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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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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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Claims are coming - What Game of Thrones has taught us about insurance

18-Aug-2022 15:55:04 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, Apprentice, Game of Thrones

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Whether you are a fan or not, you would have to have been living on Mars to have not heard the buzz about the latest Game of Thrones (or GoT to its fans) prequel, House of the Dragon. The new HBO Max fantasy drama launches on August 21, 2022, so we thought we would take a llook at what the original, Game of Thrones series taught us about insurance.

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How to volunteer for 'Time to Read' [INFOGRAPHIC]

15-Aug-2022 14:54:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Local Institutes

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Being able to read proficiently is fundamental to everything we do in life and in work – and teaching children to read and inspiring a love of it within them is hugely beneficial, not just for the potential prospects it creates for them, but for their overall well-being and sense of self.

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What does a modern leader need to be?

29-Jul-2022 15:07:26 / by Anne Roberts posted in Insurance, Strategy

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For generations, traditional leaders were celebrated for using their power to take charge, make decisions, tell others what to do, and determine who needs to know what. However, many industries such as the insurance industry have reached a point where senior executives are now responsible for multiple disciplines, so this old notion of lopsided power structures is no longer fit for purpose. So what does a modern insurance leader need to be?

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Apprenticeship vs. College – we look at the pros and cons

22-Jul-2022 12:10:04 / by Anne Roberts posted in Apprentice

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For most school-leavers, going to college is the natural next step after the Leaving Cert. However, with the cost of living concerns mounting amongst students and parents, some are questioning whether going to college is an affordable option.

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Our Qualifications - Each One Explained In 50 Words Or Less

21-Jul-2022 13:15:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Qualifications

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When it comes to choosing which qualification is right for you, we want to make it super easy. To understand what each one means and who it is best suited for, we've summarised each one in 50 words or less to make it simple to understand.

No hassle, no confusion, no stress.

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