The CCA is a Community.
Yes, technically we’re a member-based association, or conference if you will, with a vision to “advance the practice through innovative education programs and robust common interest groups.” At the CCA, we look at these two parts of our vision statement – education and common interest groups – as integral and equal components. The best education to grow established and aspiring leaders in the actuarial consulting community can only come from conferring with each other, sharing insights, challenging our thinking on critical issues, and obtaining fresh insights from differing points of view. The CCA is an organization that promotes professional growth through networking in common interest groups, or Communities.
The CCA is one large community. That’s evident when you attend our Annual Meeting each October, or the EA Meeting or Healthcare Meeting every spring. The most interesting dialogue on timely and relevant issues affecting the profession come not only during the educational sessions but in the hallways outside the meeting rooms or at the breakfast or lunch tables. In addition, interaction among like-minded professionals occurs frequently between these live events through the various Communities we have established (click here for a complete listing of our Communities). Periodic calls by the various Communities on topical issues or simply a post to the specific Community site with a question can generate significant discussion and debate that advances one’s knowledge.
That’s how we foster education -- not just through our high-quality educational content on timely and relevant issues that offers you insights you can use in your everyday job -- but coupled with a sense of community that truly wants to share information so we all grow together to be better professionals. If you’re not a member of one or more of our Communities please find those that meet your needs and join today. This will enhance the already existing sense of community we hope you enjoy in being a member of the CCA.
At the CCA, you have a place in our community and an ability to contribute to the actuarial profession.
Do you have questions about the CCA? If so, don't hesitate to reach out to me.
Edward M. Pudlowski, FCA