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In person event: LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour

  • Thu 22 Feb 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Vimto Sculpture

This event will be hosted by Link Up North, the LGBTQ+ Insurance Network. Join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month with a fascinating walking tour of Manchester. We’ll be meeting at the iconic Vimto Sculpture, M1 3BU, at 17:30. Our expert tour guide will lead us to various sites of historical significance to our community. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, concluding at Kampus, just opposite Canal St. Afterward, we’ll cap off the evening with some refreshments and networking. Tickets are available for just £12.00.

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Webinar: Global threats facing the insurance industry

  • Wed 14 Feb 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Branko Bjelobaba, FCII

What are the global threats facing the insurance industry right now and how are these impacting UK insurers and brokers? This will be an interactive and wide-ranging talk and those attending will be actively encouraged to contribute with their own experiences and views. We will look at the differences in responses between insurers and brokers with brokers considering business conduct more of a concern than insurers.

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Mindfulness Programme 2024 : When in Doubt Breath Out

  • Fri 09 Feb 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
  • Online
    • Jonathan Bates, Breathworks

February’s topic is When in Doubt Breath it Out Our industry can be fast-paced and often stressful in nature. This program will be a great opportunity for participants to benefit from overall well-being whether it be within the workplace, or on a personal level.

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NEW DATE Charity Fire Walk for We Love MCR

  • Thu 25 Jan. 5:45 pm
  • St Peter's Square

Due to the storms on 2nd November, the event has been moved to 25th January. In support of the We Love Manchester charity (this year’s President’s charity), Sandra McDonald and brave volunteers will be walking across hot coals to raise funds and profile for the charity. Join in or sponsor the team! Contact for more details to support

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In person event: Networking for success – Take Control: Whether you like it or not being good at your job is not the only requirement for a successful career!

  • Tue 23 Jan 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Clyde & Co
    • Tom Courtney, Total Excellence

Grab some breakfast and learn why nearly 80% of professionals consider networking crucial to career success but almost half of these people admit they find it hard to. The insurance calendar is packed with events and opportunities to meet like-minded people and build connections. Get it right and you will raise your profile by being more visible, people will know who you are and what you can do. Be there, be seen, go to that event, meet people, greet people, listen to their stories, share your own and nurture those connections for your future success.

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In person event: The 2024 Career Boost Workshop

  • Mon 22 Jan 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Aviva
    • Vanessa Riboloni, CII
    • Sandra McDonald, McLarens
    • Michael Yabantu, Aviva

This event will deliver everything you need to navigate your professional journey in 2024! The Insurance Institute of Manchester and central CII are partnering with iCAN and Aviva to deliver this event. From guiding your career planning to aiding in job applications and progression, this comprehensive workshop is designed to empower individuals at every stage of their Insurance career.

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2024: The Year to Look After Your Mental Wealth. Find out how!

  • Mon 15 Jan 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • David Cain, Prevention Through Connection

“Blue Monday” is a day historically connected with failing New Years Resolutions, low levels of motivation, the realisation of Christmas debt, and, as The Carpenters once sang, rainy days. However, “Blue Monday 2024” is going to be to be different. Join David Cain for our webinar “2024 – The year to start looking after your mental wealth.”

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Mindfulness Programme 2024: Connection

  • Fri 12 Jan 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
  • Online
    • Jonathan Bates, Breathworks

BREATHWORKS & JONATHAN BATES are excited to be delivering a Mindfulness for Stress programme running throughout 2024 specifically designed for insurance professionals. January’s topic is Connection – Friday 12th January 2024 12-12:45pm

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Webinar: Approaching the Festive Season with Mindfulness and an Open Heart

  • Fri 15 Dec 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Jonathan Bates, Breathworks

Are the holiday season's negative emotions casting a shadow over your festive spirit? Join our mindfulness class, where you can learn how to harness the power of mindfulness to navigate the holiday season with grace and poise through various mindfulness tools and techniques.

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Webinar: Atomic Habits: creating real change through making small decisions

  • Wed 13 Dec 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Sha Hussain, The Wellness Movement

People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. We invite you to join us for this online event for anyone wanting to understand more about ‘Atomic Habits’ – a term coined by world-renowned habits expert James Clear - where change comes from the compound effect of making hundreds of small decisions.

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Webinar: Multi-occupancy premises – the impact of the FCA review

  • Mon 11 Dec 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • John Batty, Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd

The new rules on multi-occupancy insurance comes into force on the 1st January 2024. These new rules will impact in excess of 5 million leaseholders. Leaseholder will be defined as stakeholders and firms will have to act in their best interest and no commission sharing will be allowed with property managing agents unless clear value to the leaseholder is evidenced. Insurers and brokers will need to provide more information about policies to leaseholders, including detail of all remuneration. Learn about the new Fair Value Assessment Framework which measures and evidences value for commission retention and commission sharing.

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In person event: Addressing the Pressing Issues with Airmic

  • Thu 07 Dec 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Clyde & Co
    • Alex Frost, Airmic
    • James Harvey, Clyde & Co.
    • Sandra McDonald, Insurance Institute of Manchester
    • Ambre Cross, Clyde & Co.
    • Nigel Collins, McLarens

Join our joint event with Airmic for engaging discussions, thought-provoking presentations and opportunities to network with your peers, professionals and the local business community.

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In-person event: iCAN Manchester Launch - Accelerate Your Career

  • Tue 05 Dec 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • etc. venues Manchester
    • Michael Yabantu, Aviva
    • Sandra McDonald, The Insurance Institute of Manchester
    • Nathan Dyke, Autotrader
    • Jessica Cunningham, Belief Coding

Join us for the iCAN (Insurance Cultural Awareness Network) Manchester Launch for an evening of networking and insights from industry experts on The Blueprint: Accelerate Your Career in 2024

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Webinar: Managing Hybrid Teams

  • Fri 01 Dec 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Nick Thomas & Associates

Leading hybrid teams requires greater emphasis on building trust and confidence, communication, performance management, and effective use of technology. A Team Leader needs to understand what makes remote teams different and how to apply best practice in ‘leading from a distance’. Remote teams need to feel trusted, inspired and motivated to deliver high performance without the feeling that their Team Leader is ‘checking up’ on all the time. Team Leaders attending this course will walk away feeling inspired to put the appropriate actions into place to support their remote team, making them feel trusted and valued and supporting performance

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Webinar: Influence and impact through constructive conversations

  • Tue 28 Nov 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm
    • Tom Flatau

We explore the mindsets, habits and behaviours of constructive conversations - the ability to have productive dialogue about difficult subjects or challenging circumstances. So how do you manage the power dynamics in an organisation to enable people to speak up without triggering defensiveness in others?

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In person event: Discover your Super-powers

  • Wed 22 Nov 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Manchester Art Gallery
    • Danny Donachie

Everyone is busy with more projects and tasks flying in, so how can we improve our way of working to improve our performance? Join us for a special session, bringing together key people from across the Manchester insurance and financial services markets, to network and build their business skills.

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Charity 10k Run for We Love MCR

  • Sun 19 Nov. 9:30 am
  • Heaton Park

In support of the We Love Manchester charity (this year’s President’s charity), Sandra McDonald and colleagues at McLarens will be doing the Heaton Park 10k on Sunday 19th November! Contact for more details to support

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Cert CII Fast Track Remote Learning Programme

  • Mon 13 Nov – Mon 05 Feb
    • Alan Chandler

A FEW PLACES HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE DUE TO CANCELLATIONS - BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW The Insurance Institutes of the North-West, in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Insurers, is delighted to offer a fast track initiative to help members gain their Certificate in Insurance. This programme offers members the opportunity to benefit from a FREE study course specifically designed to help students attain their Cert CII in 14 weeks through structured learning. If you would like to advance your CII qualifications, now is the time to do so.

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IIM Annual Dinner 2023

  • Fri 10 Nov – Sat 11 Nov
  • Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

Sandra McDonald Cert CII, President of the Insurance Institute of Manchester is delighted to announce that our Annual Dinner will take place on Friday 10th November at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel. Join us for a packed evening with glamorous entertainment performances, a three course dinner and plenty of laughs with our after dinner entertainment.

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PFS Greater Manchester Specialist Regional Roadshow | Accumulation & Investment | 2023

  • Thu 09 Nov 8:45 am – 2:40 pm
  • Cottons Hotel & Spa
    • Bob Nicoll, TIME
    • George Rolls, M&G
    • Ben Moxon, Obris
    • George Fox, Jupiter
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