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Emerging Risks

  • Wed 22 May 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Online
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

This session on Emerging Risks looks at some of the issues that are changing the insurance industry – in terms of ways of working, and new insurance solutions being developed.

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All You Need to Know About the CII Professional Qualifications Pathway

  • Tue 21 May 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Ian Simons, CII

Aim: to give an overview of the CII professional examination pathway whether you’re new to the sector or a professional looking to progress your career aspirations.

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The neurobiology of emotional resilience

  • Fri 17 May 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Colchester Rugby Club
    • James Elliott, Serena Clinic

The human ability to regulate our emotional state and be able to control our behaviours and adapt to our challenges and adversities is what has driven us as a species from caves, to sky scrapers. The science now exists so that we may learn the neurobiological processes of this species-defining power, and harness it to our advantage. I teach this process, knowledge is power James is a Psychotherapist, Head of psychotherapy at the Serena Clinic on Harley Street, best selling author of “think yourself resilient”, 3 X Guinness World Record holder, ex British airborne forces soldier, & father.

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Cert CII Webinar Training with ACT One Training Services Ltd (IF1) (May 2024)

  • Thu 16 May – Thu 23 May
  • Online

Have you recently embarked on your CII Qualification journey & don’t know where to start with your studies? Then this could be the opportunity for you. The zoom seminars will be delivered by Alison Cooper FCII of ACT One Training Services Ltd. Starting with IF1: Insurance Legal & Regulatory, a compulsory unit, you will have the option to sign up for two 3 hour seminars, in either March, April, May & June. Please see IF1 scheduled dates below for IF1. Note: Please do not book through our website, but instead book through ACT One's website: https://www.act1training.com/events via the booking form.

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Annual Conference 2024 - The Future is Coming!

  • Tue 14 May 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2024 Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm Venue: The Hold, by the University of Suffolk This conference is offered in close collaboration with the University of Suffolk and local partners The Insurance Institute of Ipswich, Suffolk and North Essex is pleased to bring you our annual conference for 2024, The Future is Coming! Think Tomorrows World, think BBC Click, think ahead… get hands on, get informed, and get ready! We’ll treat attendees to an interactive sneak peek into many of the weird, wonderful, (and scary) changes the Insurance industry is expected to face in the next five years, and beyond, so the industry can be better prepared.

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Annual Quiz 2024 - SOLD OUT

  • Thu 09 May 6:00 pm
  • The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

It's time to have some fun - together! The institute's Young Professionals are hosting their Annual Quiz in May at The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford and invite you to join in. This event is open to all - bring friends, family, colleagues, the more the merrier! Tickets price is £2 per person. Food and drink will be available on the night from the venue. Prizes available for the winning team and a charity raffle to be held on the night! Teams of 2-6 people.

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Knowing Yourself: A guide to finding your innate resilience

  • Thu 09 May 8:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Gallagher, London
    • Jamie Drummond-Smith, Gallagher
    • Vivine Cameron, Chartered Insurance Institute
    • Zoe Patrick, Alchemy Academy
    • Caroline Martin, Enabling Wings

Hosted jointly by Harrison Holgate and Gallagher at The Walbrook Building in London, this event will bring together insurance business leaders to discuss how mental resilience can support YOUR success and unlock YOUR ability to thrive in any circumstance. This 45 minute panel discussion will delve into the topic of resilience. Our panellists will share their insights and experiences, shedding light on the factors that contribute to an individual's ability to thrive even in challenging situations.

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Enabling Womens Careers - 8th May - The Heroine's Journey

  • Wed 08 May 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Caroline Martin, Enabling Wings

Join us for this months Enabling Women's Careers Session. An exploration into the heroine's journey, This session will be live online on Zoom. It will not be recorded as we aim to create an environment as close to an in person session as possible which is safe space for members to express themselves, network and grow. These sessions are for all levels of PFS and CII and future topics will be established from member feedback within the group. The sessions are facilitated by Caroline who is a Certified Coach and NLP Trainer, however, these sessions are an exploration for all and so please bring your top tips to share with other members of the group and be open to explore and encourage each other. Please allow up to 90 minutes for this session and have your camera on to be able to interact with the group.

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The FCA Client Money Rules for General Insurance: Complying with CASS 5

  • Wed 08 May 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Jim Dart Chartered MCSI, Int.Adv.Cert(RegComp), MICA, dart COMPLIANCE LIMITED

This session will focus on: Identifying whether firms operate under CASS 5.2, 5.3 or 5.4 or a hybrid model; How to correctly complete the RMAR Section C Client money return; The client money calculation requirements and Actions which could inadvertently affect the trust status of the accounts

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Annual General Meeting 2024

  • Wed 01 May 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • The County Hotel, Chelmsford

We need you! To get down to our AGM... Your local institute council invites you to attend their 2024 Annual General Meeting in order to hear first-hand reports from council members on previous and future activities and vote on the appointment of new council members for the forthcoming year. If you feel you could make a positive contribution to your institute, it is an ideal first step to becoming involved. Book your place today.

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London Phoenix Orchestra of the Insurance Orchestral Society: Late Spring Concert

  • Wed 24 Apr 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Join the London Phoenix Orchestra of the Insurance Orchestral Society at Cadogan Hall, London (SW1X 9DQ) for their Late Spring Concert, in conjunction with The Lloyds Choir The Programme features works by Dvorak, Walton and Mendelssohn, with tickets available on the door only.

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Discover the impact of second-hand trauma when dealing with distressing claims

  • Wed 24 Apr 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Claims
  • Online event
    • Bijal Ladva, Brit Insurance
    • Hursh Pratap Singh, Allianz Partners

In this IIL claims webinar, Bijal Fatania and Hursh Pratap Singh talk about the discovery of second-hand trauma when dealing with distressing claims, and most importantly, how improved support is required for the insurance industry.

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Financial Conduct Authority – Introduction to Regulation of General Insurance

  • Fri 19 Apr 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Zoom- Webinar
    • Kerris Earle, Zing365

"This session is designed as an introduction or a refresher to the regulation of general insurance for intermediaries in the UK. As such, it delivers an overview of core elements of the UK’s regulatory framework, who the regulations apply to, ICOBS, on core regulatory principles and rules across GI. This session does not cover the minute details of the rules of the FCA, and as such the course should not be relied upon on when making compliance decisions for your organisation. "

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How to maximise effectiveness of virtual meetings

  • Wed 17 Apr 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Caroline Martin, Enabling Wings

Do you host or attend virtual meetings and trainings? Do you sometimes feel a little detatched from your audience or from the host? It is fantastic that with the world changing we have more flexibility to engage wherever we are in the world but how can we set ourselves up for success with technology so that we are making the most of our virtual encounters? Join us for this live online zoom session where Caroline will be sharing top tips to engaging effectively in the virtual world with online meetings and training sessions.

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Enabling Womens Careers - 10th April - How to Escape Lifes Drama

  • Wed 10 Apr 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Caroline Martin, Enabling Wings

Join us for this months Enabling Women's Careers Session. How to escape lifes Drama - An introduction to transactional analysis This session will be live online on Zoom. It will not be recorded as we aim to create an environment as close to an in person session as possible which is safe space for members to express themselves, network and grow. These sessions are for all levels of PFS and CII and future topics will be established from member feedback within the group. The sessions are facilitated by Caroline who is a Certified Coach and NLP Trainer, however, these sessions are an exploration for all and so please bring your top tips to share with other members of the group and be open to explore and encourage each other. Please allow up to 90 minutes for this session and have your camera on to be able to interact with the group.

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Golf Day at Gosfield Lake

  • Tue 09 Apr 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Gosfield Lake

Our Golf Secretary David Smith is hosting our next Golf day on Tuesday 9th April 2024 at Gosfield Lake Golf Club The day will commence with tea/coffee and bacon rolls at 11am followed by the first tee off will be at 12noon. After the golf there will be a 2 course meal and prize giving at around 5:30pm The subsidised price for this event is £49.50 per person. The dress code is casual for dinner. Please contact David Smith on 07885 879559 to book your place

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Young Professionals Network: Mixer Event (April 2024)

  • Thu 04 Apr 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • The Ale House

The Insurance Institute of Chelmsford and South Essex April Networking Event is open to members and non members of the Insurance and Financial Services profession and will be hosted by our Young Professionals Group.

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Cert CII Webinar Training with ACT One Training Services Ltd (IF1) (April 2024)

  • Thu 04 Apr – Thu 11 Apr
  • Online

Have you recently embarked on your CII Qualification journey & don’t know where to start with your studies? Then this could be the opportunity for you. The zoom seminars will be delivered by Alison Cooper FCII of ACT One Training Services Ltd. Starting with IF1: Insurance Legal & Regulatory, a compulsory unit, you will have the option to sign up for two 3 hour seminars, in either March, April, May & June. Please see IF1 scheduled dates below for IF1. Note: Please do not book through our website, but instead book through ACT One's website: https://www.act1training.com/events via the booking form.

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5 Ways to Transform the Way You Write Reports

  • Wed 03 Apr 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Jeff Heasman, Insurance Upskill

Reports that are easy to read are not easy to write …that is until you attend this session. In an hour, you will learn 5 ways to transform the way you write reports so that they demonstrate clear, logical thought patterns, concise advice or opinions and motivate people to action.

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Enabling excellent customer service

  • Wed 27 Mar 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Caroline Martin Cert CII, Enabling Wings

Join us for this interactive session which will be hosted Live-online on Zoom. We aim to make this session as close to an in person session as possible and so please have your camera's on where possible so that you can interact fully with other members of the group.

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