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James K. Ruble Graduate Seminars

Advanced and specialty topics, camaraderie among a network of CICs and CRMs nationwide, and some terrific vacation destinations combine to make Ruble Graduate Seminars higher education at its best. Along with instruction by expert faculty and a chance to tackle the hottest topics, you can fulfill your CIC and CRM update requirement and earn CE credits. Graduate Seminars feature a variety of topic selections along with real-life applications for the material. Use what you learn here to explain to your clients the presence of specified risks and the most effective methods for remedying them.
 

Graduate Seminars feature: 

  • Varied educational choices which may include advanced property and casualty topics, marketing, sales, sales management, and life & benefits subjects.
  • Practical options that examine real-life examples and complex exposure issues.

Registration Information

Register for a Ruble Graduate Seminar by following the class link. If you don't have an FAIA login, you must first request a login before you can register. After you complete the request, an email will be generated for you to create a password so you may register. If you need help with registration, contact Christy Stacey.
 

Ruble Graduate Seminars Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to attend Ruble Graduate Seminars?
Why take a Ruble Graduate Seminar instead of other update options?
Where did the name come from?
Does a Ruble Graduate Seminar qualify for CE credit?
What is the time commitment for attending a Ruble Graduate Seminar? 

Who is eligible to attend Ruble Graduate Seminars?
The seminars are open to all dues-paid National Alliance designees.

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Why take a Ruble Graduate Seminar instead of other update options?
Each of these seminars is very specialized and enhances a designee's level of knowledge about an advanced topic. They are particularly valuable for those with specific areas of interest and expertise.

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Where did the name come from?
James K. Ruble, CIC (1923-1996) was one of the co-founders of CIC, a man admired for his integrity, effective leadership, and foresight. He was a pioneer in insurance education, whose legacy lives on through the seminars named in his honor.

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Does a Ruble Graduate Seminar qualify for CE credit?
CE credit is available for current dues-paid designees of the National Alliance.

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What is the time commitment for attending a Ruble Graduate Seminar?
Each seminar is 2 days of instruction.

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2024 Outstanding CSR of the Year Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 National Outstanding CSR of the Year Award. This award, sponsored by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, is the Alliance’s highest honor for insurance customer representatives. Anyone can nominate, whether it’s a supervisor or co-workers. You can even nominate yourself!

Download the Nomination Form

Anyone whose primary duties revolve around insurance customers service, regardless of their affliciation or professional designation, is eligible to enter. Eligible candidates must:

  • Be insurance customer service representives, account managers, or have primary responsibility for customer service duties.
  • Submit a completed entry form that includes references, and education/contribution/achievement information.
  • Submit letters of recommendation from business/professional references. 
  • Write a 500 to 1,000 word essay on the following topic: 

"In today's volatile economy, both property and auto markets are in turmoil, with soaring rates and inflation impacting insurance agencies and their customers. CSRs face unexpected challenges from global events, economic shifts, and emerging risks. Explore how resilience and adaptability are crucial for CSRs to navigate these challenges, maintain customer satisfaction, and share real-life examples of success in meeting evolving customer needs amidst adversity. In your essay, discuss how the dual pressures of economic instability and customer expectations shape the role of CSRs, and discuss the innovative approaches and best practices employed to mitigate challenges and foster enduring customer relationships."

Download the Entry Form

Applications are due by May 1, 2024. Nominees will first compete on a state level. State winners will automatically be entered into the national competition. The rewards for each stage of the competiton are as follows:

 
State Winners Finalists National Award Winner
National Recognition $500 Cash Award $2,000 Cash Award
Framed Certificate National Recognition National Recognition
Eligible to compete in National Competition Gold and Garnet Pin Gold and Diamond Pin