Networking, the power tool we use daily. As the saying goes it'' not what you
know, but who you know. During this session, you will get to know a few key multicultural
industry groups and the value they can bring to your agency. Featured in this
session are leaders from the Chinese American Insurance Association, the
National African American Insurance Association and the Latin American
Association of Insurance Agencies.
Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent
McKinsey Global Institute reports both ethnically and gender diverse companies are more likely to outperform their competitors. Identifying as a diverse and inclusive workplace is becoming a more desirable goal for business leaders across the country; however, getting started presents its own challenges. During this session we will explore what it takes to both build and sustain diverse teams within your agency with consideration of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation and more.
Carrier Insights: Exploring Industry
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Big I Diversity Council came into inception in 2003 and has continued to
blossom largely due to the support of industry carriers. During this session, we
will walk through a few leading carriers' journey across diversity and inclusion
and learn what got them started along with how it has impacted their
organizations today. We will also learn about current initiatives each carrier
is working on in the diversity and inclusion space.
Employment Practices Liability: Things that Make You Go Hmmm
Regardless of how likable you or your agency is, the risk of being sued by an employee is very real. Did you know your agency is 3x more likely to be sued than to experience a fire? While retaliation is the top reason most employees sue, race, sex, disability and age follow closely behind. During this session, we will explore the most common EPLI claims and simple steps you can take to protect you, your agency and your clients.
Insuretech 101: The Latest in Insurance Technology
As carriers look for best-match agencies, one thing is for certain insuretech will continue to play an increasingly important role within our distribution channel, but
what is it exactly? This session will breakdown the fundamentals of insuretechs
and what aspects of these emerging insurance technologies will provide the most
opportunities for independent agents.
Leveraging the 5 Generations in the Workplace
For the first time in modern history there are five distinct generations
working side by side and as a result, generational differences have never been
wider. In order for a company and its people to be poised for long-term success
and sustainable growth, there must be a healthy workplace culture and leadership
that recognizes a multi-generational workforce as its greatest asset. In this
session you will learn tips and strategies to bridge the generational divide
within your workplace, resulting in increased productivity and employee retention.