PRIMA’s 2018 Annual Conference will feature approximately 60 engaging education sessions. Presenters will share best practices and innovative methodology to address timely issues impacting public risk management professionals. The Annual Conference education sessions are a valuable resource for new and seasoned public risk management professionals. 

What We Look For

Core Classes Include:

  • Business Continuity
  • Communicating Risk Management
  • Contractual Risk Transfer
  • Cooperation With Public Officials
  • Cost Allocation
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Crisis Management
  • Employment Practices
  • Innovative Risk Management Programs
  • Integrated Risk Management Programs
  • Liability
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Insurance Cycles
  • Insurance Programs
  • Law Enforcement
  • Measuring Risk Management Results
  • New Risk Managers
  • Risk Financing
  • Risk Transfer
  • Volunteer Management

PRIMA encourages proposals from all subject areas of interest and importance to the public risk management profession. Selected sessions will be organized by the following tracks:

Employee Benefits/Human Resources

Submissions could include, but are not limited to, wellness programs, social media, federal laws, employment practice liability, employee management, employee training, benefits packages, etc.


Submissions could include, but are not limited to, innovative risk management programs, integrated risk management programs, risk workshops, ISO 31000, department risk management, selling risk management to upper management, enterprise risk management, etc.


Submissions could include, but are not limited to, insurance pool programming, pool liability, pool training programs, servicing members, risk mitigation for pool staff, etc.

Risk & Benefit Financing/Insurance/Self-Insurance

Submissions could include, but are not limited to self-insured programming, insurance programs and policies, agent selection, cyber liability policies, actuarial reporting, CAT bonds, etc.

Risk Control/Safety

Submissions could include, but are not limited to, law enforcement, special events, volunteer management, business continuity, disaster preparedness, construction safety, employee safet programs, civil issues, etc.

Risk Management Leadership/Administration

Submissions could include, but are not limited to, strategic decision-making, building in risk management, leadership skills, public official cooperation, communication skills, staff management, risk management for the new/non-risk manager, contractual risk transfer, etc.


Submissions could include, but are not limited to, child safety, athletic management, concussions, playground management, school district human resource management, school security practices, etc.

Workers' Compensation

Submissions could include, but are not limited to, claims management, return-to-work programs, workers' compensation insurance, medical marijuana, distracted driving, etc.

How Sessions Are Selected:

All submissions are reviewed and evaluated by PRIMA’s Conference Planning Committee to ensure a balanced schedule of the highest quality presentations. The committee consists of accomplished professionals from diverse public risk management backgrounds. The evaluation process is competitive; approximately 50 percent of submissions get selected. 

Selection Criteria* Include:

  • Overall quality
  • Well-defined focus
  • Practical application to PRIMA's members including government entities, K-12 school districts, universities, colleges, pools and special districts.
  • Current significance
  • Public risk management relevance
  • Basis on PRIMA’s core competencies and subcategories.

*Preference is given to sessions delivered by a risk management practitioner.

Selection Process

You will receive a confirmation on the webpage that pops up immediately after you hit submit. Please print/save this webpage and keep the confirmation in your files. You will be notified in October 2017 on the status of your submission.

PRIMA receives many session proposals for the annual conference making the selection of session highly competitive. The conference planning committee carefully reviews every proposal that is received and then selects sessions best suited to complete a strong, successful education program for public sector risk management professionals.

Corporate Zen