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Energy School - 2016 Program


   The Energy School - 2016 Program




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.


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.


Proposed Program Agenda Outline

The agenda below is the result of collaboration between FSU and the sponsors based on their assessment of what participants need to value, understand and do with the learning gained.  The program is rigorous, well-balanced and level-appropriate.  It provides a blend of theoretical, interactive and “real world” educational experiences.  It fosters “action learning” principles so participants can readily use the learning in their job responsibilities each day.

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.

  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


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
University Welcome

3:45-4:45 PM

4:45 PM
Depart for Aloft



3:45-4:45 PM

4:45 PM
Depart for Aloft



3:45-4:45 PM

4:45 PM
Depart for Aloft




6-8 PM
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



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   


For a primtable version of the agenda, click here.



Program Tuition

$4,000 per participant

Participant Tuition




Broker Tuition

$1,000 each (covering program meals, program activity, and hotel) 


$3,000 for each participant (covering all educational services, and program facilities, supplies, shuttle, materials) 


Tuition for program participants who are NOT sponsor company members is $4,000



The College of Business and Department of Risk Management and Insurance at FSU will employ the full expertise of its professional and academically trained faculty in developing and delivering The Energy School Program.  We also leverage our relationships with our Advisory Council members, industry and government to infuse the program with the expertise required to achieve the program’s objectives.

The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance is one of the oldest and largest programs in the nation and consistently secures top spots among the nation’s universities.  The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research is recognized across the nation as a best source for continuing education credits, designation opportunities and concrete knowledge for insurance and risk management professionals of every experience level.

FSU is also home to the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center, which was created by the Florida Legislature in 2007.  Housed within the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies in the College of Business, the Center supports the ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from catastrophic storms.


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).











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