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AMERIND Risk Conference & Trade Fair Set to Open in Portland

The 28th Annual AMERIND Risk Conference & Trade Fair is scheduled for September 16-18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Oregon.
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The 28th Annual AMERIND Risk Conference & Trade Fair is scheduled for September 16-18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Oregon. It will kick off with a “Tribal Leader Roundtable” mediated by Derek Valdo, C.E.O. of AMERIND Risk and a recent honoree in New Mexico, as one of the “Top Tribal CEOs in 2014.”

The conference will convene in the midst of National Preparedness Month and these two sessions “Tribal Official and Emergency Management” and “Leadership in Enterprise Risk Management” are aimed to educate and empower attendees from across Indian country. “We’ll review the purpose of an emergency operations plan, the importance of involving the whole community in preparedness, resource management, training and exercises,” comments Anthony Herrera, AMERIND Safety Specialist.

“‘Leadership’ is the first in a series of presentations concerning Enterprise Risk Management (ERM),” says Alec Grandon, AMERIND Director of Field Services and speaker on ERM. Grandon has over 25 years of experience in insurance, risk and corporate management. “Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) supports the achievement of tribal business objectives by addressing the full spectrum of risks, and managing the combined impact of those risks as an interrelated risk portfolio. There is increasing pressure on tribal leadership to consider and create such a risk management program to protect the assets of the tribe and its enterprises. Arguably the most important first step is to know what type of leader you are, or perhaps more importantly, what kind you would like to be. As Warren Bennis, leadership studies pioneer stated, ‘leadership is the capacity to create a compelling vision and translate it into action and sustain it.’ Successful leaders have a vision that other people believe in and treat as their own," adds Grandon. With so many tribal leaders attending the Annual Conference, this session should produce an abundance of ideas and opinions.

The 28th Annual AMERIND Risk Conference & Trade Fair is a great, educational multi-tribal event, hosted by the 100 percent tribally owned and operated insurance provider in Indian country. Additional trainings will be offered on workplace and fire safety, business liability, claims fundamentals and human resource topics. The event features multiple exhibits from repair services, financial institutions and consultants. Participants come to learn about the latest insurance products and services, build networks and attend educational sessions conducted by risk management experts. Tribal leaders and business professionals gain valuable information to share with their communities about – Tribes Protecting Tribes. These are just a few of the topics that will be highlighted at our 28th Annual AMERIND Risk Conference & Trade Fair.