FFS kicks off each year with an intensive, two-day training JumpStart event. JumpStart is where agents can train on leadership development, product knowledge and business-building strategies and techniques. JumpStart sets the tone for the upcoming year by providing field leaders and associates who attend with a first look at the direction, programs and services, and materials that will roll out in the coming months. Attendees meet with Home Office staff, hear from preferred carrier professionals, and learn from key field leaders. Outstanding performance is recognized with awards and honors to the top leaders in the field.
Prior to the event, FFS hosts a two day-long training sessions – RMD Academy and Sales Academy. RMD Academy helps newly promoted and existing Regional Marketing Directors become CEOs of their own businesses. Sales Academy focuses on product and sales knowledge for those who have yet to make RMD.
The themes for the past three JumpStarts are linked together and reference the organization’s tremendous growth in recent years:
2016 – Unstoppable. 2016 marked 10 years of business excellence for FFS. JumpStart in Atlanta served as the official start of a year-long celebration. The event was the first of many to recognize the organization for being an unstoppable force for positive change in the financial services industry.
2017 – Unleashed. In 2017, FFS wanted to get agents out of their comforts zones and unleash their full potential. After years in Atlanta, JumpStart launched 2017 in snowy Minnesota at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Training was intense and focused on leadership, business building and unleashing the FFS vision of helping all Americans achieve financial security and peace of mind.
2018 – RADICAL. Jumpstart 2018 brought radical change to the field with the elite military training of the Afterburner team. Agents took their businesses to the next level through targeted and efficient solutions for attaining their goals and achieving excellence.
2019 – Driven. JS19 returns to Atlanta from January 3 to 5 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott. 2019 is a year of challenge where each FFS agent must find his or her drive. Pinpointing that motivation and using it to remain driven throughout 2019 will be key to FFS’ success in the coming year. The schedule this year is packed, full of announcements for the new year and training on the innovations we’ve seen in 2018.