July 16 - 20, 2018

Investor Education, Economics and Insurance

Saving and investing are cornerstones of every wealth-building strategy. Insurance provides a safety net. Yet, far too many students enter the workplace with little understanding or appreciation of either.

During this session you explore saving and investing as a means to financial security and wealth-building. You also gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed investment decisions for you and your students. You learn why it is important to get started early. Several participative activities and “games” make for a lively learning environment.

Learn how the institutions of a market economy enhance wealth building individually and socially. In addition, there are sessions on all major forms of insurance. You are invited to a personal financial question and answer session (included in registration).

The major requirement for graduate credit is:

A capstone assignment that is relative to your own work back home.

Learn how to teach about…

Investor education—knowledge and skills to build wealth

  • Investor protection—avoid fraud
  • Personal investing—balancing risk and reward
  • The methods of investing

The economic way of thinking...

  • Saving: obstacles, strategies, financial institutions, long-term benefits
  • The basics of budgeting—pay yourself first
  • Financial fitness for life

Insurance choices—the Big Risk Game

  • Life, disability and long-term care
  • Homeowners, renters, auto
  • Health—why are costs rising so rapidly?


Monday 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Program costs and graduate credits

  • $350 for program registration
  • $905 for program registration, AND three graduate credits

(Fees include all meals, refreshments, materials, lodging and parking.)