Corporate Governance Information Center | Educational Offerings

NAMIC is committed to providing quality educational and networking opportunities for its member companies including the area of mutual corporate governance. Through a series of executive and director education programs, we work to provide insurance company boards with the essential tools and resources needed to address the complex issues and risks involved in governing in today’s business environment.

As part of our quality commitment, we select knowledgeable and committed faculty members to offer educational opportunities with the guidance of the members in defining the experience and curriculum. The majority of the faculty members have been working with NAMIC since the program launch in 2007. As new courses have been identified or emerging issues arise, subject-matter experts have been added to the faculty. Our faculty members study company practices and progressive boards to bring the greatest depth of knowledge to the program as well as working in their respective field.

Customized governance programs as well as online tools and resources are available through NAMIC on a voluntary basis. We are pleased that many NAMIC members have elected to avail themselves of these resources in their effort to serve the needs of the company and policyholders.

Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) Program
Our FMDC program began in 2007 to offer training for the directors of farm and other small mutual insurance companies. Insurance, even for small companies, has changed with the times. So have the duties of their boards. NAMIC can give you the training you need to be a confident, effective board member. Classes are offered in a variety of ways:

  • Live classes such as those being offered at NAMIC’s Annual Convention

  • Live classes sponsored by various state association partners

  • Live one-hour webinars offered by NAMIC throughout the year which you can attend at your own computer

  • Webinar recordings offered through host organizations

Directors Boot Camp/Advanced Courses
Directors’ Boot Camp and Advanced Courses are designed to provide peers with an opportunity to exchange ideas through group exercises, facilitated group discussions, and networking opportunities. Our faculty members for Directors’ Boot Camp and Advanced Courses are experts in their specific subject areas and are dedicated to the success of this program and the educational experience NAMIC strives to achieve.

Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) Certification Program
The NAMIC PFMM designation formally recognizes the educational accomplishments and dedication to professionalism of the progressive farm mutual manager.


Gregg Dykstra
COO/General Counsel