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GAMA Newsletter
January 2016

Welcome to 2016!
by Shawn Bellefeuille, CFP, CLU, CHS

Greg Powell Let me take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year and welcome you to 2016. Perhaps, like me, you’re a little surprised by how fast 2015 has come and gone. With the start of a new year, we tend to look back and evaluate our achievements and successes. As you start the year with greater clarity and a greater determination to succeed, there is one question you have to ask yourself—have you committed to investing in your professional development?

Improving your skills is one of the most important things you can do for your career. If there is one professional development opportunity you commit to in 2016, let it be LAMP. Book it in your schedule before your calendar fills up.

LAMP 2015 Highlights

Did you attend LAMP 2015? Become inspired by checking out the highlights from last years event!

LAMP 2015 Highlights

Don't miss out on LAMP 2016! Enjoy and learn from all the great speakers lined up for the upcoming event.

LAMP 2016

LAMP, GAMA's annual Leadership and Management Program, is the financial services industry's premier annual meeting. More than 3,000 field leaders and industry executives representing more than 50 insurance, investment, and financial services companies from around the world come to connect with colleagues, learn from the industry's best and brightest, and reinvigorate themselves for the coming year. It’s an annual must for those field leaders who are serious about working on their business, not just in it.

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Featured Articles & Videos

GAMATalk: Sales Success
By: GAMA International | Dec 22

You hire two sales people with similar backgrounds, education, and potential. Yet one succeeds and the other fails. Why is that? Watch this GAMATalk with Mike Esterday from Integrity Solutions to find out what differentiates those who achieve success from those who don’t.
LAMP '15 Video: Connecting With Millennials: No Facebook Required
By: GAMA International | Dec 15

With 80 million members, Millennials represent not only an enormous recruiting opportunity but also an underserved market with the potential for exponential growth. Harness the ambitious spirit of Millennials by creating a recruiting and development system.
GAMATalk: Utilizing Technology
By: GAMA International | Dec 15

Social, mobile, and digital technology can help with challenges in the insurance and financial services industry. Find out how to utilize technology to grow your business in this informative GAMATalk with Gary Liu from Hearsay Social.
LAMP '15 Highlights: From "Dead Broke" to Senior Vice President
By: GAMA International | Dec 15

Jeffrey Davidson, senior vice president of AXA Advisors and manager of the firm's Central Texas region wasn't always a man of success. A technology company he launched in 2000 failed before its takeoff.

Renew your GAMA Membership

GAMA International Canada is the only association in the country dedicated to promoting the professional development needs of management in the financial services industry. As a member you are connected to thousands of leaders across Canada who share your commitment to the financial services industry.

Looking for ways to get involved?

The GAMA Canada Board is looking for members to get involved. If you’re interested in volunteering or know someone who is, please put your name forward or feel free to suggest a name and email it to us at

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