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NAMIC Leadership Development Workshop, August 6-7, 2014, Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus | Chicago, Ill.

Event Contact

Amanda Byrd

Amanda Byrd
Meeting Planner

General Information

The Leadership Development Workshop is a one-and-half day interactive and results-based workshop designed to provide critical leadership and managerial training for the insurance industry. Content is focused on the essentials of high-performance teams and is ideal for team leaders, managers, and those who aspire to high levels of leadership.

Attendees of Leadership Development Workshop qualify to earn the T.E.A.M. Certification.

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







Member - Multiple Attendee Discount**


Non Member


Optional Activity


*To qualify for the PFMM Designates registration rate, you must have earned the Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) designation and be current in the program. This discount only applies to individuals with the PFMM designation and is not transferable to others within your company.

**If four or more attend from the same member company, all will receive the Member Multiple Attendee rate.

Optional Activity

Information on an optional activity for Wednesday, August 6, 2014 will be available soon.


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.


All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received on or before July 7, 2014 are 100 percent refundable. After July 7, 2014, 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 22, 2014, so please plan accordingly. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Please forward all requests to or fax to (317) 876-6213. Cancelling a seminar registration with NAMIC does not cancel a hotel reservation.


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 or call (800) 336-2642.


If you have any questions regarding your registration, e-mail or call (800) 336-2642. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, e-mail or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1082.

What to Wear

The suggested dress code for this meeting is business casual.

Workshop Agenda

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Welcome & Introductions

1:15 – 4:30 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 on 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 and results-based workshop is the perfect solution for team leaders and team members to discover and immediately apply the Four Leadership Essentials:

  • Essential 1: Foundational Trust and Understanding

  • Essential 2: Shared Expectations and Accountability

  • Essential 3: Respectful and Candid Dialogue

  • Essential 4: High Performance and Results

Tracy Butz
Think Impact Solutions
Appleton, Wis.

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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

9:00 a.m.

The Essentials of High Performance Teams (continued)
There will be periodic breaks that will occur at the instructor's discretion.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

The workshop will resume promptly at 1pm.

4:00 p.m.

Workshop Concludes

Workshop Location

Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus
Kasbeer Hall at Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson Street, 15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone (312) 915-6178
Fax (312) 915-6255

Where to Stay

Information will be available soon about a room block at a hotel near the workshop location.

Please contact Amanda Byrd if you encounter any problems when making your reservation.












Travel Information

Getting to the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus is easy and convenient. The site for this year’s workshop is located just two blocks west of the famed North Michigan Avenue and one block from the CTA Red Line Chicago station. For a detailed map of the area, click here.


Loyola University Chicago does not own or control any visitor parking facilities near the Water Tower Campus, though there are several parking options nearby.

For more information on parking at WTC, click here.

Ground Transportation from local airports to the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus

Shared Shuttle

O'hare - The round trip shuttle cost for one person traveling is approximately $30.00. 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 Tickets may also be purchased at O'Hare airport in the terminals at Door 1E, Door 2D, and Door 3E across from Baggage Claim on the Baggage Claim level. Reservations are recommended.

Midway - The round trip cost for one person traveling is approximately $25.00. 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 Tickets may also be purchased at the door three lower level ticket counter across from the Baggage Claim in Midway Airport. Reservations are recommended.

Estimated taxi fare from Chicago O’Hare International is $35. It is $30 from Midway Airport.

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.

  • 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.
  • The Magnificent Mile
    This world famous shopping area is home to four major shopping centers, fabulous boutiques, and much more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Navy Pier
    Navy Pier is a showcase of unique theme restaurants, shops, exhibition facilities and an entertainment area second to none. There is an IMAX Theater, skating rink, putt-putt golf, and 150-foot carousel among the many attractions. Navy Pier offers a true Chicago experience.

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

  • Badge Agenda: Starting at $1,000

  • 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 If you would like to learn more about NAMIC's sponsorship and advertising program, please click here.









Frequently Asked Questions

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, all attendees will need to make their own hotel arrangements. A small block of rooms will be secured at a nearby hotel. Please refer to the Where to Stay section for more information.

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 four or more attendees from the same company attend the 2014 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: Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:28:28 AM.

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