Professionalism News and Events

A valuable benefit of Academy membership is free and unlimited access to the Council on Professionalism’s entire—and growing—library of professionalism webinars, which date back to September 2007. Academy members can earn continuing education (CE) credits by listening to these pre-recorded webinars. These credits can be counted toward the annual required three hours of continuing education on professionalism topics, as detailed in the U.S. Qualification Standards (Section 2.2). Click here to see a list of professionalism webinars and to access the links for the recorded presentations and audio files.  (January 26, 2012)
In this webinar, Council on Professionalism members Curtis Huntington and Godfrey Perrott discuss the International Actuarial Association and how its activities potentially affect U.S. actuaries. Presenters also discuss why actuaries should keep up with current international events and stay informed of proposed changes. (December 15, 2011)
The Academy’s Committee on Qualifications sent a letter to the Society of Actuaries in response to their letter raising questions about the qualification requirements for actuaries to change areas of practice under Section 2.1 of the U.S. Qualification Standards. (November 01, 2011)
This professionalism webinar provides both a primer and a refresher course on what the Code means to you as a practicing actuary. During the 90-minute webinar, Council on Professionalism members Kevin Dyke and Karen Smith and Academy Assistant General Counsel Sheila J. Kalkunte discuss the Code’s precepts, what constitutes a violation, and answered questions from participants. (September 21, 2011)
Presenters discuss the actuarial profession’s responsibility to the public, as well as  Precept 1 of the Code of Professional Conduct, the state of the profession, and the key aspects of maintaining the profession's relevance. (June 29, 2011)
The Academy's Council on Professionalism has published a discussion paper entitled Conflicts of Interest When Doing Volunteer Work. This paper is intended to assist current and future Academy volunteers in identifying and resolving potential conflict of interest issues that may arise when providing volunteer services to the Academy. This paper is also incorporated into the revised Academy conflict of interest policy. (January 28, 2011)