From Technical Professional to Leader Webcast

March 21, 2018




Presented by

Leadership & Development Section


Noon–1:30 p.m. ET


This webcast takes place via the Internet.

Registration Fees

Registration is now closed. The SOA Customer Service Center is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. Please call +1-888-697-3900.

Who Should Participate

Actuaries who are interested in leadership skills and the necessary skills to build them. Also, members of the following sections: Leadership & Development


It’s a given that actuaries have well-developed technical skills. Early career development for actuaries is focused on building a strong technical and industry foundation. Once that development occurs, actuaries have most of their careers left and want to remain technical experts operating in a positive environment. Other actuaries end up in leadership and management roles. In fact, they are very well-positioned to become senior leaders within their organizations. The technical development of actuaries is a well-defined path, while leadership development is not and the competencies that make for good technical actuaries are different from the competencies that make good leaders. 

An actuary striving for a broad leadership role needs to build strong skills in communication, influence, strategy and general business. They must be able to quickly adapt to being immersed in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment. This workshop will educate mid-level actuaries on the key characteristics of good leaders along with how to focus on the capabilities necessary to transition into a leadership role. Attendees will be able to determine if a leadership path is right for them, learn the key competencies that make good leaders and understand how to build the skills necessary to move from technical expert to leader.

How the live webcast works and what it includes

You do not need any special equipment. On March 20, 2018, before 2:00 p.m. ET you will be sent detailed webcast instructions via email including the Web address for accessing the live-streaming broadcast presentation. Any handouts that are available will also be sent.

Please review the technical requirement sheet for the webcast platform with your IT department and make sure there aren’t firewall issues with audio streaming through your computers. You can test your computer using the following link to ensure the audio streaming is working properly.

In addition, if you have Windows 7, we recommend using Firefox, Chrome or Edge - not Internet Explorer 11 – in order to avoid problems with streaming audio.