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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
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Risk Managing Your Drivers
  • Claims Management
  • Selection Risks and Pitfalls
  • Employment Practices Risk Management
  • Risk Manager Responsibilities
  • Family and Business Succession Planning
  • Managing Your Workers Compensation
  • Underwriting Your Business
  • Industry Specific Topics
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Federated Shield Network
  • Disaster 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 2017 seminars.

Seminar Type Dates Invitation Registration
Petroleum Marketers
April 24-26, 2017
Auto Dealers
May 22-24, 2017
Industrial & Building Trades
August 14-16, 2017
Petroleum Marketers
September 11-13, 2017
October 16-18, 2017
Equipment Dealers
November 6-8, 2017

1-Day Seminars

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

Association Date Invitation and Reply Form
Northeast Equipment Dealers Assocation
February 6 | Lancaster, PA
February 8 | Liverpool, NY
February 10 | Concord, NH
Seminar Completed
Colorado Contractors
March 7 | Northglenn, CO
Seminar Completed
Oklahoma Contractors
March 9 | Oklahoma City, OK
Seminar Completed
Texas Contractors
March 15 | Fort Worth, TX
Seminar Completed
IEC - Florida West Coast Chapter
April 13 | Clearwater, FL
Seminar Cancelled
Kansas Contractors
May 4 | Kansas City, KS
West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association
May 11 | Santa Rosa, CA
May 12 | Lake Forest, CA
Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association and
United Equipment Dealers Association
June 27 & 28 | Franklin, TN

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