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RIMS Educational Seminar

DECEMBER 3 - 5 MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

Taking a pragmatic stance toward insured and self-insured programs alike, this course provides a comprehensive review of multi-line casualty claims management. Contact: RIMS Professional Development Department, 212.655.6212

Conferences

NOVEMBER 29 - 30 CAMBRIDGE, MA

THE MIT SLOAN SCHOOL EXECUTIVE SERIES ON MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY: SYSTEM DYNAMICS FOR SENIOR MANAGERS

This two-day program for senior technical and general managers is intended to help you: rethink the logic of cause and effect in complex organizational environments; identify, track and understand complex situations and the dynamics they produce; design policies that are more likely to eliminate ongoing problems and create high performance; and make strategic decisions that result in outcomes which are consistent with your overall objectives. You will learn to recognize common business system archetypes--dynamic phenomena that occur repeatedly in diverse settings--that can be used as a springboard for diagnosing problems. You will also be exposed to a range of management tools that can be used to identify causal relationships, as well as high-leverage interventions that will allow you to create fundamental changes. Contact: Maureen Tracy, 781.239.1111 or http://mitsloan.mit.edu/execed.

DECEMBER 4 - 5 NASHVILLE, TN

DISASTER PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP

This conference, organized by FM Global, is intended to provide you with the knowledge to develop, evaluate or revise a disaster management program for your facility. During the one-and-a-half day workshop, you will learn, among other things, how to: prevent or mitigate potential disasters that will shut you down; recognize the natural and technological disasters that threaten your facility; develop a comprehensive disaster plan that encompasses all five phases of disaster management; marshal resources using a team approach; and develop and implement effective recovery procedures and salvage operations. Contact: 877.364.6726 or www.fmglobal.com.

DECEMBER 10 - 13 LAS VEGAS

NATIONAL ERGONOMICS CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION

Experts from government, academia, and companies like Ford Motor Company, Verizon, British Petroleum, L.L. Bean, and Toyota, along with senior ergonomic professionals from Wal-Mart and Microsoft, will explain how ergonomics is expanding its boundaries within their organizations to address workstation design, product development, and productivity--in addition to its traditional role as an instrument to enhance workplace safety. At the exposition, over 100 exhibitors including 3M, Magnitude Information Systems, Plantronics and Workrite will present their latest products, services and technologies. Ergonomists, manufacturers and consultants will provide live demonstrations to help attendees make informed decisions about how to implement ergonomics in the workplace. Contact: 212.370.5005 or www.ergoexpo.com.

DECEMBER 16 - 21 SAN FRANCISCO

SANS CYBER DEFENSE INITIATIVE AND IMMERSION TRAINING PROGRAM

The SANS (System Administration, Networking and Security) Institute is hosting two of these conferences, one at the above-mentioned date and location, the other, from November 27 -- December 3, in Washington, D.C. The immersion tracks cover such issues as: SANS security essentials; firewalls, perimeter protection and virtual private networks; intrusion detection in depth; advanced incident handling and hacker exploits; security windows; securing UNIX systems; and certified information security officer training. Contact: 866.570.9927 or www.sans.org/CDI.htm.
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