and experts, the program is designed to help attendees gain a competitive advantage by learning strategic decision-making techniques.

For more information about The Institutes’ Executive Education program, visit

About The Institutes

The Institutes deliver proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property/casualty insurance industry. The Institutes’ knowledge solutions include the CPCU designation program; associate designation programs in areas such as claims, risk management, underwriting and reinsurance; introductory and foundation programs; online courses; research; custom solutions; assessment tools; and continuing education (CE) courses for licensed insurance professionals and adjusters through their business unit.

The Institutes are affiliated with the CPCU Society, a community of credentialed insurance professionals who promote excellence through their technical expertise and ethical behavior, and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, a not-for-profit educational organization that