Aug 13 - 14, 2019 | Chicago, Ill.


Being vulnerable with your team and confident at the same time can assist in building trust with your team. This workshop was a good reminder that what you focus on daily can become your reality. As leaders, we have to constantly remember to evaluate our processes, our team, and our goals and visions!”

Aaron Weber
Assistant Manager
Auto-Owners Insurance Company

Monday, August 12, 2019
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Event Information Desk

6:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Meet to Eat
Interested in gathering for dinner and having friendly discussion with fellow attendees? Make plans to Meet to Eat. Choose between two different restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Each individual will be responsible for his or her own bill at the conclusion of dinner. Please check back for restaurant information at a later date.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Event Information Desk

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Essentials of High-Performance Teams
Why do some teams struggle to survive while others perform with excellence? Today’s work environment takes a heavy toll on individuals and the teams on which they work. Efforts to increase productivity routinely push team members outside of defined job descriptions and beyond personal comfort levels. Tension runs high, trust declines, confusing directives squelch efficiency, and competing goals limit progress.

Create a competitive advantage by developing high-performance teams. This interactive, results-based workshop is designed to provide attendees with tools to be more effective team members or leaders. Participants will explore the four leadership essentials through in-depth instruction, group discussion, hands-on exercises, and facilitated learning.

  • Essential 1: Foundational Trust and Understanding

  • Essential 2: Shared Expectations and Accountability

  • Essential 3: Respectful and Candid Dialogue

  • Essential 4: High Performance and Results

Learning Outcomes:

  • Realize the roles of the leader and team members; assess team skills, strengths, and challenges; and learn how behavioral styles and competencies impact team dynamics;

  • Discover how to build trust within your team and understand how teamwork as a strategy can be used to foster enhanced team behavior;

  • Examine and enrich the quality of goal-setting and planning, achieve buy in, and refine decision-making skills, problem-solving tactics, and communication strategies;

  • Develop the essentials needed for effective teamwork and understand the value and benefits teamwork provides;

  • Discover how to foster commitment, engage in respectful dialogue and promote accountability in a way that increases productivity and morale; and.

  • Execute an action plan that allows everyone involved to work more cohesively and collaboratively in a team environment, while also cultivating high-performing team behavior and results.

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Get to know other new and developing emerging leaders while enjoying lunch.

12:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Workshop (continued)
There will be periodic breaks at the instructor’s discretion.

4:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Optional Activity: TBD

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Workshop (continued)
There will be periodic breaks at the instructor’s discretion.

12:00 p.m.

Workshop Concludes


Julie Bacher
Customer Service Coordinator



Our Event Sponsors:

Guy Carpenter Munich Re & HSB NAMIC Insurance Solutions
Mutual Boiler Re.