Teaming Up for Our Virtual National Learning Event: What We Learned from Our SIS Partners

Teaming Up for Our Virtual National Learning Event: What We Learned from Our SIS Partners

Last year, we began planning our 2020 Partner Platform National Learning Event. While we expected it to be different from our 2019 event, we never anticipated the COVID-19 global pandemic challenges. Yet, our innovative and adept team and SIS partners readily came together to form our first Virtual National Learning Event.

On October 15th and 16th, we welcomed over 750 registered guests for two days of learning. Guest speakers and our dedicated staff lent their expertise, and well over 3,000 views poured in as attendees participated in an average of five sessions each.

Read more about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic here

Two Days of Connections, Growth, and Insight

Over the two days of the event, the Partner Platform community encountered great insights from all who came, delving into engaging questions and continuing to sharpen the Partner Platform tools and experience.

Alex Deak  kickoff meeting National Learning Event
SIS CEO Alex Deak kicks off the National Learning Event with a nod to the many SIS Partner Platform partners

As CEO Alex Deak kicked off the event by covering SIS Partner Platform’s 2020 milestones, he also delved into what’s to come in 2021. Then, he turned things over to keynote Dr. Debra Jasper, Founder and CEO of MindSet Digital, who spoke on one of the event’s central themes: remote work and the power of digital connections.

After a Partner Platform 2020.4 overview from Director of Product Management Bryce Lee, the event turned to simultaneous presentations on one of three learning paths: agency growth and retention, valuation, and Partner Platform best practices.

Guest speakers included:

Bryce Lee joined SIS President Michael Doran to wrap up the event, sharing about “The Future of Partner” with updates on coming improvements and enhancements in 2021 and beyond.

Get a quick recap of our 2019 User Community National Conference here

Hearing from the Partner Platform Community

Immediately following the event, our team was flooded with feedback – a hallmark of the Partner Platform community. Some of the responses included:

I really enjoyed the webinars. I felt like I learned something in each one I attended. As always, I am very impressed with Partner and your team.
Good job!!

Amazing seminar these past two days! Thank you for all of the great information and updates. It was nice putting faces to names. It was also nice because we felt heard. A lot of things we had inquired about and proposed were being addressed. So, thank you and the Partner team for that.

Just wanted to thank Partner for the past two days of webinars. I learned so much.  It’s nice to know your company is always moving forward with technology.  So user-friendly, so glad we become customers!

Thank you!! We started using SIS at least eight years ago at my agency and have always appreciated your customer service and willingness to listen to our needs as an agency. You have come so far since the early days, and love all the innovation and improvements.

Take a look back on a decade of service in our 2019 10th Anniversary Video

Thank you to all who attended, provided feedback, and contributed to our commitment to always innovate and grow.

If you have additional thoughts or feedback, please get in touch at [email protected]. And, if you missed sessions or want to revisit any of the workshops, all Partner Platform users can access the recorded sessions on PartnerNet here.

Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Six Months Later – An SIS Partner Shares their Pandemic Transitions and Where they Are Today

Six Months Later – An SIS Partner Shares their Pandemic Transitions and Where they Are Today

PwC’s U.S. CFO Pulse Survey, its sixth since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, found 54% of CFOs plan to make remote work a permanent option, 1/3rd plan to invest in better tech-driven products and services, and 63% plan to change their products and services as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. Agency owners face similar decisions as they continue to navigate how to handle shifting priorities, keeping customers and employees safe while looking out for their bottom line.