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July 2018

The IIA of Illinois is looking for the elite people who believe CE is more than just earning hours to keep a license up to date. We want people who really want to learn and further their careers in the insurance industry.

If this sounds like you, then please take less than three minutes to complete the 11-question survey.  

Each full submission is entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card.  

Don’t stand for regular old CE programs anymore. Help us provide you the education you need to be the best at what you do each day.
Click here to take the survey.

Registration Now Open

Let’s get connected at CONVO 2018. Join us in Springfield, October 2-4, for our premier event of the year. Think of CONVO as your complete hook-up to a successful career in insurance: networking, access to companies, information on new products designed to increase your ease of doing business, fulfillment of education requirements, philanthropic opportunities and FUN.
Headliner Announced 

In a prospect or client meeting, do you talk mainly about you and your organization? Or is the conversation focused on the other person and what he or she cares about? Do you make your prospects and clients feel important? Are you relevant? It's no longer enough to be interesting. 

Award winning speaker and best-selling author, Sam Richter, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for CONVO 2018. Richter’s presentation, Every YES Begins With a Know - Web Search Secrets to Know More, So You Can Win More, will empower attendees to web search secrets that you never thought possible for finding leads, creating lists, uncovering opportunities, identifying trigger event, and understanding decision makers.

Register today to save $70. Once you register you will be sent information to secure your room at the Crowne Plaza, where the event will be held.
Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
Personal Lines Institute
August 22-24, 2018
Rolling Meadows, IL 

20 hours of General IL CE Credit * no test required
CE Available in all 50 states

Scholarship opportunity available for members.

This institute addresses the unique insurance coverage needs of individuals, families, and family members. You will learn to handle the complexities of state-specific personal lines forms. Participants will: Complete an in-depth study of the ISO Homeowner Policy with emphasis on the HO3 Form. Better understand the application of coverages of a personal auto policy. Obtain an overview of personal umbrella/excess liability coverages including underlying limits and self-insured retention.

Topics Covered:
  • Personal Residential Coverages
  • Personal Automobile Coverages
  • Personal Umbrella/Excess Coverages
  • Condominiums
  • Home-Based Business
Discover the benefits participants will gain by attending. Register Today. 

IIA of IL – Launches New Program – Risk Solutions IQ

Risk Solutions IQ™ is a comprehensive and interactive Learning and Development experience for P&C professionals to develop participants’ risk assessment and coverage knowledge with practical, skill-based learning. 

By utilizing advanced ‘Virtual Learning’ instructional design, RSIQ™ delivers superior learning for Commercial Property, Commercial General Liability and Workers Compensation through: 
  • Short Video Coverage Overview 
  • Fully-Narrated Online Courses 
  • Industry Expert Articles 
  • Interactive Case Studies 
  • Engaging ‘Live Learning’ Web-Learning Sessions 
Find out more here.

Spaced Learning for Your New Hires!

What are your new hire training plans this year?

To create immediate impact and employee engagement, be sure to have your training program ready for launch from day one. We have an immediate solution for you to begin the onboarding process with your new hires.  

Here’s a tip – space the learning! Varied and intermittent approaches reinforce concepts and increase the chance of content retention.  

According to Dartmouth College published research: 
  •  The timing or arrangement of review/practice affects learning. 
  • Practice is more effective when spaced out over time, instead of massed or grouped together (equating total practice time). 
  • Spaced practice enhances memory, problem solving, and transfer of learning to new contexts. 
  • Spaced practice offers great potential for improving students’ educational outcomes.
Advice – space out the online learning over time, at least two months. The new learner will need a resource or internal coach for questions and stories of the concepts in action. Avoid crunching 40 hours of learning into the first week.  

Congratulations on growing your team – Good luck!

The IIA of IL offers over 25 webinars a month lead by nationally recognized faculty. You can earn the CE you need without having to be tied to your desk as long as you have internet access. We are always adding new programming to the lineup. Check out the below courses coming up soon.  

Upcoming topics include: Flood; Homeowners; Farm Vehicles; Business Income; E&O; Additional Insureds; Certificates of Insurance; Business Auto; Fraud; Commercial Insurance Mysteries; PAP; Technology Exposures; Workers Comp; CGL; Trusts; and so many more.  

You can view the full schedule of webinars here

IIA of IL Establishes New Awards Recognizing  Excellence
Are you outstanding at what you do? Are you the best there is in the business? If so, then the IIA of IL wants to recognize you with our new awards for Agency of the Year & Agent of the Year. Check out information on the awards today. You can nominate someone you do business with, someone you work with, or even yourself. Deadline is August 1st, so don’t delay. Get the recognition you truly deserve. Click here for details.
Attend an E&O Seminar Today!
The IIA of Illinois offers seminars in both a classroom setting and a webinar. The seminars are open to everyone and examines E&O risk management from the agency perspective and addresses the fundamentals of reducing E&O exposures of today's ever-changing agency operations. Each class covers a wide variety of topics. Check out the E&O page for more information and to register for upcoming classes. Want us to bring the E&O seminar to your office? In-House Programming is available contact Shannon Churchill, for more details.