The Institutes and the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have partnered again this year to offer the 2015 Management Education program—first in May and again in October.

This five-day, interactive program provides experienced and high-potential managers and supervisors with organizational leadership training tailored to the risk management and insurance industry. Additionally, participants will:

  • Learn how to successfully align and implement strategies
  • Deepen their understanding of organizational dynamics
  • Gain an understanding of the operational aspects of executing strategy
  • Enhance their strategic business acumen and decision-making skills
  • Build a new network of fellow industry participants

“In today’s business environment, managers and supervisors need a solid understanding of core business functions combined with real-world knowledge,” said Peter L. Miller, CPCU, president and chief executive officer of The Institutes. “Through this program, those looking to advance their leadership role will be better prepared to transition from functional management to leadership through a greater understanding of the insurance industry, business and people.”

In addition to faculty members from the Wisconsin School of Business, instructors include two executives from CUNA Mutual Group, Kathy Blumenfeld and Daniel Kaiser, as well as Jim Swanke, who is global director of enterprise risk management for Towers Watson.

Some course titles include:

  • “Understanding Financial Statements.”
  • “Evaluating Your Organization’s Strengths and Weaknesses,” and “Aligning and Implementing Strategy” on the insurance company strategy track.
  • “Emotional Intelligence” and “Talent Advocacy” on the leadership track.

For more information about The Institutes’ 2015 Management Education, 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 promotes the study and teaching of risk management and insurance.

About the Wisconsin School of Business

The Wisconsin School of Business Risk Management and Insurance program has been recognized as one of the top three such programs in the United States, featuring outstanding faculty, insurance industry partners, a strong reputation, and a loyal, successful alumni base that is active in the global insurance industry. The Wisconsin School of Business also has one of the top ranked Executive Education programs in the United States and globally.

Source: The Institutes