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. (Save $100 on 2023 membership dues when you use code JOIN50 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.

CPCU course material has been recently updated by The Institutes, and study groups beginning the week of September 18, 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 September 21 and conclude on November 16, 2023.

Register by Thursday, September 14, 2023.


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. 

Sept. 21
Session 1 
Sept. 28
Session 2
Oct. 5
No sessions, In2Risk Conference
Oct. 12 
Session 4
Oct. 19
Session 5
Oct. 26
Session 6 
Nov. 2
Session 7 
Nov. 9
Session 7 
Nov. 16
Session 8 

Get ready to learn! Please come prepared to discuss assignment one on the first day. Not a member? Join today (save $100 on 2023 membership dues when you use code JOIN50 at checkout) and 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. Dr. Brad is a member of inclusion committees for the CPCU Society, CLM, RISE, DiveIn, and Gallagher Bassett. He also serves as faculty at Benedictine University.

Dr. Brad is excited to join the CPCU Society Leadership Council effective January 1, 2024. He has served at the local Chicago-West Chapter level in many positions, currently as Immediate Past President. Dr. Brad has published several articles in Insights, produced webinars, and presented at In2Risk every year.

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 a MS in social justice, an MBA in organizational behavior, and a Doctor of Education in leadership. Dr. Brad lives in the Chicago suburban area with his wife, two teenaged children, and two Siberian cats.

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