NextGen Month Workshop 8: What Wine Ageing Processes Can Teach Us About Career Progression

Bristol Harbour Hotel
Wednesday, 25 October 2023
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (UK time)
    • Jeff Heasman, Founder, Insurance Upskill

What Wine Ageing Processes Can Teach Us About Career Progression In Insurance & Financial Services

About the session

Not all wines mature well and there are various reasons for this, the same is true of some careers.

However, with a proper strategy taking into account current and future market trends as well as understanding the need to future-proof your skills and qualifications, you can ensure that you progress your career with the right trajectory and thrive in the 4th industrial revolution.

Through tasting 5 different wines and learning about how winemakers age wines to ensure they are future-proof for their intended markets, we will explore what the wine ageing processes can teach us about career progression in insurance and financial services.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • identify the key skills necessary to thrive in the 4th industrial revolution.
  • recognise how you can adapt your current skills and qualifications to ensure your career progression and success.
  • implement a strategy to future-proof your career in insurance and financial services.

Length of session & participant numbers

1.5 to 2 hours of tasting and learning. Due to the nature of the event, the number of participants is initially limited to 30. A separate arrangement can be made for groups that will exceed 30 participants.

About the trainer

Jeff Heasman is a well-known and highly experienced international trainer who specialises in law, cognitive skills and communication within the insurance and financial services industry.

In addition, Jeff has a passion for Spanish wines and through his wine businesses based in Spain and Portugal he offers cultural and wine tasting events and vineyard tours, with a particular focus on the culture, food and wines of Galicia in northwest Spain and Vinho Verde in northern Portugal.

Jeff has a bachelors and masters degree in law, he holds a postgraduate English language teaching qualification, has obtained a certificate in wines from the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators.

Jeff´s knowledge of the insurance and financial services industry combined with a passion for both effective communication, strong cognitive skills and wine, makes this a fun and entertaining CPD event with a difference.

  • Bristol Harbour Hotel
  • 49-55 Corn Street
  • Bristol
  • BS1 1HT

CII Accredited

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2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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