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Your chances of being audited are high if you leave your CE to the last minute!
Did you know that the insurance councils of Alberta will audit licensees who complete their CE at, or near, the end of the renewal deadline? So, If you leave your continuing education completion to the last minute, you’re likely to be audited.
When do you need your CE credits by? Life and Accident & Sickness insurance agents, General insurance agents and Adjusters in Alberta are required to complete in each certificate term at least 15 hours of approved continuing education courses. A “certificate term” means the period beginning on July 1 and ending on the next June 30.
Effective May 17, 2021, new Alberta Level 1 General Insurance examinations will be introduced. In conjunction with the introduction of new examinations, the rewrite rules will be reset. This means that any student who has written and failed a General Level 1 examination prior to May 17, 2021 will not be subject to a waiting period in order to challenge the examination again.
More and more Canadian businesses are asking their employees to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many insurance brokers are now working remotely and companies are struggling with how to meet the continuing education requirements for this year’s insurance licensing renewal.
In our last blog we provided an overview of the Utilitarian/Utility value/motivation. A recap for this value is that people with higher scores are driven by opportunities that have practical results, maximizing both efficiency and returns for their investments of time, money, talent, energy and resources. Let’s learn about the third value/motivation, Aesthetic/Surroundings.
In our last blog we provided an overview of the Theoretical/Knowledge Value. A recap for this value is that people with higher scores are driven by opportunities to learn, acquire knowledge and the discovery of truth. Let’s learn about the second value/motivation, Utilitarian/Utility.
What motivates us or what we “value” is the window to our world. It is what drives our behaviour. We all have the six motivators in varying degrees. Today, we are going to focus on the Theoretical/Knowledge value. There are different ways to look at each motivation. On one side of the scale, a person who has a high score in the theoretical/knowledge area will seek out information at all times. You may know someone who is constantly checking facts and looking at background information on television characters while watching TV! They are driven by opportunities to learn, and if they are passionate in this motivation they may be seen as a “perpetual student”. If you are one of these people, can you imagine being in a career where there is no reason for continuous learning?
Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘that person has a bad attitude’?
Our values/motivations represent how we view the world. When two people have different values there will undoubtably be a debate in a conversation where one feels their values are being attacked. Our values/motivations are the reason we behave the way we do as we see it as the way to get what we want! If we take the time to understand the ‘why’ behind another person’s views it will lead to better communication
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Once you have identified the other person’s style, you will be able to adapt your own style for better communication. Remember, it is important to understand that every personality has all of these elements in it to varying degrees. As an example, some people will be highly compliant and low influence, with a very high steady style and a moderate dominance style, while others will be the exact opposite.