Two pieces of news provide a flicker of hope amid the doom and gloom.
One-stop online source supports agents’ full training & development needs
Charlotte, N.C. - February 18, 2010 - Montgomery Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Agency Markets regional company, has introduced its comprehensive online Agent Learning Center for its appointed agencies. Designed to alleviate the time and financial constraints that agencies face in developing new producers and staff, the Agent Learning Center is a best-in-class, one-stop training and development resource for agency partners to grow their businesses.
Agents can now register for classroom workshops and participate in virtual or self-paced online programs. They can access an expanding catalog of professional development courses, many of which qualify for continuing education credits. General insurance topics, sales, product, office productivity, consultative selling skills, and agency management courses are all among the menu of resources. An Agency Manager Toolkit is available to assist agency owners or principals in hiring and developing successful new producers.
“We’re giving our agencies easily accessible and affordable learning solutions that meet a wide-variety of agency needs,” said Michael J. Plavnicky, president and chief executive officer, Montgomery Insurance. “By supporting agency principals in the selection and on-boarding of new talent, helping ensure that new producers succeed from the start, and providing staff development and productivity resources, the Agent Learning Center will help our partners grow profitably.”
Agency convenience and full online capabilities were key focuses in developing the Agent Learning Center. Producers and staff log-on to Montgomery Insurance’s proprietary agent portal to access the Agent Learning Center to:
•Register for classroom training sessions;
•Participate in instructor-led and self-paced online classes;
•Access industry links and information; and
•Pay for classes by credit card.
An important element of Montgomery Insurance’s commitment to agents’ profitability and new producers’ success is its Commercial Lines New Producer Program. The 30-week development curriculum, highlighted in the Agent Learning Center, is a blended learning approach that combines online instruction, webinars, and in-agency mentoring with classroom training. The program is supported by AICPCU materials and graduates receive the Insurance Institute of America’s Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) designation.
For more information about the Montgomery Insurance Agent Learning Center, contact Mr. Gary Barber at 704-759-7874 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Montgomery Insurance
With underwriting companies dating back to 1848, Montgomery Insurance offers property and casualty products, including a comprehensive set of commercial coverages, distributed only through appointed independent agents. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Montgomery Insurance operates in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Montgomery Insurance is part of Liberty Mutual Agency Markets, a business unit of Liberty Mutual Group, consisting of property and casualty and specialty insurance carriers that distribute their products and services primarily through independent agents and brokers. Liberty Mutual Group ranks 86 on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations based on 2008 revenues. The company has financial strength ratings of A (Excellent) from the A.M. Best Company, A2 (Good) from Moody’s Investors Service, and A- (Strong) from Standard & Poor’s.
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