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New Capability Model to Assist CAS Members in Building Skills for the Future

The CAS Capability Model, which is a visual framework that articulates and provides guidance on the traits, skills and knowledge important for most property/casualty actuaries, is now available through the CAS website.

CAS members and other stakeholders can use the model to self-assess the levels of their professional attributes in 18 different areas, which will assist them in identifying areas of opportunity to learn and grow and planning their professional development journeys.

The model is backed by extensive research and input gathered from a variety of stakeholders, including feedback from a CAS membership survey and input from the Employer Advisory Council, Candidate Advocate Working Group, Risk Management Committee, Member Advisory Panel and CAS Board of Directors. The model’s development was managed by a task force of volunteers and staff.

“As we continue pursuing our Strategic Plan goals of supporting our members in building skills for the future, the CAS Capability Model will play an important role,” said CAS President Roosevelt Mosley, FCAS, CSPA. “The model serves as a resource for our professional education planning teams and will inform the development and continued relevance of our CE offerings.”

CAS members are encouraged to start their own self-paced journey through the model by exploring the attributes within the three areas of the model: Traits, Skills, and Content Areas. Each attribute is organized according to three levels of proficiency: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3, with Level 1 being the most basic and Level 3 being the most advanced. With an understanding of the model components, members can self-assess their proficiencies, and then identify continuing education opportunities to further develop their expertise.

“The CAS Capability Model is a strategic resource that demonstrates our commitment to continuing education, and I’m proud of the work of the volunteers and staff who, with significant input from a wide range of stakeholders, partnered to bring the model to life,” commented Victor Carter-Bey, D.M., CAS CEO.

As a dynamic tool that will evolve over time, feedback from practicing actuaries on the model is welcome, and can be sent to Carrie Cross, CAS Strategy and Learning Partner.

Explore the Model