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MAIA Online Programming
The next big thing in online continuing education has just hit Michigan
ABEN (the Agents & Brokers Education Network) is a collaboration of many state insurance associations who have made it their goal to offer the best and most relevant CE and non-CE topics to agents all over the country. And best of all, you don’t have to leave your office to attend them!
With their webcast platform, you’ll be able to see their professionally produced programs live via streaming video. Follow along with the presenter’s PowerPoint, submit questions, take notes, get full access to written materials, and even chat with other students.
Additionally, ABEN’s helpdesk provides 24/7 assistance should you encounter any difficulty with the technology.
Currently in Michigan, ABEN is offering four non-CE sessions. One (1) credit CE options will soon be available, and MAIA is working with DIFS to offer 1+ CE opportunities in 2013.
A detailed article on ABEN will be published in the November 2012 Michigan Agent.
To check them out now, go to: http://michagent.aben.tv/category/Agency%20Management?clearcache
Big "I" Virtual University
The Big “I” Virtual University (VU) is the leading technical insurance and agency management information source in the industry-developed for agents, by agents. Big “I” members (which you are if you’re an MAIA member) have free access to VU online courses such as E&O, New Employee Training and Essentials for CSRs; ask an expert questions and answers; VU Research library and more. Access the Michigan VU learn center here. Also, get essentials to combating fraud at the new VU Fraud Training Center.
Webinar Training through the Big “I”
If you’re strapped for time or just like learning online, webinar training may be just what you’re looking for. Each session purchase equals one "seat", which can be presented conference style for others in the agency to participate. Upcoming topics include Advanced Sales, Homeowners and Intellectual Property—to check them out and register, click here. And if you missed a session, don’t worry; it’s not too late—just click here to see what’s available in the Webinar Library.
Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) designation program - Now Online!
Looking for a great way to earn continuing education credits right from your own computer? CEU.com offers a variety of insurance classes you can take at your convenience — at an MAIA discount! For more information, click here.
Managing Education Resource Group (MERG)
MERG offers faculty-guided, student-centered learning online throughout the year. Topics include Coverage Basics for the Rookie, Commercial Lines: Beyond the Basics, New Employee Orientation, and Delivering Quality Service to the Customer and Employer. For more information, click here.