FSIL DESIGNATION CLASS SYLLABUS

The conference curriculum conveys a deep understanding of critical leadership topics:

And proceeds at an accelerated pace.  Advanced management and leadership concepts and techniques are covered through dynamic tutorial presentations.  Each tutorial module is characterized by high engagement and lively discussion.  The tutorials are intense and hard hitting; combining cutting edge ideas with practical, proven and enduring leadership concepts and techniques.  The tone is challenging and the content robust – resulting in a highly informative, stimulating, and fast paced development context.  Topical content is further brought to life through rigorous case studies and insurance industry examples.  Pre-existing assumptions are challenged and the conference is charged with the excitement of newly informed leadership discussion, creative debate and continuous participation.  Resulting knowledge and insights are both profound and pragmatic – which participants can immediately apply to the benefit of their organizations as well as to their current and future responsibilities.  A very high level summary of the learning tutorials include the following leadership essentials:

Crafting and Executing Winning Strategies:

Each of the major schools of strategic thought and frameworks are presented.  Lessons are drawn from both cases of winning insurance company strategies as well as failed strategies.  Participants become well versed in thinking strategically while gaining the skills and confidence to shape a solid strategy and translate strategy into cohesive, integrated action and sustainable improved performance.

Change Leadership:

The concepts and techniques underpinning the best practices in leading and managing change are thoroughly considered.  Participants learn how change is envisioned, defined, communicated and enacted in a multi-dimensional fashion by leaders – at the enterprise, organizational unit, and individual levels – and across functional disciplines and specialties.  The leadership principles of transforming destructive conflict into positive energy and creative organizational tension and cohesion are conveyed – and participants gain valuable insights in how to orchestrate and drive change through the organization and into the market to improve the experience of current customers and to capture new customers.

Developing Durable Yet Agile Organizations:

The characteristics and techniques of how organizational elements, resources and assets are designed and integrated are thoroughly reviewed.  The discussion quickly advances to the leadership principles and practices in building outstanding teams and powerful business ecosystems and networks – while ensuring that all core processes, products, services and organizational enablers are optimized, simplified, integrated, and leveraged in a way that is executed relentlessly – all while nurturing innovation, creativity, and resiliency.

Building Talent and Ethics Centered Leadership:

Techniques and practices to advance the talent of the organization are thoroughly explored.  The leader as casting director, coach and mentor are further expanded upon.  A lively review is conducted of the principles of emotional intelligence including self-awareness, self-control, and motivation.  Leadership practices and individual self-assessment instruments are presented to demonstrate and help prepare participants on how to build rapport, coalitions, and relationships to advance and inspire others to move in the needed direction.  Participants begin the reflective journey to better define their own leadership style and brand – and how to avoid leadership career derailments.  The principles and fundamental behaviors of ethics centered leadership and leadership authenticity are deeply considered as participants throughout the conference progressively and collectively build a definition of the effective leader.

Communicating for Results, Decision Making and Leadership Analytics: The characteristics of outstanding leadership communications are thoroughly presented.  Leadership communication examples are analyzed and respective lessons are grasped.  Techniques for creating a compelling vision and argument for organizational improvement and possibilities are shared.  Best decision making practices and frameworks are presented as well as asking the right leadership questions and making and acting on respective answers and decisions in times of uncertainty and ambiguity.  Leadership time management and delegation tools are learned as well as the emerging trends and applications of the new leadership driven performance standards, metrics and predictive analytics.