Academy President Bob Beuerlein, Council on Professionalism member Cecil Bykerk, and Immediate Past Chairperson of the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) Janet Fagan discuss insights on how the Code, standards of practice, and other professionalism tools can help guide successful actuary-to-actuary communication. ( )
Professionalism Webinar Recordings Available to Members
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). Professionalism credits under the U.S. Qualification Standards are not required to be from “organized activities”; so while listening to recorded webinars will not count as an organized activity it still will satisfy the professionalism requirement.
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Practical Applications of the Code of Professional Conduct
Immediate Past President Tom Wildsmith, Vice President of Professionalism Joeff Williams, and Council on Professionalism member Chad Wischmeyer discuss practical applications and approaches to the Code. ( )
Can You Hear Me Now? Actuarial Communications Under ASOP No. 41
Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) members Jan Carstens and Rick Block discuss ASOP No. 41 through the lens of their experiences on the ABCD. ( )
An Overview Of Cross-Practice Standards
An overview of the value and challenges of cross-practice standards. ( )
Big Data And Actuarial Professionalism
Presenters use examples of Big Data in the life, health, and property & casualty practice areas and explore how actuaries can apply the Code of Professional Conduct, actuarial standards of practice, and other professionalism tools to issues that may arise when working with Big Data. ( )
Questions And Answers: The U.S. Qualification Standards
In this interactive webinar, participants suggested their own answers to commonly asked questions about specific qualification standards, SAOs, continuing education, and other topics related to qualifications, and then learned how the Academy's Committee on Qualifications (COQ) has answered them. ( )
Facing a Dilemma? The ABCD Can Help
ABCD Chairperson Janet Fagan and ABCD member Kathy Riley explained how actuaries can take advantage of valuable guidance from the ABCD whenever they have questions about the Code of Professional Conduct, practice standards, or qualification requirements. ( )
Unknown Unknowns: Challenges to Professionalism
In a webinar focusing on a professionalism framework for approaching unknown unknowns in actuarial work, presenters Eli Greenblum and Tom Wildsmith discussed how the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act and the Affordable Care Act have produced compliance questions without ready actuarial answers. Both laws experienced late, ambiguous, or unanticipated implementing rules. Academy President Mary D. Miller also reviewed the controversy created in the P&C community by the questioning of actuaries’ integrity and competence after 2002 annual statements showed significant adverse development on 2001 reserves. All three panelists spoke about the professionalism framework provided by the Code of Professional Conduct, the U.S. Qualification Standards, and the ASOPs that they have used to ground their work when, instead of dealing with the usual known unknowns actuaries frequently assess, they are faced with no relevant past experience or known requirements of law and regulations. The three different practice area discussions suggested common approaches can be used across practice areas to work through the professional obligations actuaries have to be qualified and comply with standards when the usual guideposts are not evident. Members can access the slides and the audio from the webinar without charge. ( )
The Great Modeling Debate: What Standards Should Apply?
In this webinar, expert presenters engage in a mock debate to explore different perspectives on issues raised in the comments on the modeling standard exposure drafts. ( )
New Report on Actuaries' Perceptions of Key Ethical Issues Facing Profession
This professionalism webinar provides the first analysis of the results of the Academy’s survey on “Key Ethical Concerns Facing the Actuarial Profession: Perceptions of Members of the American Academy of Actuaries.” Attendees asked thought-provoking questions and shared insights on the top perceived ethical issues and means of mitigating such issues as they interacted with seasoned panelists—Vice President of Professionalism Kenneth Kent, former VP of Professionalism Karen Terry, and Academy Assistant General Counsel Sheila Kalkunte.( )