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:

  • Legalized it: Cannabis Update - Webinar (EST)
    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. As part of this review, we’ll examine new and emerging cannabis exposure ...

  • Insuring Life Leases - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Life lease housing is a relatively new yet rapidly growing form of tenure in Canada. Do you know how to insure a new life lease purchase? It is widely misunderstood by both the purchaser and the insurance industry. This seminar will give you a basic understanding of life lease terminology, process of development, ownership issues, as well as how the industry is responding with respect to coverage. Brokers: Learn what questions to ask to understand your customer’s e ...

  • Accident Benefits in Focus - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Are you confident you know all you need to about Accident Benefits (AB), including the optional benefits coverage under the Ontario Automobile Policy? Responsibility for helping consumers understand more about AB coverage lies with the insurance professionals having the most consumer contact. It is especially critical for anyone selling new or renewal policies.Licensed insurance professionals, claims handlers and the underwriters who support them must have a strong ...

  • 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 ...

  • Agent and Broker Licensing Course April 2020
    Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? *** Please Note - this course has been changed to an on line format*** Exam date is subject to change depending on changes in schedules due COIVD-19 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 ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Three Day Exam Prep - 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 ...

  • Looking at the LAT - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Get the latest on The Lat as this webinar explores the TOP TEN recent decision affecting limitation period, attendant care, definition of catastrophic impairment and more! Join Caroline Meyer of SBA Law as she reviews the latest TOP Ten LAT decisions in this interactive webinar session. Webinar Leader : Caroline Meyer, MA, LLB, CRM SBA LAW The great granddaughter of a distinguished Haitian lawmaker, Caroline decided to become an insurance defence lawyer. Leaving he ...

  • Fundamentals Series: 108 Condominium Conundrums - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • At the Forefront: Preparing for Crisis (Ft. Bob Tisdale) - Webinar (EST)
    We are in unprecedented times. The insurance industry has always been well equipped to manage uncertainty. In his 40 years in the Canadian insurance industry, Bob Tisdale has managed through many "crises". He knows that there isn’t a one size fits all solution, but he will share his experience on how to manage through uncertain times. About Bob Tisdale: Bob Tisdale is President and Chief Operating Officer of Pembridge Insurance Company, Pafco Insurance Company and Vice President of Allstate Cana ...

  • Legal obligations of occupiers in the midst of a pandemic - Webinar (EST)
    The coronavirus pandemic has put pressures on occupiers to discharge their obligations under the Occupiers Liability Act. For many business that continue to operate, the challenge of ensuring the safety of persons accessing their premises has demanded continuous updates to their policies and their operations.  In this seminar, BLG lawyers Douglas Smith and Edona Vila will canvass the legal obligations of occupiers and best practices observed by occupiers across different sectors ranging from res ...

  • Business Interruption Insurance in the COVID Era - Webinar (EST)
    The global coronavirus pandemic has created a health and economic emergency across provincial, national, and international boundaries. For many, the pandemic has had a significant impact on their business ’ bottom line and has made access to coverage for business interruption losses even more important. As part of this webinar, BLG insurance lawyers Douglas Smith and Edona Vila will provide an overview of business interruption insurance and consider hot button issues concerning COVID related los ...

  • Understanding E&O Liability - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL The Introduction to Professional Liability Insurance seminar is addressed to all industry professionals who want to learn the essentials of this coverage. We begin with an overview of what the coverage entails. We will discuss who needs the coverage, what is included in the coverage and how to underwrite an application. We will discuss how to understand all of the aspects and common underwriting flags to look for. A workbook will be provided to each student, which ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Construction Insurance - Projects and Operations - Webinar (EST)
    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 ...

  • Spotting black swans: A strategy for rethinking the unpredictable - Webinar (EST)
    Spotting black swans: A strategy for rethinking the unpredictable Popularized by economist Nassim Taleb in 2007, the concept of black swan events — undirected events with unpredictable and far-reaching consequences — have captivated the attention of financial and political forecasters. In this session, you will get to know black swan events that have both shaken and strengthened our industry. You'll explore how you can safeguard your organization from the impact of black swan events while buildi ...

  • Wild about Watercraft Insurance - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Back by popular demand! 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. ...

  • Bulletproof Your Goals - Webinar (EST)
    Do you find yourself setting goals, drumming up big ideas which you are super pumped for in the moment? You tell yourself this is the year it’s going to happen, this is my time to shine and prove I got this. Then days, weeks, months go by that goal becomes a distant memory, you’re in the same spot you were not too long ago, without progress or sense of accomplishment. This is the case for many of us as we struggle to set clear goals and actually stick to them. Join us as we welcome Davide Leadbe ...

  • Risk Management: An Overview - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL "Risk" is defined as "chance of loss". The "Promise" to respond when an insured has a loss, is what our industry is all about. It is also our responsibility to assist insureds to minimize the risk. Insurance Professionals at all levels should be adept at Risk Management. Come learn a variety of techniques to help manage risk. Here is what you will learn about during the seminar: 1) Overview of the Risk Management Process Including: Identifying and Analyzing Propert ...

  • Commercial Contracts & Leases - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Commercial contracts and leases are not based on a standard form and each contract and lease will differ in terms and conditions. This seminar is designed to introduce you to common terms and conditions in the types of contracts and leases that your commercial customers will be entering into. Here is what you will learn about during the seminar: (1) Elements of a Legal Contract; (2) Credit Agreements; (3) Leases (Net Leases/ Net Net Leases/ Net Net Net Leases); (4) ...

  • 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 ...

  • Introduction to Farm Insurance - Webinar (EST)
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Farming is an integral part of Canada's economy that not only supplies our food but is also the base of many industries. As farms become larger and more complex they require a combination of personal, farm and commercial coverages. Protect yourself and your clients from unexpected and underinsured losses by understanding the unique products and specialized coverage required for these exceptional enterprises. Our facilitator will provide a comprehensive overview ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fire Loss Investigation - Live Burn Event - Back by Popular Demand
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL In 2016 cooking fires accounted for 1119* reported fire losses in Ontario, excluding arson, and in addition to property damage, resulted in 208 injures and 11 fatalities. Although overall the number of fire losses has dropped from 2012 to 2016 the peril of fire and resulting smoke and water losses present significant financial losses for our industry and take a tremendous toll on our policyholders. This seminar, including a live burn is specifically designed for ...

  • Cyber Liability: Exposures, Coverages and Emerging Trends
    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. Join us for this engaging seminar, where a closer look at privacy law, how its evolving, recen ...

  • Positive Conflict Management - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | MANAGEMENT One of the most stressful yet inevitable experiences in the workplace is inter-personal conflict. Conflict may be impacted by a number of factors including; an organization’s culture, hierarchy, and working styles. Learn how to manage conflict in a positive manner to build a stronger workplace, Workplace conflict is inevitable. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Melanie helps learners curb destructive behaviors so that conflict ca ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course
    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/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 ...

  • Commercial Endorsements & Extensions - Webinar (EST)
    You’ll look at the most commonly used commercial endorsements and floaters. This will include but not limited to Building Bylaws, Stock Spoilage, the Exhibition Floater and the Installation Floater. Through this overview and related claims examples, you’ll gain an excellent understanding of how the various coverages can and should be applied. . Seminar Leader : Melanie Needham, FCIP, CRM President, MRD Consulting RIBO CE Hours: 2 Technical hours (Pending) PLEASE NOTE : - Your Insurance Institute ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ethics at Work Webinar - August
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | ETHICAL Brokers are trusted by their employers, insurers and consumers, and rely on word of mouth for success. Having a reputation for being ethical is essential. Every day we are bombarded by stories of corporate scandals and ethical dilemmas in organizations. Once seen as a "nice to know," ethics training is now a "must." A commitment to conducting business lawfully and ethically is fundamental to an organization’s existence and its success. In this one-hour seminar, you’l ...

  • 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 ...

  • Understanding and Selling Accident Benefits - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Are you confident you know all you need to about Accident Benefits (AB), including the optional benefits coverage under the Ontario Automobile Policy? Responsibility for helping consumers understand more about AB coverage lies with the insurance professionals having the most consumer contact. It is especially critical for anyone selling new or renewal policies.Licensed insurance professionals, claims handlers and the underwriters who support them must have a strong ...

  • Fundamental Series: 104 - Down to Business with Commercial Property
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL 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 commercia ...

  • Fundamentals Series: 108 Condominium Conundrums - Webinar (EST)
    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 - Webinar (EST)
    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 ...

  • 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 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, October 9 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 wha ...