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Upcoming webinars


June 11, 2024 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Nils Deacon
Manager, Inspections and Rating Services
MSO, Inc.

Nils has been with MSO since 1981 as an inspector. He currently handles management of the Inspections and Rating Services. As a Senior Inspector, Nils provides inspections for schedule rating and short form reports.

He serves as a principal member on three NFPA Technical Committees: Automotive and Marine Service Stations, Portable Fire Extinguishers, and Assembly Occupancies.

This webinar will review:

  • The most common fire and liability issues that can result in claims in houses of worship,
  • Including kitchen fires and other ignition sources with mitigation steps.
  • Common liability issues including trip and fall, theft, and childcare controls.
  • Crime and active shooter issues.

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September 26, 2024 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Tonya DeVane
The Omnia Group

Tonya DeVane is an experienced leader with over two decades of expertise in leadership, employee development, and group facilitation. As the Vice President of Customer Success & Product Optimization at The Omnia Group, she specializes in assisting companies in identifying the most talented individuals and constructing high-performing teams. Tonya utilizes personality assessments to uncover the strengths of each team member, which is one of her areas of expertise.

In addition to proficiency in talent development, Tonya is highly skilled in sales and leadership. She has trained employees and facilitated webinars to enhance their sales and leadership abilities. Tonya’s educational background includes a degree in Human Service Counseling and certification in Human Resource Management. She is committed to fostering inclusive work environments by utilizing her expertise and the power of personality assessments to help teams reach their full potential.

About the webinar:

Don’t let the word soft fool you; soft skills have a tremendous impact on effective leadership. Whether you are a new or seasoned leader or a rising individual contributor, mastering the interpersonal side of business is your ticket to improving productivity, engagement, client relationships, and performance. This session will help you balance soft skills with the equally important focus on bottom-line results. The session will cover the essential role of soft skills in successful leaders. You will walk away with knowledge and skills you can put into action immediately.

What you will learn:

  • The difference between soft and hard skills
  • The importance of soft skills when leading through transitions or connecting with customers
  • How to assess your soft skills and better understand the preferences of others
  • Tools and tips to improve your soft skills

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October 8, 2024 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Michael Farley, CPCU
VP, Government Affairs and General Counsel
Ohio Insurance Institute

Michael Farley leads the association’s legislative and regulatory affairs initiatives. He represents the industry before executive, legislative, and judicial branches on public policy and regulatory matters, and serves as in-house legal counsel. Prior to joining OII, Michael was Judicial and Legislative Affairs Counsel at the Supreme Court of Ohio. He also served as Assistant Director for Legislative affairs at the Ohio Department of Insurance.

Michael holds two law degrees from Capital University Law School: an LLM in Business Law and a Juris Doctor. He also received a Master of Public Administration from Ohio University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Akron. He is admitted to practice law in Ohio and the District of Columbia. Michael serves as an adjunct professor of law at Capital University Law School.

About the webinar:

This presentation will discuss implications of third-party litigation funding, efforts to reform and bring transparency to the process, and impacts. We will also examine other litigation reforms throughout the United States. Finally, we will look ahead to where litigation might be going in the near future.

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December 10, 2024 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Mary Beegle, CPCU
AVP, National Programs / Senior Product Development Analyst
MSO, Inc.

The Businessowners insurance policy has become a go-to solution for Commercial producers, and a favorite of insurer underwriting and claim departments. This bundle of coverages, usually priced below the total of individual components, delivers convenience and protection for a range of business types. In this webinar, Mary Beegle, a “lifer” of the insurance industry, explores the evolution of this revolutionary product with a suffusion of insight – past and present.

Mary joined MSO in 2019 and has advanced to the role of AVP National Programs and Senior Product Development Analyst. In this capacity, she works with other members of the team and directly with MSO clients in creation and filing of tailored personal and commercial insurance products.

She has been involved in the insurance industry since 1980, primarily in underwriting and management roles for regional Pennsylvania companies. During that time, Mary attained AIS, ARe, AU, CIC, CISR, and CPCU designations and held a producer’s license. She also has a background in freelance writing, editing, creative collaboration, and business consulting.

In attending this webinar, you can expect a lively learning experience that leaves you with a competitive edge. Discussion will cover:

  • Origin of the Businessowners policy.
  • BOP evolution – in concept and in classifications.
  • Why companies use BOP extensively (with a peek into company roles).
  • Limitations of BOP.
  • What the future might hold for BOP providers and policyholders.

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