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NAMIC Leadership Development Workshop, August 2-3, 2016,  Chicago, Ill.

Event Contact

Stephanie Guagliardo

Stephanie Guagliardo
Sr. Meeting Coordinator

General Information

The Leadership Development Workshop is a one-and-a-half day intensive workshop designed to provide critical leadership and managerial training for the insurance industry. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to your managerial role, this hands-on learning experience will provide tactical and strategic tools to help you manage your human capital in today’s business environment.

This workshop is part of Project Leadership and is required for those working to earn the T.E.A.M. certification.

We specifically develop our educational programming with our members in mind. NAMIC is comprised of a diverse membership and there are a variety of events to meet your needs

This event is Designed 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

Registrations recieved on or before Friday, June 3, 2016 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.


On or before
June 3

June 4
and later







Non Member






Member Multi-Attendee Rate**



Optional Activity



*To qualify for this rate you must have earned the Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) designation and be current in the program

**If three or more people from the same member company register by June 3, 2016, all will receive the reduced multi-attendee rate.

T.E.A.M. Certifcation Fees

Participants in the Leadership Development Workshop are qualified for the T.E.A.M. Certification program. The fees for this certification are listed below.

Active Committee Member


NAMIC Member (non-committee participant)


Non-Member Property/Casualty or Farm Mutual Insurance Company Employee


Optional Activity

Information on an optional activity for Tuesday, August 2, 2016 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 1, 2016 are 100 percent refundable. After July 1, 2016, 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 8, 2016, so please plan accordingly. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Please forward all requests to or fax to (317) 876-6213. Please note: Optional Dinners/Activities follow the NAMIC Cancellation Policy. Cancelling a workshop 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. 1025.

What to Wear

The suggested dress code for this meeting is business casual.

Workshop Agenda

Subject to change without notice

Monday, August 1, 2016

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Workshop: 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 the perfect solution for team leaders and team members to discover and immediately apply the four leadership essentials:

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.

Tracy Butz

Tracy Butz
Think Impact Solutions
Menasha, Wis.

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

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.


12:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Workshop (continued)
There will be periodic breaks that will occur at the instructor's discretion.

5:15 p.m.

Optional Activity: TBD

Wednesday, August 5, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Workshop (continued)
There will be periodic breaks that will occur at the instructor's discretion.

12:00 p.m.

Workshop Concludes

Where to Stay

The 2016 Leadership Development Workshop location is still being finalized. Please check back again soon

Travel Information

The 2016 Leadership Development Workshop location is still being finalized. Please check back again soon

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.

Notable Chicago Sites

  • 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.
  • Willis Tower
    Willis Tower is the premier corporate office building in Chicago, home to more than 100 companies including prominent law, insurance, transportation and financial services. The iconic building is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, encompassing more than 4.5 million square feet, including its Skydeck and 103rd floor glass viewing platform, The Ledge, which attract more than 1.5 million visitors every year.
  • Navy Pier
    Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and thrills of a day on Lake Michigan. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all - in a location unlike any other!

Music Venues

  • Blue Chicago
    Enjoy some live Blues music at nearby Blue Chicago. This famous club, and its sister club Blue Chicago on Clark, are just a short cab ride away from the Renaissance Chicago. These clubs offer one nightly admission fee to both venues so that you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
  • 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.
  • Andy's Jazz Club and Restaurant
    If your musical taste is geared more towards jazz, then you won't want to miss Andy's Jazz Club. For over 30 years, Andy's has presented the best jazz Chicago has to offer. One of the most respected establishments; historic Andy's offers casual dinning and live jazz on a daily basis, with sets in the late afternoon and into the evening.


  • 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.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
    The Art Institute consistently ranks among Chicago's most-visited museums. From French Impressionist paintings to African masks to the new wing for Modern Art, the museum offers visitors a rich cultural experience.
  • The Field Museum of Natural History
    The Field Museum is probably best known for its dinosaur displays, but it also has a rich and deep dedication to "the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures." It currently holds, conserves, studies more than 20 million objects, a collection which grew from holdings received after the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.


  • The Magnificent Mile
    The Magnificent Mile is a spectacular showcase of style, flavor, entertainment and fun. With more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 60 hotels and unique entertainment and attractions packed and stacked along its length, The Magnificent Mile has an indulgence for every passion and every pocket.
    Mario Batali’s and Joe Bastianich's 63,000-square-foot, two-level complex is an eight-restaurant "polpo," as well as a butcher, a produce market, and a grocery with imported olive oil, wine and pastas, as well as locally sourced products. There are also stations for Nutella, salumi, cheese, pizza, espresso and fresh breads and pastries. The Chicago location is only the second outpost in the United States. The original location, opened in 2007, continues to thrive in Turin, Italy, but the Chicago outpost is the largest to date.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Leadership Development Workshop is an intensive and hands-on workshop is designed to provide critical leadership and managerial training for insurance industry leaders.

Our most popular sponsorships for this event include:

  • Refreshment Breaks: Starting at $800

  • Luncheon: Starting at $1,500

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 – Casual attire

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.

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.

Who qualifies for the multi-attendee rate?
If three or more people from the same company register to attend the 2016 NAMIC Leadership Development Workshop by June 3, 2016, all will receive the reduced multi-attendee rate.


Posted: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 2:19:54 PM. Modified: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:47:41 AM.

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