Please help PRIMA determine public risk management education needs!

CalPRIMA Chapter strongly encourages you and others in your organization to respond to the Public Entity Risk Management Needs Survey by clicking on the link below.  It will take approximately 15 minutes to respond. Responses are due no later than Friday, August 1, 2014.  The objectives of the study are to:


  • identify individual risk managers’ information and skills gaps,
  • help risk managers perform effectively in an organizational setting,
  • address the broader needs of organizations to integrate risk management within organizational culture, and
  • help the risk management community elevate its status within the public sector and within society more generally.


The study is funded by the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI), an independent thought leader and resource for public risk management. PERI is working in cooperation with its partner organization, PRIMA national. Significant funding is available from PERI to support new programs for public risk managers that will be identified through this survey.


Click here to take the survey:


Other organizations helping PERI and PRIMA distribute this survey are:


  • American Public Transportation Association Risk Management Committee
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Association of Governmental Risk Pools
  • California Association of Joint Powers Authorities
  • California Association of School Business Officials
  • Housing Authority Risk Retention Pool
  • International City/County Management Association
  • National League of Cities Risk Information Sharing Consortium
  • National Association of Government Entity Programs
  • New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society
  • University Risk Management and Insurance Association


Staffing for this research project is provided by the University of California, Office of Risk Services (UC), and Bickmore, an independent, non-brokerage-affiliated risk management consulting firm.  The research team will keep individual responses confidential.


Survey respondents are encouraged to forward the survey to individuals they think would like to participate in the survey. The target groups for this survey are:


  • Public entity staff (risk professionals and other staff with risk management responsibilities including the city attorney and the city manager)
  • Public entity elected and appointed officials
  • Risk pool staff
  • Staff of risk management associations
  • Public entity service providers (actuaries, TPAs, etc.)


Questions about the survey should be directed to the research consultants–University of California and Bickmore—by contacting Erike Young erikeyoung@ucsurveys.orgor Lisanne Sison (


Thank you for your assistance in this important public risk research project.

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