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Coaching and Buddying ‘CPD’ Event - 7 May 2019

  • Tue 07 May 10:15 am – 4:00 pm
  • Motor Insurers Bureau, Milton Keynes

Bedford and Milton Keynes Institute are hosting a CPD event at the Motor Insurer’s Bureau, Milton Keynes. Event: Coaching and Buddying with Mental Health First Aid Training By the end of the session the delegate will: • Have increased their understanding of the difference between coaching and buddying • Have explored individual skill sets needed for coaching and buddying • Understanding of approaches to different relationships, culture, beliefs and attitude. • Have reflected on key skills required to support individuals experiencing mental ill health at work • Have explored effective coaching strategies for supporting individuals who require support for work and mental ill health • Be able to action plan for change If you register for this event, full objectives together with workshop agendas will be sent.

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Managing Change - 5 March 2019 1.30pm -3.30pm

  • Tue 05 Mar 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Change is becoming a regular part of our every day working. The fear of uncertainty that used to accompany organisational change is now being taken over by the dangers associated with staying the same. This means that we must manage the external and internal influencers of change and proactively look for change as a way of constantly moving forward. The session starts by considering the drivers of change and the types of change that we face. We then consider the role that we play in influencing change in the working environment. This can vary depending on our accountabilities and our position in the organisation, however, whatever our role may be; we all have a responsibility to make change work. We then consider the impact of change on ourselves and others. Change brings opportunity and it also can be a creator of fear and anxiety. The final part of the session considers a process for instigating change and some approaches to achieve the involvement and buy in of others. The style of the workshop will be participative and informal and focus on practical skills that you can immediately use in your working environment.

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Planning and Managing Time / Personal Effectiveness - 5 March 2019 9.30 - 12.30

  • Tue 05 Mar 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Managing time effectively is a challenge for most people as we cannot bank it or save it, just use it in the best way that we can. This is also made harder as we work in a fast moving, reactive and demanding environment. This half day workshop considers the areas of planning our time through effective prioritisation and holding on to the planned time against the demands that are made of us by others. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself and commit to changes, with the discipline to make them normal behaviours. The style of the session will be informal, participative and practical, focussing on the day to day challenges that you face. It will require you to undertake a small amount of pre-work as the focus will be on you and the specific issues/objectives that you may have.

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Annual Dinner 22 February 2019 - Jury's Inn Milton Keynes

  • Fri 22 Feb. 6:30 pm
  • Jurys Inn, Milton keynes

Brett Batty, President of the Institute of Bedford & Milton Keynes, takes pleasure in formally inviting you to our annual dinner on Friday 22nd February 2019 at The Jury’s Inn, Milton Keynes.

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The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) - 19 February 2019 12:00 - 13:00

  • Tue 19 Feb 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Motor Insurers Bureau, Milton Keynes
    • Alan Chandler

The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) - this is a must for anyone working in insurance distribution which is almost everyone employed by an insurer, broker, loss adjuster or IFA. If you work in General insurance or as an IFA then you have to show compliance with these new requirements, yet many remain non compliant with the requirements of this industry changing directive.

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Solvency II/Ogden THE PERFECT STORM - 19 February 2019

  • Tue 19 Feb 9:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Motor Insurers Bureau, Milton Keynes
    • Alan Chandler
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IF1 Overview 23 January 2019 1pm - 4pm

  • Wed 23 Jan 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Motor Insurers Bureau, Milton Keynes

The course will look at the best exam techniques to use to pass IF1

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MO5 Insurance Law Revision Day (23 January 2019 - 9.30 -12.30)

  • Wed 23 Jan 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Motor Insurers Bureau, Milton Keynes
    • Alan Chandler

The half day will involve an overview of the whole MO5 Insurance Law syllabus

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Presentation Skills Workshop 9 November 2018

  • Fri 09 Nov 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Motor Insurers Bureau, Milton Keynes

Please note that there is a maximum of 8 attendees only for this event.

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Charity Golf Day - 21 September 2018

  • Fri 21 Sep – Thu 30 Aug

It’s time for the annual Bedford and Milton Keynes CII golf day. The golf day is being sponsored by our President (Brett Batty) with a focus on raising funds for the 2018 Institute’s charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Developing Talent Workshop 14 September 2018

  • Fri 14 Sep 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

On the 14th of September Adrian from Trafalgar Training will be delivering two sessions within the Developing Talent workshop. The first session is Developing Talent/Development Coaching and the second session is Effective Decision Making. The workshop will be held at the Motor Insurers' Bureau MK146XT.

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Motor and Personal Injury Reforms

  • Tue 12 Jun 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Motor Insurers Bureau, Milton Keynes
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An Introduction to Counter Fraud

  • Tue 08 May 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Motor Insurers Bureau, Milton Keynes
    • John Davies , Insurance Fraud Bureau

The presentation looks to provide an introduction to counter fraud and its context to the insurance industry, giving an insight into what is going on across the industry to tackle fraud and what considerations can be made a business level

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PFS Workshop - Peak Productivity: The Psychology of Getting Things Done!

  • Tue 06 Mar 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Luton Hilton Garden Inn

This event is aimed at Personal Financial Services members. During this interactive seminar Andy Currie takes a ' fresh, sideways look at "Time Management" and "High Performance".

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CII Dinner of Bedford and Milton Keynes

  • Fri 23 Feb 6:30 pm – 1:30 am
  • Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
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GDPR Presentation - 5 February 2018

  • Mon 05 Feb 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Allianz, Milton Keynes

The institute is pleased to offer a seminar relating to the GDPR which will run for 1 hour, followed by a question and answer session. This event will be run by training specialist and past CII senior examiner, Alan Chandler.

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GDPR Presentation - 5 February 2018 (Extra Session 11.00 - 12.30)

  • Mon 05 Feb 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Allianz, Milton Keynes

The institute is pleased to offer a seminar relating to the GDPR which will run for 1 hour, followed by a question and answer session. This event will be run by training specialist and past CII senior examiner, Alan Chandler.

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Exam techniques Workshop 5 February 2018

  • Mon 05 Feb 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Allianz, Milton Keynes
    • Alan Chandler

The institute is pleased to offer an Exam Techniques workshop for those currently studying CII qualifications. As a training specialist and past CII senior examiner, Alan Chandler, offers an invaluable insight into the best techniques in preparing for and sitting the CII exams.

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Managing Difficult Conversations

  • Fri 19 Jan – Mon 06 Nov
  • Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre
    • Adrian Towell , Trafalgar

A key area of managing performance is the ability to hold difficult conversations around performance. This involves giving effective feedback, identifying the root cause of the issue and agreeing a positive solution. This should lead to an effective outcome and enhanced performance, however the danger is that the discussion is avoided and then escalates into something that becomes more formal. This half day session considers the principles of performance coaching, developing a framework to manage the discussion, the skills to identify the issue and then culminates in the opportunity to practice in a ‘real’ situation. It is important that you give some thought to a difficult conversation around performance that you may have to face (see pre-work). The style will be interactive and practical with the focus on transferring the skills back into the workplace.

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Assertive Communication

  • Fri 19 Jan 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre
    • Adrian Towell , Trafalgar

Developing productive relationships with both colleagues and customers demands a considerable amount of effort and the use of effective communication skills. Being assertive means that firstly we need to understand what it means, and secondly know how to do it. This half day workshop examines the principles of assertiveness and assertive communication, with the opportunity to measure ourselves against the guidelines. Once this has been achieved we can then consider how to manage the potentially irrational behaviour of others and the challenges that this creates. The style of the workshop will be participative and informal and focus on practical skills that you can immediately use in your working environment.

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