This inaugural business and inclusion event taking place on January 14-15, will bring independent agents and other IA channel leaders from across the country together to learn key business strategies with a heightened focus on sales, marketing, agency operations, leadership, and technology. The goal is agency growth, as well as increased innovation and sustainability through diversity and inclusion.
Registration now open, with early bird pricing through September 30.
As our neighborhoods and cities continue to grow in multiculturalism, it is critical that our independent agency channel proactively embraces such change by collectively weaving diversity and inclusion into the fabric of our business practices. Nielsen, a global data analytics company, reports 21 of the top 25 most populated U.S.
What makes Level Up different? Everything. You will get step-by-step guidance by both global business leaders and agency leaders on how to build a culture of inclusion and diversity within your agencies. You can also customize your day to include whatever is most important to you. From attracting the next generation of all-stars or understanding demographic buying power to developing multicultural networks or kick-starting an agency perpetuation plan theres something for everyone at Level Up!
ASSOCIATION AND BUSINESS GROWTH THROUGH DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
We are highlighting diversity and inclusion during our roundtables so that we can all lead the charge in championing a culture of inclusivity within our state associations and agencies. Diversity and inclusion is about growing our businesses and without proactively building this type of culture within our state association and agencies we will be stagnating our market share growth. Engaging in Diversity and Inclusion within our associations and agencies provides us with these five unique advantages.
INCREASES OUR LEVERAGE WITH COMPANIES
INCREASES OUR LEVERAGE WITH DIVERSE AGENTS
Our top carriers recognize the business case for diversity and inclusion and want to be more closely aligned with those that are putting forth the effort in becoming more inclusive so lets lead the charge in our state associations and agencies.
Including underrepresented groups across our leadership and within our agencies will increase growth and sustainability of emerging markets within both our state associations and businesses.
STABILIZATION OF FUTURE IA CHANNEL
A large percentage of millennials identify as racial/ethnic minorities. It is critical that there are leaders within our associations and agencies that look like them, increasing the appeal in joining our associations and growing our businesses.
INCREASES THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Millennials are the most educated generation. We do not want to miss out on the wealth of knowledge they can provide in moving both our associations and businesses forward.
GREATER RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Several research studies have proven that increased diversity among work groups reduces the risk of group think which often prevents innovation in both our associations and businesses.
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