Megan O'Rourke

Megan, thank you... The interactive teaching style is great and ensures all of the information is firmly embedded.

Kelly Carroll, Product Specialist - Liability, QBE Australia
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Megan O'Rourke

Principal Facilitator

Megan O’Rourke is a principal facilitator at Elevista Interactive Learning and a special counsel in the Insurance & Health team at Barry.Nilsson.

During the 20+ years she has spent advising Australian and international insurance and corporate clients on complex indemnity, defence and coverage issues, Megan has developed a passion for teaching and special interest in emerging risks, including cyber insurance.

‘I’ve had the benefit of working in both private practice and in-house, which means I’ve been exposed to how the multi-faceted roles within an insurance company operate. This really helps with designing and facilitating training events for Elevista, because I have a practical understanding of the issues that insurance, broking and risk professionals face on a day-to-day basis.’

Megan is listed in 2017 and 2018 editions of Best Lawyers for Insurance, and was named a Finalist Special Counsel of the Year in the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.

Megan joined Barry.Nilsson. to assist Robert Samut to establish Elevista Interactive Learning. Through Elevista, Megan builds and facilitates training programs for insurance and risk professionals, including workshops, webinars, conference presentations and training courses.

A talented and highly regarded facilitator, Megan’s work for Elevista has included running extensive risk and education programs across Australia and New Zealand for major insurance companies and some of Australia’s insurance broker ‘powerhouses’.

Most recently she has

  • Chaired the panel discussion on cyber insurance at the inaugural Cyber in Business Conference, July 2017
  • Chaired the panel discussion at the APIG Queensland Annual General Meeting, August 2017

‘What makes Elevista different is the teaching methods we use and the quality of the material we provide. Like Rob, I grew tired of attending training seminars that were billed as ‘interactive’ but turned out to be the exact opposite. That’s not what adult learning should be about. So while we all have different teaching styles, the basic principles we apply to our training events are the same. We work hard to develop high-quality content that has practical application, and deliver it in an engaging and inclusive way. 

Creating a relaxed educational atmosphere that welcomes and encourages true audience participation is always worth the effort: because that’s when real learning happens.’

See Megan in action


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