Seminars

  • Upcoming Seminars
    Be informed and educated on topics of interest in the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute of BC offers seminars for Insurance Institute members and insurance industry professionals. Registration of these seminars are opening soon! Register early to secure your spot as space is limited for selected seminars. Group rates are available, please contact Winnie Hon at whon@insuranceinstitute.ca for details. NEW! Corporate Rate for corporate groups of 6 or more (membership is additional for non ...

  • Broker Licencing (Level 2 Technical) Prep Course
    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Xactimate Training - 2.5 Days
    IN-CLASS | BUILDING | INSURANCE KNOWLEDGE/ TECHNICAL We’re pleased to announce we are providing Xactimate training in partnership with the CIAA. This training will be provided by Geoffrey Gonneau, XCT, an Xactimate Certified Trainer affiliated with Claim Assist Canada. This is a 2.5-day program that will give you the ability to effectively use the Xactimate program to assist you to be more efficient in your daily tasks. Who should take this course? If you are a new to intermediate Xactimate user ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Review
    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 ...

  • IINB PowerTalks: Driverless Vehicles
    In this PowerTalk, you will receive information in two modules: 1st module: Taking the Mystery Out of Black Boxes: At the end of this module, you will have a greater understanding of the history, development and evolution of vehicle black boxes, the type of information it records, and how this information can be used on claims to deny or favourably settle a claim due to overwhelming evidence. Black Box evidence can provide great leverage and strategy on a claim because it ultimately tells you wh ...

  • Business Interruption Workshop (Victoria)
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Do you want to build on your foundation of business interruption knowledge? Do you want to improve your understanding of how various wordings apply to different businesses and operations? Do you want to gain insight into how coverage applies in practice? Through the use of problem-based learning and numerical examples, this interactive half-day workshop will provide you with a sound understanding of business interruption insurance. SEMINAR OBJECTIVES Reading fina ...

  • Builders Risk Policies & Construction Insurance Law
    CLASSROOM | TRENDS | TECHNICAL There is never an end to new construction no matter what city you live in. We know that this continuous growth and expansion is made possible by the protection provided by the insurance industry. So what are the coverages included in a COC or Builders Risk policy and what types of losses generally occur? Attend this seminar and learn more about this important aspect of our industry and our economy. SEMINAR OBJECTIVES Understand the purpose of a COC policy Define wh ...

  • Industry Trends & Predictions:2019
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Join us for our highly-anticipated Industry Trends & Predictions: 2019 , 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Xactimate Training - 2.5 days
    We’re pleased to announce we are providing Xactimate training in partnership with the CIAA. This training will be provided by Geoffrey Gonneau, XCT, an Xactimate Certified Trainer affiliated with Claim Assist Canada. This is a 2.5-day program that will give you the ability to effectively use the Xactimate program to assist you to be more efficient in your daily tasks. Who should take this course? If you are a new to intermediate Xactimate user, this course is for you. Please note, you will be re ...

  • Xactimate Seminar - half day
    Construction Science Relating to Property Insurance Claims – Summary Class This class will provide the student with a general understanding of the various construction methods and typical repair processes. We will discuss project management including scheduling, timing, and repair techniques for: flooring, break and entry losses, roofing repairs / replacement, and other typical losses. Prior to the class occuring, the students will be polled to determine what type of repairs and levels of severi ...

  • Legalization of Cannabis: Emergent Insurance Issues & Potential Fire Risks
    8:30am Check-in | 8:30 - 9:30am Hot Breakfast Buffet & Networking | 9:30 - 11:30am Seminar CLASSROOM | TRENDS | TECHNICAL With the legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018, the recreational cannabis business is booming and is predicted to continue to grow. This change in the law requires Insurers to consider how much risk they are willing to assume given the new realities. Not only is it more prevalent & available, there is an increase in potential hazards associated with the legaliz ...

  • Fundamentals of Financials - Webinar
    Fundamentals of Financials for the professional is addressed to all positions in the insurance industry. We will cover the basics of reading and understanding financial statements, including but not limited to the main four financials. 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 expectations a ...

  • Teaching & PresentationTechniques (4-day program)
    Do you need to enhance your teaching and facilitation skills? If so, this four-day certificate program is for you. (February 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2019) This instructional course will give you the resources needed to understand your audience, prepare your lessons and outcomes and be an overall better trainer or instructor. It is also used to develop instructors for the Insurance Institute CIP class programs. Section 1: Introduction to Adult Learners and Training / Planning - Understanding how adult ...

  • A CHANGING WORKFORCE - Impact of Technology and Demographics on the P&C Insurance Industry in Canada
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Insurance is rapidly changing—demographic factors including retirement trends and a diversifying workforce are shaping the industry of tomorrow. If you share concerns about the future of talent in our industry, join us for an interactive session to discuss the impacts of both demographic and technological change, and how the industry can better prepare to tackle new challenges. The Institute’s latest research reports have shed light on our industry’s changing w ...

  • 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 ...

  • Introduction to the Garage SPF4 Policy
    WEBINAR | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL If you are currently working as a commercial underwriter, broker or claims adjuster, or are transitioning into commercial risks, plan to attend this webinar. This session will provide you with an overview and basic concepts of an SPF4. It will include a discussion on the various types of businesses that require the coverage, what the coverages are that are available and some of the pitfalls and challenges faced while dealing with this policy type. By attending thi ...

  • Introduction to the Garage SPF 4 Policy
    WEBINAR | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL If you are currently working as a commercial underwriter, broker or claims adjuster, or are transitioning into commercial risks, plan to attend this webinar. This session will provide you with an overview and basic concepts of an SPF4. It will include a discussion on the various types of businesses that require the coverage, what the coverages are that are available and some of the pitfalls and challenges faced while dealing with this policy type. By attending thi ...

  • Breakfast - Fireside Chat
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT 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: TBA 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 insurance professional, you will find v ...

  • 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 ...

  • Introduction to Business Interruption Insurance (Langley)
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Do the words Business Interruption Insurance cause you to shiver? This important type of insurance can be perceived as highly technical requiring years of study and many questions tend to be left unanswered. Through the use of simple numerical examples, this seminar will provide you the tools and confidence you need to understand the concepts and methodology relating to a business interruption loss. SEMINAR OBJECTIVES Understand business income, profits, earnings ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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! This intensive 7-day 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. Topics include: Principles & Practice of Insurance Property Automobile Liability Travel/Health Commercial RIBO Act Registration deadline February 8th ...

  • Subrogation: Maximizing Recovery
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL While an insurer’s first priority is to swiftly and appropriately indemnify customers, maximizing recoveries is an essential component to controlling claims costs and maintaining a profitable portfolio. This session focusses on the importance of considering all avenues of subrogation, preparing the file for success and assessing the potential for recovery at the earliest possible time – sometimes even before first payment on the claim is made.  Learning objectives: ...

  • Subrogation: Maximizing Recovery
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL While an insurer’s first priority is to swiftly and appropriately indemnify customers, maximizing recoveries is an essential component to controlling claims costs and maintaining a profitable portfolio. This session focusses on the importance of considering all avenues of subrogation, preparing the file for success and assessing the potential for recovery at the earliest possible time – sometimes even before first payment on the claim is made.  Learning objectives: ...

  • Subrogation: maximizing recovery
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL While an insurer’s first priority is to swiftly and appropriately indemnify customers, maximizing recoveries is an essential component to controlling claims costs and maintaining a profitable portfolio. This session focusses on the importance of considering all avenues of subrogation, preparing the file for success and assessing the potential for recovery at the earliest possible time – sometimes even before first payment on the claim is made.  Learning objectives: ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • PROedge Seminar - 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Broker Level 3 Management Preparation Course
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Give yourself the best chance of success in your RIBO Level 2 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 – Manage ...

  • 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 ProEdge seminar, where a closer look at privacy law, how its evolvin ...