Get Soft Skills to Solve Hard Problems

Strategic communication, strong teamwork, and effective management 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 this series of three highly interactive virtual workshops in March 2021 and get ready to lead.


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 and Certified Professional Coach, Dr. Sarah Stebbins (see full bio below) - whose leadership training was described by one participant as "some of the most effective training I ever received."

March 2021:  Strategic Communication Workshop Content SOLD OUT!   Check back for our next series topic and dates. 
The Strategic Communication skills training focuses on teaching "conversation" as a skill.  This work create the important connection between conversation and personal/professional success.  This training integrates familiarization and discussion  of the book Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott. 

Lesson 1:  Introduction to Strategic Communication - Concepts and 
Guiding Principals 
Lesson 2:  The Team Engagement Conversation
Lesson 3:  The Contentious Conversation 

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 Tuesdays, March 9, 16 and 23 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET  (6 hours total) FULL 
Cohort 2:  Held Wednesdays, March 10, 17 and 24 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET (6 hours total) FULL

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

Cost:    CPCU Society Member Rate:   $150.00 for all three sessions
            Nonmember Rate:                $200.00 for all three sessions

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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