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2023 Fall Conference Recap

The 2023 KAIA Fall Conference, themed "Navigating Excellence: Sales and Leadership Unleashed," was a resounding success held in Manhattan, KS on September 20th-21st. The event marked a triumphant return after a hiatus since 2019, with the goal of enriching attendees' knowledge and fostering connections within the Kansas insurance community.

The conference featured an impressive lineup of speakers, including keynote speaker Jerome Tang, K-State Men's Basketball Head Coach. Tang's inspiring talk emphasized the importance of consistency and intention in everyday decisions, encouraging attendees to tackle the Same Old Boring Habits (SOBH) with purpose.

David Carothers led sessions on mastering the hard market and effective prospecting. His insights on building client relationships, risk management, and leveraging technology were particularly enlightening for sales professionals.

Chris Cline discussed purposeful decision-making in an evolving insurance landscape, while Kristina Dietrick highlighted HR trends, including AI, talent acquisition, and employee engagement. Their sessions provided valuable insights for insurance professionals and business leaders.

Networking opportunities abounded throughout the conference. The golf tournament at Wamego Country Club allowed attendees to enjoy perfect weather and build connections on the green. The Women In Insurance (WIN) luncheon provided a platform for attendees to connect, share ideas, and gain inspiration from Kristina Dietrick's success tips. The Industry Partner Appreciation Night Out at Goolsby's celebrated KAIA's Industry Partners and their contributions to the insurance community and KAIA throughout the year.

Overall, the 2023 KAIA Fall Conference not only met but exceeded its objectives. Attendees left with new expertise, renewed motivation, and a strengthened sense of community. The event showcased the power of learning from industry leaders and networking with peers to excel in the ever-evolving insurance landscape.

This conference will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on attendees' professional journeys, equipping them with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate excellence in the dynamic world of sales and leadership. As the first Fall Conference in years, it set a high standard for future events and solidified its place as a must-attend for insurance professionals in Kansas.

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