Partnering for Success Webinar Series Launches

  • Author | Heather Hughes
  • 10/1/2021 9:00 am

The Partnering for Success Webinar Series will be launching this month, and is designed to increase your knowledge on current risk management exposures and topics for public entities. All webinars are free for Public Entity (PE) Partners members. To register or learn more about the webinars, please CLICK HERE.

On October 27th at 1:00 p.m. CST / 2:00 p.m. EST, PE Partners will host the first in the series, “Cyber Challenges for Municipalities and How to Overcome Them.”  With so many ransomware attacks in the news, how can local government entities keep up with the best methodologies and trends to protect themselves? This session will demonstrate the challenges of a ransomware attack and how to protect your entity from becoming a victim.

Cyber Special Ops, LLC has expertise in data breach consulting, information security forensics, credit and identity restoration, as well as security awareness training, cyber risk assessment tools, and information and operational technology security testing. Kurt Suhs, founder and CEO, has experience in the cyber insurance field, and has additionally served as an investigator for the FDIC. 

On December 1st at 1:00 p.m. CST / 2:00 p.m. EST, Matthew Marshall, casualty loss control consultant with PE Partners, will be presenting “The Real Claims Driver.” If you were asked what is the most serious safety and liability exposure in your organization, how would you respond? Would you be surprised to learn that 48% of all liability claim-incurred costs stem from vehicular operations? Do you know that vehicular crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths? This session will address the leading loss drivers for vehicular accidents and auto liability claims and will provide hands-on guidance for the policies and procedures that should be included in your entity’s risk management program.

The January 26th webinar will be presented by B. Jeff Francis with the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. “Workers’ Compensation Return to Work Programs” will be held at 1:00 p.m. CST / 2:00 p.m. EST, and will provide participants with information about the Bureau’s REWARD program. Workplace injuries often interrupt an employee’s ability to work – and often for a longer period than is necessary. The Bureau’s recently developed REWARD program aims to reduce both the time an injured employee loses to a work-related injury and the number of employees who never return to the workforce. The session will discuss the importance of implementing a return-to-work program within your entity, and the positive impact it will have on both the employers and injured employees.

If you have questions about the Partnering for Success Webinar Series, please contact Heather Hughes, communications & research specialist, at or by calling 615.371.6006.