At the CCA, you don’t just get continuing education credit, you get professional advancement.
The CCA is a community of leaders eager to share what they know with the next generation of actuarial leaders. I’ve approached many of you over the past year to inquire about what you like most about the CCA and where we can improve. Time and time again, I hear that the CCA offers continuing education opportunities that provide relevant, practical and timely information – full of insights that can be taken back to their everyday job and put into application to better serve the public, those that employ them, and the clients that rely on their trusted advice.
Our members benefit from a different perspective than what might be achieved solely through internal educational opportunities or self-study. Whether it be through our Community calls, webinars, or meetings, members get the benefit of the best actuarial experts in their fields and the opportunity to interact directly with these leaders – asking questions and challenging perspectives. This interactive approach to sharing ideas with practical applications for what we do today helps us all become leaders - making us better able to elevate ourselves, our employers, and our profession.
Continuing education credit is a requirement of our profession, but the CCA goes beyond just that offering. What I hear is we are very good at providing the right platform to move the profession forward – Advancing the Practice, if you will, as our tagline suggests. That’s not by accident, that's because it’s our focus and part of our mission. It’s what the staff of the CCA, the Board of Directors, and the many other volunteers of the CCA understand as being what differentiates the CCA in our profession and what our members value.
I’m proud to get the feedback and confirmation that we are on the right path. That won’t stop us from trying to improve, however, so if you have suggestions don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
Edward M. Pudlowski, FCA