CPCU® Study Groups Made for You

Take the Society with you on your designation journey. We’re here to help with our new, exclusive Pathways-member benefit, facilitated study groups. Get the guidance and support you need to pass your exams, learn how to apply key concepts in real-life scenarios, and discuss key questions with a group of your peers.

New sessions begin quarterly. Facilitated study groups are complimentary for Pathways members, however, individual registration is required to participate. If you would like to participate and are not a member, join today. Save 50% (up to $100) on membership dues with code SUMMER2024 at checkout. If you are joining the CPCU Society for the first time, please allow 24 hours for your dues to process before registering for the study group.


Participants are required to purchase their own study materials from The Institutes. Participants will also receive access to a private online community through INteract with their facilitator and group members.

If you have questions or concerns about your study group, please contact your facilitator or CPCU Society Member Resources at membercenter@cpcusociety.org. Please note, we are unable to offer refunds of membership dues once the study group sessions have begun.

CPCU course material has been recently updated by The Institutes, and study groups beginning the week of September 2023, and onward will use the updated material only. Please visit The Institutes Knowledge Group’s FAQ page concerning updates to the CPCU program.


CPCU 500: Becoming a Leader in Risk Management and Insurance

Weekly sessions begin on July 11 and conclude on August 29, 2024.

Register by Wednesday, July 3, 2024.


Dr. Brad Gronke


Facilitated study groups take place virtually on the following Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET. Sessions last 90 minutes.    

All assignments and exam prep will be covered throughout eight sessions. 

July 11
Session 1 
July 18
Session 2
July 25
Session 3
Aug. 1
Session 4
Aug. 8
Session 5
Aug. 15
Session 6 
Aug. 22
Session 7 
Aug. 29
Session 8 

Get ready to learn! Please come prepared to discuss assignment one on the first day. Not a member? Join today and save 25% (up to $50) on membership dues with code JOIN50 at checkout. Get the support you need through our facilitated study groups.

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Get to Know Your Facilitator 

Dr. Brad Gronke (he/him) helps people build upon their strengths through inclusive engagement.  He serves in learning and development for Gallagher Bassett. He is an outcomes-driven, influential leader and public speaker with more than two decades of experience. 

He created Ignite P3 to provide educational consulting, including keynotes on leadership and inclusion. He also serves as faculty at Benedictine University. Dr. Brad has served as a past member of inclusion committees for the CPCU Society, CLM, RISE, DiveIn, and Gallagher Bassett. 

Dr. Brad has served at the local Chicago-West Chapter level in many leadership positions. Dr. Brad has published several articles in Insights, produced webinars, and presented at In2Risk every year since 2020. He continues in volunteer leadership as a member of the CPCU Society Leadership Council. 

Dr. Brad has earned designations from The Institutes of CPCU, AIC, AIM, and AIS. He holds the additional designations of SCLA, CLMP, and CCP. Dr. Brad’s degrees include an MS in social justice, an MBA in organizational behavior, and a Doctor of Education in leadership.

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