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NAMIC Directors' Bootcamp 2.0

Event Contact

Larry Baile

Larry Baile
AVP - Convention & Association Services
317.876.4218

Kristen Spriggs

Kristen Spriggs
Vice President - Member Development
317.876.4234

General Information


Directors’ Bootcamp is back and better than ever!

With Bootcamp 2.0, we’re offering directors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of corporate governance within the insurance industry.

Whether your board is new to governing, new to insurance, or just needs a refresher, Directors’ Bootcamp 2.0 is an investment you can make in your company’s futures. In this two-day interactive seminar, your board members will gain the tools and the knowledge they need to effectively govern within the mutual insurance industry.

Give your directors a unique view of real-world experiences from the eyes of current and retired industry experts. With unlimited access to peers and faculty members to ask unique questions, and the opportunity to learn more about relevant topics such as CGAD and emerging risks in the industry, come see why Directors’ Bootcamp 2.0 has earned such a strong reputation within the industry.

Target Audience


We specifically develop our educational programming with our members in mind. These courses are designed for board members from property/casualty insurance companies.

Pricing


Members receive a discount on registration fees, plus all the perks of NAMIC Memberships. To find out more about becoming a member organization, contact us.

Pricing does not include travel or lodging, but does include several meals during the event. See Registration Information for details on what is included. Please visit Where to Stay for information on accommodations.

Workshop Registration Fees


Registrations recieved on or before May 24, 2017 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.

Seminar Fees

On or before March 24

March 25 and later

Member

$1495

$1595

Non-member

$1695

$1795

American Fraternal Alliance (AFA) Member

$1595

$1595

Optional Activity: Spirit of Carolina Dinner Cruise

$85

$85

First Time Attendees


We want to know if this is your first time to participate in the NAMIC Directors' Bootcamp 2.0 so we can get to know you and provide you with some valuable networking opportunities. Don't be shy, please indicate on your registration form if you are a first time attendee. We are excited to meet you!

Optional Activity: Spirit of Carolina Dinner Cruise


Aboard the Spirit of Carolina, you can relax with fellow attendees and bootcamp faculty during a three-course dinner made to order from local seasonal ingredients. As you dine, the Spirit of Carolina will cruise through the beautiful Charleston Harbor, past Fort Sumter, along the Battery, and beneath the Ravenel Bridge. See for yourself why others are raving about the dinner cruise. Add live music, amazing Charleston harbor sunset views, and full-service bars and you have the makings of an unforgettable evening on the water. This activity requires an additional registration fee of $85, which includes transportation, your cruise, and 3-course seated meal, which includes soup, salad, and choice of entree, and dessert.

Registration 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.

Registration Cancellations


All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received on or before Friday, April 7, 2017 are 100 percent refundable. After Friday, April 7, 2017, a $25 processing fee will be deducted. Any refund due will be issued within 15 business days after receipt of the cancellation notice. No refunds are available after Friday, April 14, 2017, so please plan accordingly. Please note: Optional Dinners/Activities follow the NAMIC Cancellation Policy. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Cancelling a seminar registration with NAMIC does not cancel a hotel reservation. Please forward all cancellation requests to registrar@namic.org or fax to (317) 876-6213.

Accommodations


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 in advance of the program as possible.

What to Wear


The suggested attire for this meeting is business casual.

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 lbaile@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1018.

Tentative Agenda


Subject to change without notice

Monday, May 8

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Event Information Desk

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, May 9

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Event Information Desk

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast
Join your fellow attendees for breakfast to get the Bootcamp off to a great start. You will have a chance to meet the faculty and your peers.

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Setting Expectations
Begin the session with a quick history of NAMIC, including an overview of what NAMIC does and how it serves the mutual insurance industry. Our workshop faculty will able be introduced, highlighting their areas of expertise.

We will distribute attendee’s areas of interest that were collected through the concurrent session survey, and invite participants to let staff know of any additional needs that may arise. This session will also introduce you to Bootcamp Mutual Insurance Company, a fictional company that will be used in several of the group exercises and discussions.

Kristen Spriggs
Senior Vice President – Member Development
NAMIC
Indianapolis, Ind.

8:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Corporate Governance & the Role of the Board
This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Management module under the course name: Role of the Board.
This session serves as an excellent foundation for all board education and training. We will address the fundamentals of corporate governance for mutuals, understanding your role as a board member including role of management versus the role of a director, term limits, qualifications of board positions, and the importance of independent directors. We will also define a best practices approach and discuss ways to implement those practices.

Kevin Kinross
Partner
Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
Columbus, Ohio

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.

Networking Break

9:50 – 10:50 a.m.

Understanding Company Financials & Key Metrics
This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Finance and Accounting module under the course name: Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements.
This session qualifies for 1 CPE credit in Finance field of study.

This session will cover a variety of topics relating to company financials, including a review of generally accepted accounting principles versus statutory accounting principles as well as tips to understand benchmarks and key metrics. Attendees will receive the tools they need to understand and evaluate company financials to best serve their organizations.

James J. Kennedy, CPCU
Consultant
Taft Business Consulting
Columbus, Ohio

10:50 – 11:30 a.m

CGAD and New Expectations for Boards
This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Management module under the course name: Emerging Governance Issues.
This session will focus on understanding the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ new Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act and Regulation, to which all insurers will need to comply. The discussion will include a background on the development of the CGAD and then focus on its core components. Additionally, we will look at what insurers and boards can be doing today in preparation for this filing.

Neil Alldredge
Senior Vice President – Corporate Affairs
NAMIC
Indianapolis, Ind.

Kevin Kinross
Partner
Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
Columbus, Ohio

11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.

Lunch
We will offer three roundtable discussions lead by faculty members for those wishing to continue the conversation over lunch. The topics planned are outlined below; look for table signs indicating the roundtable discussion planned. For those who do not wish to participate in a roundtable discussion, please feel free to enjoy lunch and casual discussions with your fellow participants.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Reinsurance Overview
    This session will provide an introduction and broad overview of the world of reinsurance for Directors. It will explore the various types and structures of reinsurance, key principles and terminology, along with its numerous markets. It discusses important issues necessary to company management's assembly of a successful reinsurance program appropriate for a company. It will provide board members with key oversight issues to monitor for reinsurance.

    Gary Myers
    Lost Woods Re, LLP
    Centralia, Mo.

  2. Special Legal Issues for Mutual Boards
    In this session, we will review legal issues/cases with distinct impact on or application to mutual insurance companies. Such issues/cases will include policyholder derivative actions, excess surplus litigation, and corporate records requests.

    Gregg Dykstra, J.D.
    Chief Operating Officer/General Counsel
    NAMIC
    Indianapolis, Ind.

2:00 – 2:20 p.m.

Networking Break

2:20 – 3:20 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Industry Benchmarking & Metrics
    This session will feature insight into industry benchmarks and trends to help board members understand the numbers behind financial and operational performance.

    Jeff Rieder
    Partner
    Ward Group
    Cincinnati, Ohio

  2. The Board’s Role in Strategic Planning
    This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Management module under the course name: Strategic Business Planning.
    This session qualifies for 1 CPE credit in Business Management and Organization field of study.

    This session will provide an overview and discussion of the role a board of directors and management in developing, implementing, and monitoring a company’s strategic plan. The parameters of a strategic plan, the process of developing one, and the questions boards should be asking before approving it will be addressed. The program will also focus on the importance of an organization’s mission, vision, and corporate purpose as well as the importance of board and management alignment on the corporate strategy. A practicum component will put attendees in the seats of the board of Bootcamp Mutual Insurance Company to work through the initial steps of the strategic planning process.

    James J. Kennedy, CPCU
    Consultant
    Taft Business Consulting
    Columbus, Ohio.

    Kevin Kinross
    Partner
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
    Columbus, Ohio

3:20 – 4:00 p.m.

Daily Wrap up
This open format session will be tailored to the attendee’s needs. Faculty members will be available at this Q&A session to help clarify or answer questions regarding today’s sessions

4:00 p.m.

Bootcamp adjourns for the day

5:45 - 10:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Spirit of Carolina Dinner Cruise
Aboard the Spirit of Carolina, you can relax with fellow attendees and bootcamp faculty during a three-course dinner made to order from local seasonal ingredients. As you dine, the Spirit of Carolina will cruise through the beautiful Charleston Harbor, past Fort Sumter, along the Battery, and beneath the Ravenel Bridge. See for yourself why others are raving about the dinner cruise. Add live music, amazing Charleston harbor sunset views, and full-service bars and you have the makings of an unforgettable evening on the water. This activity requires an additional registration fee of $85, which includes transportation, your cruise, and 3-course seated meal, which includes soup, salad, and choice of entree, and dessert.

Wednesday, May 10

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Event Information Desk

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Enterprise Risk Management (ERM): Strategic Thinking and How ERM Supports Board Members in Constructive Participation
    This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module under the course name: Organizational Risk Management.
    This session qualifies for 1.5 CPE credit in Management Services field of study.

    This session will explore the concepts of enterprise risk management, including the role of the board in ERM governance, the connection between ERM and strategic planning; and the critical questions board members need to ask about the company’s risks.

    James J. Kennedy, CPCU
    Consultant
    Taft Business Consulting
    Columbus, Ohio

  2. CEO Succession Planning
    Succession planning and management (SP&M) is a fundamental process for the perpetuation of any organization and its key leadership. Well-conceived, systemic, and deliberate SP&M processes do far more for an organization than merely plan for replacements. Strong SP&M processes align organizational goals so that core values are retained and the corporate vision is realized through continued successions.

    Randy Gerdes
    Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer (Retired)
    CopperPoint Mutual Insurance
    Phoenix, Ariz.

9:15 - 9:35 a.m.

Networking Break

9:35 – 10:35 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Emerging Legislative & Regulatory Issues
    This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module under the course name: Insurance Regulatory Environment.
    Understanding the legislative and regulatory environments and the implications for operating an insurance company is critical for board members. This high-level session will address what a board member needs to know in order to guide a company through the legislative and regulatory landscapes.

    Neil Alldredge
    Senior Vice President – Corporate Affairs
    NAMIC
    Indianapolis, Ind.

  2. Investment Management
    This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Finance and Accounting module under the course name: Investment Perspectives.
    This session qualifies for 1 CPE credit in Finance field of study.

    During this session, the primary goal will be to give directors an understanding of the key investment issues to be aware of and how a well-constructed investment policy is the key to effective oversight and controls.

    Greg Sweeney
    Chief Investment Officer/SVP
    Bell Bank
    Boise, Idaho

10:35 - 10:55 a.m.

Networking Break

10:55 – 11:55 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Emerging Risks: Focus on Cyber Risk
    This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module under the course name: Emerging Risks.*
    This session qualifies for 1.0 CPE credit in Information Technology field of study.

    This session will explore the role of the board of directors in oversight of the company’s readiness for a cyber breach. Discussion will also focus on the questions a board should ask regarding the company’s cyber security program.

    Kevin Rall
    Senior Manager
    Accenture
    Columbus, Ohio

  2. Decision Framework
    Why are most IT projects over budget and behind schedule? Why do more than 40% of start up businesses fail? Why do most M&A deals fail to deliver the anticipated results? While there are many reasons, one can be in the fact that most teams lack a formal process to use in making these key strategic decisions. Making decisions with a process led mind-set can help companies gain an edge in today ever increasingly competitive business climate. This session will explore some of the reasons why decisions go wrong, and offer a suggested process to use to help make your next major decision a good one.

    James J. Kennedy, CPCU
    Consultant
    Taft Business Consulting
    Columbus, Ohio

11:55 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Working Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
We’ve allowed time in the agenda for you to take a break, gather some lunch from the buffet, and assemble for small group discussions. Attendees can rotate to a new topic at 12:15 p.m.

During this time, we will feature an opportunity for directors to focus on specific areas within your role on the board or immediate need of your company. Faculty members will be on hand to help answer questions or provide insights from their experiences. This is a great opportunity to learn from your peers.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Emerging Risks
    This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module under the course name: Emerging Risks.*
    Charlie Kingdollar, one of the industry’s foremost experts on global emerging issues, will update attendees regarding the emerging exposures facing property/casualty insurers. Charlie will share his insights as to which exposures could have the most impact and how rating agencies view these exposures. Attendees will leave this session with information to consider when setting and evaluating strategy.

    Charlie Kingdollar
    Senior Emerging Issues Analyst
    General Reinsurance Corporation
    Stamford, Conn.

  2. Executive Compensation: Driving Long-Term Performance with Long-Term Incentives
    One part of the board of directors’ role is to oversee compensation plans for the company, particularly executives. Stakeholders, either policyholders or shareholders, want to know that the board of directors is actively monitoring executive pay and maintaining sound salary administration and a pay-for-performance approach. This session provides an overview of the tools and techniques used to ensure the appropriateness of pay in a company.

    Jeff Rieder
    Partner
    Ward Group
    Cincinnati, Ohio

2:30 – 2:50 p.m.

Networking Break

2:50 – 3:50 p.m.

Lessons of Company Success – McKinsey “Journey” Discussion
What are the keys that separate winning property/casualty insurance companies from the rest? This session will explore the secrets to success uncovered by extensive research about how the best performers stand out. In addition, this session will explore the importance of a corporate purpose.

James J. Kennedy, CPCU
Consultant
Taft Business Consulting
Columbus, Ohio

3:50 – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
A review of the key objectives suggested by attendees at the beginning of the event will be done.

4:00 p.m.

Workshop Adjourns

CPE Information for Directors' Bootcamp 2.0


Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this conference.

Advance Preparation:
There is no advance preparation required for this conference.

Delivery Method:
This convention will be conducted in a Group-Live Setting

NAMIC’s Directors’ Bootcamp 2.0 has been certified for a total of 5.5 CPE credits in the fields of Business Management and Organization, Finance, Information Technology, and Management Services.

Program Level:
This program level is an overview.

NAMIC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds, cancellations and complaints, please contact NAMIC at 800-336-2642.

Where to Stay


Sandpearl Resort

Wild Dunes Resort
5757 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Ph: (888) 845-8880

Overview of the Hotel
The Wild Dunes Resort is located on the northern tip of the Isle of Palms, a barrier island off of South Carolina, just 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston. The award-winning 1,600-acre oceanfront resort offers plenty of things to do including championship golf, tennis, spa services, family‐recreation programs, activities embracing the local culture and low‐country lifestyle, dining and wonderful beaches. In addition to the variety of on‐site activities, nearby Charleston offers an endless array of activities and attractions for an extra dose of Southern charm.

Event Hotel Rate and Cut Off Date


Rate: $230.00 plus taxes for standard rooms, single/double occupancy.

The group rate includes destination fee, resort fee and group amenity fees, which provide the following guest amenities:

  • Fitness Center access
  • Swimming pool access
  • High-speed Internet access in guestrooms
  • Daily newspaper
  • Access fees for local and toll-free long distance calls
  • 1-hour complimentary tennis court usage
  • One bucket of golf balls per person at golf range

NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the Wild Dunes Resort. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, April 14, 2017 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.

Hotel Reservations


Directors' Bootcamp 2.0 attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. Upon registering with NAMIC, you will be provided information within the confirmation email on how to make room reservations with the hotel.

Please contact Larry Baile if you encounter any problems with making hotel reservations.

Travel Information


Wild Dunes Resort is located on Isle of Palms just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. To locate the main entrance to Wild Dunes Resort on a GPS, please use 1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 in your GPS device. Entering "Wild Dunes" may provide inaccurate directions.

For customized driving directions, please click here or your preferred mapping website.

From the Airport:

Take I-526 East to the Georgetown Exit, Hwy 17 North. Continue straight at the light, crossing Hwy 17 onto Hungryneck Boulevard. Pass through three stoplights and at the fourth, turn right onto Highway 517, the Isle of Palms Connector. See below "On the Island" for getting to Wild Dunes once you've crossed the Intracoastal Waterway on Highway 517.

On the Island:

Turn left at the light at the foot of the bridge onto Highway 703, Palm Boulevard. Continue following Palm Boulevard, parallel to the Atlantic Ocean. As you cross 41st Avenue, you will see the Wild Dunes directional sign to turn right, onto Palm Boulevard (extension). The Wild Dunes entrance is on the left.

Driving Directions:

From I-95: Connect with I-26 East toward Charleston.

From I-26: Head East into the Charleston area to I-526. Take I-526 East toward Mt. Pleasant (Exit 212C).

From I-526: Head East toward Mt. Pleasant and take the Georgetown Exit number 29, Hwy 17. Continue straight at the light, crossing Hwy 17 onto Hungryneck Boulevard. Pass through three stoplights and at the fourth, turn right onto Highway 517, the Isle of Palms Connector. See below "On the Island" for getting to Wild Dunes once you've crossed the Intracoastal Waterway on Highway 517.

From Hwy 17 North or South: Turn east at Highway 517, the Isle of Palms Connector. Take the Connector over the Intracoastal Waterway onto Isle of Palms.

Parking:

Complimentary valet service for all guests is provided at check-in. Self parking is also available.






Area Attractions


When it comes to free time, there's so much to do both on-Resort and in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Enjoy 36 holes of championship golf, play on 17 Har-Tru tennis courts, bike miles of shady trails, soak up the sun surfside or partake in one of dozens of other on-Resort activities ideal for small groups. Venture over to downtown Charleston to discover famed shopping on King Street, dine in acclaimed restaurants, tour historic homes and gardens, and more. At Wild Dunes Resort, there’s more than enough relaxation and recreation to fill your stay with excitement, tranquility or a little bit of both.

Check out these links below for more information:

  • Barrier Island Eco Tours
    Embark on a naturalist-guided excursion exploring the salt marshes and islands off of Charleston, SC. This excursion promoting awareness, conversation and enjoyment of South Carolina’s coastal resources is voted the #1 activity on Isle of Palms by Tripadvisor.
  • Wild Dunes Resort Golf Course
    Enjoy 36 holes on the resort signature golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and noted by Golf Digest as one of the “Best in State” for golf in South Carolina. The newly renovated Links Course and Harbor Course are open to the public and challenge players at every skill level. Wild Dunes Resort also offers one of the top Charleston golf schools with a variety of clinics, lessons and intensives.

Attractions

  • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
    Walk in the steps of heroes at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Guests can step aboard three museum ships: USS Yorktown CV-10, Essex-class aircraft carrier; USS Laffey DD-724, Sumner-class naval destroyer; and USS Clamagore SS-343, GUPPY III submarine. In addition, 29 aircraft are on display from conflicts ranging from World War II to present-day operations. The national Congressional Medal of Honor Museum is also currently located aboard the USS Yorktown.
  • Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
    In 1743, the son of Major John Boone planted live oak trees, arranging them in two evenly spaced rows. This spectacular approach to his home symbolizes southern heritage and will take root in your memory for many years to come. It would take two centuries for the massive, moss-draped branches to meet overhead, forming today's natural corridor and a scene that NBC Daytime television says is "a must see stop on any trip to Charleston, S.C."
  • Fort Sumter National Monument
    Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back. Learn all about this storied spot of the first clash between the Union and Confederate armies in the Civil War.

For more information on things to do while on Isle of Palms and in Charleston, please visit Charleston CVB.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the suggested attire for business and social gatherings?
It is suggested that attendees wear business casual to seminar sessions and meal functions.

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 attendee. 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 Wild Dunes Resort to make a room reservation. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the rate of $230 per room. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until April 14, 2017 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 seminar resource materials and access to NAMIC sponsored meal functions including break service, breakfast, and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. For those attendees that bring spouses, they are invited to attend the opening reception on Monday evening.

Accommodations?
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 in advance of the program as possible.

Can I register on site for optional activities?
Yes, space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please add the Optional Dinner activity to your registration in advance. Openings may also be available onsite - visit the registration desk during the designated desk hours to check availability.

Can I attend any of the sessions being offered?
General sessions will open each day followed by concurrent sessions that attendees can choose from, depending on their interest in the topic. NAMIC will ask in advance which sessions you plan on participating in, but you will be able to switch on-site.

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 lbaile@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1018.

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