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Building braver cultures - Amanda Blanc, Rachael Ingle & Fiona Marry.

22-Sep-2022 12:35:34 / by Anne Roberts posted in career advice, inclusion, diversity

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Since it launched in 2015 the Dive In Festival has helped to raise the profile of a number of key issues and challenges that the insurance industry has been facing in relation to its approaches to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It's inspiring and practical approach provides attendees with access to exceptional speakers that provide sensible advice and practical tools that they can easily take back and implement within their organisations. 

But one question that continues to come up is why women are still under-represented in executive positions. So, we decided to ask three exceptional leaders (who just happen to also be female) to give us their thoughts on the matter.

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How the insurance industry is building braver cultures & how to help.

16-Sep-2022 16:29:48 / by Anne Roberts posted in inclusion, diversity, female leaders

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Dive In has been the insurance industry’s most prominent voice for a progressive future for the last 8 years. The festival's mission is to enable people to achieve their potential by promoting positive action for diversity in all its form. 

This year's theme is no different. It is to build braver, psychologically safe work cultures – both on and offline – that truly allows people to feel safe, valued, respected, and free to express themselves. So let's find out more.

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What are Local Institutes and 5 reasons why they are important.

07-Sep-2022 15:10:55 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, Local Institutes, career advice, education

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The Local Institutes are the foundation of The Insurance Institute. They are a key part of your membership with us, and as a community, represent all that is positive about our industry. They continuously strive to uphold our mission to educate, inspire and connect, but some members don't realise just how beneficial it can be to engage with your local council and how being part of your local community can really help your career.

In the first of our Local Institute Explainer blogs, we give you a quick look at everything you need to know.

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Meet The President - Iggy Duffy, President of The Insurance Institute of Limerick

05-Sep-2022 10:30:23 / by Carol Donaghy posted in Local Institutes

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Each year our Local Councils appoint a new President. We sat down with our 2022/2023 cohort and chatted to them about their priorities for their year, how they got involved with the council and the benefits to their careers. Here is Limerick President Iggy Duffy's interview.

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Meet The President - Danny O’ Connell, President of The Insurance Institute of Cork

05-Sep-2022 10:29:41 / by Carol Donaghy posted in Local Institutes

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Each year our Local Councils appoint a new President. We sat down with our 2022/2023 cohort and chatted to them about their priorities for their year, how they got involved with the council and the benefits to their careers. Here is Cork President Danny O'Connell's interview.

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Meet the President – Dave Whelan, President of The Insurance Institute of Dublin

05-Sep-2022 10:28:57 / by Carol Donaghy posted in Local Institutes

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Each year our Local Councils appoint a new President. We sat down with our 2022/2023 cohort and chatted to them about their priorities for their year, how they got involved with the council and the benefits to their careers. Here is Dublin President, Dave Whelan's interview.

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Meet the President – Kieran Dixon, President of The Insurance Institute of Galway

05-Sep-2022 10:28:15 / by Carol Donaghy posted in Local Institutes

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Each year our Local Councils appoint a new President. We sat down with our 2022/2023 cohort and chatted to them about their priorities for their year, how they got involved with the council and the benefits to their careers. Here is Galway President, Kieran Dixon's interview.

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Meet the President - Martin Higgins, President of The Insurance Institute of Sligo

05-Sep-2022 10:27:27 / by Carol Donaghy posted in Local Institutes

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What is Quitch and 5 other new student questions.

24-Aug-2022 16:16:04 / by Anne Roberts posted in Study and exams

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Online learning has exploded in recent years. Especially since the pandemic. It’s therefore not surprising that the ways in which we learn online are being enhanced further, and tools and techniques are being deployed to improve our learning experience and our ability to retain information. One example of this is Quitch, one of our newest and most popular study supports. But what exactly is Quitch? Let’s break it down.

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Getting to know - Laura Tighe

23-Aug-2022 14:56:40 / by Anne Roberts posted in higher diploma in insurance management

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Studying remotely can be a daunting prospect, particularly after the last few years. However, feeling isolated in their studies is not something our Higher Diploma in Insurance Management students worry about. Not only do our courses provide you with access to build relationships and interact with other students, but they also enable you to connect on a one-to-one level with a number of our team. Not only about the content you are studying but also to help make the whole process less overwhelming. Let's get to know our Education Specialist and module coordinator, Laura Tighe.

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