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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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The first 7 weeks of the Higher Diploma in Insurance Management.

19-Aug-2022 01:00:00 / by Lisa Rowe posted in Study and exams, Insurance, Qualifications, productivity, higher diploma in insurance management

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Before committing to a course, we appreciate how important it is to consider your options properly, so we asked Lisa Rowe, BA CIP, Marsh, to keep a journal of her experiences of her first seven weeks as she started her studying journey with us for The Higher Diploma in Insurance Management (MDI). Here are her thoughts ...

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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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Time to Read - A volunteer’s experience

15-Aug-2022 14:53:00 / by Carol Donaghy posted in Local Institutes

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As Local Institutes, our Council members are constantly looking for opportunities for positive change within their (and your) local community. This has always been one of their highest priorities for them. Therefore, when they recently teamed up to take part in a pilot scheme of Business in the Community’s ‘Time to Read’ initiative, in many ways the perfect alliance. We sat down with three of the first volunteers to find out more about their experiences.

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Case Study: ‘Time to Read’ with Gaelscoil Osraí

15-Aug-2022 14:53:00 / by Carol Donaghy posted in Local Institutes

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Creating opportunities for positive change and giving back in meaningful ways to the local community has always been of the highest priority to The Local Institutes. Therefore, when the Institutes teamed up with Business in the Community’s ‘Time to Read’ initiative for a pilot programme, it was in many ways the perfect alliance.

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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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