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NOV. 10 

9:00 AM- 11:15 AM                        OPENING SESSION PARTS 1 & 2
                                                                    *Parts 1 and 2 are  part of one session offering. 
                                                                     Login 9:00 am  & remain logged in to attend CE in Part 2.

PART 1: Join IIABSC Chairman of the Board,  Convention Committee Chairman,  National IIABA Chairman, IIABSC President and Vice President for updates on association activities, latest industry news, COVID 19 and member resources,  Trusted Choice resources, and more... 

  • National Updates
    IABA Chairman Jon Jensen
  • INSURPAC Updates
    InsurPAC Co-Chairs Robbie Nalley & Tonya Thomason

PART 2: Then, join us in Part two for our Opening CE Session: Calling BS on Busy
                    Speaker: Andrew Mellen, The Most Organized Man in America
                    Approved for 1hr. P&C Credit

CE Description:  Forget multitasking and other gimmicks—there are no shortcuts to good time management. Many people use the excuse of being too “busy” for why they don’t get more important things done. The truth is, you choose what you focus on, even if you believe you have no ability TO choose. Add in working remotely, social distancing, and everything that isn’t normal about the “new normal” of COVID, and it’s clear that staying focused and productive can challenge even the most organized among us. That’s why you need to take on The 7 Deadly Time Thieves™ and change your mindset fast. By addressing interruptions, overcommitting, poor planning, multitasking, email, meetings, and procrastination, you will see remarkable improvements immediately.

2:00- 3:00PM                               CE Session "Intentional Leadership: Engaging Virtual Employees"

                                                               Speaker:  Cheryl Koch, CPCU, CIC, ARM, AAI, API, AAM, AIM, AIS, ARP, AINS, ACSR, FIS
                                                                          President/CEO, Agency Management Resource Group
                                                               Approved for 1 hr. P&C Credit

Session Description:  Whether you already had a remote workforce or the pandemic persuaded you to create one, you will want to adapt your leadership style to this new normal.  In the past, we may have done a lot of “management by wandering around" and that was very effective.  Clearly, we're not going to be able to use that technique any longer.  With work-from-home (or live-at-work) employees, you will want to change the way you communicate, engage, and interact with them.  You'll also want to consider how to measure and reward performance in this new environment.  This session will help you make the transition to Intentional Leadership.

NOV 11
Virtual Tradeshow- Partner Exhibitor Marketplace
Starting Nov. 2- PREVIEW EXHIBITORS  & Sign-up for one-on-one appointments. Then join us on Nov. 11 to interact with vendors LIVE-  attend pre-scheduled virtual appointments,  look for prize codes to win prizes, chat with vendors, complete contact forms & browse vendor products and services & more! 

NOV 12

9:00 – 11:30 AM                          CE Session- INDUSTRY PANELS, AWARDS, & LEGISLATIVE UPDATES
                                                               *Parts 1 and 2 are  part of one session offering. 
                                                                Login 9:00 am  & remain logged in to attend CE .                                                           

                                                                Approved for 2 hrs. P&C Credit                                                                                               

 PART 1:  INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSIONS "Doing Business in the COVID World". Hear from Agents and Carriers on how they are doing business and implications of COVID on business processes, office and employee management, engagement, time management, and efficiency, industry communication and connectedness- what is working and what is not... past-present-and future. 


 Julie Turner, Communications Director, The Turner Agency, Inc.

Miles Merwin, President, Advisors Insurance Agency

Renado Robinson, Owner, Crosswinds Insurance Agency, LLC

Moderator: Becky McCormack, CIC, CPCU, AAI, AINS  - IIABSC Vice-President



 Ed Stuckrath- Auto-Owners Insurance- Regional Vice President

Carrie Cheshier- Regional President- Southern Region, Travelers

Fran Johnson- President, Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Moderator:  Frank Sheppard, CAE, AAI - IIABSC President

Join IIABSC Chairman  of the Board for the announcement and recognition of this year's award winners. Agent of  the Year & Young Agent of the year + Industry leader of the year.  You'll also hear from  IIABSC President, Frank Sheppard on legislation in progress including the following discussions and appearances:

  • State + Federal Legislative Updates
    SC Insurance Association, Executive Dir., Russ Dubisky 
    SC Director of Ins., Ray Farmer
  • Post- Election Interview
    IIABA VP of Political Affairs, Nathan Riedel
    Big “I” Senior VP- External, Industry & Gov. Affairs, Charles Symington.

2:00- 3:00 PM                              Closing CE Session:  E&O Issues for the Virtual Office
                                                                Speaker:  Richard F. Lund, JD;  Vice President;  Westport Insurance Corp. 

                                                                Approved for 1 hr. P&C Credit

Session Description: The COVID-19 crisis came on quickly and many agencies scrambled to get staff members set up at home to work. How did this affect the agency’s E&O exposures? Join us for this session to discuss some of the unique issues faced by the virtual office and how agencies can be better prepared in the future.

Virtual Annual Convention
November 10 - 12, 2020