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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Brightway Insurance recently sent four members of the company’s training team to the Association for Talent Development International Conference held May 19-22.

Brightway’s Training Team, consisting of Agency Onboarding and Support Manager Nick Spendley; Senior Training Specialist Rose Luna; and Training Specialists Wenchell Aurelien and Lisa Crosby, each attended the conference and participated in several certification programs. Spendley obtained certification for Strategic Leadership, while Luna obtained certification for the Master Trainer Designation, a special recognition through the Association for Talent Development that teaches adult learning principles, strategies for different learning needs and more. Crosby and Aurelien earned certification in Writing for Instructional Design and Training as well as Professional Coaching, respectively.  

“The importance of thorough talent development is something that can’t be overstated, and Brightway has truly taken a revolutionary approach by investing in the resources we need to make sure that we’re properly teaching and molding our employees for the future,” said Luna. “These certifications will prove to be invaluable once we’ve implemented all that we’ve learned in our training materials and classrooms, and they’ll continue to help us grow as employees and as a company.”

In addition to earning certifications for those subjects, the group participated in several of the conference break-out sessions and other activities as they learned industry trends, best practices and solutions for designing, delivering and implementing new learning programs.

Several notable guest speakers, such as media mogul Oprah Winfrey, author Seth Godin and composer Eric Whitacre, provided their perspectives and insight. The conference also featured more than 400 exhibitors and hosted more than 10,000 training professionals.

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $590 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.

Brightway’s focus is on producing Win, Win, Win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.

Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to nearly 900 people in 186 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.

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About the Association for Talent Development
The Association for Talent Development was founded over 75 years ago with the purpose of supporting workplace talent development, creating training resources, implementing best practices and designing learning programs. The ATD conference is the largest talent development event for professionals globally. To learn more about ATD, visit their website.

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