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A key to successful business is a strong risk management culture!

Federated’s Risk Management Academy provides a unique opportunity for businesses to learn best practices and network with industry peers through 2 ½- and 1-day risk management seminars. These seminars are designed for individuals in positions of risk leadership including owners, operations management, service management, risk management, or human resources. The key to a successful business is implementing and leading a strong risk management culture, so attendees should be in a position to take action!

Topics target specific risk management exposures for all industries as well as targeted exposures for individual industries. Seminar sessions include:

  • Risk Management Culture
  • Industry Loss Analysis
  • Hiring, Screening and Retaining Employees
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Risk Managing Your Drivers
  • How an Underwriter Evaluates Risk
  • Business Risks and Resources
  • Claims Management
  • Disaster Preparedness and Planning
  • Risk Managing Workers Compensation
  • Business Succession Planning

Seminar Schedules

Federated offers both 2½-day and 1-day seminars throughout the year.

2½-Day Seminars

The 2½-day seminars are held at Federated’s corporate headquarters in Owatonna, Minnesota. There is no charge to attend the training, however, attendees are responsible for air and ground transportation to and from Owatonna, as well as lodging. Below are the dates for the 2016 seminars.

Seminar Type Dates Invitation Registration
Petroleum Marketers
April 25-27, 2016
Auto Dealers
May 23-25, 2016
Industrial & Building Trades
August 8-10, 2016
Petroleum Marketers
September 12-14, 2016
October 17-19, 2016
Equipment Dealers
November 14-16, 2016

1-Day Seminars

Federated also offers 1-day sessions in conjunction with individual associations at various locations.

Association Date Invitation and Reply Form
Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association | La Vista, NE
February 16, 2016
Arizona Automobile Dealers Association | Phoenix, AZ
February 17, 2016
Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association | Oak Brook, IL
March 2, 2016
Missouri Contractor | St. Louis, MO
March 3, 2016
Associated PHCC of TX, IEC of TX, and TX ACCA | Houston, TX
April 14, 2016
Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association | Lexington, KY
April 20, 2016
Mid-America Lumbermens Association | Kansas City, KS
April 27, 2016
Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey | East Windsor, NJ
May 3, 2016
Connecticut Energy Marketers Association | Cromwell, CT
May 5, 2016
Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors of Georgia | Myrtle Beach, SC
June 9-10, 2016
Minnesota Precision Mfg. Assoc. & Printing Industry Midwest | Edina, MN
June 15, 2016
Oregon Contractors | Tigard, OR
August 16, 2016
Washington Contractors | Bellevue, WA
August 17, 2016
California Independent Oil Marketers Association | Los Angeles, CA
September 6, 2016
Illinois Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors | East Peoria, IL
September 21, 2016
West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association | Parkersburg, WV
September 27, 2016
Nebraska Contractor | Omaha, NE
September 29, 2016
Kansas Contractors | Wichita, KS
October 4, 2016
Minnesota Contractor | Rogers, MN
November 30, 2016

Contact Information

Contact your local Federated representative for information on sending your risk manager to our Risk Management Academy seminars. You can also phone Royetta Spurgeon in our Home Office at 1-800-533-0472, extension 455-5604, or send an e-mail message to