2020 Southern Regional        March 19th

Keller Convention Center      1202 N. Keller Drive    Effingham, IL.        5 CE have been applied for and 2 FDMC

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

Southern 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 the Manager
The Board Governs....the Staff managers.  Sometimes the lines are grayed and this class will help clarify many of them.  While a Board will set the budget for office salaries as a whole, the Manager is the one who determines the staff raises.  The Board develops policy while the Manager enforces it.  While these two examples seem very clear, they often gray when the board meeting is active.  Communication is key and this course will help everyone see things a little clear. 

 

 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]