By Niaris Rabell, MS-RMI, AINS, AIS, API, CLP, CIIP, CIC, CRM, CISR There are many misconceptions about whether an introvert can lead. Some of them say we are antisocial, shy, arrogant, nerds and incapable of being good leaders. I know there are some people who, like me, felt intimidated from developing as leaders because of

By Niaris Rabell, MS-RMI, AINS, AIS, API, CLP, CIIP, CIC, CRM, CISR For me, one of the greatest benefits that IAIP offers is being able to connect with other members. Like a big family where we can share our knowledge, experiences, and skills. It is like having a key to a door that will lead

By Vickie Harmon, CMA, CIIP, CLP, CSCA How excited are you to join us in Scottsdale, AZ for the International Convention? Registered yet? Missed the early bird pricing? Fear not! It’s still possible to get some assistance attending the convention. Have you asked your employer for support to attend? Attending the annual convention isn’t just

By Stephanie J. Oakes, AINS, CLP, VTAIP President There is so much to celebrate during IAIP Week, May 19 – 25! We are a vibrant organization of insurance professionals supporting each other through what have been some difficult years. What have we done? We quickly adapted to using virtual tools to stay connected; we launched

By Sue C. Quimby, CPCU, AU, CIC, CPIW, DAE, CLP The insurance industry is rife with designations. But what do they all mean? IAIP has their own set of designation programs that are available to members and non-members alike. CLP/CLP-A – Certified Leadership Professional/Advanced Certified Leadership Professional You must earn the CLP prior to earning

By Jonel Thames Leake, CPCU, ASLI, AAI, CPIW, DAE, CLP In a few days, many of us will be gathering in Scottsdale for IAIP’s International Convention. While I am looking forward to the educational and professional development opportunities, I am most excited about reconnecting with my fellow IAIP members from across the country. As an active member of

By Sue C. Quimby, CPCU, AU, CIC, CPIW, DAE, CLPMSO, Inc. The value of IAIP designations cannot be overemphasized. Learning is a lifetime process.  I was in college when I got my first job in insurance. As a younger female member of the industry, it was important to me to get designations such as CPCU,

By Katharine M. Nohr, J.D. Scottsdale, Arizona, often hailed as the “desert version of Miami’s South Beach” by the New York Times, is more than just a picturesque desert city. It’s a vibrant blend of cultural richness, outdoor adventures, culinary delights, and relaxation havens. For attendees of the International Association of Insurance Professionals Annual Convention

By Jonel Thames Leake, CPCU, ASLI, AAI, CPIW, DAE, CLP  How many times have you heard a member say, “I was voluntold”? That statement is usually followed by a laugh and a smile. I have said that more than once over my tenure as a member. It got me thinking. What does ‘voluntold’ actually mean?