The NASBP Virtual Seminar program is now in its sixth year. We have offered over 100 of these live telephone presentations to NASBP members, affiliates, and associates. In 2013 we will offer at least 24 seminars on topics of immediate interest to the membership. Under the direction of the Professional Development Committee and led by an Editorial Board, NASBP Virtual Seminars focus on timely and important topics of broad interest to our industry. Upcoming Seminars are listed below.
Each Seminar is one hour in length, including time for Q&A. Supporting documentation is provided for reference to supplement the topic under discussion. We are pleased to offer an impressive line-up of presenters, including but not limited to surety professionals, attorneys, academics, and consultants.
At $69 per phone line this program is priced to make it accessible to all NASBP members and affiliates. We encourage you to gather as many people around a speaker-phone for each presentation to maximize your organization’s benefit. If you cannot be in the office the day of the seminar, you can easily participate from your cell phone or listen to the recording of the presentation soon afterwards.
As we face changing and growing business challenges, NASBP seeks to add value to your membership by communicating timely information on issues, trends, and strategies. Topics for Virtual Seminar are identified to help you through these challenging times. I believe everyone should consider including Virtual Seminar participation in their organization’s plan for success. If you have not yet participated, I recommend you register for a Seminar in the near future.
Lawrence F. McMahon, NASBP President
NASBP Virtual Seminars
Telephone briefings are an economical and effective way for you and your staff to get up to the moment information on the issues of the day and hear from experts about items critical to your business success -- without anyone having to leave the office. All you need is a phone. Or, if multiple people at your location plan to participate, all you need is a speakerphone and enough chairs for everyone to gather around.
- Cost Effective – $69 per phone line per Seminar
- Convenient – Information, expertise, and practical insights come directly to you
- Time Saving – Eliminates travel and time out of the office
- Need-to-know information you can benefit from immediately
- Presented by recognized authorities in their fields
- Useful presentation materials highlighting main ideas and key points
- Live Q&A - the experts answer your questions
- Real-time insights that give you a competitive edge
- Very accessible to everyone in your organization –a low cost, no travel professional development opportunity
Who Should Participate
- Only NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates may register for Virtual Seminars
- Agency/Company Management
- Claim Representatives
- Account Administrators/Customer Service Representatives
NASBP Virtual Seminars 2014 Subscription Series
When you sign up for the NASBP Virtual Seminar 2014 Subscription Series you will never miss another Seminar and you’ll enjoy the convenience of only registering once for an entire year. In addition, you’ll benefit from a substantial discount of $500. And, if for any reason you cannot attend a Seminar, you will receive a link to the recording a few days later which you can listen to at any time you choose. As always, we encourage you to gather your team and, when appropriate for you, your customers and prospects, around a conference phone to participate, learn, and ask questions.
Here’s how it works:
By December 20, 2013 register for the NASBP Virtual Seminar 2014 Subscription Series and pay $995 for all of the 2014 Virtual Seminars. There will be at least 24 Seminars in 2014. (This is a savings of $500 if you were to purchase all of the 2014 Seminars individually.)
- You will receive the dates for all the Seminars in 2014 and, by December 20, the titles of the first six Seminars.
- You will receive one phone number and one unique ID number for all the Seminars. (Your subscription is for one phone line for each Seminar.)
- The week before each Seminar you will be emailed the Seminar materials to download in time for the presentation.
- If you did not participate in the Presentation, we will send you a link to the audio presentation a few days after the event. You won’t even have to ask for it!
Previously held Virtual Seminars - recordings available
Navigating The Surety Underwriter’s Desk Book: An Invaluable New Resource for Surety Professionals
Friday, June 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
*The materials from this Seminar are now available CLICK HERE *
Understanding the Pitfalls of Surety Bond Producer Professional Liability - COMPLIMENTARY
This complimentary 30-minute Virtual Seminar is a primer to using The Surety Underwriter’s Desk Book, a web-based publication developed by members of the American Bar Association’s Fidelity & Surety Law Committee. Chad Schexnayder and Mary Alice McNamara are the editors of this compendium of contract surety laws for all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and Canada, and they will demonstrate how to navigate this material so that you can quickly and easily find the information you need. Participants will receive a link to the publication so that they can navigate along with the presenters.
Mary Alice McNamara is 2VP & Counsel for the National Accounts unit of Travelers Bond & Financial Products. She came to Travelers when she joined a predecessor company, USF&G, in 1997 as a Surety Claim Attorney. In 2000 she became Senior Corporate Counsel for St. Paul Surety providing legal services and advice to the surety group on regulatory, agency, and contract/transactional matters. In 2004, after the merger of St. Paul and Travelers, she began working with the National Accounts unit of Travelers Bond and was promoted to 2VP & Counsel for the National Account unit in April 2010. Ms. McNamara is a frequent presenter and is a Vice Chair of the ABA/TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, a Co-Chair of the Underwriting and Risk Management Subcommittee of the ABA/TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, and Co-Editor of The Surety Underwriter’s Desk Book.
Chad L. Schexnayder is a partner with Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP. Consistent with his firm’s more than 75 year history of service, his practice emphasizes representation of sureties. In addition his practice includes creditor representation of surety clients before the United States Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Schexnayder is an author of American Bar Association publications, including the Law of Payment Bonds (1st and 2nd ed.), Law of Performance Bonds(1st and 2nd ed.), Law of Miscellaneous and Commercial Surety Bonds(1st and 2nd ed.), and The Surety’s Indemnity Agreement: Law and Practice, 2nd Ed. He is the editor of the Quick Reference Guide to Western States Surety Law (WSSC 2012), and a co-editor of The Surety Underwriter’s Desk Book (ABA 2013). Mr. Schexnayder is a frequent presenter and he currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section and is a member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry.
Friday, October 18 at 2 - 3p.m. Eastern Time
*The materials from this Seminar are now available: RECORDING and PRESENTATION OUTLINE
The introduction of the NASBP Errors & Omissions Liability Coverage Affinity Program provides us the opportunity to present an overview of Errors & Omissions (E&O) exposures of insurance and surety agents. Attorneys at the law firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker will guide us through topics common to E&O coverage and discuss risk mitigation techniques and procedures. Scenarios that could be found in our industry will be introduced to highlight specific issues and answers to your questions will be included in the presentation if you send them to us ahead of time.
Ryan Turner is a Partner and a member of Wilson Elser’s Program Management team where he serves as claims, coverage and monitoring counsel in connection with miscellaneous professionals’ errors and omissions liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, employment practices liability, general liability, and fidelity bond insurance programs.
Mr. Turner has supervised and handled complex claims and disputes involving alleged errors and omissions committed by all types of miscellaneous professionals required to carry insurance. He also has experience reviewing and drafting insurance policies and endorsements and participating in risk management and loss prevention seminars, webinars, reviews and consultations with clients and insureds.
Matthew I. Baron is of Counsel and a member of Wilson Elser’s Program Management team where, as claims, coverage and monitoring counsel largely for errors and omissions liability insurance programs, he supervises and handles complex claims and disputes involving alleged errors and omissions committed by a broad range of insured professionals. He also has in-depth experience reviewing and drafting insurance policies and endorsements and participating in risk management and loss prevention seminars, webinars, reviews and consultations with clients, MGAs and insureds.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Baron was seconded to a Lloyd’s, London insurance syndicate, where he assisted claims professionals and underwriters in handling claims, programs and policy drafting.
An NASBP Town Hall Conversation: Government Relations, Current & Future Issues - COMPLIMENTARY
Tuesday, December 17 at 2 – 3p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Join NASBP Director of Government Relations, Larry LeClair and Manager of State Relations, Shannon Crawford, and their invited guests in an interactive presentation to hear about the significant issues of 2013 and learn what is in store for 2014.
Topics discussed will include: pending federal legislation to reform assets pledged by individual sureties on federal construction projects, state/local legislation to waive bonding requirements, and new resources available to NASBP members.
Jack A. Andryszak, Esq., Popham & Andryszak, P.A.
Louis Colagrossi, Vice President, Dawson Insurance, An AssuredPartners Company
Adam Hepburn, Legislative Director for Richard Hanna (R-NY-22)
Lawrence F. McMahon, NASBP President and Executive V.P. / Surety Manager, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
This Virtual Seminar is free to NASBP members, affiliates, and associates but registration is required.
When you register but find you are not able to
participate in a live presentation, you will be emailed links to the recording within a few days.
CLICK TO REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL SEMINARS
UPCOMING VIRTUAL SEMINARS:
- 2014 Economic Update - January 14
Online Registration and Information
Before each Virtual Seminar, call-in instructions and supporting documents/handouts will be emailed to registered participants.
Online: Click here to register online.
Virtual Seminars registrations are non-refundable
Please call NASBP Professional Development at 202-686-3700.