Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is often seen as just a regulatory obligation; however, there is a lot more to be gained from attending a CPD webinar than another hour of your annual requirement. Aside from developing your knowledge and skills, CPD also offers excellent opportunities to strengthen your professional profile.
A new report which analyses Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) knowledge and skillset requirements within the Irish insurance industry has been launched today.
Commissioned by the Sustainable Finance Skillnet and produced by KPMG, the report, ‘Insurance industry ESG knowledge and skills analysis 2023’, is the result of an industry-wide collaboration between Brokers Ireland, LIA, the Insurance Institute, and Insurance Ireland. Report development was supported by Skillnet Ireland.
A new course focusing on climate risk has been launched for financial services and insurance professionals.
The Certificate in Climate Risk, run by the Insurance Institute, aims to provide those working in insurance or financial services with the knowledge and understanding of how their sectors will function during the transition to a sustainable, low carbon world.
Online learning has exploded in recent years – we are seeing organisations – from world-renowned educational institutions and Universities to global corporations adopting it and, in many cases, choosing it over the traditional learning classroom model. It’s estimated that by 2025, the global EdTech market will be worth $350 Billion and this is backed up by research which shows that students or learners retain 25–60% more information when learning online compared to 8–10% in the classroom.
The Insurance Institute Reveals Details of new CSR Initiative Focused on Helping Young Children Become Confident Readers
The Insurance Institute are delighted to announce on behalf of their Local Institute President’s that we are partnering with Business in the Community Ireland on their Time to Read initiative – a wonderful programme that sees volunteers give their time to provide one to one reading support for young children (aged between 7-8 years old) in a local primary school, with the aim of helping them become more confident and proficient readers.
These past 18 months have tested almost everyone’s mental well-being. Mental health issues are on the rise, with people who may never have experienced anxiety or a mood related disorder in the past now finding themselves struggling to cope. We spoke with two mental health experts (both working with Aware) to find out how to practically address these issues and how to build mental resilience.
The Insurance Institute & Quitch – A Practical Application Of Gamification In Professional Education
The Insurance Institute is the first educational body in Ireland to use Quitch, a gamified mobile e-learning app that aims to change the way learners engage with knowledge. The app was created by Dr. Grainne Oates, an accounting lecturer (from Ireland living in Australia) and when piloted with students last year, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive with many crediting it with helping them to better retain knowledge and in turn achieve greater success in their exams.
Niall Collins on Apprenticeships: the Action Plan, the Benefits and the Value to our Economy
Our CEO Dermot Murray was delighted to have the opportunity recently to chat with Minister Niall Collins about the great work he and his department are doing in the area of apprenticeships. This is part 2 of this series - you can read part 1 here.