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NAMIC Directors' Boot Camp 2.0

Event Contact

Larry Baile

Larry Baile
AVP - Convention & Association Services
317.876.4218

Kristen Spriggs

Kristen Spriggs
Vice President - Member Development
317.876.4234

General Information


Is your company looking for high-level education and governance training for your board members? The Directors’ Boot Camp has been redesigned in 2016 to provide a more flexible experience which gives board members an opportunity to exchange ideas through group exercises, facilitated group discussions, and multiple networking opportunities.

The Directors' Boot Camp has a combination of general session and breakout sessions, to allow attendees to pick which subjects are most pertinent to them. Group exercises and discussions are intermixed, to encourage discussion among peers, and provide networking opportunities. Topics and presentations are based on input from board members and CEOs over several years, including feedback from the property casualty member task force.

The redesigned agenda features a unique combination of subject matter experts, along with retired insurance company CEOs and executives who will bring practical real-life applications to this unique educational opportunity.

New topics featured for this year’s Boot Camp 2.0 include:

  • CGAD and New Expectations for Boards
  • Board Evaluation, Recruiting, & Succession Planning
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM): Strategic Thinking and How ERM Supports Board Members in Constructive Participations
  • Emerging Legislative & Regulatory Issues
  • Emerging Risks: Focus on Cyber Risk
  • Lessons of Company Success – McKinsey “Journey” Discussion

Plus: Two optional pre-event ssessions specificially on Role of the Chairman and CEO Succession Planning! Please view the full agenda to see the complete list of topics.

Target Audience


We specifically develop our educational programming with our members in mind. These courses are designed for board members from property/casualty insurance companies.

Workshop Registration Fees


Registrations recieved on or before Thursday, March 10, 2016 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.

Seminar Fees

On or before March 10

March 10 and later

Member

$1395

$1495

Non-member

$1595

$1695

Optional Workshop A or B

Member

$295

$295

Non-member

$395

$395

Optional Activity: Yacht StarShip Dinner Cruise

$65

First Time Attendees


We want to know if this is your first time to participate in the NAMIC Directors' Boot Camp 2.0 so we can get to know you and provide you with some valuable networking opportunities. Don't be shy, please indicate on your registration form if you are a first time attendee. We are excited to meet you!

Optional Workshops


Optional Workshop A: Chairman’s Workshop This interactive workshop will highlight the unique responsibilities of a board chairman. Attendees will be given tips and tools for best practices in agenda setting, board administration, group dynamics, avoiding group think and overcoming and avoiding dysfunction within the board. This session is a training tool for both current and prospective board chairs.

Optional Workshop B: CEO Succession Planning In this hands-on workshop, attendees will examine real-life examples of mutual insurers who have recently successfully implemented and executed CEO succession plans. Faculty members will share personal experience and facilitate peer-to-peer discussion in this informative pre-boot camp workshop.

Optional Activity: Yacht StarShip Dinner Cruise


Relax with fellow attendees and Boot Camp faculty over dinner and drinks on Yacht StarShip, America's First 3-diamond rated Dining Yacht by AAA, which ranks in the top 28% of all restaurants. Enjoy casual conversation while taking in views of the scenic intercoastal waterway from Bellair to Island Estates and finishing with a cruise into the Gulf of Mexico for a famous West Coast Sunset. After dinner, enjoy DJ entertainment and dancing, or sit back, relax, and take in the beautiful scenery of Clearwater Beach. This activity requires an additional registration fee of $65 which includes your cruise, reserved table, and 3-course seated meal (choice of soup or salad, choice of entree, and dessert) as well as one drink ticket.

Registration Confirmation


You will receive a detailed e-mail confirmation upon successful completion of the registration process for this event; please make sure to enter a valid e-mail address on the registration form. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please e-mail registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642.

Registration Cancellations


All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received on or before Friday, April 8, 2016 are 100 percent refundable. After Friday, April 8, 2016, a $25 processing fee will be deducted. Any refund due will be issued within 15 business days after receipt of the cancellation notice. No refunds are available after Friday, April 15, 2016, so please plan accordingly. Please note: Optional Dinners/Activities follow the NAMIC Cancellation Policy. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Cancelling a seminar registration with NAMIC does not cancel a hotel reservation. Please forward all cancellation requests to registrar@namic.org or fax to (317) 876-6213.

Accommodations


In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodation to that disability. Please submit your request as far in advance of the program as possible.

What to Wear


The suggested attire for this meeting is business casual.

Questions?


If you have any questions regarding your registration, e-mail registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1061. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, e-mail lbaile@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1018.

Tentative Agenda


Subject to change without notice

Monday, May 9

1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Event Information Desk

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Optional Workshop: Role of the Chairman
This interactive workshop will highlight the unique roles and responsibilities of a board chairman. Attendees will hear how the chairman’s role has evolved and how it is viewed today; the pros and cons of separating the Chair and the CEO positions (and where most NAMIC member companies fit in the discussion); chairing a meeting and addressing difficult situations that arise in a meeting; and the desired leadership qualities of a Chair. This session is a training tool for current and prospective board chairs.

Kevin Kinross
Partner
Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Columbus, Ohio

Optional Workshop: CEO Succession Planning
This session will provide an overview and discussion of the role the board takes in developing, implementing, and monitoring an organization’s strategic plan. The definition of a strategic plan, the process of developing one, and the questions boards should be asking before approving it will be addressed. A practicum component will put the attendees in the seats of the board of Boot Camp Mutual Insurance Company to work through the initial steps of the strategic planning process.

Paula Cope
President
Cope & Associates
Shelburne, Vt.

James J. Kennedy, CPCU
Consultant
INCompliance Consulting
Tampa, Fla.

*Additional fee required for optional workshops.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, May 10

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Event Information Desk

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast
Join your fellow attendees for breakfast to get the Boot Camp off to a great start. You will have a chance to meet the faculty and your fellow attendees.

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Begin the session with a quick history of NAMIC with overview of what NAMIC does and how it serves the mutual insurance industry. Our workshop faculty will able be introduced along with a highlight of their areas of expertise.

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Setting Expectations
We will review the expectations of attendees, along with specific areas of interest. This session will also introduce you to Boot Camp Mutual Insurance Company, a fictional company that will be used in several of the group exercises and discussions. Faculty members will explain the case study through high level discussion of topics that regularly impact boards such as financial statements, reinsurance, board compensation and transitional leadership. These discussions will serve as a jumping off point for deeper dives in later concurrent sessions.

Kristen Spriggs
Vice President – Member Development
NAMIC
Indianapolis, Ind.

9:15 – 9:35 a.m.

Networking Break

9:35 – 11:00 a.m.

The Role of the Board
This session will focus on the board of directors’ role in the governance of a mutual insurance company. Attention will be paid to the board’s direction and oversight responsibilities and functions as well as the fiduciary duties of board members. Protections available to board members and key issues currently facing boards of mutual insurance companies will also be addressed.

Kevin Kinross
Partner
Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Columbus, Ohio

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.

Networking Break

11:20 – 12:00 p.m.

CGAD and New Expectations for Boards
This session will focus on understanding the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ new Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act and Regulation, to which all insurers will need to comply. The discussion will include a background on the development of the CGAD and then focus on its core components. Additionally, we will take a look at what insurers and boards can be doing today in preparation for this filing.

Kevin Kinross
Partner
Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Columbus, Ohio

Neil Alldredge
Senior Vice President – State & Policy Affairs
NAMIC
Indianapolis, Ind.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Adjourn for lunch - take items with you so hotel staff can clean and service rooms. When we return for lunch, we will split into concurrent sessions.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Reinsurance Overview
    This session will provide a high-level overview of the board’s role in the search for, selection of, and implementation of reinsurance. A basic overview of reinsurance terminology and principles will precede a more-detailed explanation of how board members impact reinsurance.

    Gary Myers
    Lost Woods Re, LLP
    Centralia, Mo.

  2. Emerging Risks: Focus on Cyber Risk
    This session will explore the role of the board of directors in oversight of the company’s readiness for a cyber breach. Discussion will also focus on the questions a board should ask regarding the company’s cyber security program.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Preparing for a cyber-attack and the role of Enterprise Risk Management
    • Board level discussions about cyber risk
    • What the Board needs to know about cyber insurance?

    Carol Stern, FLMI, AIRC, ACS
    Senior Consultant
    First Consulting & Administration, Inc.
    Kansas City, Mo.

2:00 – 2:20 p.m.

Networking Break

2:20 – 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Understanding Company Financials & Key Metrics to Apply Effective Board Guidance
    This session will cover a variety of topics relating to company financials, including a review of generally accepted accounting principles versus statutory accounting principles as well as tips to understand benchmarks and key metrics. Attendees will receive the tools they need to understand and evaluate company financials to best serve their organizations.

    Jeff Rieder
    Partner
    Ward Group
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    James J. Kennedy, CPCU
    Consultant
    INCompliance Consulting
    Tampa, Fla.

  2. The Board’s Role in Strategic Planning
    This session will provide an overview and discussion of the role the board takes in developing, implementing, and monitoring an organization’s strategic plan. The definition of a strategic plan, the process of developing one, and the questions boards should be asking before approving it will be addressed. A practicum component will put attendees in the seats of the board of Boot Camp Mutual Insurance Company to work through the initial steps of the strategic planning process.

    Paula Cope
    President
    Cope & Associates, Inc.
    Williston, Vt.

    Kevin Kinross
    Partner
    Bricker & Eckler, LLP
    Columbus, Ohio

4:00 p.m.

Boot Camp adjourns for the day

6:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Yacht StarShip Dinner Cruise
Relax with fellow attendees and Boot Camp faculty over dinner and drinks on Yacht StarShip, America's First 3-diamond rated Dining Yacht by AAA, which ranks in the top 28% of all restaurants. Enjoy casual conversation while taking in views of the scenic intercoastal waterway from Bellair to Island Estates and finishing with a cruise into the Gulf of Mexico for a famous West Coast Sunset. After dinner, enjoy DJ entertainment and dancing, or sit back, relax, and take in the beautiful scenery of Clearwater Beach. This activity requires an additional registration fee of $65 which includes your cruise, reserved table, and 3-course seated meal (choice of soup or salad, choice of entree, and dessert) as well as one drink ticket.

Wednesday, May 11

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Event Information Desk

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Emerging Legislative & Regulatory Issues
    Understanding the legislative and regulatory environments and the implications for operating an insurance company is critical for board members. This high-level session will address what a board member needs to know in order to guide a company through the legislative and regulatory landscapes.

    Neil Alldgredge
    Senior Vice President – State & Policy Affairis
    NAMIC
    Indianapolis, Ind.

  2. Executive Compensation
    One part of the board of directors’ role is to oversee compensation plans for the company, particularly executives. Stakeholders, either policyholders or shareholders, want to know that the board of directors is actively monitoring executive pay and maintaining sound salary administration and a pay-for-performance approach. This session provides an overview of the tools and techniques used to ensure the appropriateness of pay in a company.

    Jeff Rieder
    Partner
    Ward Group
    Cincinnati, Ohio

9:00 - 9:20 a.m.

Networking Break

9:20 – 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Investment Perspectives
    Practical governance issues surrounding board investment committee assignments can be full of financial acronyms and investment strategies. This session will explore the links between an insurer’s risk profile and its investment strategy. These links lead to appropriate considerations and questions regarding the construct and implementation of the insurer’s investment portfolio statement, considering objectives and constraints, and comparing it to others in the industry. Attendees will delve into how to manage assets so the company can react to ongoing changes in risk levels across asset classes. Hot topics in the investment space will be discussed and time will be allocated to ask questions.

    James E. Rech, ACAS, ASA, FCA, MAAA, CFA, FRM, PRM, MBA
    Principal
    Risk Assessment Partners
    Phoenix, Ariz.

    Max J. Rudolph, FSA CFA CERA MAAA
    Principal
    Risk Assessment Partners
    Omaha, Neb.

  2. Lessons of Company Success – McKinsey “Journey” Discussion
    What are the keys that separate winning property/casualty insurance companies from the rest? This session will explore the secrets to success uncovered by extensive research about how the best performers stand out. In addition, this session will explore the importance of a corporate purpose.

    James J. Kennedy, CPCU
    Consultant
    INCompliance Consulting
    Tampa, Fla.

11:20 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Working Lunch & Roundtable Discussions

We’ve allowed time in the agenda for you to take a break, gather some lunch from the buffet, and assemble for small group discussions. Attendees can rotate to a new topic at 12:15 pm.

During this time we will feature an opportunity for directors to focus on specific areas within your role on the board or immediate need of your company. Faculty members will be on hand to help answer questions or provide insights from their experiences. This is a great opportunity to learn from your peers.

1:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Board Evaluation, Recruiting, & Succession Planning
    This session will focus on understanding the importance of board succession planning as part of a director’s fiduciary duty to the organization. Attendees will learn the benefits of having a well-defined/orchestrated succession plan; structuring the board to help achieve strategic goals and become future oriented; utilizing a skills assessment to focus recruitment efforts; and creating a process to recruit and attract new board members.

    Paula Cope
    President
    Cope & Associates
    Shelburne, Vt.

    Kevin Kinross
    Partner
    Bricker & Eckler, LLP
    Columbus, Ohio

  2. Enterprise Risk Management (ERM): Strategic Thinking and How ERM Supports Board Members in Constructive Participations
    This session will explore the concepts of enterprise risk management, including the role of the board in ERM governance, the connection between ERM and strategic planning; and the critical questions board members need to ask about the company’s risks.

    James J. Kennedy, CPCU
    Consultant
    INCompliance Consulting
    Tampa, Fla.

    Carol Stern, FLMI, AIRC, ACS
    Senior Consultant
    First Consulting & Administration, Inc.
    Kansas City, Mo.

2:45 – 2:55 p.m.

Networking Break

2:55 – 3:55 p.m.

Ask the Faculty Session
This open format session will be tailor to the attendee’s needs. Faculty members will be available at this Q&A session to help clarify or answer questions. We will review areas of interest that attendees identified in advance, and make sure all items have been addressed.

3:55 – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
A review of the key objectives suggested by attendees at the beginning of the event will be done.

4:00 p.m.

Workshop Adjourns

CLE Credit


Ohio - This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 12.50 total CLE hours instruction.

Our Faculty


Neil Alldredge
Senior Vice President – State & Policy Affairs
NAMIC
Indianapolis, Ind.

Paula Cope
President
Cope & Associates
Williston, Vt.

James J. Kennedy, CPCU
Consultant
INCompliane Consulting
Tampa, Fla.

Kevin Kinross
Attorney
Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Columbus, Ohio

Gary Myers
Lost Woods Re, LLP
Centralia, Mo.

Jeff Rieder
Partner
Ward Group
Cincinnati, Ohio

Max Rudolph
Risk Assessment Partners

Jim Rech
Risk Assessment Partners

Carol Stern, FLMI, AIRC, ACS
Senior Consultant
First Consulting & Administration, Inc.
Kansas City, Mo.

Where to Stay


Sandpearl Resort

Sandpearl Resort
500 Mandalay Avenue
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Ph: (727) 441-2425

Overview of the Hotel
The Sandpearl Resort blends the natural beauty of Florida's Gulf Coast with premium comforts and personalized service. The resort offers a secluded getaway complete with luxurious accommodations and the city's only Four-Diamond restaurant, Caretta on the Gulf, while just minutes from Clearwater's most popular attractions. A recipient of the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond award, the Sandpearl is an unrivaled Clearwater Beach resort and a leader in environmental conservation, which includes being the first Silver LEED-certified resort in the state of Florida.

Event Hotel Rate And Cut Off Date


Rate: $214.00 plus taxes and a $10 per night resort fee for standard rooms, single/double occupancy.

NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the Sandpearl Resort. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, April 15, 2016 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC studies past attendance trends and the needs of our members, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available. Please plan ahead and secure your reservation as soon as possible to receive the group rate.

Hotel Reservations


Directors' Boot Camp 2.0 attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. Refer to the NAMIC group rate when making your reservation at the hotel.

To reserve your room by phone, contact the resort at 877-726-3111 and identify yourself as being with the NAMIC Directors' Boot Camp 2.0. Or you can visit the hotel website at www.sandpearl.com and use the Group Code NAMIC2016 for the workshop to make the reservations at the group rate.

Please contact Julie Motyka if you encounter any problems with making hotel reservations.




















Travel Information


The Sandpearl Resort is a secluded getaway is only minutes from Clearwater’s most popular attractions. The resort is a 9-minute walk from the nightly sunset festivities at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach.

For customized driving directions, please click here or your preferred mapping website.

Airport Information:

The Sandpearl Resort is located approximately 20 miles, or 35 minutes, from The Tampa International Airport – (TPA).

Airlines serving Tampa International Airport (TPA):

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cayman Airways
  • Copa Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Jet Blue
  • Silver Airways
  • Southwest
  • Spirit Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • WestJet
  • World Atlantic Airlines

Ground Transportation Options:

  • The estimated cost for a taxi between the airport and hotel is $50 each way.
  • • The shuttle service provided from the airport to the hotel is the Super Shuttle. This service runs 24 hours and costs $27 one-way and $50 for a roundtrip, per person. Click here to make your reservation.

Driving Directions:

From Tampa International Airport– (TPA)
Take the first exit onto SR 60 West. Continue heading west for almost 14 miles; after having driven through Clearwater, you will go over the Memorial Causeway onto Clearwater Beach. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit, marked North Beaches & Mandalay Avenue. The Sandpearl is located 1/3 of a mile north of the roundabout on the left side of the road at 500 Mandalay Avenue at the intersection with Baymont Street.

Parking:

Current on site self-parking fees are $22 daily. This rate include in-and-out privileges.







Area Attractions


Clearwater is 100 years old this year! As a top year-round destination, Clearwater offers a seemingly endless supply of entertainment, natural beauty, and outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater and its island beaches truly offer something for everybody. Bountiful activities on land and in the water, the famous Clearwater Marine Aquarium, fascinating historic buildings, arts and museums, a variety of special events and much more are waiting to be explored!

Check out these links below for more information:

  • Boating and Fishing
    With a location on the Gulf of Mexico, it's no surprise that Clearwater is a mecca for boating and fishing enthusiasts. Whether it's adrenaline-filled speed boat rides, serene dolphin and marine life watching, family fun cruising, or deep sea fishing, there is truly something on the water for everyone to enjoy.
  • Honeymoon Island State Park
    Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in South Florida. The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm waters of the Gulf or picnic while they enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Attractions

  • Pier 60
    Pier 60 is ideally located on world-renowned sparkling Clearwater Beach. It is one of the best-equipped and most attractive fishing piers in Florida. Pier 60 offers access to fishing activities, fine dining, shopping, entertainment and outstanding white sandy beaches.
  • Clearwater Aquarium
    The Clearwater Aquarium's marine life rescue center is home to Winter the dolphin, star and inspiration of the hit movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, both filmed on location.
  • Sand Key Park
    Sand Key Park houses the base of operations for the artificial reef program, an interdepartmental cooperation program to build a reef in the Gulf. Sand Key Park’s natural communities include a beach where sea turtles annually deposit eggs.

Shopping

With numerous specialty stores that offer everything from the distinctive Floridian to priceless art, and from casual, elegant attire to funky and fine jewelry, Clearwater offers a multitude of shopping experiences! Clearwater Beach Shopping

For more information on things to do while in Clearwater Beach, please visit Clearwater, Florida Tourism.




















Frequently Asked Questions


What is the suggested attire for business and social gatherings?
It is suggested that attendees wear business casual to seminar sessions and meal functions.

What registration payment options are available?
The online registration system accepts credit card payments, check payments and multiple registrations under the same payment method.

When and how is registration confirmation sent?
Confirmation is sent via email so please enter a valid email address. If registering more than one person at a time you will need to forward the confirmation email to each attendee. You will receive your confirmation the quickest if you are paying online. Confirmation will be sent immediately after you submit your credit card information.

Does my registration include a hotel reservation?
No, you will need to contact the Sandpearl Resort to make a room reservation. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the rate of $214 per room. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until April 15, 2016 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC studies past attendance trends and the needs of our members, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available. Please plan ahead and secure your reservation as soon as possible to receive the group rate. Refer to the NAMIC group rate when making your reservation at the hotel.

What does my registration include?
Registration fees include individual seminar resource materials and access to NAMIC sponsored meal functions including break service, breakfast, and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Accommodations?
In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodation to that disability. Please submit your request as far in advance of the program as possible.

Can I register on site for optional activities?
Yes, space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please add the Optional Dinner activity to your registration in advance. Openings may also be available onsite - visit the registration desk during the designated desk hours to check availability.

What is the suggested attire for the optional dinner cruise?
Resort Casual to Dressy Casual Attire. Also known as "Sunday Attire" or "Florida Casual". This includes: nice jeans, dress shorts, Tommy Bahama-style shirts, polos, button-down shirts, slacks, sundresses, dress sandals, and boat shoes. Cut-off or frayed jeans, T-shirts, tank tops, casual hats, skullcaps, and flip-flops are prohibited on the yacht.

Can I attend any of the sessions being offered?
General sessions will open each day followed by concurrent sessions that attendees can choose from, depending on their interest in the topic. NAMIC will ask in advance which sessions you plan on participating in, but you will be able to switch on-site.

Questions?
If you have any questions regarding your registration, e-mail registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, e-mail lbaile@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1018.

Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Monday, May 02, 2016 9:45:30 AM.

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