Making Partner

Broker Education Programs

Making Partner

We’re here to help you take your career to the next level.

RSA’s Making Partner is an innovative, challenging program that provides leadership and business skills to brokers who are on track to become senior leaders or even aspire to make partner in their brokerage.

Making Partner is a one-week, executive education program held at Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business—one of the Financial Times’  top 50 business schools—in Kingston, Ontario. The Smith School of Business has an extensive and impressive track record in developing programs focused on enterprise leadership skills.

Not only will participants get access to some of the top instructors and resources at the school, they’ll also receive a leadership assessment, development plans and ample opportunity for extensive mentoring and networking with like-minded brokers from across the country.

Hear the Making Partner experience from one of our very own delegates:

“Prior to attending RSA’s Making Partner program my performance leader (who attended in 2017), described the program as a “mini insurance MBA”, and I would agree. It was an amazing experience that provided key industry insights and leadership skills you would expect in an executive MBA program. The program was held at Queen's University which is one of the country’s top business schools, and that was on full display throughout the course. The days were jam-packed with relevant and cutting edge subject matter such as: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Building Resilience and Leveraging Influence; and the nights where crammed with socializing and networking with some of the best and brightest in the industry. The days and nights were long, but the support provided enabled you to focus on the training. For example, during the trip my headphones broke - I asked one of the program advisors where I could go to buy a new pair. He asked me to hold tight and came back a few hours later with a new set for me. RSA & Queen’s host one of, if not the top insurance courses in the country and I felt honored to attend. I am proud to have completed RSA’s Making Partner program, this has made me a better leader and broker for my organization, employees and most importantly my clients!”

- Garrett Jones, Regional Sales Leader, Commercial Insurance at Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union

Successful applicants will find that the Making Partner program will enhance their ability to profitably grow their businesses in a changing environment. You will gain:

  • Practical skills and knowledge to apply specifically to your business
  • Insights into new approaches to improving sales
  • Information about successful negotiation strategies

The program touches on themes such as:

  • Innovation
  • Strategy
  • Customer value
  • Leadership
  • Managerial decision making

You’ll learn through a mixture of classroom discussion, group activities and experiential exercises—including business case studies with live actors! This format is a powerful way to help senior leaders understand complex ideas and, most importantly, apply theories and tools, giving you a unique approach to help you take your brokerage to the next level.

For the program schedule, application criteria and instructions. Please email us.