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Center for Executive Development

For more than 30 years, the Center for Executive Development (formerly the Center for Professional Education), a division of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, has offered workshops, certificate programs and professional designation examination preparation courses, as well as consulting and custom training to industry, governments and regulators worldwide.  The Center has served the educational needs of more than 10,000 professionals in the insurance, risk management and financial services sectors.

Programs at the Center for Executive Development include:

  • Unique conferences, seminars and certificate programs
  • Custom programs designed for corporate and educational clients
  • Exam preparation for Agents, Brokers and Adjusters, Actuarial Science and CPCU/IIA designations

Fall 2017 Programs

Click here to download our Fall 2017 schedule and registration form.

Now available --- self-study online courses!

We are please to announce that we are now offering a suite of self-study online courses on a variety of insurance and risk management topics. Click here for course descriptions and registration information. We can also arrange bulk pricing for companies; for details, please contact us by clicking here.

Conference on The Intersection of Insurance and Insurtech

We had an overwhelming response to this conference, part of our Thought Leadership Series. Our distinguished keynote speakers and panelists covered timely topics including Preparing for the Insurtech Wave, The Promises and Challenges of Insurtech, a Global View of Insurtech, and The Sharing Economy: Using Insurtech to Effect Change.

Professor Nicos Scordis from the School of Risk Management, Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John's University joins Meyer Mandel from CoreLogic and Tammi Dulberger, FCAS, MAAA from Ironhealth in a discussion of The Intersection of Insurtech and Big Data.

We will be holding other Thought Leadership conferences and special events in 2017 and 2018. Please click here if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

Custom programs for corporate clients

The Center provides custom programs and services, including benchmarking, which are designed to meet the specific requirements of corporate clients and unique audiences. We can deliver classroom training at our new, state-of-the-art location in downtown Manhattan or on site at a location of a client's choosing, including overseas.

Our programs can range from one day to several months in length, depending on a client's needs and interests. Our approach is highly collaborative, and our faculty are drawn from academics, industry experts and practitioners, all of whom are chosen for their breadth of knowledge and relevant experience.

We can also design, deliver and host online programs developed to a client’s specifications. These programs can be instructor-led or self-paced.

The Center's clients include KPMG, AIG, C.V. Starr, Arch, RMS, Crum & Forster, Navigators, and PICC, among many others.

If you would like to know more about these programs, please contact Larry Pistell, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Relations, at 212-284-8581 or by email at

Educational Collaborations

The Center has relationships with other educational institutions that offer programs at various levels of undergraduate and graduate education. Students who are receiving their degrees from those schools take custom-designed courses at the Center as part of their studies. Credits and degrees, when applicable, are granted by the affiliated schools.

If you are interested in participating in or developing a similar program, please contact the Center at 212-277-5161 or email