Brokers embrace digital PD day

PLAN Australia’s inaugural digital professional development day has been met with positive feedback from brokers.

The event, which attracted more than 800 loan writers, included six live sessions which were streamed to brokers who were in their offices or on the road. Brokers were also able to submit questions to the presenters live on the day.

PLAN Australia CEO Phil Quin-Conroy said he was delighted with the feedback he had received following the new initiative.

“With hundreds of brokers tuned in across the country, from cities and regional areas alike, brokers and lenders told us that they found the format accessible and convenient,” Mr Quin-Conroy said.

“Many brokers also told us that they were delighted to involve their support staff in professional development, which previously wasn’t always possible.

“We are excited to be breaking new ground at PLAN Australia, providing members with new digital training and development opportunities alongside our live events enabling face-to-face interaction.”

Paul Lambess of CVG Finance in Newcastle said the PD day offered an impressive solution for his team who otherwise would not have been able to attend.

“Being a broker in 2016 has its challenges,” he said. “We are forever short on time but know that to deliver the best service we can for our clients, professional development is an important investment. PLAN Australia is leading the technology space.”

“We were able to watch the PD day together – lenders and brokers in a conference room, whilst dipping in and out depending on our schedules. I was even able to stream into one session later on when I had to catch a train to a meeting.”

[Related: PLAN unveils new technology-driven event]

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