AFG brokers to be put through their paces

AFG has today announced a new program of education for its top performing brokers. Called AFG Academy, the program involves an intensive 3-day live-in course in Sydney next month, delivered by Harvard Business School Professor, David J Collis.

Commenting on the program, AFG CEO David Bailey said it provided a rare opportunity for attendees to gain insights from an expert in the field of strategy from a world-class institution such as Harvard, in Australia. “I was fortunate enough to attend a corporate strategy management course at Harvard in 2017. That experience took me out of my comfort zone and really made me think differently about the AFG business. In addition, the quality of the lectures was like nothing I had ever experienced before.”

“Recognizing it is not an opportunity our brokers would generally have the time to take up, AFG decided to bring some of that experience here and I am really proud to be able to offer the AFG Academy to a core group of our brokers,” he said.

“The course we will be rolling out here will be delivered by Professor Collis, an expert in corporate strategy from Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.

“Professor Collis has taught at Harvard Business School for the past 30 years. He is on the faculty of several Harvard Business School Executive Education programs and a best-selling author.

The AFG Academy course is structured in the Harvard Business School case study method, which immerses students in a hands-on intensive format that will enable our brokers to garner practical knowledge that can then be applied to their own businesses.

“The commitment required to complete the course is high. With weeks of pre-reading and 3 days of on-site lectures, collaborative group sessions and intensive tasks, attendees will be expected to be challenged by the experience.

AFG brokers invited to attend are leaders who are managing growing businesses. “AFG’s size and market share means we are a leader in our industry. We take this responsibility seriously and we want to help the brokers who partner with us to be the best they can be.

In line with Combined Industry Forum recommendations, AFG included quality measures that demonstrate the provision of good consumer outcomes to select the brokers invited to attend. “AFG is committed to supporting our brokers. An investment in their business performance, strategy and education delivers shared success,” he concluded.

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