Get Soft Skills to Solve Hard Problems

Strategic communication, strong teamwork, and project leadership are critical elements of a successful risk management and insurance career. But where and when can you actually learn the skills you need to grow as a communicator and leader?

Often, the answer lies outside your workplace, and the CPCU Society is here to help.

Learn2Lead is the CPCU Society's new series of workshops that can give you the skills and insights you need to lead, add value in your organization, and advance in your career.

Explore this exciting, personalized, and cost-effective opportunity to get training traditionally offered at the Society’s Leadership Summit. Upon conclusion, participants will receive a certificate of completion from Portland State University and (6) CE for CPCU credits

Join us for the third installment in this series of three highly interactive virtual workshops in November 2021 and get ready to lead.

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The CPCU Society is proud to partner on Learn2Lead with the Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education, part of the Portland State University's School of Business.  Learn directly from PSU faculty member Dr. Sarah Stebbins 

November 2021:  The Challenge of Change:  Understanding and Accepting 

Whether we want to recognize it or not, ‘change’ has been and continues to be an ongoing presence in our lives.  Sometimes it takes a cataclysmic event like 911 or COVID-19 for us to wake up to this reality. This reality coupled with the speed with which change is occurring can be overwhelming for us. So how do we manage ourselves and our businesses during these times of rapid change?  This highly interactive three session course will help answer that question! Designed to provide you with a deeper of understanding of how you respond to change, this course will provide practical tips and activities that will help you leverage change both personally and in your business.

Each 2-hour lesson is presented virtually.  Participants will have homework to complete between lessons.

Schedule and Rates
Participants join one of these two learning cohorts (choose one when you register): 

Cohort 1:  Held Mondays, November 1, 8 and 15 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Cohort 2:  Held Wednesday, November 3, 10 and 17 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET 

Each cohort is limited to 20 registrants to ensure personal attention and interaction. 

Society Member Rate:
$250.00 for all three sessions
Nonmember Rate:
$500.00 for all three sessions


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Meet Your Instructor:  Dr. Sarah Stebbins, Certified Professional Coach

With over 25 years of experience developing/delivering curriculum for workshops, seminars and university classes, Dr. Stebbins has developed an enthusiastic following for her training programs and organizational consulting work.  Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, the Federal Government, colleges/universities and large diverse non-profit organizations. Most recently, she completed her third year delivering a nine-month Leadership Institute she co-developed for the Portland Community College System, the largest community college system in the state of Oregon.  Her leadership training has been described as “some of the most effective training I have ever received.”   Looking for a way to help her organizational clients improve their abilities in implementing change, Dr. Stebbins became a licensee of Prosci Change Management Methodology and pairs this methodology with the strategic communication skills of Susan Scott’s Fierce Conversations. She is successfully integrating these skills inside organizations to help them make the case for and implement change. In addition, as a professional coach, she is experienced in coaching executives and leaders with managing organizational change and expanding their potential as leaders.

A sought after speaker, she brings to her clients humor, vision, warmth, passion and a strong belief that what she has to offer can positively change organizations and……the world!

Her newest book, From Fire to Water: Moving through Change was released in February of this year.