2020 Northern Regional  March 17th.   5 CE applied for - 3 FMDC classes applied for


Brandywine Banquet Hall 441 IL Route 2   Dixon, IL 61021    8:00 a.m.    NEW LOCATION

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Breakfast and registration begins at 8:00 - Education 9:00 - 4:00

Northern Regional Seminar Agenda

Understanding the Audit Function (FMDC)- Abby Dezeeuw, Cain Ellsworth & Company, LLC
(FMDC - Farm Mutual Director Certification course through our National Assn of Mutual Insurance Companies)
This course will dive deep into the audit function in the mutual insurance industry and issues companies may face.  We will begin with an overview of the audit function and provide some design of the audit approach.  Knowing what questions to ask the auditors will be reviewed as well as identifying some of the audit issues that are unique to small companies. 

Small Company Conflict of Interest - FMDC- Abby Dezeeuw, Cain Ellsworth & Company, LLC
(FMDC - Farm Mutual Director Certification course through our National Assn of Mutual Insurance Companies)
This course will provide an understanding of potential conflicts of interest and what effect they may have on a mutual insurance company.  We will provide examples of potential conflicts of interest found within our industry as well as strategies to repair them.  Developing a long-range plan to steer the mutual away form potential conflicts will be reviewed.  

Mock Board Meeting
Volunteers will run a mock board meeting and a moderator will walk us through the challenges that come with doing business as a board of directors.  Unintentionally violating laws doesn't make you innocent and we want to point out some common areas that tend to get overlooked in meetings.  While some of the meetings will seem entertaining,  the knowledge you will walk away with is invaluable! 

Role of the Board vs Role of Management - FMDC - Elective Course - Jack Randall, Randall Resources Int'l

We will provide a definition and review of what corporate governance means for mutual company directors as well as understanding your role as a board member.  Defining and developing the best practices approach to governance will also be a focus for us in this session. We will dig deep into the role of the management vs the role of the director and help establish clearer lines so the focus is where it should be for success.  Rounding out this session with ideas in evaluating the CEO make this a meeting you don't want to miss. 

To preserve the professional business environment, no one under the age of 14 will be allowed to attend IAMIC functions unless invited for a special event.  Registration implies consent for all photos and videos that are taken on-site to be used in IAMIC promotional items and on the website.  If you wish to opt-out - please contact the IAMIC office at 217-563-8300 or email Jackie at [email protected]