Seminars

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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.

▶ SPECIAL! Complimentary webinar for members:

Flood Risk: How brokers can help their clients - Member Bonus Webinar

In this one-hour webinar, you’ll learn simple ways to help clients understand how climate change is increasing risk and simple ways to help prevent a flood from occurring in their homes, all while earning a CE technical credit. Climate change is real. Catastrophic natural events are occurring more frequently, and the associated damage and repair costs are also increasing. Community and home development plans are being revised to take new realities into account but there are still actions homeowners can take to further reduce their risk. Learn more
Webinar
February 20, 2019 1 p.m. EST - 2 p.m. EST


▶ Other upcoming seminars and seminars:

  • The 360 view on Autonomous Vehicles (Live Webinar)
    Autonomous vehicles are slated to cause a cross-industry disruption. How are insurers, manufacturers, autonomous technology companies, and governments responding to this disruption? This webinar is designed to provide an in-depth update on the developing law, regulations, and case handling around connected and autonomous vehicles.   Presenters:  Edona Vila, BSc., MMI, JD BLG George Wray, BA, MA, LLB, LLM BLG CE accreditation: 2 RIBO hours pending PLEASE NOTE: - Prices below are for IIO Members. ...

  • Cannabis: Insurance & Risk Management Implications
    SPECIAL PRESENTATION As of July 1, 2018, Cannabis possession and consumption will be legal in Canada—immediately impacting all aspects of property and casualty insurance. In the lead up to this date, issues are being discussed as they arise and decisions are continuously being made regarding the many minute factors that this legalization will affect. Are you keeping up-to-date on all the ways our industry will be impacted? How will it affect your work as an insurance professional? Your Insurance ...

  • 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 8 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 ...

  • Introduction to Commercial Insurance
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL Are you new to commercial insurance or considering moving in the commercial insurance? By attending this half day session you will learn how to assess a commercial client's risks and learn more about the coverages provided by the Commercial Property and Commercial General Liability Policy. The sessions starts with Commercial Risk Assessment - The Basics. The consequences of not identifying and analyzing the risks the organization faces may be critical. Later in ...

  • 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 2018-2018 dealing with the following issues: Coverage Interpretation under the Commercial General Liability Policy Co ...

  • Insurance in the era of IoT: Risks and Opportunities
    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 But what do these social and technical changes mean for the insurance industry in Canada? This seminar will wade through the buzz and get to the bottom of how IoT technologies are poised to disrupt the insurance indu ...

  • Fundamentals Series: 104 - Down to Business with Commercial Property
    The complexities of commercial property insurance are many, and there are very few similarities with residential property insurance. How do you classify commercial property? How is the risk assessed? How are commercial property values established? These are critical questions without simple answers, because this line of insurance requires a breadth and depth of knowledge that takes time to acquire. Whether you’re making the move from personal lines to commercial lines insurance, or simply intere ...

  • The New Performance Appraisal
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT The Insurance Industry is currently witnessing a striking change in the practices of performance management.  The traditional annual performance appraisal process that has been deeply ingrained in organizations for decades is giving way to more frequent conversations between managers and staff members.  Ratings are being abandoned and replaced with dialogues about performance; rather than a review of the past, the most progressive organizations are switching to ...

  • Policy Wordings - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL When dealing with insurance policies, the Confirmation of Coverage and policy wording form the contract is important for everyone to understand. Together they are the guide to what will and will not be covered and understanding this to protect the broker/agent E&O as well as being able to explain it to clients is extremely important. Join us as we learn how to properly navigate policy wordings to find what is covered, excluded, conditions of the policy, and e ...

  • Cyber Liability Exposure & Coverage - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL Canadians are embracing the use of cyberspace in every aspect of their lives – but are we adequately prepared to deal with the increasing risk of cyber-attacks? With both the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks increasing, the insurance industry needs to be poised to understand, recognize, and advise clients on the risks, potential impacts, and available coverages. Several high profile cybercrime cases have garnished the attention of the media and clients. C ...

  • RIBO Act Regulations Update - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Are you up to date with the new RIBO regulations and how it affects you as a broker and the brokerage? Are you comfortably aware of what is considered to be misconduct? Do you know what self reporting is? Join us for a quick but robust session on the new RIBO Act Regulations to protect your license and your E&O exposure. Seminar Leader Melanie Needham, FCIP, CRM President, MRD Training & Consulting Inc. CE hours : 1.5 Management PLEASE NOTE: - Prices belo ...

  • D & O Liability - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL T he directors and officers liability marketplace continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Increased competition has resulted in broadening coverage as companies look for a competitive edge. Join this webinar to review the D&O insurance contract with a focus on the latest coverage enhancements. This session is designed to bring you the very latest critical information and practical advice on directors' and officers' liability. You will address the critical issues ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Business Interruption: Beyond the Basics - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | 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 tos of business interruption. Business interruption insurance is a vital component of any business continuity ...

  • Risk Selection for Commercial Auto (In-Person Session)
    Risk selection is the key to profitability. This seminar will teach you some of the commercial automobile criteria that will allow you to better assess risk to improve your account selection success as an underwriter, and to improve your submission documentation as a broker. This session is targeted towards experienced and entry level brokers, auto underwriters, transportation company management & safety personnel. Learning Outcomes: - Identify the primary exposures relative to a commercial ...

  • Risk Selection for Commercial Auto (Live Webinar)
    Risk selection is the key to profitability. This seminar will teach you some of the commercial automobile criteria that will allow you to better assess risk to improve your account selection success as an underwriter, and to improve your submission documentation as a broker. This session is targeted towards experienced and entry level brokers, auto underwriters, transportation company management & safety personnel. Learning Outcomes: - Identify the primary exposures relative to a commercial ...

  • Surety 101
    Do you deal with contractors? This seminar will help insurance professionals deal with the questions that can arise involving surety, and better prepare you through knowledge on the surety side of operations. This two hour seminar will cover the following topics What is Bonding? Bonding vs. Insurance The 5 C’s of Surety Underwriting Requirements Competitive Advantages Contract Bonds The Bonding Process FAQs Commercial Surety Seminar Leader: Jeremy Sztuka, B.Com (Honours), ACSB, CIP Underwriter I ...

  • Product Recalls: Practical Guide and Insurance Issues (Live Webinar)
    From automotive to drug, medical device, and food industries, product recalls are on the public spotlight. At stake in all product recalls, are money and reputation.  This seminar will provide practical suggestions coming out of litigation involving product recalls and highlight insurance issues related to product recalls. Presenters:  Edona Vila, BSc., MMI, JD BLG George Wray, BA, MA, LLB, LLM BLG CE accreditation: 2 RIBO hours pending PLEASE NOTE: - Prices below are for IIO Members. Fees noted ...

  • 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 ...

  • Insurance in the era of IoT: Risks and Opportunities
    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 But what do these social and technical changes mean for the insurance industry in Canada? This seminar will wade through the buzz and get to the bottom of how IoT technologies are poised to disrupt the insurance indu ...

  • 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 ...

  • Commercial Risk Assessment - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Back by popular demand! Assessing a commercial risk is more than just what the business does.Your commercial clients rely on you to provide advice that is accurate and timely. The consequences of not identifying and analyzing risks an organization faces may be critical. Consider an insured that learns that a major loss is not covered. The broker/agent may be blamed for not advising the client to purchase appropriate insurance; the insurer is likely to bear the cl ...

  • Crime Insurance - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Workplace crime can be disruptive to daily operations, and can have devastating impact on a company and its bottom line. It’s crucial to help your clients protect their businesses from the threat of crime by employees and outsiders. In this webinar, you’ll take a good look at all crime and fidelity coverages including: Employee Theft or Forgery/Alteration Theft, Robbery and Burglary (inside the premises) Theft, Robbery and Burglary (outside the premises) Fraudule ...

  • Builders' Risk & Wrap Up Liability - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing 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 ...

  • Cyber Coverage Sales: Winning Approaches to Get Results
    Are your cyber sales efforts stalling when there should be a flood of new business? Do you struggle to have the cyber risk conversation with your clients, and never seem to get anywhere? Do you have clients that don’t understand just how much cyber risk exposure they have? If you answered "yes" to these questions, and would like to position your brokerage as a trusted advisor on cyber risks, this half-day CIP Society seminar is for you! Presented by Serge Solski, cyber risks expert within the in ...

  • Commercial Lines: Specialty Coverages
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you confident about discussing business interruption, crime, surety and equipment breakdown? The Conestoga Chapter is proud to offer a five part Commercial Lines Series. One of the seminar series,Specialty Coverages, is an interactive seminar that will provide a comprehensive review of coverages under business interruption, crime, equipment breakdown policies and surety bonds. In this interactive session, you will also: review how values are determined revi ...

  • Directors' & Officers' Liability
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL Seminar Description: Corporate misfeasance both in the United States and Canada has resulted in significant legislative and judicial responses aimed squarely at the conduct of corporate directors and officers. This has highlighted the importance and need for directors’ and officers’ insurance and for understanding this seemingly complex area of regulation and liability. This course will provide an overview of the duties of directors and officers, the exposures f ...

  • Breakfast - Fireside Chat
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT DATE CHANGED TO: Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Your chapter has lined up an amazing group of industry professionals for a panel discussion on hot topics. This event is presented as a part of the Insurance Institute’s " National Education Month ". The theme to our discussion will be: * Canada US: Cross Border Issues * Marijuana: Agricultural, related distribution; pricing * Leadership: Today's workplace * Cyber Do you have a question you wish the panel to discuss? Plea ...

  • Fundamentals Series: 108 Condominium Conundrums
    Condo insurance is an often misunderstood product. Misconceptions are common and many stem from confusion about coverage provided by the Condo Corporation’s insurance vs. the unit owner’s condo insurance. Whether you’re a Broker, Underwriter or Adjuster, learn about this in demand product. Condo sales aren’t showing signs of slowing down soon and a condo is often the first time homebuyer’s step into the real estate market. Helping customers identify their needs and ensure proper coverage will go ...

  • Fundamentals Series: 106 Covering Clients with Personal Umbrella
    Imagine that one of your clients was judged to be legally liable for injuries suffered by a third party. What would happen if the incident that caused the loss was covered under the insurance policy, but your client was ordered to pay the injured party more than the limit of the liability provided by the policy you sold? Or, perhaps your client is sued for an occurrence arising from his or her volunteer work for a non-profit organization. Would a claim of this nature be covered by the underlying ...

  • Understanding the CGL - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Back by popular demand! Are you new to commercial insurance, or interested in moving from personal lines to commercial lines? This seminar will take a practical introductory look at the commercial general liability policy, providing insight for the less experienced brokers, underwriters and adjusters working in commercial insurance. Participants will learn the foundations of a commercial general liability policy section by section including discussions on coverag ...

  • 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, ...

  • Certificates of Insurance - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Back by popular demand! This seminar will discuss the appropriate use of certificates of insurance, elaborate on when to use them and describe how to communicate effectively with certificate requesters, clients and underwriters. In addition to discussing current case law regarding certificates of insurance, cover notes, binders and other ancillary insurance documents, this seminar will focus on how to achieve greater efficiency and minimize paperwork, how to mana ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • New Producer Boot Camp
    Maximizing producer effectiveness is a win/win proposition for the producer and the brokerage. If you are a producer, this program will provide you with the knowledge and tools to build a resilient book of business and generate superior revenue. The program starts with the highly regarded Everything DiSC® Sales, a program to help your sales team learn to communicate better and improve their sales relationships. Everything DiSC® Sales is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging faci ...