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9 Hours IL CE - Pending

The Independent Agency Playbook for Navigating a Hard Market in 2023
David Carothers

This session will explore the ins and outs of a hard market and why it occurs. Attendees will discuss strategies for managing the hard market and how to embrace technology to help streamline processes and workflows. Using examples and case studies, David Carothers will provide real-life scenarios for navigating the hard market and will also provide additional resources and information to help attendees come out of the hard market even more successful than they were prior to these market conditions.

Tips, Tricks, and Advice
Panel Discussion

If the current market conditions have your head spinning, this session is for you! Following his morning session (and lunch), David Carothers will moderate a panel of experienced insurance professionals to hear their tips, tricks, and advice. Having had to navigate tough market conditions in the past, attendees will hear more about the panelists' past experiences, what worked for them, and what didn't.

Panelists: Cindy Jackman, Chris Knox, Brian Ogden, Brent Timmerman


Slow Down to Speed Up
Chris Cline

In today’s world there is no shortage of options, risks, and even distraction. While it is important to be nimble and innovative, it has never been more important to also act with intent. In this interactive session, we’ll then explore the concept of slowing down to speed up as thought exercise in aligning strategies to business decisions.