Guest Blog – Give Your Staff the Gift of a Great Education!
December 15, 2014Alliance Education Manager Andrea Litewski takes over the blogging chair to let you know about a great new learning opportunity that is now available for you and your staff. [caption id="attachment_2345" align="alignleft" width="100"] Andrea Litewski, Manager, Education[/caption] Well, the holidays are officially here and there are only a few precious shopping days left. In addition to the holiday rush, how many of you are slammed at work finalizing planning and budgets for 2015? Why not “think outside the box” when planning your team’s professional development next year and give them the gift of high quality, professional education? I am not sure about you, but during the cold winter months it’s hard enough for me to even think about going outside, let alone spend a day traveling over icy roads in brutal wind chills to a conference or seminar. That’s why I am excited to let you know about a great new program that is available exclusively to Alliance members that will bring world-class professional development opportunities for you and your staff directly to your desk top in the warmth of your office or conference room. In September, hundreds of member society executives took advantage of the educational opportunities offered at the Alliance Annual Meeting. But for every executive that attended these offerings, we know there were hundreds more that could not join us in Austin. We want all of our member societies to understand that whether scheduling conflict, heavy workloads, society budgets or other reasons prevent members of your team from attending a face-to-face workshop or meeting, that the Alliance staff remains dedicated to providing you with opportunities to keep up with new concepts and understand new requirements in our ever changing business environment. One of the best educational venues available for our member societies is the American Fraternal Alliance Online Learning Center. We have continuously improved the user experience for this resource which gives members access to workshops and presentations that you may have missed or would like to share with others at your society. Click here to take a guided tour of the Online Learning Center and see a brief sample of the great workshops that are available. Last week in, conjunction with your society’s dues invoice, the Alliance alerted you to a special program offer. When your society pays its dues, for just an additional $275, you can receive 24/7 access to all of the captured sessions from the 2014 Annual meeting AND the 2014 Mid-Year Meetings! A variety of subjects are addressed including:
- Branding Our Business Model for the Next Generation of Members
- Headwinds and Tailwinds for Fraternal Insurers
- Innovating in the Field: The Agent Perspective