CICA and Butler University Announce Professional Development Partnership

Nov 09, 2017
CICA and Butler University Announce Professional Development Partnership
New collaboration helps students and captive industry leaders learn from each other. 


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MINNEAPOLIS
─ The Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) and the Davey Risk Management & Insurance Program at Butler University are pleased to announce a new professional development partnership. The collaboration will help students learn about the depth and variety of career opportunities in captive insurance while giving captive leaders insights on how to make captive careers appealing to young professionals.

Through the partnership CICA will sponsor several Butler students to participate in the 2018 CICA International Conference where they can learn from and network with a wide range of industry leaders while conference participants get to learn first-hand from the students and their professor, Zach Finn, about “Using Captives & Experiential Learning to Recruit & Train Millennials.” Butler will also feature CICA industry leaders as guest speakers in their risk management program.

“We know our industry is facing a looming talent crisis as more insurance professionals retire in the next few years. We need to think creatively about how to help our industry leaders connect with and engage top talent. Our partnership with Butler provides a great opportunity to do this,” CICA President Dan Towle explained.

"CICA and Butler's Risk Management & Insurance Program share the goal of giving students and young adults exposure to industry opportunities. By providing Butler students with attendance to the annual CICA Conference, we're partnering to fulfill this goal in granting access to captive experts, future employment opportunities, and inspiration around captive risk management careers. We are thrilled to be working with CICA on furthering this mission,” said Zach Finn, clinical professor & director Davey Risk Management & Insurance Program at Butler University.

The CICA-Butler partnership is one component of CICA’s growing Professional Development Program which includes a Mentorship Program and a new professional development track at the 2018 CICA Conference.