The Energy School

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Learning Goals of the Program

The Energy School is a customized education program intended to enhance the knowledge and skills of industry professionals and future leaders in relevant areas of energy risk management.

The sponsoring companies and their clients know that investing in the professional development of their members is vital for maintaining success and leadership. Programs like The Energy School perpetuate lifelong learning and instill values that inspire people to do more and be more for themselves and for their organizations.

The Energy School offers participants a unique and challenging learning environment that provides relevant information, improves competency in performance, and enriches relationships and networks. As a result of the program the participants will:

  • Gain a “big picture” view about managing risk in the energy industry.

  • Understand and value the unique and shared RM issues, challenges and opportunities.

  • Gain perspectives and insights that foster knowledge in key areas in the RM discipline, and self-assess their role, responsibility and competencies in risk management.

  • Apply their learning in ways that will enhance performance on-the-job.

  • Build competencies that help them support their respective companies to embrace the challenges and changes of their industry.

  • Engage with peers and industry experts toward building meaningful professional relationships.

  • Enjoy an environment that fosters knowledge sharing, applied learning, introspection, interaction, camaraderie and professional networking.

The Energy School comprises classroom-based sessions that include presentations, facilitated peer discussions, exercises, case studies, and team work and presentations. The team work is designed to harness the knowledge, skills, and experiences of each team member so they can challenge, support and learn from one another. Pre-reading assignments will be assigned to introduce concepts and facilitate learning opportunities.

Background

The chief executives of energy mutual companies: the OIL Group of Companies, Nuclear Energy Insurance Limited (NEIL), Energy Insurance Mutual (EIM), conceptualized, sponsored and helped develop The Energy School program that was first launched in May 2007 at the Bauer School of Management at the University of Houston.

The sponsors created the program to address a need for developing the knowledge and skills of their risk management and other staff members through an intensive and challenging educational forum customized for the challenges and opportunities of the energy industry.

After the Bauer School was unable to accommodate the program for 2008, the sponsors conducted a national search for a new academic partner, which led them to the Academy of Risk Management and Insurance of the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University.

The sponsors in 2016 agreed to make Florida State University (FSU), which houses one of the oldest and highest ranked insurance and risk management programs in the nation, the new home for The Energy School Program. Also in 2016, AEGIS joined as a program sponsor. The 2016 program will run from Sunday, October 16th through Thursday, October 20th.

Tentative Program Agenda Outline

Sunday, 10/16

Monday, 10/17

Tuesday, 10/18

Wednesday, 10/19

Thursday, 10/20

 

 

7:45 AM

Breakfast/ Team mtg.

7:45 AM

Breakfast/ Team mtg.

7:45 AM

Breakfast/ Team mtg.

7:45 AM

Breakfast/ Team mtg.

 

8:45-10:30 AM

Energy Sector Enterprise Risk Mgt.

8:45-10:15 AM

Team Presentations of “Old Sparky”

8:45-10:15 AM

Catastrophe Loss Modeling Panel

8:45-11 AM

Team Presentations of All Cases

 

10:45-Noon

Contractual & Project Risk Management

10:30-11:45 AM

Pollution Liability and other Forms

10:30 AM-Noon

Cyber and Terrorism Risk Mgt. Panel

11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Ethics Part II

 

Noon-1 PM

Lunch on site

 

11:45 AM-1:15 PM

Lunch on site,

Sponsor Presentation

Noon-1:15 PM

Lunch on site and

Ethics Exercise

12:15-2:15 PM

Lunch, Case Award & Certificates, Closing

 

1-2:30 PM

Chief Risk Officer Perspectives Panel

1:15-2:30 PM

Distributed Generation and Renewables

Risk Management

1:15-2:30 PM

Captive Solutions

 

 

2:30-3:45 PM

Ethics Part 1

2:30-3:45 PM

Bermuda/ London Forms

2:30-3:45 PM

State of the Markets

Broker Panel

 

4:30 PM

Gather in Aloft to Governor’s Club

 

4:45-6 PM

Registration,

Reception,

University Welcome

3:45-4:45 PM

Teamwork

 

 

4:45 PM

Depart for Aloft

 

 

3:45-4:45 PM

Teamwork

 

 

4:45 PM

Depart for Aloft

 

 

3:45-4:45 PM

Teamwork

 

 

4:45 PM

Depart for Aloft

 

 

 

6-8 PM

Dinner,

Program Intro,

Participant intros, Agenda and case study review

6-8 PM

Dinner and Sponsor Presentation

5:30-8 PM

Tour of National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

Dinner and Sponsor Presentation

6-8 PM

Dinner and

Sponsor

Presentation

 

8 PM

Depart for Aloft

Case Teamwork

8 PM

Depart for Aloft

Case Teamwork

8 PM

Depart for Aloft

Case Teamwork

8 PM

Depart for Aloft

Case Teamwork

 

Program Facilitator

Lorilee Medders, Ph.D.

As director of the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center, Dr. Medders researches and raises public awareness in the areas of catastrophe modeling, catastrophe risk finance and economic resilience to disasters. She collaborates with teams of researchers in atmospheric science, business, economics, engineering, geography, urban planning and other disciplines on storm preparedness and resilience. She has presented and published numerous papers on these subjects and others in academic, government and industry forums. She has taught myriad topics in risk management and insurance, although her current teaching centers primarily on issues specific to catastrophe and global risk management. Dr. Medders was also appointed in late January, 2013 by the State Board of Administration of the State of Florida to chair the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology, a commission on which she has served by appointment from the State of Florida CFO as the Statistics Expert Member since late 2009. Concurrently, Dr. Medders serves as 1st Vice President for the Southern Risk and Insurance Association, as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Water Distribution and Management (chairing the Education Committee) and as a member of the Board of Directors for Sustainable Tallahassee. She earned her B.S.C.B. from the University of Alabama (1990) and her Ph.D. in Business Administration (major in risk management, minor in decision sciences & statistics) from Georgia State University (1995).