June 2017

Developing a Risk Management Plan for your Firm

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Date: Monday, June 19, 2017
Time: 11:40 AM–12:00 PM: Registration
12:00 PM–1:30 PM: Developing a Risk Management Plan for Your Firm
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA
Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Management Officer. Berkley DP
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Free
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by June 05, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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In this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will learn the importance of establishing a Risk Management Plan for your firm and be given the tools and models to assist in the creation of one.

Learning Objectives

 By the end of this program, you will:
  1. Recognize the importance of having a Risk Management Plan.
  2. Be able to distinguish between two broad types of risk for design professionals and identify the four parts of the risk management model.
  3. Understand the purpose and composition of a Risk Management Team.
  4. Learn the seven components of an effective Risk Management Plan:
    • Project/client selection;
    • Team capabilities;
    • Contract review and negotiation;
    • Contract education for the design team;
    • Communication and documentation; and
    • Project and quality management.


Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA
Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Management Officer

Andy joined Berkley DP in July 2013 after a 35 year career as a licensed architect and firm principal with a diverse background of practice, project, financial, operations, and risk management experience particularly in the large A/E firm environment. He has held corporate leadership positions as CFO, Contracting Officer and Director of Education at OWP/P and most recently served as Director of Practice Management for Cannon Design. He has advanced the development and publishing of industry standard contracts through leadership of and engagement with AIA Documents Committee and the Large Firm Round Table (LFRT) Legal Committee.

Andy directs Berkley DP's value-added initiatives in providing leading-edge risk management resources, tools, and training with a focus on key practice, business, project management, and project delivery issues affecting architects, engineers, and other design professionals. Andy attained a B.S. degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois and business management certification from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Andy is based in Chicago, IL.

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