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NAMIC Leadership Development Workshop, August 5-6, 2015, The University of Chicago Gleacher Center | Chicago, Ill.

Event Contact

Stephanie Guagliardo

Stephanie Guagliardo
Sr. Meeting Coordinator
317.876.4225

General Information


The Leadership Development Workshop is a one-and-a-half day intensive workshop designed to provide critical leadership and managerial training for the insurance industry. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to your managerial role, this hands-on learning experience will provide tactical and strategic tools to help you manage your human capital in today’s business environment.

This workshop is part of Project Leadership and is required for those working to earn the T.E.A.M. certification.

We specifically develop our educational programming with our members in mind. NAMIC is comprised of a diverse membership and there are a variety of events to meet your needs

“I really enjoyed the way that leadership was connected not only to the workplace, but to life in general. The information and accompanying videos gave me great insight into the ways I can become a better leader in my job role and of my life.”

-Lindsey DiGangi
Transition Specialist
Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies

This event is intended for:


Team Leaders
Department Supervisors

Future Leaders
New Managers


Network with Other Leaders


Young Leaders Circle is an affinity community of member company representatives from various segments of the industry who aspire as current leaders to greater responsibility and influence within the industry. The objective is to challenge, inspire and assist visionary individuals through networking, education, and social interaction to careers and service as leaders in the mutual insurance industry.

If you are a thirty- or forty-something year old leader employed by a NAMIC member company, we invite you to join this community. You can also join the discussion online by joining the Young Leaders Circle group on LinkedIn. Young Leaders Circle members are identified with a green button at NAMIC events.

 

Workshop Registration Fees


Registrations recieved on or before Saturday, June 6, 2015 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.

 

On or before
June 6

June 7
and later

PFMM

$440

$440

Member

$500

$550

Non Member

$550

$600

Team Rate**

$450

N/A

*To qualify for this rate you must have earned the Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) designation and be current in the program

**If three or more attend from the same member company, all will receive the Team rate.

Optional Activity: Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Information on an optional activity for Wednesday, August 5, 2015 will be available soon.

Accommodation


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 as possible in advance of the program.

Cancellations


All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received on or before July 8, 2015 are 100 percent refundable. After July 8, 2015, a $25 processing fee will be deducted. Refunds will be issued within 15 business days after receipt of the cancellation notice. No refunds are available after July 15, 2015, so please plan accordingly. Please note: Optional Dinners/Activities follow the NAMIC Cancellation Policy. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Please forward all requests to registrar@namic.org or fax to (317) 876-6213. Cancelling a workshop registration with NAMIC does not cancel a hotel reservation.

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.

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 stephanieg@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1025.

What to Wear


The suggested dress code for this meeting is business casual.

Workshop Agenda

100 percent of past attendees indicated they would recommend this workshop.

Subject to change without notice


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

6:00 p.m.

Meet to Eat

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Workshop
There will be periodic breaks that will occur at the instructor's discretion.

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

12:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Workshop (continued)
There will be periodic breaks that will occur at the instructor's discretion.

5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: To Be Determined

Thursday, August 6, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Workshop
There will be periodic breaks that will occur at the instructor's discretion.

12:00 p.m.

Workshop Concludes

The Essentials of High Performance Teams


This workshop will feature The Essentials of High Performance Teams. Further details will be available soon, but see below for an overview.

Workshop Location


The University of Chicago Gleacher Center

The University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone (312) 464-8787

Where to Stay


Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Lakefront

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Lakefront
511 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Ph: (312) 836-5900
Reserve Online

Hotel Overview


Showcasing spectacular views of downtown Chicago, the Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront hotel near Michigan Avenue features upscale sophistication and more space to unwind and be yourself. Enjoy a relaxing stay in a spacious 455 suites featuring a private bedroom, separate living area with sofa sleeper, two 37-inch televisions, a refrigerator and a microwave.

Enjoy complimentary beverages and light appetizers at the nightly Manager’s Reception in the bright and spacious open-air atrium featuring contemporary design, a 75 ft. long live eco wall and grand views of the city. Indulge in a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning. After a day of learning, unwind at the heated indoor pool and whirlpool, relax in the sauna or rejuvenate in our well-equipped fitness center.

Event Hotel Rate And Cut Off Date


Rate: Each room is $195 per night single/double occupancy.

Leadership Development Workshop attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown/Lakefront Hotel. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until July 7, 2015 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC works hard to secure a sufficient number of rooms, 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


To make a reservation, click here. If you would like to reserve an extra night before or after the workshop, rooms may be available at the group rate. Please contact Julie Motyka for assistance with this, or if you encounter any problems when making your reservation.

Travel Information


Getting to The University of Chicago Gleacher Center is easy!

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, with a lovely view of the Chicago River, The University of Chicago Gleacher Center is just steps away from the Magnificent Mile as well as the City's premier hotels, shopping, and entertainment. It is also easily accessible by public transportation.

Please visit The University of Chicago Gleacher Center website for detailed driving & train directions.

Ground Transportation from local airports to The University of Chicago Gleacher Center

Shared Shuttle

O'hare - The round trip shuttle cost for one person traveling is approximately $54. A rate discount may be available for groups of two or more people, traveling to and from the same location at the same time. Airport Express tickets/ reservations can be made online at www.airportexpress.com. Tickets may also be purchased at O'Hare airport in the terminals at Door 1E, Door 2E, Door 3E, and Door 5E across from Baggage Claim on the Baggage Claim level. Reservations are recommended.

Midway - The round trip cost for one person traveling is approximately $44. A rate discount may be available for groups of two ore more people, traveling to and from the same location at the same time. Airport Express tickets/ reservations can be made online at www.airportexpress.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door three, lower level ticket counter across from the Baggage Claim in Midway Airport. Reservations are recommended.

Taxi
Estimated taxi fare from Chicago O’Hare International is $45. It is $35 from Midway Airport.

Walking directions from the University of Chicago Gleacher Center to the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Lakefront
Head south toward E. Illinois Street.
Turn right onto E. North Water Street.

Parking
The Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Lakefront offers valet parking for its guests at a rate of $58 per 24 hours, or self parking for $39. There are also a variety of Self Park complexes in the area that offer a variety of rates. For a complete listing of self parking garages in the Chicago area, please visit www.chicagotraveler.com.

Area Attractions


While visiting the Windy City you will want to be sure to visit many of the area's local attractions. There's something for everyone in Chicago, whether you want to take in a show, listen to some fabulous Chicago Blues, shop until you drop, or just explore the city. Check out these links below for more information.

Notable Chicago Sites

  • Hancock Observatory
    Catch a bird's eye view of Chicago on the new Hancock Observatory. The spectacular view from the observatory can span 80 miles over four states on a clear day. Since the recent renovation, there are a variety of attractions including an audio sky tour and detailed history wall detailing the rise of the Hancock Building. The observatory is open daily.
  • Willis Tower
    Willis Tower is the premier corporate office building in Chicago, home to more than 100 companies including prominent law, insurance, transportation and financial services. The iconic building is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, encompassing more than 4.5 million square feet, including its Skydeck and 103rd floor glass viewing platform, The Ledge, which attract more than 1.5 million visitors every year.
  • Navy Pier
    Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and thrills of a day on Lake Michigan. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all - in a location unlike any other!

Music Venues

  • Blue Chicago
    Enjoy some live Blues music at nearby Blue Chicago. This famous club, and its sister club Blue Chicago on Clark, are just a short cab ride away from the Renaissance Chicago. These clubs offer one nightly admission fee to both venues so that you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
  • House of Blues
    Live entertainment is just a hop, skip and a jump away at The House of Blues. This famous venue hosts a variety of national musical acts on a daily basis. For those of you just interested in entertaining your taste buds, The House of Blues is also home to a restaurant that serves delta inspired southern cuisine in a laid back atmosphere.
  • Andy's Jazz Club and Restaurant
    If your musical taste is geared more towards jazz, then you won't want to miss Andy's Jazz Club. For over 30 years, Andy's has presented the best jazz Chicago has to offer. One of the most respected establishments; historic Andy's offers casual dinning and live jazz on a daily basis, with sets in the late afternoon and into the evening.

Museums

  • Museum of Science & Industry
    Get inspired and explore the great world of science at the Museum of Science and Industry. This fabulous museum is home to a variety of exhibits that appeal to children and adults of all ages. The museum also hosts an OMNIMAX theater that is an attraction of its own. The theater itself is a 72' dome that is approximately 5 stories tall and seats 342 guests. Seeing a movie at the OMNIMAX is quite an experience. Both the exhibits and movies at the museum change frequently, so check out the museum's web page for more detailed information regarding upcoming attractions.
  • Shedd Aquarium
    Take the grand exploration of Shedd Aquarium. Shedd Aquarium boasts itself as the World's Aquarium. Opened in 1929, it is one of the oldest public Aquariums in the world. When you visit Shedd, you can experience environments from around the world. The Caribbean Coral Reefs, Amazon, and Pacific Rocky Coasts are just some of the exhibits you can explore. The Shedd Aquarium takes you closer to nature in some of the world's richest ecosystems.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
    The Art Institute consistently ranks among Chicago's most-visited museums. From French Impressionist paintings to African masks to the new wing for Modern Art, the museum offers visitors a rich cultural experience.
  • The Field Museum of Natural History
    The Field Museum is probably best known for its dinosaur displays, but it also has a rich and deep dedication to "the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures." It currently holds, conserves, studies more than 20 million objects, a collection which grew from holdings received after the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.

Shopping

  • The Magnificent Mile
    The Magnificent Mile is a spectacular showcase of style, flavor, entertainment and fun. With more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 60 hotels and unique entertainment and attractions packed and stacked along its length, The Magnificent Mile has an indulgence for every passion and every pocket.
  • EATALY
    Mario Batali’s and Joe Bastianich's 63,000-square-foot, two-level complex is an eight-restaurant "polpo," as well as a butcher, a produce market, and a grocery with imported olive oil, wine and pastas, as well as locally sourced products. There are also stations for Nutella, salumi, cheese, pizza, espresso and fresh breads and pastries. The Chicago location is only the second outpost in the United States. The original location, opened in 2007, continues to thrive in Turin, Italy, but the Chicago outpost is the largest to date.

Sponsorship Opportunities


The Leadership Development Workshop is an interactive and results-based workshop designed to provide critical leadership and managerial training for the insurance industry.

Our most popular sponsorships for this event include:

  • Refreshment Breaks: Starting at $500

  • Audiovisual: Starting at $2,500

  • Luncheon: Starting at $2,000

Please note this is not a complete menu of options and some opportunities may have been reserved. We will be happy to help you select a successful alternative or develop a custom option for your company.

For more information, contact Aaron Lifford, sponsorship and advertising specialist, at (800) 336-2642, ext. 1055 or at alifford@namic.org. If you would like to learn more about NAMIC's sponsorship and advertising program, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions


“Great sessions. Great presenter. Great city!”

-Jerrod Boyse
Manager of Claims Services
Oxford Mutual Insurance Company

What is the suggested attire for business and social gatherings?
Workshop Sessions – Business casual
Optional Activity – Business casual

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 delegate. 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 Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Lakefront to make a room reservation. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the rate of $195 per room. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until July 7, 2015 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 workshop resource materials and access to NAMIC sponsored meal functions. If you choose to participate in the optional activity, there will be a separate registration fee.

What does the Multiple Attendee registration rate entail?
If three or more attendees from the same company attend the 2015 NAMIC Leadership Development Workshop, all attendees from that company will receive the reduced Multiple Attendee rate.

 

Posted: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 2:19:54 PM. Modified: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:33:11 PM.

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