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Managing Anxiety through Change

  • Wed 15 Jun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Claire Russell, Mental Health in Business

This webinar will explore anxiety, what it is, how and why it shows up in the workplace and what can be done to reduce the impact of anxiety on well-being and performance. Attendees will get practical tools and techniques to help them manage anxiety and to thrive at work and in life.

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Insurance Considerations for the Digital Asset Industry

  • Thu 09 Jun 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Online
    • Claire Davey, Cyber Claire Ltd

Insurance Considerations for the Digital Asset Industry provides participants with an explanation of digital asset currencies and NFTs – what they are and what insurance coverages are available. The session brings this to life through public claims scenarios and offers a ‘check list’ of good risk management practices that underwriters can look out for.

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PFS: Legal Matters and Trust Registration for Financial Planners

  • Wed 08 Jun 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Hylands House, Chelmsford
    • Ellen Eley, Greenwoods GRM
    • Lucy Orrow, Lambert Chapman

This in-person workshop focuses on three key topics: lasting powers of attorneys, trust registration matters and pension death benefits for minors. Come and support your local PFS committee and Chelmsford insurance institute, as they offer a return to face to face events.

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*NEW DATE* Annual Quiz *NEW DATE*

  • Wed 18 May 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • The Breakfast Club, Chelmsford

It's time to have some fun - together! The institute's Young Professionals are hosting their Annual Quiz in March at The Breakfast Club, Chelmsford and invite you to join in. Bring friends, family, colleagues, the more the merrier!

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A Practical Guide to Successful Retirement

  • Wed 18 May 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Online
    • Anne Cannings, Retirement Life Plan
    • Nigel Pacey, Retirement Life Plan

Retirement is a major life transition. It is likely to last many years. While for many it is the reward for years of hard work, for a significant proportion retirement is not the positive experience they expected. This workshop uses an evidenced based approach to explore the key challenges and adjustments required, and identifies what we need to do, beyond the financial planning, to ensure a fulfilling future.

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Public and Environmental Liability

  • Tue 10 May 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Frazer Murray-Hall, BA CIP MIAgrM, The Davies Group

The aim of this webinar is to identify the key issues of Environmental Impairment Liability and to take away some of the mystery or misunderstanding that is commonly found with this complex area of claims.

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Annual General Meeting 2022

  • Wed 04 May 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We need you! (To get down to our AGM, that is...) Your council invites you to attend the 2022 Annual General Meeting of The Insurance Institute of Chelmsford & South Essex. Hear first-hand reports from council members on previous and future activities and vote on the appointment of new council members. If you feel you could make a positive contribution, it is an ideal first step to becoming involved.

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Young Professionals: How to Demonstrate and Develop Credibility

  • Thu 21 Apr 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online

This webinar, aimed at young professionals, explores the characteristics of credibility and how to use it in an authentic way in business conversations. It also explores the importance of presence and confidence in credibility, even when not speaking. The aim of this webinar is for delegates to identify the knowledge and practical solutions on how to use gravitas and personal impact authentically.

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Creating and Claiming Value in negotiation

  • Wed 06 Apr 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Jeff Heasman, Insurance UpSkill

This masterclass in negotiation focuses on how to create and claim value in a negotiation. A critical skill in a hard market. We will look at how to ensure the negotiation does not become focused around price and premium by discussing how to create value in a negotiation through identifying interests. We will focus on how to identify distributive interests (win-lose), integrative interests (win-win) and common interests. We will then build on this by looking at how you create a strategy for placing a value on these interests for you and your negotiation partner and then how you present proposals in which value is created for all but in a way that you end up claiming the lion's share.

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PFS: 10 mistakes financial advisers and planners make with their website

  • Thu 31 Mar 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Online
    • Phil Bray, The Yardstick Agency

Your website is your shop window. It’s where potential clients start to decide whether you are the right adviser or planner for them. And, you have no right to reply. That means you’ve got to get it right. Unfortunately, many advisers and planners make basic mistakes on their websites.

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Ipswich Motor Conference

  • Thu 24 Mar 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Wherstead Park, Ipswich

We would like to invite you to attend an amazing all-day Motor Conference on Thursday 24th March 2022 at Wherstead Park, Ipswich. The event will include talks from some of the most well-versed and experienced speakers within the Motor Insurance industry and is free to all members of the Chartered Insurance Institute and we are only charging a nominal fee for non-members. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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Legal Update: Overcoming Risks in the New Normal

  • Mon 21 Mar 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Jonathan Edwards, Harrison Clark Rickerbys
    • Adam Finch, Harrison Clark Rickerbys
    • Rachel Roberts, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Insurance specialists from law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys, will present on how to overcome organisational risks emerging from the pandemic, and will provide a general insurance legal update. Topics include: • Managing employment risks around the shift to hybrid working • Cyber risks and their financial, operational, and reputational impacts • General update on personal injury claims.

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Property Insurance, premium increases

  • Fri 11 Mar 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

Given the rebuild cost inflation is so high the already significant worry of property under insurance in the UK is going to get worse. It is estimated that over 80% of policies have incorrect property sums insured and that is before the 2022 cost increases. The presentation, delivered by Alan Chandler one of the UK's most popular insurance presenters, will look at what clients need to take into when settling Buildings sums insured. Alan will explore why under insurance is so common, the effects of under insurance for the client and why under insurance is an increasing cause of Professional Indemnity claims against brokers.

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The “purpose of duty” and a major new approach to professional negligence claims from the Supreme Court

  • Thu 03 Mar 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Jeff Heasman, Insurance UpSkill

In 2021 the Supreme Court, consisting of seven justices, handed down judgment in two cases (Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP and Khan v Meadows). These are two major decisions that will have a major impact on anyone who provides professional services and how claims should be approached. The Supreme Court has created a new roadmap and provided guidance on this area of law that will have major ramifications. This session will take you through the decisions of the Supreme Court and provide guidance on how providers of professional services should be taking steps now to mitigate the risk of claims being made against them, as well as looking at how the decisions will impact claims.

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Making the most of Microsoft Teams

  • Thu 17 Feb 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Glyn Brooks, Brooklyn Education

This webinar is aimed at new Teams users or those with experience, but are keen to further their knowledge of additional features. The session will provide an overview of the platform and its core features.

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How to write assignments

  • Tue 15 Feb 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

This webinar will explain how best to construct your coursework assignments, providing examples and answers relevant to the question being asked. The session will also explore referencing and how to differentiate between key words to make the most of your word count.

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PFS: Understanding Modern Equity Release with Pure Retirement

  • Tue 25 Jan 9:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Online
    • Daniel Edmondson, Pure Retirement
    • Ashley Sampson, Pure Retirement

This webinar will present a general introduction to equity release, providing the knowledge, contact and support to allow people to venture further into this space. This session will help alleviate some common misconceptions with equity release and showcase how viable it is as a financial consideration for you and your clients. Equity release is and should be a part of every financial discussion when we are catering for clients in later life.

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BI Regional Update

  • Thu 20 Jan 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Roland Romata, RR Compliance

We have all closely followed the BI Test case launched by the FCA late 2020, with the final judgment having been handed down on 15 January 2021. The outcome was clear and far-reaching. The case highlighted the ongoing exposure of insurance brokers who arranged the relevant policies (who should have by now reassessed their advice process under ICOBS, duty of care to clients). Now that the noise has settled, we will review how the industry acted on the findings and what (if any) other implications have emerged.

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Young Professionals: Writing your Development Plan

  • Mon 17 Jan 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Samantha Ridgewell, Empower Development

Attending courses and webinars is great for increasing knowledge. Learning, however, only begins in the classroom, it is how we use our knowledge in practice that impacts our career development. This session will guide you through the steps to identify your learning needs and take meaningful action to develop them.

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Navigating the hard cyber market

  • Thu 13 Jan 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Stephen Ridley, Hiscox UK

This session will look at the factors currently influencing the cyber market, and leading insurers to increase rates and tighten terms. It will give an insight in to claims trends, and how companies can best protect themselves; both from the impact of these changes, and from cyber risk more generally.

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