Captive Insurance Company Reports (CICR)/IRMI, February 2020

Editor’ s Note: The following article is authored by Dan Towle, president of the Captive Insurance Company Association (CICA). Mr. Towle can be reached via email at dtowle@CICAworld.com.

Many of today’s headlines focus on how technology is changing the way our industry works. At the same time, the onslaught of new technology has made human skills such as collaboration, effective communication, leadership, and influence more important than ever.

This, along with the recognition that our industry needs to help promote, nurture, and develop careers in captive insurance, has served as the platform for CICA’s new professional development programs. By offering more than just industry education, CICA’s NEXTGen, Amplify Women™, Mentorship, and Student Essay Contest are providing opportunities to develop interpersonal relationships and learn the sought-after business soft skills that 93 percent of employers believe are an essential factor in hiring decisions.

We are proud of the new programs and initiatives CICA has put forward. We have received overwhelming support from our members and are excited to report increasing participation and new opportunities. This is reassuring, and we are grateful to the many member-volunteers that are vital to these programs’ successes.

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