Risk Management University

Risk Management University is designed specifically to address the insurance and risk management needs of higher education. Through both on-line and classroom courses and extensive reference material we have created a learning environment that fosters ownership and accountability throughout the entire campus.

Join us and learn how you can reduce losses, improve efficiency and elevate your institution’s risk profile.

  • Managing Effective Institution Policies:

    Hundreds of policies. Where do I start? Is this one current? What does this really mean?

    This course outlines the elements of a good policy, best practices in policy administration and some common pitfalls to avoid.

  • Self-Funding Health Plans:

    Self-funding health plans versus fully insured. What are the advantages?

    Discover the advantages of a self-funded health plan, including: savings on admin costs and premium taxes and ways to gain control over plan designs, reinsurance and claims management.

  • Foundations of a Successful Building Project:

    There’s important groundwork to lay before construction begins.

    Learn best practices and key steps in making your building project a success, including what to do before you break ground, general contractor selection and things to do once construction is underway.

  • Understanding Property Certificates of Insurance:

    Don’t file away that property certificate of insurance just yet! A hasty review is not sufficient.

    This third course in the series on certificates of insurance outlines how to read and review a property certificate of insurance and identifies common issues involving certificates from vendors.

  • Fundamentals of Certificates of Insurance:

    Translating the insurance terms on a certificate can feel like decoding hieroglyphics.

    This first course in the certificates of insurance series addresses: What is a certificate of insurance? Why do I want a certificate? What to do with it? Included are tips on reviewing certificates.

  • Crafting Enforceable Waivers:

    Waivers, waivers and more waivers! So many questions and the paperwork feels never ending.

    In this course we look at the logic behind waivers, how to create effective waivers and how to reduce the administrative burden of collecting and managing the paperwork.

  • Understanding Liability Certificates of Insurance:

    Inadequate insurance could end up costing your institution big, both in dollars and reputation.

    This is the second course in the series on certificates of insurance and it provides a useful analysis of how to read and review a liability certificate of insurance and identify potential pitfalls.

  • Minors on Campus:

    Be aware of the “invisible population” of minors all around your campus.

    Learn some of the exposures presented by having minors on your campus, risk management resources to help you reduce those risks, best practices for safety committees and tips for managing activities.

  • Practical Practicum Agreements:

    Practicum agreements are a Bermuda triangle of ambiguity.

    Who is responsible for the student? What should the institution know about the practicum setting? What if the student is injured or causes injury? These questions and more are answered in this course.

  • Principles of Contract Management:

    How do I manage the contract process and make sure the other party has the proper insurance?

    Contracts can be very complicated. Learn the fundamentals of contract management, how to specify the insurance and risk management requirements, and maintain certificates of insurance.

Course Catalog

The RMU Course Catalog contains a complete list of courses along with brief summaries. Review the list and determine which courses fit your current needs.

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Keep current on risk man­age­ment news specifically for higher edu­cation. Read the latest edition of the Risk Management news­letter and look for an­nounce­ments on EIIA webinars and other events.