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.

▶ Upcoming seminars and seminars:

  • At the Forefront Subscription
    Our At the Forefront series gives you the c-suite perspective on the most pressing issues facing our industry today. This year, we’re hosting bi-monthly talks with some of the industry’s most passionate and dynamic leaders. Join the discussion every month by becoming a regular subscriber to the series. As an ‘At the Forefront’ subscriber, here’s what you’ll get: Save money : Save up to 30% off the cost of an individual registration. Stay connected : As a subscriber, you'll stay engaged with what ...

  • Exploring the Stages of Subrogation - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL - What does a successful subrogation file look like to you? - Finding it a challenge to determine when to subrogate? - Are you taking all the necessary steps at the start of a claim in case it ends in subrogation? - Are you & your reps recognizing all the potential that exists in your claim files for possible - Are you aware of the leakage when you don't subrogate? There are many different aspects to a successfully subrogated file, from a quality initial invest ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: Ontario Virtual Course (EST)
    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 virtually in a small group setting with a proven successful instructor. 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 A ...

  • Executive Liability - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL Seminar Description: 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, officers and executives. This has highlighted the importance and need for executive liability insurance and for understanding this seemingly complex area of regulation and liability. This course will provide an overview of the duties of Directors, Of ...

  • Construction 101 - Insurance & Surety: Explained (EST)
    Two, 1-hour Webinars - Construction 101: Everything you need to know about Construction Risks – Insurance & Surety When analyzing Construction Risks, there are certain basics that insurance professionals must be able to wrap their heads around. Construction insurance is designed to insure buildings or projects against replacement or repair — both while they are under construction and, in some cases, for a specified time afterwards. In addition, insuring the exposures of third parties (bodily ...

  • Engage every age: Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace-Webinar (EST)
    Look around your workplace and chances are you’ll see a wide range of age groups and generations represented. Being productive when there are such a wide range of life experiences present can be challenging. In this half-day session, you’ll discover how generational differences can impair our ability to work effectively. You’ll learn more about the traits, beliefs and life experiences that mark each generation, as well as characteristics that influence how each generation works, communicates and ...

  • Business Interruption: Beyond the Basics - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | 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 p ...

  • At the Forefront:Strategies for recruiting and retaining staff, in office or remotely - Webinar(EST)
    According to a recent Labour Force Survey from Stats Canada, nearly three-quarters of the 3.4 million Canadians who began working from home at the start of the pandemic are still working at home, and many of these new remote employees would like to continue working from home indefinitely. Having a remote-ready employee recruitment and retention plan, once viewed as a competitive advantage, is now a must-have. At the same time, we are preparing for our return to the office for many of our employe ...

  • Advanced Business Interruption - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | 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 lev ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: Ontario Virtual Course (EST)
    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 virtual 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 e ...

  • Employers Liability - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Are you confused on when when Workers' Compensation coverage should respond and when Employers' (Contingent) Liability should respond?   You are not alone as this topic is one that is not fully understood by many and employee injuries or workplace-related illnesses can become costly and it is important to understand who is covered by which policy, when, and in what scope. Join us as we learn about the basic differences between WSIB and Employers' Liability coverage ...

  • Virtual Teaching & Presentation Techniques (4-day program) - Webinar (EST)
    Do you need to enhance your teaching and facilitation skills for virtual presentations? If so, this four-day certificate program is for you. (Course takes place February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021) This instructional course will give you the resources needed to understand your audience, prepare your lessons and outcomes and be an overall better virtual trainer or instructor. This program is also used to develop instructors for the Insurance Institute CIP virtual class programs. Section 1: Introduction ...

  • Commercial Broker Jump Start - On-Line (EST)
    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, ...

  • Cyber: Brokers Perspective - Webinar (EST)
    One (1) - Hour Webinar - Cyber: Brokers Perspective (EST) With the significant increases in cybercrime activity over the last several months, insurance professionals must stay abreast of the ins and outs of cyber insurance and how it can protect the results of illicit cyber activity. The misconception that cyber liability is just for big companies is quickly translating into a threat that is real for all business owners and people around the globe. Join us for this engaging webinar, where we tak ...

  • New Risk Exposure in a COVID world - Webinar (EST)
    Webinar presented by Insurance Institute and Insurance Brokers Assocation of Ontario COVID-19 has uprooted the lives and livelihoods of millions of Canadians. In the span of just a few months, many found themselves with new working arrangements, new childcare arrangements, or both. As insurance practitioners, we’re tasked with evaluating these makeshift solutions with a critical lens to provide our best guidance and support to clients and insureds in these challenging circumstances. In this case ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Three Day Exam Prep Course: Ontario Virtual Course (EST)
    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 ...

  • Three Day Commercial Lines Automobile School (EST)
    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 ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: Ontario Virtual Course (EST)
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Give yourself the best chance of success with this fantastic 10-day course designed to prepare you for the Broker (RIBO Level 1) or Agent (OTL) exam. This is an intensive course and requires students to attend all classes and complete homework assignments, reviewed in-class with our highly effective instructor, Linda Edisbury, CIP. Fees: Students pay tuition, exam, and textbook fees (as required), plus a membership fee (if not currently up to date or just joini ...

  • Product Recalls: Top of Mind Considerations for Insurance Professionals - Webinar (EST)
    This 1hr webinar will review key considerations involving the handling of pre-litigation and litigation claims involving recalled products. From evidentiary issues to claim investigation, our facilitators, two experienced lawyers, will cover top of mind issues impacting handling of claims involving recalled products for insurance professionals. Seminar Leaders Larry Elliot, LL.B. - Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Edona C. Vila, LL.B. - Senior Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP CE accreditat ...

  • Leading Insurance Coverage and Liability Cases - Webinar (EST)
    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 ...

  • Certificates of Insurance - Webinar - (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL 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 manage customer expectatio ...

  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® - Two Day Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: to facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals and their organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team. In this session you will learn how to improve team effectiveness and productivity through the understanding and application of The Five Behaviors™: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. Grounded in the model described in Patrick Lencio ...

  • Virtual Cocktail Experience - Webinar (EST)
    This winter, we’re bringing the happy hour to you! Are you missing cocktail hour? Try your hand at artisanal cocktail making from the comfort of your own home! We’ve teamed up with a small Canadian distillery to offer a fun and interactive virtual cocktail mixing experience. You’ll be sent five high quality spirits—enough to make 3 cocktails—so you can join in the demonstration from wherever you are. Along with the live demo, participants will have the chance to reconnect and have fun with team ...

  • New Producer Boot Camp - Webinar - EST
    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 ...

  • Cannabis: Insurance & Risk Management Implications - Webinar (EST)
    SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Cannabis Update - 2 Years Later 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 it affects ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: Ontario Virtual Course (EST)
    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 virtual 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 e ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: Ontario Virtual Course (EST)
    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 virtual classroom setting. Ottawa Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the Insurance Industry, an intense eight day 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. Partici ...

  • At the Forefront: The Insurance Industry's Innovator's Dilemma - Webinar (EST)
    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has famously declared that leaders shouldn’t fear cannibalization, arguing, "if we don’t do it, someone else will." Danish Yusuf, Founder and CEO of Zensurance, sees great potential in this adage, applying this logic to how he leads his rapidly growing Toronto-based technology company, which is focused primarily on the p&c space. In his inaugural At the Forefront talk, you’ll hear from Danish as he explores where he sees the biggest opportunities for the p&c indus ...

  • Water Water Water - Webinar (EST)
    This interactive session teaches you almost everything you need to know about water! We will learn basic terminology around water, floods and coverage. O nce we know the basics we will delve into the policy wording of a homeowners policy, Sewer Back-Up and Overland Water and Flood. Once we are done you will be so comfortable with the peril of water and be able to confidently explain why each coverage is required, what is covered and excluded and how to ensure your client understands the exposure ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: Ontario Virtual Course (EST)
    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 virtual 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 e ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Three Day Exam Prep Course: Ontario Virtual Course (EST)
    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 Jump Start - Virtual Course (EST)
    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 ...

  • The Joy of Chocolate virtual tasting - Webinar (EST)
    Looking for a fun, rich and immersive virtual networking experience? Join the Institute for an engaging and interactive tasting featuring one of the world’s most popular treats: chocolate! Chocolate has been building relationships and creating connections for thousands of years. In this session, you’ll virtually socialize, mingle and reconnect over unique and delicious flavours. Your registration includes: - an overview and history of chocolate - a guided tasting experience - a box of treats shi ...

  • Effective People Management - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | 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 sty ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: Ontario Virtual Course (EST)
    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 virtual 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 e ...

  • Broker Licensing (Level 3 Management) Preparation Webinar-(EST)
    WEBINAR | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Give yourself the best chance of success in your RIBO Level 3 management exam. This " preparation course" is for individuals preparing to write the "RIBO – Unrestricted – Management " licencing exam. Learning outcomes: Understanding of the RIBO Act and Regulations Understanding of the Administration and Finance Operations of a Brokerage Understanding of how to complete a RIBO form 1: Financial Statement To make an application to write the "Unrestricted – Manageme ...

  • Broker Licencing (Level 2 Technical) Virtual Prep Course (EST)
    Be well-prepared for the RIBO – Unrestricted – Technical licensing exam. The Level 2 Technical Preparation Course effectively prepares brokers for the RIBO Unrestricted Technical licensing exam. Get ahead today! Successful completion of both the "Unrestricted – Management" examination and the "Unrestricted – Technical only" examination qualifies an individual to the "Unrestricted" registration and therefore eligible to act as the Principal Broker of a broker business.To make an application to wr ...

  • Finance for the non-financial professional - webinar (EST)
    This 3-hr session is addressed to all positions in the insurance industry. Webinar leader Melanie Needham will cover the basics of reading and understanding financial statements, including, but not limited to, the main four financials: - Income Statement - Balance Sheet - Cash Flow Statement - Statement of Changes in Shareholder Equity These items will be covered and explained in the context of insurance and how they’re used in underwriting the risk. This webinar will include review of worksheet ...

  • At the Forefront: Exceptional Customer Experiences in a Virtual World - Webinar (EST)
    The world of service is changing around us. As selling and service touchpoints become increasingly more virtual, insurance professionals need to think about how to shift and adapt to this new reality while also balancing the need to provide a human connection in times of crisis. In this open and engaging talk, Erin Fischer, Vice President, Chief Claims Officer, Wawanesa Insurance will share key behaviours that insurance professionals need to deliver exceptional customer experiences. You’ll learn ...

  • Insuring Seasonal & Secondary Homes - Webinar (EST)
    Many policyholders have been captivated by the lure of owning a cottage for seasonal use or as a secondary residence. These homes range from a shack in the woods to large modern dwellings. As an insurance professional your challenge is to identify the risks associated with the various types of properties and to find the right insurance solution. Join us for this half day interactive seminar to increase your Seasonal and Secondary Home expertise. Objectives Identify the exposures to property and ...