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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 talks with some of the industry’s most passionate and dynamic leaders. Join the discussion at every session 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's hap ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: Ontario Evening 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 - Evenings Twice a Week for 10 Weeks. Conestoga Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the Insurance Industry, a new virtual evening (10 weeks) Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to pre ...

  • 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. This ten-day class supports your successful start in the insurance industry with a solid foundation of knowledge that prepares you for the [RIBO or OTL] level one licensing exam. Our instructor will guide you through the material with a variety of learning activities including engaging discussions, ...

  • Virtual Tequila Tasting (EST)
    Salud! You asked, we delivered. Our appreciation of tequila has come a long way. Growing in popularity and driving refinement, high-end tequilas are on par with Scotch and Cognac in terms of sipping appeal. Although many of us enjoy the drink, do we actually know much about the tequila making process? For instance, few people know that tequila, like champagne, has a recognized Appellation of Origin (AOC), which means that tequila can only be produced in five regions in Mexico under very specific ...

  • Virtual Tequila Tasting (EST)
    Salud! You asked, we delivered. Our appreciation of tequila has come a long way. Growing in popularity and driving refinement, high-end tequilas are on par with Scotch and Cognac in terms of sipping appeal. Although many of us enjoy the drink, do we actually know much about the tequila making process? For instance, few people know that tequila, like champagne, has a recognized Appellation of Origin (AOC), which means that tequila can only be produced in five regions in Mexico under very specific ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 program is for you. (Course takes place virtually over 4 days: June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2022) 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: I ...

  • Insuring Manufactured Homes & Trailers - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL There are many types of homes. From the miniature to the grand, a home can be anything from a hundred to ten thousand square feet. However, they all have one thing in common – they need insurance. On June 6, join us as we explore trailers, mobile homes, manufactured homes, and modular homes. Explaining the differences in all the different models, learn the coverages, unique exposures, building codes, provincial guidelines, and industry trends surrounding these abod ...

  • Insuring Manufactured Homes & Trailers - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL There are many types of homes. From the miniature to the grand, a home can be anything from a hundred to ten thousand square feet. However, they all have one thing in common – they need insurance. On June 6, join us as we explore trailers, mobile homes, manufactured homes, and modular homes. Explaining the differences in all the different models, learn the coverages, unique exposures, building codes, provincial guidelines, and industry trends surrounding these abod ...

  • Construction Surety Bonds - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Who Should Attend: This seminar is intended for underwriters, agents, brokers and adjusters who are not yet familiar with Surety Bonding. Objective This seminar purpose is to provide an overview of how surety and insurance differ, summarize the development and functions of surety, illustrate the importance of surety to the construction industry, and introduce the surety underwriting process By the end of this seminar attendees will: Define and explain "surety" Reco ...

  • Construction Surety Bonds - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Who Should Attend: This seminar is intended for underwriters, agents, brokers and adjusters who are not yet familiar with Surety Bonding. Objective This seminar purpose is to provide an overview of how surety and insurance differ, summarize the development and functions of surety, illustrate the importance of surety to the construction industry, and introduce the surety underwriting process By the end of this seminar attendees will: Define and explain "surety" Reco ...

  • Persuasive Negotiation Skills - Webinar (EST)
    To achieve harmony in life, in work, and in play, there needs to be constant negotiation with a variety of people. The aim of negotiation is to achieve results, reach agreements and build relationships that last through effective negotiation. To be truly effective, however, you need to know more. You should be able to communicate persuasively during the process of negotiation. This workshop has been designed to help you become masters of the art of negotiating the "win-win" outcome so often ment ...

  • 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 ...

  • At the Forefront with Urs Uhlmann - Webinar (ET)
    Climate Change: Insuring a Net Zero Future Commercial insurers play a critical role in enabling the transition of society and the wider economy towards a low carbon future Severe weather events in Canada caused insured losses of $2.1 billion in 2021, making 2021 the sixth costliest since 1983. The impact of climate change is undeniable - the societal challenge is how do organizations, including insurers, transition to a low carbon future? Many commercial insurers are undergoing a cultural transf ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ethics at Work - Webinar (EST)
    SEMINAR | BUILDING | ETHICAL Ethics is not just black and white. It is not just the difference between right and wrong. The study of ethics is much broader including a deep understanding of your own morals and values. 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Commercial Risk Assessment - Webinar (EST)
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL 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 client’s anger and frustra ...

  • Commercial Risk Assessment - Webinar (EST)
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL 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 client’s anger and frustra ...

  • Road Trips & Backyard Shindigs: The Changing Landscape of Breweries, Wineries & Event Exposures
    Road Trips & Backyard Shindigs! | The Changing Landscape of Breweries, Wineries & Event Exposures Join us for an interactive education+social event...expand your knowledge on commercial and personal liability risks as they relate to breweries, wineries, and on-site events, while re-connecting with industry colleagues! Craft breweries and wineries are popping up as great local businesses, both in the city and in rural Ontario, offering exciting day trips, tours, as well as the opportunity ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Manufacturers & Wholesalers - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL This class of business is extremely interesting with specialized coverage created for the needs of manufacturing or wholesaling companies. Whether you manufacture goods, process food or wholesale products like electrical supplies, fruit and vegetables or clothing this webinar is for you. This two hour webinar covers property insurance, general liability insurance (including completed product and operations liability), inherent defect insurance and equipment breakdo ...

  • How FSRA is Encouraging Outside of the Box Thinking - Webinar (EST)
    In January 2022, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA)’s Innovation Office released its Innovation Framework and Test and Learn Environment Guidance . FSRA is committed to collaborating with innovators and businesses to encourage experimentation and promoting outside of the box thinking through the use of unique test and learn environments. Please join us on June 21, as we hear from Marlena Labieniec, Director of Innovation, FSRA, about supporting the creation of strong, ...

  • Cyber Liability: Exposures, Coverages and Emerging Trends - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | 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, recent ...

  • Ethics and Social Media - Webinar (EST)
    SEMINAR | BUILDING | ETHICAL Social media is everywhere and it can challenge your ethical decisions. Workplace social media ethics calls for the involvement of both management and workers in maintaining proper social media use. Join us while we discuss social media and ethics and the challenges you may face while posting, networking and marketing both yourself and your organization onsocial media. Melanie Needham,FCIP, CRM CE hours : 1 Ethics ( RIBO) PLEASE NOTE: - - No refunds, credit notes iss ...

  • Diversity & Culture in the Workplace - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | PERSONAL Diversity in the workplace leads to a plethora of benefits – both from an internal and external perspective. However, that doesn’t mean implementing diversity initiatives at work isn’t without its unique set of challenges. Join us as we talk about understanding the importance of diversity and culture, learning to communicate with different cultures and how to diffuse cultural differences. All this skills can be used on your team and with clients! Seminar Leader : Me ...

  • Virtual Escape Room (EST)
    Grab a drink and a device and try something thrilling that blends collaboration, creativity, and a dash of competition. Escape rooms are a popular game for people looking to use logic and puzzle-solving capabilities to ‘escape’ from some complicated situations. In a team, find clues that help you solve a mystery and escape as quickly as possible!! Usually played in person, you can now take on the challenge virtually – anywhere you are! Compete against other industry professionals in a true ‘batt ...

  • Reinsurance 101 - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Considered the insurance of the insurers, Reinsurance can be a tricky concept to understand. There are many reasons why an insurer would need reinsurance, and it is important for both senior and entry-level staff to understand. To help you, attend our session on June 29th to learn everything reinsurance. Hosted by Melanie Needham, President, MRD Training & Consulting Inc., you will the explore reasons for receiving reinsurance, reinsurance fundamentals, types o ...

  • Reinsurance 101 - Webinar (EST)
    WEBINAR | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Considered the insurance of the insurers, Reinsurance can be a tricky concept to understand. There are many reasons why an insurer would need reinsurance, and it is important for both senior and entry-level staff to understand. To help you, attend our session on June 29th to learn everything reinsurance. Hosted by Melanie Needham, President, MRD Training & Consulting Inc., you will the explore reasons for receiving reinsurance, reinsurance fundamentals, types o ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Five Day Prep Course: Ontario Virtual Course (EST)
    Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? This course will prepare you to write the Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") exams. Join us for our upcoming licensing exam prep class, which has been condensed to a 1-week intensive course for your convenience. Students enrolled in our licensing prep courses enjoy a much higher rate of success than those who opt for self study, allowing them to become licesned faster. Live, five da ...

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

  • Understanding Condominium Insurance - Webinar
    Understanding Condominium Insurance How well versed are you in condominium insurance? This topic may seem very straight forward but it is a multi-faceted area that many underestimate. In this session, we will cover all aspects of personal condominium coverage and commercial condominiums, including to but not limited to detailed discussions on coverage, selling tips and claims issues. The seminar will be 2 hours in length and will include numerous worksheets, group activity and a power point pres ...

  • 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. 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 ...