Sep 22 - 25, 2019 | National Harbor, Md.

Convention Central

With all the emphasis on attracting and retaining talent in the insurance industry, it should come as no surprise that salary, cultural fit, and work/life balance top the list of what employees want. But did you know that right up there at the top of the list also is professional development?

Of course, most companies offer some form of professional development opportunities, whether through executive coaching, management training, mentoring, or other training programs. But today, more and more employees are also looking for ways to support their own professional development. To help with that, look no further than NAMIC’s 124th Annual Convention.

Back by popular demand is the Professional Development Lounge, where Convention attendees can find a variety of ways to make positive changes and learn new skills that will help further their careers. First introduced at last year’s Convention in San Antonio, the lounge attracted nearly 100 attendees who wanted to take advantage of the services provided. This year’s lounge should garner even more attention as it will be open the Monday and Tuesday of Convention in a more accessible location near the other educational sessions. This will allow attendees to easily pop in at their convenience.

“NAMIC understands the importance of ongoing professional development at all stages of your career,” says Molly DiGiammarino, assistant meeting manager. “We designed the Professional Development Lounge to provide a wide variety of tools and services that our attendees need to stay in top professional form, as well as to stay healthy and happy.”

Among the specific offerings that may be provided in this year’s Professional Development Lounge are LinkedIn profile makeovers, resume consulting, professional headshot photos, style consultations, pop-up shops, chair massages, shoe shine services, and etiquette/professionalism consultations. Also on site will be Leadership Development Workshop faculty member Tracy Butz, who will lead some TED-style short sessions again this year.  The sessions, offered as part of this year’s educational offerings, will cover such topics as preparing for a younger workforce, managing a remote workforce, the culture of failure, and more.


Lindsay Robison
Content Manager and Editor