Volunteer for the CAS
For general information on volunteering please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CAS has a great culture and history of volunteerism and depends very heavily on its volunteers. The Participation Survey is the primary tool used by committee chairpersons to staff their committees. In July, 2013, please take the time to complete the participation survey.
Your volunteering is good for the CAS, but it’s also good for YOU.
- Volunteering provides a great opportunity for networking. Working on CAS Committees is a great way to meet other CAS members with similar interests.
- Serving as a committee member or chair will give you the opportunity to develop interpersonal and time management skills that will benefit you on the job.
- Many volunteer opportunities offer a chance to become involved in pioneering fields of actuarial practice.
- Volunteer opportunities can be tailored to meet your particular situation. Your personal interests, available free time, and travel constraints all factor into the committees and roles that will work for you.
- Geography is not a limitation to your involvement. Participation by members outside the U.S. and Canada is encouraged.
- If you are looking for short term commitments , those are available as well.
You can also learn more about volunteering for the CAS by watching the CAS & You presentation at www.casact.org/volunteer.
CAS Seeking University Liasions
Posted: May 7, 2013
In support of the CAS Strategic Plan, the CAS has an objective to increase its presence on college campuses, and the University Liaison Program, with the help of CAS volunteers, can help meet that objective.
You know that the CAS is a great organization. Let’s make sure that students know that, too.
If you are interested in volunteering for the CAS as a University Liaison, please contact Matt Caruso at the CAS Office.
Member Advisory Panel
The Member Advisory Panel (MAP) takes surveys during the year providing valuable feedback on a variety of topics and issues. This is a great way for members with time constraints to volunteer, as surveys are typically short and are released anywhere from two to eight times a year.
MAP was formed to provide CAS leaders and committees with access to a representative collection of members who are willing to participate in surveys and research conducted by the CAS. This valuable service to the CAS is ideal for New Associates and New Fellows.
In Focus Seminar Planning Committee
The In Focus Seminar Planning Committee is responsible for developing the program for two-day seminars on topics of current interest. Past seminars addressed subjects such as managing catastrophe risk, pricing and underwriting, government in insurance, the underwriting cycle, predictive modeling, environmental and catastrophe risk, emerging technologies, medical cost containment, valuation, profitability and rate of return methodologies, and international issues.
Committee on Valuation, Finance, and Investments
The Valuation, Finance, and Investments Committee is charged with providing direction, guidance, and support to the profession, regulators, and others regarding valuation and financing of property and casualty risks and investments. The committee is also responsible for monitoring and coordinating activities with other organizations or CAS committees working in areas related to property and casualty valuation, finance, and investments.
Online Education Task Group
The CAS Executive Council approved the development of 6-8 new interactive online courses that address certain education gaps in basic and continuing education. The new courses will be offered through an online education portal. The volunteer will be expected to participate in 5-6 conference calls as well as review documents prior to calls. It is estimated that depending on the number of volunteers and the degree of work sharing, the time commitment is estimated to be 12 hours, mostly in the July – November time frame.
The ideal volunteer should be an experienced actuary with at least 5-7 years of experience and with an understanding of where the need is for education in evolving field.
Professional Education Policy Committee
The Professional Education Policy Committee endeavors to broaden the knowledge of the Casualty Actuarial Society membership in all areas of actuarial and related fields. The committee is also responsible for planning limited attendance seminars – 1.5 - 2-day meetings to provide groups of 30-40 with concentrated training on a particular subject, such as predictive modeling, R, reserve variability, etc. PEPC is looking for volunteers to assist in planning new limited attendance seminars.