The insurance industry is on the cusp of a huge talent gap, with 25 percent of the workforce expected to retire by 2020. Developing your leaders is more critical today than ever. We’re here to help.


What is The Council Academy?

The Council Academy is comprised of uniquely interactive programs that are designed to have a qualitative impact on your staff’s performance and growth. Whether you’re looking to improve the leadership skills of your emerging leaders or those climbing the C-Suite ladder, our goal is to provide industry-specific, competency-driven, world class talent development resources for your firm.

How is The Council Academy different?

  • All experiential workshops begin with an assessment to assist participants in getting maximum benefit from the experience
  • Customized exclusively for Council members’ peer-to-peer networking
  • Small class sizes to ensure individualized attention
  • Conducted by experts in the topics being presented
  • Post-workshop follow up to ensure learning transfer
  • Every program may be brought in-house and offered exclusively for your team

Contact Julia Ruiz at if you are interested or have any questions.
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November, 2018

Flexible Leadership

November 19, 2018
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until November 19, 2018

The three-week virtual workshop will help leaders make sense of the situations they face every day. It will provide them with the skills and tools they need in order to…

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December, 2018

College Recruiting

December 11, 2018

Join us for this live virtual session to learn how college recruiting can solve the looming talent crisis and how it is unique in several important ways from traditional recruiting.

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March, 2019

International Broker Challenge 2019

March 12March 14

This 2.5 day workshop challenges your firm’s up-and-coming leaders to run a simulated brokerage that competes in a global marketplace. In teams of four, participants experience an entirely different level of decision-making, with a bird’s eye view of the brokerage value chain – from customer segment analysis and lead source management to financial management and producer competency.

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April, 2019

Broker Smackdown South 2019

April 23April 25

This event is now full. Please contact Julia Ruiz at for more information on 2020 events.

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May, 2019

Broker Smackdown West 2019

May 21May 23

This event is now full. Please contact Julia Ruiz at for more information on 2020 events.

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June, 2019

2019 Intern Summer School: Industry Overview

June 5August 10

Providing your interns with access to professional development opportunities and training is a tangible way to show you are invested in their growth. This summer The Council Foundation will be…

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Diversity and Inclusivity: A Virtual Course

June 13 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm EDT
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One event on June 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

This virtual course combines 4 live sessions from thought leaders in the D&I world along with a variety of self-paced resources.

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July, 2019

Broker Smackdown North 2019

July 16July 18
Hotel Ivy, 201 S 11th St
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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This event is now full. Please contact Julia Ruiz at for more information on 2020 events.

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Leadership Lessons from World War II 2019

July 30July 31
WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Using the unparalleled World War II (WWII) museum in New Orleans as a backdrop, this program, designed for senior leaders, will explore the strategic planning and problem-solving processes of the great leaders from WWII.

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September, 2019

Webinar: The Science of Influence & Persuasion

September 10 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, Brian Ahearn, the “Chief Influence Officer” of Influence PEOPLE, will explain the science behind getting your prospects and clients to say “Yes!”.

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