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Fire Claims Up In Smoke: The NFPA 921 Effect


Curriculum: Adjusting Property

Monday 3:30 - 5:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

Frederick Ferrand, JD, Partner, Swift Currie
Randy Watson, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, Manager-Sr. Fire Investigator, SEA, Ltd.

  • Describe the importance of NFPA 921 in handling fire claims
  • Identify the steps of the scientific method
  • Describe how to vet fire investigations and fire investigators for compliance with NFPA 921
  • Food Liability Exposures & Insurance Coverage


    Curriculum: Casualty Campus

    Monday 3:30 - 5:00
    Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00

    Jonathan Toren, JD, Associate, Cozen O'Connor

  • Illustrate various claims that may be made against food service providers including negligence and product liability
  • Identify the types of food service providers against whom claims could be made
  • Describe liability insurance coverage for those claims, including CGL policies and other stand-alone coverages applicable to food liability
  • Evaluate appropriate, responsive crisis management methods and practices
  • Foundation Engineering Design & Coverage Issues


    Curriculum: Adjusting Property

    Monday 3:30 - 5:00
    Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00

    Gerald P. Dwyer, JD, Partner, Robinson & Cole, LLP
    James Panko, PE, Sr. Structural Engineer, Crane Engineering

  • Describe the basic functions of a foundation; the effects lateral earth loads and hydrostatic pressures have on a foundation, and the proper construction sequencing
  • Evaluate crack patterns and geometry, and possible contributing causes of the cracking to identify various types of foundation failures
  • Identify the characteristics and symptoms of a concrete foundation failure caused by the presence of pyrrhotite in the concrete material and evaluate its effect on the rest of the structure
  • Analyze recurring coverage issues with foundation losses, including collapse, under standard commercial property and homeowners policy language
  • Fresh Perspectives on Talent & Culture


    Curriculum: Management

    Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30
    Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00

    Melissa Christ, SPHR, EVP/Chief People Officer, Cor Partners
    Stephanie Watson, AVP-Human Resources, Nationwide Group

  • Assess coaching and feedback methods for improved performance
  • Leverage HR data to make better decisions
  • Evaluate leader development frameworks
  • Examine workplace diversity and inclusion issues
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