Webinars

Webinar | Living and Leading with Courage and Compassion

Wednesday, August 26
10:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. MT / Noon CT / 1:00 p.m. ET
At your desk
 • No charge
For all WSIA members



Presenters:

  • Jennifer Kessel, Marketing Director, USG Insurance Services, Inc. 
  • Cara Delestienne, Director of Service Center & Corporate Training, USG Insurance Services, Inc. 

2020 has been a year of challenges, unknowns, uncharted territories and unprecedented times in our country and economy. Join Jennifer Kessel and Cara Delestienne LIVE for a candid discussion on navigating complex times, making decisions without a rulebook, showing up well for your team, your company and your life through vulnerability and transparency.


Webinar | What is Management...Really?

At your desk • No charge
For all WSIA members
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Presenters:

  • John Anthony, Vice President, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
  • Troy Fornof, Executive Vice President, MacNeill Group, Inc.

Join us from your desk to learn what management really means and how you can be an effective manager. Presenters discuss examples of effective management along with management gone wrong. With their unique perspectives and experiences, presenters John Anthony and Troy Fornof provide insight and guidance that you can immediately apply to build better teams and develop a forward-thinking organization.

Webinar | Perspectives from Stamping Office Leaders

At your desk • No charge
For all WSIA members 
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Perspectives from Stamping Office Leaders Resources

Presenters:
Greg Brandon, Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas
Dan Maher, Excess Line Association of New York
Ben McKay, Surplus Line Association of California
David Ocasek, Surplus Line Association of Illinois
Bryan Young, Florida Surplus Lines Service Office
Brady Kelley, WSIA

Join us from your desk  as these leaders discuss May 2020 filing and premium numbers, pandemic-related impacts on filers and legislation and opportunities for the industry.

Webinar | Cannabis, A Budding Industry, hosted by WSIA's U40 

At your desk • No charge
For all WSIA members 
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Cannabis Webinar Resources

Presenters:

  • Jason Scheurle, Hudson Insurance Group
  • John Deneen, AmWINS Brokerage

Join us live for a blunt session and high times, exploring the world of insuring cannabis. This is a budding industry in the surplus lines market and presents opportunities to break the grass ceiling! These WSIA members specialize in this unique risk as they divulge their experiences insuring in the cannabis space.

Webinar | COVID-19 Impacts on the Wholesale, Specialty and Surplus Lines Industry

At your desk • No charge
For all WSIA members
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Join us for a discussion about the impacts of COVID-19 on the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry with a panel of WSIA Board members and staff. Panelists will share their perspectives and answer member questions about how the pandemic is impacting the industry, how members and WSIA are navigating the patchwork of COVID-19 regulatory responses and legislative proposals and opportunities and challenges of not seeing clients in person.

Presenters:

  • Bryan Sanders, Markel Specialty, WSIA President and President
  • Brenda (Ballard) Austenfeld,  RT Specialty, WSIA Board Member and President, National Property Practice and Managing Director
  • Coryn Thalmann, Jimcor Agencies, WSIA Board Member and CEO
  • Brady Kelley, WSIA, Executive Director

Webinar | Leading Remote Workers: The Evolving Workplace, including COVID-19

At your desk • No charge
For all WSIA members who lead people working remotely
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Learn some timely tips and tools from Kristen Skender, Jimcor Agencies, Inc and Leah Ohodnicki, Argo Group, about how to effectively lead people working remotely and how to manage the related technology. The webinar includes discussion about COVID-19-related adaption to working remotely and how to engage and recognize employees in these changing times. For more information, check out these additional resources, including a Q&A.