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Aug 23, 2022

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


In this episode of RIMScast, listeners are getting some exciting updates from the RIMS Canada Council and the Spencer Educational Foundation. You’re going to hear from two fantastic guests to learn more about what both groups have coming up in September 2022!


Today’s first guest is Jacqueline Toering, the Vice Chair of the RIMS Canada Council and the national conference committee co-chair. She’s going to share everything that you need to know about the upcoming RIMS 2022 Canada Conference and how you can prepare for this exciting event in Halifax from Sept. 11th‒14th!


Today’s second guest, Duncan Ellis, joins as a Spencer Board member to tell listeners all about the Spencer Educational Foundation’s Annual Gala coming up on Sept. 22, 2022, in New York City!


Now is your chance to join in on some fantastic in-person events hosted by RIMS! Don’t miss out on today’s conversation to learn more about how you can get involved and be in attendance!


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:14] About RIMScast.

[:27] About today’s episode.

[:38] Upcoming RIMS webinars, workshops, events, and more!

[2:07] More about today’s first guest.

[2:50] Justin welcomes Jacqueline Toering to RIMScast!

[3:34] Where to learn more about RIMS Canada 2022.

[4:08] All about the stellar educational content that will be offered at the RIMS Canada Conference and where to view the full list.

[4:57] Features that make RIMS Canada Conference unique.

[5:22] Food and entertainment at RIMS Canada 2022.

[5:57] What to expect for the opening reception at this year’s RIMS Canada Conference.

[6:33] Tips and advice for new attendees of RIMS Canada.

[7:41] About the keynote speakers for RIMS Canada 2022.

[8:27] About the panel that Jacqueline is looking most forward to.

[9:06] Where to learn more about upcoming RIMS events.

[9:29] About the Spencer Educational Foundation’s upcoming gala!

[10:28] About today’s second guest.

[10:39] Justin welcomes Duncan Ellis to RIMScast.

[10:46] Duncan shares about his background in risk management and his current roles at AIG and Marsh & McLennan.

[11:35] Duncan’s history with Spencer Educational Foundation.

[12:40] Spencer Educational Foundation’s mission and vision.

[14:28] How the Spencer Educational Foundation has made an impact on Duncan Ellis as an industry professional.

[15:38] Duncan shares his excitement for the upcoming Spencer Educational Foundation Annual Gala returning on Sept. 22nd, 2022!

[18:01] Why 2022 Gala Honoree, Neeti Bhalla Johnson, stood out amongst other nominees.

[20:00] How to get involved with Spencer Educational Foundation.

[22:06] Where to learn more about Spencer Educational Foundation.

[22:30] Justin thanks Jacqueline Toering and Duncan Ellis for joining the podcast and shares some of the links to check in today’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

RIMS Canada 2022 — Turning Tides — Sept. 11th‒14th in Halifax! Register Today!


RIMS Buyers Guide

Spencer Educational Foundation | Annual Gala Returns Sept. 22, 2022

RIMS Legislative Summit 2022 — Sept. 20‒20th in Washington, D.C.

RIMS Events App Apple | Google Play

Contribute to RIMS Risk Management magazine

Dan Kugler Risk Manager on Campus Grant

Sponsor RIMScast: Contact or for more information.

In-Person Events:

RIMS ERM Conference 2022 — November 10‒11, 2022 | Indianapolis, IN — Agenda Now Live!

RIMS Western Regional — Oct. 3‒5, 2022 — Long Beach, CA

Virtual Workshops:

ORIMS Presents: Beyond The Spreadsheet: A Virtual Tech Day to Understand RMIS Solutions and Enhance Risk Management | Aug. 24, 2022 — Open Only to Professionals Based in Canada

RIMS South Asia Risk Forum — Dec. 2‒3, 2022 in Mumbai, India

See the full calendar of RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars:

Breaking the Barrier — Supply Chain Disruption in 2022 & Beyond | Sponsored by J.B. Boda Group | Aug 25, 2022

Supply Chain Risk Management for Product Manufacturers: Production Risk Management in the Post-COVID Environment | Presented by the RIMS International Council | Sept. 7, 2022

Sponsored RIMScast Episodes:

“ESG Through the Risk Lens” | Sponsored by Riskonnect (NEW)

“A Look at the Cyber Insurance Market” | Sponsored by AXA LA

“How to Reduce Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Risks” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Managing Global Geopolitical Risk in 2022 and Beyond” | Sponsored by AXA XL

Keeping Subcontractors Safe Through Partner Elevation” | Sponsored by Highwire

“ESG: A Responsibility and a Growing Megatrend” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Focusing on Your Team to Deliver Exceptional Quality and Service to Your Clients”

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“Bermuda Opportunities in 2022 with BDA Chair Stephen Weinstein” | Sponsored by Bermuda Business Development Agency

“SyncR: A Tool to Enhance Your Risk Quality & Insurance Strategy” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Navigating the Risk Landscape in 2022” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Prioritizing People: Expertise and Innovation” | Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“Risk Findings for the Industrial & Manufacturing Industry” | Sponsored by Aon

“Establishing the Right Assurance to Request From Business Partners” | Sponsored by HITRUST

“Aon’s 2021 Retail Industry Overview” | Sponsored by Aon

“A Legacy of Resilience” | Sponsored by J.B. Boda Group

“The Golden Era of Insurance” | Sponsored by The Hartford

“Insurance Investigation Trends Happening Now” | Sponsored by Travelers

“What Could a CRO Do for Your Business?” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

“Hard Reality: A Look at Rising Rates in Property & Excess Casualty” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Property Valuation Deep Dive” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Property Loss Control Engineering” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers

NEW RIMSCAST VIDEO: “Climate Change and Insurance: A Fireside Chat with Dev Bhutani and Deepak Madan” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Related RIMScast Episodes:

“RIMS Canada 2022 Keynote & Comedienne Kate Davis”

“A Fond Farewell to Mary Roth”

“Funding the Future with Former RIMS CEO Mary Roth” (2021)

RIMS Publications, Content, and Links:

RIMS Membership — Whether you are a new member or need to transition, be a part of the global risk management community!

RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

On-Demand Webinars

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

Risk Management Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Risk Leaders Series

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

RIMS-CRMP Stories — New interview featuring RIMS-CRMP Chairman Ward Ching!

Spencer Educational Foundation

RIMS DEI Council

RIMS Path to the Boardroom

RIMS Advocacy


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Jacqueline Toering’s LinkedIn

Duncan Ellis’s LinkedIn


Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“There’s nothing like a live experience. You are going to love getting out there and connecting with all the folks you haven’t seen for a whole bunch of years [at the RIMS Canada Conference] and collectively sharing all of the knowledge you’ve learned over the last few years. Not the same on virtual.” — Jacqueline Toering


“The Spencer Educational Foundation was founded in 1979, so it’s been around a long time. … To this day, it really remains the premiere organization funding the education of tomorrow’s risk management and insurance leaders.” — Duncan Ellis


“This gala … is really the signature event fundraising event of the Spencer Educational Foundation. … It’s an opportunity for people to get together in the industry [and] it’s a great networking event for people who are already in the industry.” — Duncan Ellis


“It’s just so exciting to see people who are in the beginning of their careers and how we’ve been able to help them fund their futures [through the Spencer Educational Foundation’s Annual Gala].” — Duncan Ellis