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June 2018

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The Property Insurance and Restoration Conference (PIRC)

 Chicago, Illinois (July 19)

Many conferences claim to be unique, but the Property Insurance and Restoration Conference (PIRC) really is. Designed to allow interaction from all members of the audience, the conference offers topic-led discussions from all segments of the property restoration industry. Topics for discussion at this year’s PIRC included industry image, finding and promoting new talent, new technologies, and legislative issues facing the industry. All segments of the industry were represented, with participation from restoration companies of all sizes, as well as insurance executives, TPA representatives, vendors and other key players in the industry. Given our commitment to attending relevant events in our industry, Aspen Grove Solutions was represented at the conference and found it a valuable experience.

What Happened at the Property Insurance and Restoration Conference?

Those who attended and participated in PIRC got the opportunity to have their voice heard on issues that matter to the industry. This provided the perfect chance to network with like-minded individuals and to discuss problems and possible solutions with other industry professionals.

More details about the event

PIRC took place from 9AM to 5PM on Thursday, July 19, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – Wood Dale.

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AMDC Webinar Series: Diversity and the Business Supply Chain

American Mortgage Diversity Council

August 16, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. (CST)

Aspen Grove Solutions President Edmond Buckley hosted a fascinating webinar for the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) on the role of diversity in the business supply chain. This free event was open to everyone who registered in advance.

The AMDC Webinar Series

The AMDC webinar series is designed to give mortgage industry professionals and diversity practitioners the practical education they need to advance their knowledge on topics associated with diversity and inclusion. Edmond Buckley’s presentation dealt with the benefits organizations gain when they engage in a diverse supply-chain, the best ways to promote diversity in your own supply chain, and the range of certifications available for minority-owned businesses to identify themselves.

Other Webinars in the Series

Edmond Buckley is one of a panel of experts that the AMDC has assembled to cover issues relating to diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the mortgage industry and related businesses. Other webinars feature the following industry leaders and topics:

  • Bradley J. Osborne handles foreclosure, ejectment and credit card litigation for the Pennsylvania law firm Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC. His webinar focuses on D&I regulation.
  • Laudan Properties’ Clint Welser (who is also board president for Fair Housing Services in Ohio) will discuss certification.
  • Kirk Willison, senior government affairs and corporate social responsibility officer for Altisource, will focus on a supply chain pilot program for his webinar
  • Altisource’s director of vendor oversight, Francisco Reyes, will present a webinar on measuring diversity spend

Who Is the American Mortgage Diversity Council?

Aspen Grove Solutions is proud to be an active member of the AMDC, which aims to create a diverse and inclusive mortgage industry for everybody. It offers a platform for mortgage industry leaders to collaborate for the progression of diversity and inclusion dialogue. The organization fosters discussion and encourages action through active participation with mortgage lenders, servicers, and related service providers. The council regularly engages with a range of federal agencies in relation to policies and procedures that affect diversity and inclusion across the mortgage industry.

Click here for the webinar recording.

 

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Aspen Delivers Five Star Institute Mortgage Industry Certification Platform

As a committed mortgage industry professional, you know how important it is to maintain in-depth knowledge of your sector. One way is to pursue online mortgage industry training from a trusted expert. The Five Star Institute mortgage industry certification platform  delivered by Aspen makes it easy. As part of its commitment to partnering with learning content providers Aspen supports 24/7 e-learning through our Aspen iLearn® service or via white-labeled offerings such as FSA.

FSA’s Key Programs in Housing & Mortgage

The mortgage industry recognizes FSA as an independent certification program that delivers courses designed by key experts in housing and mortgage. FSA offers education in an easy-to-use online format that covers the key areas of regulatory compliance, legal practice, diversity and inclusion, and distressed asset disposition. Subjects include regulatory compliance, legal practice, diversity and inclusion, and distressed asset disposition.
“The objective of the FSA is to provide relevant, timely, and actionable education tailored for professionals of all levels servicing the mortgage industry. We expect these certifications to contribute, not only to the careers of those who complete the coursework, but also to the overall progress of the industry as a whole,” said Five Star Institute president and CEO, Ed Delgado.
There are eight courses in each of the FSA programs, with each certification containing the equivalent of 20 credit hours of relevant material. Master certification is available to those who complete the four programs.

Aspen’s Commitment to Training & Education

“As committed industry professionals, we at Aspen appreciate how important it is to acquire and maintain in-depth knowledge in our sector. We take pride in the knowledge that we are facilitating the work of our industry-leading education partners at the Five Star Institute and ensuring the best training and education is available in the marketplace.” said Edmond Buckley, president of Aspen Grove Solutions.

Want to know more?

You can find further information about the FSA and its four new certification programs on the Five Star Academy website.