Event: Coaching Program
-- “Risk Management: What Finance Professionals Need to Know” --
 Start:  9:00 am- 21 Sep 2017 (Thu)
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Cost:  See Description
 Contact:  Don Maruska
Master Certified Coach
Don Maruska and Company, Inc.
 End:  10:30 am- 21 Sep 2017 (Thu)
 Duration:  1.5 Hours
 Where?:  Webinar
Anywhere, OH 
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 “Risk Management: What Finance Professionals Need to Know” – Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Pacific Time, Thursday, September 21, 2017

CSMFO Coaching Program

Local governments face significant risks with serious financial consequences. Whether you are responsible for risk management or deal with the results, this is an important area for finance professionals to understand. Invite colleagues with risk management responsibility to join you for this session.

Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar:

*  What are the major areas of risks that California public entities face (current and emerging)?
*  How do you analyze opportunities and develop strategies to manage the cost of risk?
*  How can you collaborate with others in your organization (and outside) to achieve solutions for your agency?

* Karen Thesing, Director of Insurance Services, ACWA JPIA
* Michael Simmons, Vice Chair-Public Entities, Alliant Insurance

CSMFO Color Commentator:
* Richard Lee, Finance Director and Risk Manager, South San Francisco, CA

Audience: finance professionals and persons with risk management responsibility

Get connected with these steps.

1. Register in advance for the webinar:
There is no charge for participating in the webinars, but each requires advance registration.
*** Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar:

Be sure to "white list" or "allow" emails from customercare@gotowebinar.com to receive notices for this webinar.

2.  Connect with the webinar and audio:
Use your logon information from the email confirmation you receive via email from GoToWebinar. We recommend the telephone option dial-in number provided by GoToWebinar for sound quality. Depending upon your internet connection, VOIP option for audio (computer speakers) can have delays or sound quality issues.

3. Ask questions:
You may submit questions anonymously via email to CSMFO@DonMaruska.com in advance or via the webinar during the panel discussion. As moderator for the session, Don Maruska will pose the questions.

4. Presenters' presentation materials: We post these with the agenda at "Agendas & Archives" tab of www.csmfo.org/training/webinars. The PPT will be available 24 hours before the webinar.

After a webinar occurs, a digital recording along with the PowerPoint materials and results of the polling questions will be available after 24 hours at the "Agendas & Archives" tab of www.csmfo.org/training/webinars.

CPE Credits: If you are a member of CSMFO and wish to obtain CPE credit, you need to register and attend in your name, respond to at least 75% of the live polling questions, and pay $25 to CSMFO after notice from CSMFO following the webinar. After payment, CSMFO emails the CPE certificate as a PDF.

Post-Webinar Group Discussions
Many agencies are organizing groups to participate in the webinars (live or recorded) and discuss the topics among themselves after the webinars. Some are summarizing their discussions and distributing them to managers throughout their organizations. Use the CSMFO Coaching Program as an effective way to enhance professional development in your agency. Here are some discussion starters for this session:
a. What are the major areas of risk that need attention in our agency?
b. How can we work to manage the risks effectively?
c. What resources can help us accomplish these tasks?

MORE RESOURCES--See the "Coaching Corner" at www.csmfo.org/coaching for valuable resources to boost your career. These include a Financial Management Skills Inventory, Resource Matrix, Coaches Gallery of 24 volunteer CSMFO Coaches willing to help you on a one-to-one basis, and an archive of digital recordings and materials from past webinars at www.csmfo.org/training/webinars.

Enjoy the resources to help you succeed in local government finance.

Don Maruska, MBA, JD, Master Certified Coach
Director, CSMFO Coaching Program; CSMFO@donmaruska.com
Author "How Great Decisions Get Made" and "Take Charge of Your Talent" www.TakeChargeofYourTalent.com

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