2020 Classes

As a result of COVID-19, Parker, Smith & Feek has rescheduled our University series as virtual sessions. Please see below for times and details of each offered class.


Insurance 101 – Property & Casualty Basics

Thursday, August 13, 2020
8:00 am – 11:00 am AKDT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
10:00 am – 1:00 pm MT
Presented by Ann Heitkemper

Thursday, August 27, 2020 :: for King & Neel clients in Hawaii
9:00 am – 12:00 pm HST
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm PDT
Presented by Torri Howard

Thursday, October 8, 2020
8:00 am – 11:00 am AKDT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
10:00 am – 1:00 pm MT
Presented by Torri Howard

This course is intended for those individuals who have little or no insurance experience and knowledge. It is designed to familiarize the non-insurance professional with basic concepts of traditional insurance coverage as well as key terms and principles. The major coverages dealt with are property insurance, general liability insurance, auto insurance, umbrella/excess liability, and others. Areas of importance such as named insureds, coverage forms, policy exclusions, conditions and limitations, along with coverage enhancements and solutions for common insurance issues.

The attendee will leave this seminar with a basic understanding of standard insurance coverages including their function and those areas of coverage that are often confusing or misunderstood.

For more information about these courses or to enroll,
please email the course coordinator.

Contracts & Certificate Review 101

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
8:00 am – 11:00 am AKDT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
10:00 am – 1:00 pm MT
Presented by Alicia de Cervantes

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
8:00 am – 11:00 am AKDT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
10:00 am – 1:00 pm MT
Presented by Tamra Johnson-Hicks

This class is designed for those who have primary responsibility for securing and monitoring insurance coverages and certificates of insurance. Topics will focus on negotiating contracts and contractual requirements in leases and contracts and the various insurance coverages required to comply. This will include discussion about certificates of insurance – what they are, what they do, and how to read them.

For more information about these courses,
please email the course coordinator.

Certificate & Endorsements 201

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
8:00 am – 11:00 am AKDT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
10:00 am – 1:00 pm MT
Presented by Ann Heitkemper

Thursday, September 24, 2020
8:00 am – 11:00 am AKDT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
10:00 am – 1:00 pm MT
Presented by Angela Samarel

This class is designed for businesses that hire contractors and/or work in the construction industry. It will benefit those responsible for reviewing certificates and endorsements. We will break down additional insured, primary/non-contributory, and waiver of subrogation language within policy forms and endorsements attached to the ACORD certificate of liability insurance. You will learn to identify and differentiate between the various coverage triggers found in additional insured endorsements, as well as identifying the coverage limitations and exclusions contained therein.

For more information about these courses,
please email the course coordinator.

Construction & Project-Related Insurance 101

Thursday, September 10, 2020
8:00 am – 11:00 am AKDT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
10:00 am – 1:00 pm MT

Thursday, November 5, 2020
8:00 am – 11:00 am AKDT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
10:00 am – 1:00 pm MT

Presented by Walt Isler and Jim Sorte

While initially designed for contractors and subcontractors, this course benefits those involved with construction activities and projects, including real estate developers. The course foundation is built upon a basic knowledge of insurance and coverages essential to the construction industry, but also includes sections on contractual requirements and the claims process that apply to construction and real estate concerns alike. Project-related insurance topics include builder’s risk, owner/contractor controlled insurance programs (OCIP’s or CCIP’s – often referred to as wrap ups) and owner’s and contractor’s protective (OCP) coverage. If you are responsible for construction contracts, construction site supervision, project development, and/or the overall management of related insurance programs, this course is for you.

For more information about these courses,
please email the course coordinator.

Claims 101 – Demystifying the Claims Process

Thursday, July 23, 2020
8:00 am – 11:00 am AKDT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
10:00 am – 1:00 pm MT
Presented by Annie Nason

This class intended for those individuals who want a greater understanding of the claims process. Have you ever wondered if the ads about insurance company adjusters are really true? Or why some claims are paid and others are not? Maybe you’ve had a personal experience with a claim and you still don’t understand what the adjuster did. This course will help to unmask the claims process and provide the attendee with a basic understanding of common claims terms, concepts and procedures used by the insurance company from the time they are notified of a claim to its resolution.

For more information about these courses,
please email the course coordinator.