MISSION: The Central Texas Chapter promotes timely and valuable education, appreciation, networking and development of individuals who manage business risk and related fields.
Risk and Insurance Management Society chapters are committed to advancing the
Risk Management profession by way of
providing educational programs, professional development resources, and
networking opportunities for affiliated members. Chapters are the heart and hands of RIMS,
connecting members and their organizations to resources, ideas, and
The real value of RIMS
membership is provided at the Chapter level, through professional development
and networking opportunities only available by participation in available
activities. The personal connections and available resources, along with the latest
ideas and validated practices, provide an outstanding return on what amounts to
a modest and manageable investment of time, effort, and expense. Listed below, are advantages of chapter
Education - Chapters provide numerous local
opportunities to update knowledge of Risk Management and Insurance (RM&I)
trade basics, as well as access to advanced or specialized knowledge through
local seminars and workshops, at low or no cost.
systems - Chapters
provide informal coaching and mentoring relationships with experienced risk
professionals, who enjoy providing guidance and useful insights regarding
organizational challenges and career advice. Even on an informal basis, such
relationships provide a source of answers and solutions when you are facing a
challenging RM&I situation in your organization. You may not have an
immediate answer to a specific RM&I problem, but you are only a few
contacts away from a local source that can help you get to one. At the very least, knowing you have a local
support network behind you, boosts your confidence when problems arise.
Engagement - As
an individual Risk Professional, you may not have the time or resources to
sponsor a charitable event, collaborate with an educational institution or
otherwise participate in community activities. Because the Chapter is active in
local educational and philanthropic ventures, you can become involved in many
worthwhile projects. The Chapter contributes to the profession of Risk
Management, as well as our communities in a variety of ways. From providing scholarships and grants to
local students and local universities where Risk Management and Insurance is a
focus of study, to supporting local charitable causes, your Chapter makes a
difference in the surrounding communities.
Networking opportunities - Chapters provide
opportunities to increase your Risk Management and Insurance professional
contacts. Chapters provide access to recognized global, as well as local Risk
Management and Insurance professionals.
Such networking goes beyond the exchange of business cards and website
access – as you attend meetings and scheduled events; become active on a
committee or take a prominent leadership role, you will forge lasting ties with
others who have common professional interests and similar business concerns.
These relationships will be a rich, ongoing source of inspiration and ideas for
you and your organization