Vince Offer, the ShamWow pitchman, has nothing to worry about from me. You know – the scary dude on late night TV with the headset. (Actually, the economy is so bad now, I hear that some folks are knitting together Sham-Wows to fashion their own makeshift Snuggies!) ShamWows, Snuggies and Garden Weasels. We may laugh and snicker, but the pitchmen laugh too . . . all the way to the bank.
The Claims Coach isn’t given much to making product endorsements, but makes an exception now. I heartily recommend the new slate of litigation management training sessions being launched and offered by the Council on Litigation Management (visit http://www.litmgmt.org/Training.aspx ). The CLM is offering courses in 25 states, approximately 250 times from June to November 2009. Many provide adjuster CE credits.
The curriculum includes:
• “Fundamentals of Litigation Management”
• “Case Assessment and Evaluation”
• “Negotiation Strategies”
• “Structured Settlements”
• “Litigation 102: Pleasing and Motion Practice”
• “Litigation 103: Discovery Practice”
• “Litigation 104: Trial Practice”
Sadly, there has been a dearth of easily accessible training for claim professionals in the discipline of litigation management. This is ironic, as for many claim professionals this activity comprises a huge chunk of their jobs. The CLM helps fill this void.
In tight economic times, one of your best investments is to invest in your career – deepening your skill sets or broadening them. Visit the CLM website and consider registering for one of its sessions. Better still, join the CLM.
Caveat: if the session rooms are drafty, you’ve got to bring your own Snuggie….