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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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We Are More – Introducing Our Three-Year Strategic Plan

26-Jul-2022 15:55:00 / by Dermot Murray posted in Strategy

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Change is one of life’s only certainties, and if these past few years have taught us anything, it is that we must learn to adapt, and we must be flexible as nothing ever stays the same – and would we want it to anyway? Change is, in many ways, progress. The quote about how we cannot become who we want if we stay the same comes to mind and is quite apt when discussing our (The Insurance Institute’s) new strategic direction.

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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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What does an insurance apprentice actually do? [Infographic]

21-Jul-2022 12:23:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, Apprentice

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 The Insurance Apprenticeship is an earn-and-learn degree programme where participants work in an insurance organisation while studying online one day a week. But what does an apprentice actually do?

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