CPCU® Study Groups Made for You

Take on the challenge of earning your CPCU designation with support from a facilitated study group. Whether you’re busy with work, responsibilities at home, or wondering if you can do this, we’re here to tell you that YOU CAN and you don’t have to do it alone.   If you need accountability, real-life case studies to bring the concepts to life, or the support and comradery of a group, we’ve got your back with the guidance of our expert and relatable facilitators. You and your CPCU study group can do it. You’ve got this – together.

Groups are limited to 40 participants and 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.  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.

Students in expiring courses, CPCU 500, 520, 530, and 540, will have until Sept. 15, 2023, to complete their test. Please visit The Institutes Knowledge Group’s FAQ page concerning updates to the CPCU program. 


CPCU 500: Managing Evolving Risks

Weekly sessions begin on July 13 and conclude on August 31, 2023.

Register by Thursday, July 6, 2023.


Dr. Brad Gronke


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

July 13
Session 1 
July 20
Session 2
July 27
Session 3
August 3 
Session 4
August 10
Session 5
August 17
Session 6 
August 24
Session 7 
August 31
Session 8 

Get ready to learn! Please come prepared to discuss assignment one on the first day. Not a member? Join today and get the support you need through our facilitated study groups.

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Get to Know Your Facilitator 

Dr. Brad Gronke helps people identify their opportunities and build upon their strengths through inclusive engagement.  He serves as a technical training manager for Gallagher Bassett and is responsible for the education of more than 700 experienced new hires as well as trainees annually through collaboration with superlative colleagues. He is an outcomes-driven, influential claims leader, and public speaker with more than two decades of experience. He founded his first company, Ignite P3, launched in 2022, where you will “be prepared to perceive what's possible.” The company was founded to provide educational consulting, including keynote speaking on leadership as well as courageous conversations about inclusion, diversity, equity, and awareness.

He serves as faculty at Benedictine University as well as faculty and an executive council member at CLM Claims College. Passionate about developing a true sense of belonging for all, Dr. Brad is a member of the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness) Committee for the CPCU Society, the CLM Alliance, as well as Rising Star Insurance Executives. He serves Gallagher Bassett's Include@GB steering committee as a network leader.

Dr. Brad has earned the designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Claims, Associate in Insurance Services, Associate in Management, Senior Claim Law Associate, Certified Litigation Management Professional, and Certified Claims Professional. His degrees include an MS in social justice from Lewis University, an MBA in organizational behavior from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and a Doctor of Education in leadership from Governors State University. He completed a certificate program from the University of South Florida, Muma College of Business in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Dr. Brad, his wife, two children, and two cats live in the Chicago suburban area.

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