Seminars

Brokers - looking for RIBO hours?
Our seminar program is below, but if you're looking for a quick and easy way to meet the CE requirements of your license, check out CE OnDemand - a new catalogue of online continuing education courses. Learn more.

CE Credits Available for Other Provinces: 
Do you Need CE Credits for Alberta and/or Manitoba? The Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to be accredited to issue CE credits for our seminars to members who are licensed in the provinces of Manitoba and Alberta. Contact us at gtaseminars@insuranceinstitute.ca to learn more about this benefit.

▶ Upcoming seminars and seminars:

  • Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions Ins
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL Seminar Description: If you already have an understanding of general liability insurance, this full day will provide you practical information about Errors and Omissions insurance. The facilitators will explain how E&O exposures arise and how insurance coverage works, how to advice insureds, and how to deal with claims. A detailed workshop will provide a guide based on real circumstances of how to address the application of cover and resolving claims. You wi ...

  • Developing the Leader Within - Module 1 - Leadership Lid and Emotional Intelligence
    We cannot lead others until we can effectively lead ourselves. In this module, you will understand how leadership effectiveness is directly related to leadership capacity. You will learn the difference between emotional intelligence and intellectual intelligence and how these impact our ability to lead. As part of this module, you will also undergo a DISC assessment to determine your behavioural style, this tool will help you understand how to identify the behavioural styles of your teams/ colle ...

  • Developing the Leader Within - Module 1, 2 & 3
    Are you looking to develop your leadership skills? If so, this three-module program is for you. The program consists of 3 half-day modules as follows: MODULE 1 - Leadership Lid and Emotional Intelligence Jan 28, 2020 | 8:30am - 12:15pm In this module, you will understand how leadership effectiveness is directly related to leadership capacity. You will learn the difference between emotional intelligence and intellectual intelligence and how these impact our ability to lead. As part of this module ...

  • Industry Trends & Predictions:2020
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Join us for our highly-anticipated Industry Trends & Predictions: 2020 , featuring respected p&c consultant Phil Cook. Phil will take a look back at significant events that have impacted our industry, and give us his predictions for the next year and beyond. He always delivers a fascinating and thought-provoking presentation – book now to secure your space. Special Guest Speaker Philip H. Cook, MBA, FCIP Chief Executive Officer Omega Insurance Holdings ...

  • Industry Trends & Predictions:2020
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Join us for our highly-anticipated Industry Trends & Predictions: 2020 , featuring respected p&c consultant Phil Cook. Phil will take a look back at significant events that have impacted our industry, and give us his predictions for the next year and beyond. He always delivers a fascinating and thought-provoking presentation – book now to secure your space. Special Guest Speaker Philip H. Cook, MBA, FCIP Chief Executive Officer Omega Insurance Holdings ...

  • Builders' Risk & Wrap Up Liability - Webinar
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL When building construction occurs as either ground-up new or renovation of an existing structure, there are many complex exposures and coverage options the underwriter, broker and risk manager must consider. They must also ensure the project is in compliance with the contract of the risk presented. In the event of a claim that arises during or after completion of a project, the adjuster must also be aware of available protections and clauses that may play a role in ...

  • The Art of Persuasive Negotiation
    Do you want to be more assertive and improve your negotiation skills? If so, this session is for you! Negotiation skills are essential in daily interactions with others in order to reach important decisions, find solutions to disputes and reach "win-win" resolutions. Whether it be in your professional life or your personal life, you are almost certain to spend some time negotiating. In this engaging and valuable session, Jessica Naylor will demonstrate how persuasive negotiation skills can make ...

  • From Smart Home Systems to Flooding Detection: The new era of insurance & claims
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL From cars, to buildings, to health devices, to manufacturing and everything in between, the Internet of Things  (IoT)  is changing the way we interact with our environment and each other. Already, connected devices outnumber people on earth and their usage is only expected to increase Facilitator Edona Vila from leading law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP will guide you on the emerging risks of connected products and the evolving legal framework surrounding them. ...

  • Commercial Broker Jump Start
    Give your new Commercial brokers a Jump Start into their careers!. This new five day program is designed to help launch the careers of newly licensed or transitioning brokers with the technical knowledge and professional skills required for them to be successful in their new roles. Over the course of the five days we will cover: • a review of basic insurance policies along with detailed underwriting skills such as application completion, calculators and reports • negotiation, • time management, ...

  • Developing the Leader Within - Module 2 - Mindset, Core Values and Effective Communication
    We cannot lead others until we can effectively lead ourselves. In Module 2, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the core values required to be an effective leader and you will be able to identify communication strategies that work best for you. Part 1- Identifying your core values - Have a solid understanding of the core values required to be an effective leader - Identify strategies to improve upon these core values - understand how to recognize these values or the lack thereof within yourself ...

  • Maximizing Your Underwriting Potential
    Learn the tools and techniques that will immediately improve your underwriting results at work through this comprehensive seminar. Seminar materials, worksheets and a quick reference "Underwriting Success: 10 Golden Rules" are included. If you want to learn how to outperform your competition and improve your time management and negotiation skills, this practical and interactive seminar is for you. Your company will benefit from your increased productivity and advanced risk selection which should ...

  • Wild about Watercraft Insurance - Webinar
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Do you have clients and/or prospects who love the water and watersports like boating, sailing or cruising? Then you don’t want to miss this highly informative session on Watercraft Insurance. This interactive session touches on almost everything you need to know about Watercraft Insurance from a selling, underwriting and claims perspective! We will learn basic marine terminology, explore different types of watercraft and examine their uses. Once we know the basics ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Three Day Exam Prep Course
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to boost your preparation for the Agent or Broker Licensing Exam? This three-day course is designed for students who already have a basic understanding of the broker/agent licensing study material. This is an intensive course which acts as a review or "refresher" on the key topics, including principles and practices, property, automobile and travel insurance. Note: This course is not intended for students with little to no previous insurance kno ...

  • Coffee & Conversation - Industry Trends & Predictions: 2020
    Join us for our highly-anticipated Industry Trends & Predictions: 2020 , featuring respected p&c consultant Phil Cook. Phil will take a look back at significant events that have impacted our industry. In addition to his usual review of recent events impacting our industry and his analysis of developing trends for the immediate future, Phil will offer some personal observations on the most significant events that have shaped our industry over the last several years, and “crystal ball” som ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Preparation Course
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Give yourself the best chance of success in your RIBO Level 1 or OTL exam. This 10 day course is designed to assist you, new to the insurance industry, to pass the Agent or Broker Basic Level 1 Licensing Exam. The licensing exam will be held on Friday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. This is an intensive course and requires you to attend all classes as well as complete at home assignments which will be reviewed in class with your instructor, Lyall Bell, CIP. Here's what ...

  • Three Day Commercial Lines Automobile School
    Do you need an overview of the principles and concepts, as well as the technical side of commercial auto? Commercial lines auto insurance can seem complex at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us for this three-day workshop, covering everything you’ll need to know as a new industry employee, or as someone moving from personal lines to commercial lines. You’ll see the benefits of attending this seminar right away in your workplace: Brokers : comprehend the basics of commercial auto to provide ...

  • Leading Insurance Coverage and Liability Cases
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL In the dynamic and evolving world of p&c insurance, it’s vital that you stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends. Join Mario Fiorino, Senior Council of the Insurance Bureau of Canada as he updates us on the most current and relevant information over the past year. You will navigate through the leading coverage and liability decisions of 2019-2020 dealing with the following issues: Coverage Interpretation under the Commercial General Liability Policy Co ...

  • Fundamentals Series: 101 Insurance Fundamentals
    This seminar is a part of our Fundamentals Series – eight seminars that get to the basics of insurance, giving you a complete overview of the workings of the p&c insurance industry. Take a look at our seminar program to see how our other seminars can assist you to enhance your career. If you are new to insurance and have limited knowledge of the p&c insurance industry, this full-day seminar is for you. Its purpose is to provide you an overview of the developments and functions of p&c ...

  • Effective Study Skills Webinar - Member Bonus
    This complimentary webinar is specifically geared towards Insurance Institute of Ontario members who are currently enrolled in the CIP program. The Insurance Institute understands the challenge of taking a "CIP course". This interactive seminar will provide you with a new method to handle the extra load. Have you been away from formal study? Do you need to learn new dynamic strategies for studying? Do you need better results on Insurance Institute tests and exams? Excellent! You must attend this ...

  • Fundamentals Series: 104 - Fundamentals of Commercial Automobile
    Do you need an overview of the principles and concepts, as well as the technical side of commercial auto? Commercial lines auto insurance can seem complex at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us for this full-day seminar, covering everything you’ll need to know as a new industry employee, or as someone moving from personal lines to commercial lines. You’ll see the benefits of attending this seminar right away in your workplace: Brokers : comprehend the basics of commercial auto to provide s ...

  • Thriving in a Hard Market
    WEBINAR | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL In this CIP Society panel-style webinar, you’ll learn how insurance markets change course over time and get an overview of the factors that lead to a hard insurance market (causes, signs and symptoms). You’ll also learn strategies for coping with increased pricing, policyholder emotion, marketing strategies and tactics for communication to keep customers in the know. The session will also take a look at current issues in commercial and personal lines that are impa ...

  • Developing the Leader Within - Module 3 - Intentional Leadership, Coaching & Leading Through Change
    We cannot lead others until we can effectively lead ourselves. In module 3 you will identify your level of emotional intelligence (strengths and limitations) and you’ll be provided with strategies to improve your level of EQ. You will: - Learn about the subconscious and conscious parts of the mind and how this affects your beliefs, behaviours, mindset and ultimately your ability to lead - Identify triggers that lead to self-limiting behaviours - Workshop strategies to deal with self-limiting bel ...

  • Industry Trends & Predictions:2020
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Join us for our highly-anticipated Industry Trends & Predictions: 2020 , featuring respected p&c consultant Phil Cook. Phil will take a look back at significant events that have impacted our industry, and give us his predictions for the next year and beyond. He always delivers a fascinating and thought-provoking presentation – book now to secure your space. Special Guest Speaker Philip H. Cook, MBA, FCIP Chief Executive Officer Omega Insurance Holdings ...

  • Legalized it: Cannabis - Webinar
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL On October 17, 2018, Canada became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis use. Now that it has been over a year since this historic development, we’ll explore how legal cannabis has left its mark on the p&c insurance industry, and what we can expect in the future. This includes a review of how the regulatory landscape has shifted across all levels of government in the past 365 days. As part of this review, we’ll examine new and emerg ...

  • Fundamentals of Employment Law for Team leads, Supervisors & Managers
    At every step of the employment relationship from advertising an opening, to interviewing a candidate, to hiring and firing an employee, missteps can cause issues that lead to legal action. As a team lead, supervisor or manager you need to be aware of the pitfalls and how to avoid them. Join us to learn more about employment law and how it affects your role in the insurance industry. This half-day interactive presentation is designed to provide you a practical understanding of employment law. Th ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In-class
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Conestoga Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the Insurance Industry, an intense two week (10 days) Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. Par ...

  • Cannabis: Insurance & Risk Management Implications
    SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Cannabis Update As of July 1, 2018, Cannabis possession and consumption was legal in Canada—immediately impacting all aspects of property and casualty insurance. In this update, we will review the our readiness for legalization and look at issues and decisions that are continuously being made regarding the many minute factors that this legalization has and will affect. Are you keeping up-to-date on all the ways our industry is being impacted? How will it affect your work a ...

  • Agent and Broker Licensing Course March 2020
    Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting! This intensive course is designed to assist students, new to the insurance industry, to pass the Agent or Broker - Basic Licensing Exam. We have small classes, with excellent results. Participants will benefit from these learnings: -Introduction to insurance business, the law and insurance, insurance contracts, insurance intermediaries -The ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course - In Class
    Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Kawartha/Durham Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the Insurance Industry, a convenient yet intensive 1 week Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. Participants will benefit fr ...

  • Broker Jump Start
    Give your new brokers a Jump Start into their careers!. This new five day program is designed to help launch the careers of newly licensed brokers with the technical knowledge and professional skills required for them to be successful in their new roles. Over the course of the five days we will cover a review of basic insurance policies along with detailed underwriting skills such as application completion, calculators and reports. Negotiation, time management, communication skills along with er ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Three Day Exam Prep Course
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to boost your preparation for the Agent or Broker Licensing Exam? This three-day course is designed for students who already have a basic understanding of the broker/agent licensing study material. This is an intensive course which acts as a review or "refresher" on the key topics, including principles and practices, property, automobile and travel insurance. Note: This course is not intended for students with little to no previous insurance kno ...

  • Breakfast - Fireside Chat
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 Your chapter has lined up an amazing group of industry professionals for a panel discussion on hot topics. Topics for discussion will include: M & A EDI Soft / Hard Markets Regulatory Changes Anticipated InsurTechs What keeps you up at Night? Do you have a question you wish the panel to discuss? Please submit your questions to: HamiltonNiagaramail@insuranceinstitute.ca Whether you are an organizational leader or an upcoming insuran ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Two-Day Review Course
    Are you looking to boost your preparation for the Agent or Broker Licensing Exam? This two-day course is designed for students who already have a basic understanding of the broker/agent licensing study material (e.g. completed the Fanshawe college diploma program or some of the CIP courses). This is an intensive course which acts as a review or "refresher" on the key topics, including principles and practices, property, automobile and travel insurance. Day 1: Principles & Practices Property ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In-class
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Conestoga Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the Insurance Industry, an intense two week (10 days) Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. Par ...

  • Effective People Management
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Management responsibilities are becoming more complex and managers require a variety of skills to be effective. This three day program has been designed to enable managers to develop new skills and enhance their management capabilities. Effective People Management is a three day program that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and personalized objectives to create superior learning experience.Participants learn how to read the s ...

  • Advanced Business Interruption
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL Business interruption insurance is often perceived as a highly technical field, both difficult to sell and to service. As a result, it is a commodity that, although important to all risk portfolios, is undersold. This seminar aims to put aside the accounting and the numbers so that the insurance people in all disciplines can get a better handle on the how to’s of business interruption. Using case studies learners will get hands on practice determining coverage l ...

  • Construction Insurance - Projects and Operations
    We all have an understanding of the negative impact of an improperly covered loss.  Whether contractors are involved in building small or multi-million dollar projects the impact of an improperly covered loss can be truly devastating. During the session attendees will review appropriate coverages for construction risks and understand the importance of developing the proper insurance program for their construction clients. TOPICS INCLUDE: Property Coverages - including Builders’ Risk and Contract ...

  • Everything DiSC Mangement Training
    Everything DiSC® Management Everything DiSC® Management is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Participants learn how to read the styles of the people they manage. The result is managers who adapt their styles to manage more effectively. EVERYTHING DiSC MANAGEMENT FOCUSES ON: •Your DiSC Management Style •Directing and Delegating •Improving Employee Motivation •Employee Deve ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course - In Class
    Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Cambrian Shield Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the insurance industry, a convenient yet intensive two week Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. The class is instructed by ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Three Day Exam Prep Course
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to boost your preparation for the Agent or Broker Licensing Exam? This three-day course is designed for students who already have a basic understanding of the broker/agent licensing study material. This is an intensive course which acts as a review or "refresher" on the key topics, including principles and practices, property, automobile and travel insurance. Note: This course is not intended for students with little to no previous insurance kno ...