What Would You Do?


June 02, 2016

  • Leadership

Presented by

Leadership & Development Section 


Have you ever faced a career dilemma and wondered how to make the best decision when every option has a downside?

Based on the popular What Would You Do? Series in the SOA Leadership and Development section's quarterly magazine The Stepping Stone , this interactive webcast will explore how to approach these situations. We will examine specific case studies and bring to light hidden rationales that might escape the casual observer. Past case studies have considered:

  • Whether to demote or fire a difficult employee;
  • Performance reviews and their aftermath;
  • Interview challenges from both sides of the desk;
  • Evaluating job offers;
  • A difficult product decision;
  • How to build connections with the home office; and
  • Career decisions.

Wherever you are in your actuarial career, this webinar will help you sharpen your sensitivity, and better equip you to make the best decisions.

We will be guided through this process by the series author, John Hadley, a career coach known for his insight into career dilemmas. He will be joined by Jamie Shallow, webcast coordinator and member of the Leadership and Development Section's Council.

Note: The recording available for purchase is intended for individual viewing.




Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.