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Parental Leave and CPD: Reductions, Maintaining Your Membership and Staying Compliant

13-Oct-2022 11:07:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in CPD, CPD Submissions

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Whether through birth, adoption or otherwise, welcoming a new child into your life is a monumental time for any parent. Taking your entitled leave is so important to help you bond with your child, giving you that special one-on-one time that you’ll never forget. While we understand that your CPD is probably the last thing on your mind at this time, here we break down some of the top things you need to know about your CPD while you are out, giving you that peace of mind your CPD is covered.

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Your end-of-year CPD checklist

13-Oct-2022 09:31:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, Industry Insights, CPD, CPD Submissions

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With the end of the year fast approaching, (I know, sorry!) the countdown to submitting your CPD is on. We know this can be a busy and stressful time of year, and that the last thing you need on top of a hectic work schedule and a long Christmas shopping list is a last-minute scramble to hit that submit button. So we are here to help!

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The 5 most common CPD submission blunders (and how to avoid them);

12-Oct-2022 18:30:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, CPD, CPD Submissions

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As the 31st of December CPD submission deadline fast approaches, our Member Services team have pulled together their list of the five most common mistakes that members have made over the years when it comes to CPD submissions and more importantly, what you can do to make sure you avoid them!

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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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