Leadership Insurance

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Leadership Insurance is The Midland’s only leadership development initiative specific to the Insurance Technology and Services industry. The initiative is an 8-part course running presented by iTs|SC and the SC Council on Competitiveness. Leadership Insurance seeks to further the industry’s opportunities in the Midlands by providing a place for its rising stars to connect, collaborate, learn and grow.

The course includes 8 classes, assessment and training on a variety of topics designed to expand participants’ knowledge of the industry, course materials needed and meals at all classes and events. Participants will gain access to networking events with fellow participants and subject matter experts as well as recognition as a Leadership Insurance graduate upon course completion.

The ideal Leadership Insurance participant has 5-15 years of experience and works in any area of the industry, from underwriting to marketing, from sales to technology. Participants are typically identified by their company as a leader of tomorrow, or as someone who is already showing superior leadership in their current role.

Applications for 2018 will be accepted beginning in December.


Company Benefits:

  • Deepens internal talent by engaging high-potential employees in a program that will expose them to a broad variety of insurance-related topics.
  • Provides  professionals with  knowledge of all areas of the insurance industry as well as a technological understanding of the industry.
  • Promotes benchmarking across organizations in the region.


Participant Benefits

  • Gain greater knowledge across the insurance technology and services industry.
  • Build relationships with others in the local insurance industry and increase your personal and professional network.
  • Become an advocate of the Midlands as a great place for talented people to work and for insurance companies to do business.
  • Upon graduation, become involved  iTs|SC by serving on a committee


What Leadership Insurance Alumni have to say:

“This program opened my eyes to the width and breadth of the Insurance Technology industry in the Midlands. I was previously unaware of the many companies dedicated to the delivery of insurance products and services here in Columbia. Leadership Insurance allowed me to not only grow my industry knowledge, but it also provided me invaluable leadership tools that I will continue to use for the rest of my career. - Beth Ruffin, Manager, Service Desk, Enrollment Solutions at Colonial Life

Leadership Insurance provided me with an unparalleled opportunity to meet and interact with leading insurance professionals in the Midlands. The program was a great platform within which to be exposed to the thriving insurance industry of the Columbia area. I would highly recommended the program.” - Jason Lockhart, Attorney at MGC Insurance Defense

“The Leadership Insurance Program certainly helped participants develop broader business acumen related to the insurance industry, relevant technology, and emerging trends. However, the real benefit was the opportunity to meet and engage with like-minded professionals in the greater Midlands. If you are interested in learning about the insurance and technology industry, engaging in leadership development, and expanding your professional network, I would recommend considering this program.” - Amir Abdullah, Director, Sales Compensation Design & Planning at Colonial Life


Leadership Insurance 2017

Leadership Insurance 2017 will begin in March and conclude in October 2017. Classes are held at a different location each month, providing the opportunity for participants to see companies around the Midlands. Classes are typically held on the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For any questions about Leadership Insurance 2017, please email Selia Straus at sstraus@sagaciouspartners.com
To learn more about Leadership Insurance 2017, including class dates and topics, view the program brochure.



Participants from iTs|SC member companies: $1,900
Two or more participants from same company: $1,400 each

Participants from non-member companies: $2,300
Two or more participants from same company: $1,900 each

Participants from education partners: $1,000
Rate for faculty and staff at institutions and other educational entities

***10% tuition discount for applications received by February 10, 2017***