The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) has announced the formation of an advisory council to lead the development of its new “fellow” designation. Based on the Canadian-made Fellow of Risk Management, the new educational level promises to take a different direction. Workshop-style courses will be added to the curriculum, replacing the former requirement for three college-level elective courses. Part of the new council’s function will be to recommend workshop topics, as well as establishing guidelines for non-RIMS programs that will be accepted as equivalencies. At the recent RIMS Conference in Atlanta, society executive director Jack Hampton said the workshop component was added to reflect a more typical executive-style of education. He praised Canadian RIMS members for the development of the advanced designation and for pursuing its movement south of the border. Among the advisory council members is Canadian Heather Zomar, an FRM designate and manger of the risk, health and safety division of the City of Surrey, B.C.