The insurance industry is on the cusp of a huge talent gap, with 25% 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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July, 2020

Virtual Workshop: Pivoting to Virtual Relationship Selling

July 28, 2020July 29, 2020

Technology is constantly providing us with more and better ways to connect—today’s salesperson must be adept at asking for, scheduling and delivering effective virtual meetings that also build relationships.

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August, 2020

Virtual Broker Smackdown

August 25, 2020August 27, 2020

Just as business leaders today are being tested, this event will challenge participants to run a simulated brokerage that is competing in a marketplace during a crisis.

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September, 2020

Webinar – The Dignity Mindset: Building Gender Equity at Work

September 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm EDT

This webinar will teach attendees how to break down gender bias in the workforce and replace it with an equitable system where everyone can thrive, improving business results.

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October, 2020

Webinar: Allyship in a Corporate Setting

October 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm EDT

Being an ally to marginalized communities is a lifelong process that involves an ongoing personal commitment to do hard work.

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Webinar: Practical Ways to Survive & Thrive with Virtual Learning

October 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm EDT

Webinar: Understanding Your Client’s Business – Becoming More Effective as You Operate in a Virtual Environment

October 27, 2020October 29, 2020

In these uncertain times, how you use the information you have in order to make important decisions and how you present that information to your client can become a true…

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January, 2021

DE&I Learning Circles

January 27 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm EST

DE&I 101: Why it’s important to try to get it right & embrace the fact that you will make mistakes

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February, 2021

DE&I Learning Circles

February 24 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm EST

What value does a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment bring to your firm?

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March, 2021

DE&I Learning Circles

March 24 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm EDT

How can a predominantly white industry become more inclusive? Why should it?

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June, 2021

DE&I Learning Circles

June 16

Learning Circles are monthly, professionally facilitated, small group virtual discussions that delve into DE&I topics with an experienced facilitator.

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