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September 13, 2021 10:42 AM

Conestoga and Intact Public Entities launch new municipal risk micro-credential

Conestoga and Intact Public Entities have partnered to offer an exclusive new micro-credential to equip learners with essential knowledge and tools for success in any municipal environment. 

Comprised of four online courses, the Municipal Risk Management micro-credential will introduce participants to various municipal liabilities and the risk management strategies to combat them, including municipal infrastructure, asset management and public safety. 

“The more we can educate about risk and mitigation, the better equipped we all are to help prevent claims,” said Larry Ryan, President, Intact Public Entities. “The cost of claims is the number one driver of a municipality’s risk profile. As a Managing General Agent, our role isn’t just to provide insurance, but also to help municipalities through advocacy and education to better manage risk and build resilience.”

Delivered remotely, each Municipal Risk Management micro-credential course is 21 hours in length and ideal for those new to the industry or looking to expand knowledge on the topic. Courses will run once per week in the evening, allowing learners from any municipality across Ontario to balance full-time work obligations. Municipal employers may wish to consider sponsoring groups of employees to attend courses together.

“Conestoga delivers micro-credentials that are flexible, innovative, timely, and respond directly to industry need,” said Conestoga President John Tibbits. “As one of more than 60 unique micro-credentials offered college-wide, the Municipal Risk Management micro-credential is an excellent example of how the college works directly with industry to tailor learning opportunities to meet the needs of students and the current labour market.”

Registration for the new micro-credential is open with the first course, Introduction to Municipal Risk, delivered this fall.

For more information, visit Intact Public Entities.