Day One of the 2014 NAPSLO Annual Convention kicked off this morning at the Hyatt Regency and Mariott Marquis in Atlanta, Ga. Attendees had a day full of meetings inside the Brokers' Lounge and Club. NAPSLO's Next Generation also had its interactive Leadership Workshop which was well-attended by Next Generation members and interested attendees.
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Attendees meet and relax at the Pulse Lounge in the Marriott Marquis.
The Brokers' Lounge was packed all day long as attendees met with each other in the designated areas within the Marriott Marquis.
Attendees meeting in the Brokers' Lounge.
Steve Ailers, ARe, GenRe presented the NAPSLO's Next Generation Leadership Workshop this afternoon to a full room of Next Gen members and interns.
Eilers began the workshop by asking attendees to break into groups and discuss examples of great leaders (inside the insurance industry and out) and what they wanted to learn from today's workshop.
Members then stood up and shared with the room the examples they discussed, from Apple's Steve Jobs to NAPSLO's Next Generation's own Scott Culler. Eilers then went on to discuss the cyclical nature of the Surplus Lines industry, and what young agents can expect as their careers move forward. Attendees were eager to learn from Eilers, sharing their experiences and asking questions throughout the workshop.