Systemwide Risk Management

 

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Monday, April 23 FITTING THE PIECES TOGETHER CONFERENCE – DAY 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Open Foyer
8:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast Bel Aire Ballroom
9:30 am - 10:30 am Opening Remarks Bel Aire Ballroom
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break  
10:45 am - 12:00 noon General Session - ERM and Beyond: How UCR is Redefining the Student-Centric Research University
Like other higher-education institutions, the University of California Riverside operates in an inherently risky environment. By strategically managing risk through the calculated organizational development of an Enterprise Risk Management Team, we are able to redefine our student-centric university to support our intrinsic mission of teaching, research, and public service.
(Ron T. Coley, VC, UC Riverside)
Bel Aire Ballroom
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm Luncheon Session - When Terror Came to Town: Emergency Management Before, During and After the San Bernardino Terror Attack
Much has been written and reported about the terror attack in San Bernardino on December 2, 2015, but few have experienced the ensuing events that unfolded behind the scenes from the very first reports of gunfire at the Inland Regional Center like Mike Antonucci as the Emergency Services Manager of the Office of Emergency Services (OES). Unique to this incident, OES staff members were victims as well as responders. The County lost coworkers and friends, yet there was vital work to do in support of both the City of San Bernardino, County leadership and the County as a whole.
(Michael Antonucci and Robin Lindsay, Retired, San Bernardino County Fire Dept./OES)
Bel Aire Ballroom
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSION - 1
  Part 1 of 2: FEHA/ADA and WC Overlay
This high octane, solutions-focused presentation will provide employers with additional tools and solutions to address the complex overlay of workers’ compensation and disability compliance under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Title I of the ADA/ADAAA. Ryan and Rachel will expertly guide you through how to create or enhance your disability compliance program to ensure that your organization is compliant, efficient and effective in managing workplace accommodation needs and requests. In addition to focusing on work related injuries, they will also address the difficult accommodation matters related to on-going intermittent leaves, psychological disabilities and employee/supervisor conflicts in the workplace. You won’t want to miss this highly anticipated session. You will leave feeling empowered, entertained and with tangible tools to enhance your good work.
(Rachel Shaw, Shaw HR Consulting, and Ryan Eskin, OGC)
Fairbanks A
  Marijuana Law in the Workers' Compensation & Employment Context
Looks at the history of the laws from the prohibition era to present. Covers the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, and the Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016. Addresses California, and other state and federal laws in the workers’ compensation and employment law context.
(Jim Black, Brent Rose & Blair Trigg, Black & Rose)
Fairbanks B
  H2 – Oh – No! A Case Study of Campus Drinking Water Health & Safety
A Case Study about finding and fixing lead in drinking water on the Sacramento State Campus. A timeline of the events, followed by a discussion of Risk Management and Risk Communication Do’s and Don’ts, and how the campus turned the negative press into positive press in one year. The Case Study will be followed by a Q&A.
(Gary Rosenblum, CSUS)
Fairbanks C
  Risk Management for Non-Risk Managers & Risk Assessment 101
This session will cover fundamentals of risk management and help demonstrate the intuitiveness with which most people already practice risk management. Participants will understand how to instill a culture of everyday risk management and responsible risk engagement in their campus environment through a values-based approach to managing risks and making mission-based decisions. Participants will learn how to engage risk rather than avoid it, and how to get to “Yes!”
(Erin Fullerton, CSUSM)
Fairbanks D
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break Foyer
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSION - 2
  Part 2 of 2: FEHA/ADA and WC Overlay
This high octane, solutions-focused presentation will provide employers with additional tools and solutions to address the complex overlay of workers’ compensation and disability compliance under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Title I of the ADA/ADAAA. Ryan and Rachel will expertly guide you through how to create or enhance your disability compliance program to ensure that your organization is compliant, efficient and effective in managing workplace accommodation needs and requests. In addition to focusing on work related injuries, they will also address the difficult accommodation matters related to on-going intermittent leaves, psychological disabilities and employee/supervisor conflicts in the workplace. You won’t want to miss this highly anticipated session. You will leave feeling empowered, entertained and with tangible tools to enhance your good work.
(Rachel Shaw, Shaw HR Consulting, and Ryan Eskin, OGC)
Fairbanks A
  Kicking A$$ and Closing Claims
This presentation will give an overview of how Sedgwick and San Francisco State University worked effectively and collaboratively to reduce their WC case load by 45% in less than a year. Jennifer will discuss what an accelerated claim closure list is. Victoria will discuss what she did at the SFSU campus level.
(Victoria Ramos-Sponza, Superior Court of CA (formerly at SFSU) & Jennifer Knorr, Sedgwick)
Fairbanks B
  Lab Safety at CSU
In this session, we'll discuss the initiatives currently underway to enhance safety in spaces where inherently high risk materials or procedures are used. Included will be a discussion of regulatory and legal lessons learned from recent incidents in other academic settings along with current audit activities.
(Panel: Jill Parker, Consultant, Leo Lopez, CSUF, Stephen Leland, CSUS)
Fairbanks C
  Disaster Hits! Are YOU Ready to Tackle the Disaster Recovery Process, Insurance Coverages and Implications for Your Campus?
When disaster strikes at your campus, are you ready to respond and recover? This session will walk through the disaster recovery process from planning before disaster strikes, through the operational period of response, to what the disaster recovery entails and points to consider regarding insurance coverage and claims information
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(Rick Blackburn, CO & Bob Frey, Alliant)
Fairbanks D
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception Bel Aire Ballroom
  Dinner on Your Own  
Tuesday, April 24 FITTING THE PIECES TOGETHER CONFERENCE – DAY 2
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration Open Foyer
8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast Bel Aire Ballroom
9:00 am - 10:30 am General Session - Risk and Resilience
Fitting the pieces together, how to integrate enterprise risk management, emergency management, business continuity, and operations to enhance organizational resilience. Understanding roles, responsibilities, and elements needed to create a resilience mindset on campuses, in which institutions not only survive in the face of adversity but thrive.
(Andre Le Duc, Univ. of Oregon)
Bel Aire Ballroom
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break  
10:45 am - 12:00 noon CONCURRENT SESSION - 3
  Freedom of Speech & Expression on Campus
University campuses are once again popular places for groups of varying ideologies to gather, and express their oftentimes controversial viewpoints. How do we manage this old trend that is new once again? How do we ensure that our policies and procedures allow for the right amount of free speech – but in a way that is safe for our campus communities? How do we minimize the risk to our students, employees, and third parties?
(Nada Moeiny, OGC)
Fairbanks A
  Emergency Management Coordination Across Disciplines
A multi-disciplinary panel seeks to provide coordination perspectives and resolution to multiple threat scenarios from their various perspectives of EH&S, continuity, emergency management, risk management, and human resources. Threats include building earthquake, hazardous materials, and acts of violence. Session participants are encouraged to relate situations typical to their campus.
(Frank Castro-Wehr & Matt Stanley, Witt O'Brien's; Alisha Brown, CSUF; Marvin Pratt, CSU Chico; Laura Rodriguez-Mascirro, CSU Stanislaus; Robert Williams, CSUSM)
Fairbanks B
  The Ultimate Risk Owners
Positively and pro-actively engaging campus executives in safety management is key to success. Join us for a case study of San Marcos’ approach to involving the hearts and minds of senior leadership. Designed for EHS, WC, RM, and EM.
(Katy Rees & Erin Fullerton, CSUSM)
Fairbanks C
  Test Your WC Knowledge
This popular session is a fun, interactive review of workers' compensation facts and fiction designed specifically for the CSU. The session will include discussion on claim compensability, benefit delivery, reporting requirements, medical treatment issues, the impact of reform legislation changes from SB 863 and 2016 case law updates. The session is a great refresher for those with experience in workers' compensation and a good introduction to those that may be new to the world of workers' compensation.
(Jacki Graf, Alliant; Cindy Parker & Patricia Daniels, Sedgwick)
Fairbanks D
12:00 noon - 1:15 pm Lunch - Closing Remarks and Opportunity Drawings (must be present to win) Bel Aire Ballroom
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm CONCURRENT SESSION - 4
  Traveler Security & Kidnap: The Current and Changing Environment
The presenter will discuss Kidnapping trends and the changing security environment worldwide. Attendees will be better able to advise travelers of the risks and ways to improve their personal security while traveling.
(Stuart Allen, Hiscox Special Risks; Dwight Kartchner, Control Risks)
Fairbanks A
  Faculty Perceptions of Managing Risks, Round II – a Qualitative Analysis
Risk Management addresses risks through daily interactions with various stakeholders. One challenge of effective risk management is establishing communication impactful enough to lead to operational/behavioral change(s). Understanding how stakeholders perceive risk is key to effective risk communication. This presentation explores research into how faculty perceive their role in managing risk within a university operation, service learning.
(Jody Van Leuven, CSUSB)
Fairbanks B
  Training Secrets to Creating Compelling Presentations
Are you a boring presenter? You might be, unless you've built in engaging activities to interact with your audience. If you're not sure, it's time to learn about new teaching methods. By the end of this session, you will be able to create compelling presentations using collaborative tools, commercials, and TED talks. We will reveal the secrets to making learning memorable from years of training (what once used to be) mind-numbing, technical EH&S information. Stop the eyes from glazing over; find out how to make your stuff "stick."
(Janette de la Rosa Ducut, UC Riverside)
Fairbanks C
  Catching Fire: The CSU Response and Recovery Challenges. How the CSU Responded and Participated in Recovery Efforts of Regional California Wildfires and the Lessons Learned
Lessons learned: Response challenges and sustaining an activated EOC, mutual aid pros and cons, reopening and repopulation of the campus and overall regional recovery. CSU system-wide coordination and the State Operations Center.
(Missy Brunetta, Sonoma & Ken Folsom, CSUMB)
Fairbanks D
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Refreshment Break Foyer
  Adjournment  
  Post-Conference and Affinity Group Meetings
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Risk Managers Affinity Group Meeting Fairbanks A
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Risk & Safety Solutions (RSS) Technology Discussion (Diana Cox and Safa Hussain) Fairbanks B
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Emergency Managers Affinity Group Meeting Fairbanks C
Wednesday, April 25 CSURMA and Affinity Group Meetings
CSURMA Meetings (Open public meetings for committee and board members)  
8:30 am - 10:30 am CSURMA EC Meeting Fairbanks A

10:30 am - 12:00 noon

(Need to vacate ballroom by 1:00 pm)

CSURMA BOD Meeting Bel Aire Ballroom
  * For information on CSURMA meetings, please contact Mimi Long at mlong@alliant.com.  
     
CSU WERCS Affinity Group Meetings (Meetings for group members)  
8:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS Affinity Group Meeting Fairbanks B
8:30 am - 10:00 am BC Affinity Group Meeting Fairbanks C
  * For information on CSU WERCS Affinity Group meetings, please contact Zachary Gifford at zgifford@calstate.edu.