Education

Continue your professional development and stay current with emerging issues and trends in our industry—all while you make connections that advance your career and business.

We ensure that the most relevant topics and speakers are in place for our virtual events and two annual conferences to continually expand our educational offerings and value for all CIWA members.

If you have questions, please contact CIWA by visiting our Contact page.

Committee

Chair
John Donahue
M.J. Hall and Company
(415) 848-8224  |  Email

Members
Kristi Dean, Stone Dean Law
Tony Joseph
Peter Schifrin, SGD, Inc.
Kathy Schroeder, Sierra Specialty

Webinar Series

CIWA is pleased to present to our members a webinar education series. Topics pertain to topical news stories, like the COVID-19 pandemic, legislative topics, and other insights relevant to the CIWA members.

Not a CIWA member? Join us today to gain access to these webinars!

Latest Webinar: 

Legislative Look: The Current State of Our Marketplace Webinar

This webinar will be moderated by Hank Haldeman, President of Worldwide Programs at Worldwide Facilities, and feature a panel of industry experts.

Trusted Resources

Surplus Lines Association of California (SLA)

The SLA is a non-profit trade association comprised of more than 5,000 members. The SLA is governed by a plan of operation approved by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) and the SLA Board of Directors. Since 1994, the Association has served as the statutory surplus line advisory organization to the CDI. The SLA’s mission is “to ensure that a responsive and lawful surplus line market is maintained in California”.

SLA Learning Center

The Surplus Lines Association of California offers free continuing education courses for their members. With the option of both live and on-demand courses, you can register for courses and earn continuing education credits based around your busy work schedule.

The Institutes

The Institutes provides educational support, resources and leading research to help those in risk management and insurance better serve the public. Their knowledge solutions are tailored to your area of focus and experience level and include designations like the CPCU®, certificates and professional development programs, online courses and continuing education opportunities.

Insurance Journal

InsuranceJournal.com uses its 80 years of insurance expertise to provide the industry real-time news and analysis. In addition, the site offers directories detailing available excess & surplus lines markets, programs and workers’ compensation markets. The site also features classified advertising, a news archive and dozens of audio and video interviews with industry leaders from across the world. The numbers speak for themselves – more than 250,000 insurance professionals read more than 1.5 million pages of Insurance Journal Online every month.

I found the COVID-19; Insurance-0 webinar to be insightful into how this crisis has impacted others in the insurance industry. I enjoyed hearing each point of view from the diverse group of panelists. Most importantly I appreciate the timeliness of the presentation. Looking forward to seeing what other webinars CIWA will be presenting.”

Brad Nevins

Director of Sales, ClassicPlan Insurance Premium Financing