PLUS Career Advancement Webinar Series

Learn how to build your personal brand, communicate more effectively, improve your speaking skills and more


 Start Date - End Date

July 25, 2018

Registration Deadline

Wednesday, July 25, 2018



 

This four-part webinar series, developed by Future PLUS, will cover the “soft skills” needed to be successful in the industry.

Register now and receive access to ALL webinar recordings and corresponding materials to-date.    
       
Investing in Yourself, Your Brand, and Your Network
with Tony Chimera, SVP Human Resources, Sompo International          
 
Wednesday, June 6  1:00 – 2:00 PM CST    
 
Its hard to know when and where your next opportunity will come from, so empowering yourself is essential. This webinar will outline some practical steps you can take to become your best advocate, build your personal brand, and maintain a high-performing professional network.          
 
Tony brings over 26 years of experience in Human Resources, most recently at Sompo and AXIS Capital Holdings Limited. A self-described “network navigator,” he helps young people extract the most out of their networking opportunities and professional relationships.            
           
Communicating More Effectively
with Jennifer McNally, CEO, Communication Counts, LLC          
 
Wednesday, June 20  1:00 – 2:00 PM CST    
 
Whether its working with a client or a colleague, poor communication can lead to a negative experience – and worse yet, result – for everyone involved. This webinar will discuss how to avoid common communication missteps and the keys to becoming a masterful communicator.          
 
Jen is a veteran communicator and marketing professional with a nearly 20-year track record of delivering results for both clients and employers alike. In the digital media space, she has worked with more than 100 trade associations to provide quality content to more than 6 million readers.            
           
Becoming a Better Speaker
with Bart Shachnow, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, CPCU, Sales Performance Director, Zurich          
 
Wednesday, July 11  1:00 – 2:00 PM CST    
 
We can all tell when a meeting or presentation falls flat, but we don’t necessarily understand how we can avoid it happening to us. This webinar will prepare you for an array of speaking engagements including meetings, presentations and professional development panels.          
 
Bart has extensive experience in the financial services industry in marketing, sales and training capacities. At Zurich, he designs and delivers technical and sales training programs for market-facing personnel as well as training for brokers that supports various Zurich sales initiatives.            
           
Realizing Your Inner Leader
with Denise Lewis, Early Talent Programs Manager, USI          
 
Wednesday, July 25  1:00 – 2:00 PM CST    
 
Its never too early to start being noticed as an up-and-coming leader at your firm. Explore what makes an emerging leader successful – as viewed by both superiors and peers – as well as the different types of leadership roles you may want to consider as you think of ascending to the next level.            
 
Denise brings highly engaged people together to form diverse, inclusive, high potential teams. At USI she provides leadership in the strategic planning and direction of the Early Talent Programs. Before that, she was the Southeast Regional Marketing Manager of Chubb & Son where she led a highly matrix organization to consistently achieve top financial results.          
         
Can't make one or more of the dates?
No worries... All webinars will be available as on-demand recordings after the live sessions have occurred.
         
Pricing
$49 for PLUS members
$99 for nonmembers (includes a 2018 Future PLUS membership for those age 35 or younger - Future PLUS membership is $50 annually)          
         
How to Register
Click the "Register" button above to register online or call 952.746.2596.        
         
FAQ        
Can I sign up for just one of the sessions or sessions a la carte?
No, at this time this offering is a four-part series only, however, all sessions will be recorded and shared with you, which means you can watch them on your own schedule if you have a conflict with one or more of the webinar dates/times.        
         
How can I get my Manager's approval for this education to be counted as a corporate expense?
Feel free to download and customize this letter that will help you make the case to your employer.        
         
What is Future PLUS anyway?
Future PLUS is the young professionals' group at PLUS, for members aged 35 or younger. During Q1 2018, a task force comprised of Future PLUS member volunteers put together this series after surveying young professionals for topics of relevance, determining key takeaways, and sourcing speakers from within and outside the industry.  

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Member Registration $49.00
Nonmember Registration $99.00
Nonmember Registration with 2018 PLUS membership $99.00

Available Functions

Wednesday - June 06
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  Invest in Yourself, Your Brand, and Your Network
It’s hard to know when and where your next opportunity will come from, so empowering yourself is essential. This webinar will outline some practical steps you can take to become your best advocate, build your personal brand, and maintain a high-performing professional network.
Wednesday - June 20
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  Communicate More Effectively
Whether it’s working with a client or a colleague, poor communication can lead to a negative experience - and worse yet, result - for everyone involved. This webinar will discuss how to avoid common communication missteps and the keys to becoming a masterful communicator.
Wednesday - July 11
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  Become a Better Speaker
We can all tell when a meeting or presentation falls flat, but we don’t necessarily understand how we can avoid it happening to us. This webinar will prepare you for an array of speaking engagements including meetings, presentations and professional development panels.
Wednesday - July 25
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  Realize Your Inner Leader
It’s never too early to start being noticed as an up-and-coming leader at your firm. Explore what makes an emerging leader successful – as viewed by both superiors and peers – as well as the different types of leadership roles you may want to consider as you think of ascending to the next level.

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Materials

Recordings of each webinar, as well as any handouts, resource links or supporting materials, will be shared with attendees after each webinar is completed.
 
All webinars will be available as on-demand recordings after the live sessions have occurred.

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