We've got a line-up that will help you dig deep, master your motivation and conquer your next step. Award-winning author Alton Carter will share his resilient story and strategies for overcoming obstacles, and on day two, attendees will partake in an interactive session with Steve Aguiree, designed to help you reach your professional goals.
Throw in a great mix of panel presenters, state leadership discussions, networking events and the presentation of the 2017 Outstanding YAC of the Year awards, and you've got the 2017 Young Agents Leadership Institute. Rooms fill quickly, so sign up soon.
See you in Chicago!
Joe, Caroline, Doug and Robbie
Your Big "I" national Young Agents Committee
PS: Scholarships are available for attending the event.
The Big “I” National Young Agents Committee will be presenting scholarships for select first-time attendees of the Big “I” Young Agents Leadership Institute. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first serve basis. Supplies are limited.
Apply for the Outstanding YAC of the Year Awards
Learn about the application enhancements watch the Outstanding YAC of the Year Awards recording and listen to an update here: Outstanding YAC of the Year Awards two.
The Big “I” national Young Agents Committee recognizes state YACs each year in the areas of membership, meeting, political involvement, community involvement, InVEST and community services project. Check out the new application process and learn how states can use the tool as a best practices guide. Deadline, July 14.
Register for the June 1 Outstanding YAC of the Year Awards Q&A webinar
Tips for the YAC Awards
- Download the application early: the deadline is July 14, but to truly leverage the application as a best practices tool, use the checklist throughout the year.
- Laser-focus: be strategic and choose one or two awards to focus on based on the passion of the committee. This can be especially rewarding for emerging committees.
- Create an application process: decide who will contribute, draft and review the application.
- Tell your story: don't be overwhelmed by the narrative. Share successes, strategies and what made your committee proud. Utilize testimonials and numbers to elaborate.
- Take your time: Don't wait until the last minute and have one person rush through the application. Take your time.
Did you miss YAC Chat with the national YAC?
Listen to the recording.
Big "I" Chairman Spencer Houldin delivers the annual State of the Association address at the Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. (May 5, 2017)
When making policy decisions about complex topics like health care and tax reform, Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) believes independent agents help “make it real” for legislators.
Jana Schellin Foster received this year's Maurice Herndon Scholarship for championing InVEST® in Nevada for the first time and spearheading other young agent initiatives.
All auction proceeds benefit the InVEST scholarship fund, which provides scholarships to InVEST graduates pursuing insurance-related studies or careers. In addition to silent auction bids, the national Young Agents Committee also raised scholarship money through direct donations and sponsorships.
The event featured a keynote address by Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Massachusetts) and the presentation of the annual InsurPac and Young Agent awards.
The Big "I" inaugurated Spencer Houldin as its new chairman, Vaughn Graham as chairman-elect and Joe Leahy as vice chairman.
The Big "I" national Young Agents Committee (YAC) presented its most prestigious annual award, Outstanding YAC of the Year, to the Young Agents Council of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents.
How do you effectively communicate what it means to be an independent agent in your community? Doug Fairbanks, national YAC member shares how his Hartland Michigan agency is maximizing Trusted Choice.
Doug Fairbanks, Big "I" Young Agent Commitee member shares his top 4 prospecting tips.
2013-16 Committee member Carolyn Reynolds on national championships, insurance and introducing her daughter to the industry.
Talent management is a key component of agency success, and Best Practices agency owners have indicated they never stop looking for the right talent for their agencies.
Learn about the award winning strategies of the Michigan young agents, winner of the membership development award. Bring questions, and your experience to the YAC chat event and learn from other YACs around the nation.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1 p.m. EST
Perpetuation for Young Professionals
Check out our recorded webinar presented by InsurBanc to get strategies to help you be part of the perpetuation process. Slides Recording
4 Ways to Find Your Niche
Creating a niche to grow your book of business isn't a new idea, but indpendent agents are often unsure where to start. Tie these four components together to become an industry leader in a niche you love. More from IA magazine
The National Young Agents Committee (YAC) of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) presented its most prestigious annual award today to the Young Agents Council of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents during the annual Fall Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
Trusted Choice®- Free to do what's right for you
There has never been a better time to co-brand your insurance agency with Trusted Choice®. There are many benefits to being a Trusted Choice independent insurance agent. Read here for some tips
to become the best Trusted Choice independent insurance agent and take advantages of the services we offer agencies.
Leading carrier and vendor executives share their strategies for success with attendees at the Big "I" Fall Leadership Conference.
VU offers access to insurance, business and technology articles, the 'ask an expert' service, many full sample ISO forms, white papers, monthly webcast and informationon issues affecting today's insurance marketplace.
The Big “I” Diversity Task Force teamed up with the Virtual University and young agents committees to host a special event entitled “Engaging a New Workforce – Multicultural, Multigenerational, Multifaceted and Multitalented.”
E-signature is here to stay, and now is the time to join the agencies that are flocking to this tool to improve service and increase efficiency.
Starting an agency from scratch is possible, but can be very challenging. Owning an agency gives you the ability to be you own boss, have the satisfaction of helping people protect their valuables and investments, as well as provides you with good income potential for many years to come.