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Share Your Knowledge and Experience!

We invite URMIA affiliate and institutional members – and others working in or servicing higher education risk management – to highlight best practices and innovative solutions for addressing challenges higher education risk managers are facing. Successful proposals will include diverse content providers delivering inclusive content for the advancement of risk management in higher education in an interactive format with actionable takeaways.

Opportunities are available for webinar presenters, discussion facilitators, podcast guests, and newsletter article authors. Choose the educational channel(s) that best fit your topic, presentation style, and schedule.

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Selection Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated on how they increase aptitude, compliance, respect, and organizational effectiveness within the higher education risk management community.

The selection of content will be based on the following criteria:

  • Contribution to URMIA’s Education Plan and core competency curriculum

  • Content and clarity of the title and description

  • Use of interactive learning methods to communicate ideas

  • Innovative approaches to identify, define, or solve current and emerging problems facing risk management professionals

  • Inclusion of practical tools, solutions, management strategies, or innovative programs that members can adapt for their institutions

Know Your Audience

URMIA members are the primary audience for all education channels. They come from both institutions of higher education and businesses who serve risk managers in the higher education sector.

The institutional audience will be coming from two- and four-year institutions, some of which are large, small, public, private, and/or specializing in offerings around research, religion, medicine, or other specialties.

Audience members are in various stages of their careers and serve in multiple roles on campus and in the industry.

The audience is primarily English-speaking and from the United States with additional colleagues representing other global locations.


Education Channels


URMIA offers webinars throughout the year which can be on any topic of interest to higher education risk managers. Webinar presentations are typically 45 minutes of presentation with an additional 15 minutes for questions and answers. Webinars are hosted on the On24 platform to maximize interaction.

Webinar Submission Guidelines

  • Webinars include PowerPoint/Keynote presentations with 1-4 speakers or panelists.
  • Speakers are encouraged to use their webcams, conduct polls, and use both chat and Q&A during the presentation.
  • Webinars must include at least one URMIA institutional member as a co-presenter/panelist.


URMIA Matters is our bi-monthly podcast series. Each podcast is hosted by an URMIA or staff member and is conducted in the form of a conversation about the topic with the podcast host.

Podcast Submission Guidelines

  • Visuals are not used during a podcast, so keep this in mind as you think about a podcast proposal. Be sure your topic can be discussed/presented without reliance on visuals.
  • Podcasts are 15-20 minutes in length.
  • Podcasts are recorded in advance of release, making scheduling recordings fairly flexible.
  • Podcasts do not require an affiliate member to record a podcast with an institutional member.

Community Conversations

URMIA hosts facilitated virtual discussion opportunities throughout the year, and the audience may be different for each offering. Peers gather to discuss emerging issues and topics of interest based on institution size and type as well as specific roles higher education risk managers are responsible for on campus, such as compliance and enterprise risk management.

Community Conversations Guidelines

  • Facilitators are meant to start/keep a conversation going on a particular topic with the audience.
  • These sessions are conducted via Zoom and breakout rooms can be used as part of the discussion.
  • Sessions are offered throughout the year and can accommodate the facilitator’s schedule.
  • A formal presentation is not required as part of the 45- to 60-minute peer discussion group offering.

URMIA Insights Articles

URMIA Insights is an online news and topical resource e-mailed to the URMIA membership featuring original articles covering timely topics and emerging issues in higher education risk management, best practices and innovative tools, Q&A interviews with thought leaders, and URMIA updates. Articles are available to members on URMIA's website.

URMIA Insights Article Guidelines

  • Articles should be between 500 and 1,000 words.
  • Articles may be authored by a single affiliate or institutional member. Co-authorship is not a requirement for the submission of articles.
  • We cannot accept articles that promote specific products or services.
  • Graphics (e.g., graphs, illustrative photos, tables, etc.) are helpful to include.