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Webinar: Improving Your Personal Brand

  • Wed 17 Apr 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Phil Turner, Chartered Insurance Institute

Phil Turner, The Business Development Executive at the Chartered Insurance Institute will be holding a session aimed at assisting existing and new members to improve their personal brand. This session will provide insights into the benefits of being a CII member and how it can be the focal point of your career progression by offering a host of learning materials , resources and advice, with particular emphasis on development of your personal brand.

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Understanding Dementia and how you can support people affected by it

  • Tue 16 Apr 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Jo Maylon, Dementia Friend

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

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"The changing face of the property landscape in Manchester"

  • Mon 15 Apr 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • DAC Beachcroft Office
    • Marcus Dixon, JLL
    • Richard Wharton, JLL
    • Rhys Evans, JLL

This session will provide an overview of the Manchester property market from a residential, office and occupier perspective led by 3 experts on the topic. This session will have the option to attend via webinar or in person, please note there will be limited number of spaces for in person attendees.

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Insurance Institute of Manchester Leadership Programme 2024

  • Fri 12 Apr. 12:00 pm

The Insurance Institute of Manchester is offering you the chance to join a leadership programme to help you develop your career. Over 6 months from May 2024, successful applicants will attend 9 workshops, the dates will be announced in advance and each will be face to face and half day.

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Webinar: Insurance Careers of the Future

  • Thu 04 Apr. 10:00 am
    • Samantha Ridgewell, Empower Development

Historically, the landscape of insurance has been slow to change, but with hybrid working and younger generations the workforce is changing faster than ever. In this session we will take a look back at how the traditional ways of working have influenced the culture within insurance and how this contrasts to the ways of working post-pandemic and further into the future.

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Webinar: “Insuring UK building projects – a guide to protecting the owner”

  • Thu 28 Mar. 1:00 pm
    • Mike Carolan Dip CII, Renovation Underwriting Limited
    • Natalia Child – LLB Hons, ACII, Renovation Underwriting Limited

An introduction to the insurance requirements of JCT Contracts for UK building projects and how to protect the property owner with JCT compliant insurance.

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'Let's Play Darts!'

  • Wed 27 Mar 5:15 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Flight Club

In the first of a series of regular informal events, the Insurance Institute of Manchester welcomes you to join us on our first social gathering of the year at Flight Club, Manchester.

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In person event: Breaking Barriers - Panel Discussion & Networking

  • Wed 20 Mar 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • KPMG

We are running this event in partnership with iCAN, the Insurance Cultural Awareness Network. Celebrate International Women's Month with iCAN in Manchester. A brilliant networking opportunity, join us for an inspiring panel featuring accomplished leaders from insurance, consulting and sport. Our panelists will share their journeys, insights and experiences navigating their careers and leading the way in their fields. The event will be opened by our president, Sandra McDonald.

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Postponed: Mindfulness Programme 2024: The 4 Bs of Breath

  • Fri 15 Mar 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Postponed. Please accept our apologies, the session will not take place on 15th March as planned and will be rescheduled. 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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PFS XCHANGE: Later Life Planning Conundrums - Manchester

  • Thu 14 Mar 8:45 am – 4:35 pm
  • Old Trafford Football Club

We are excited to invite you to register for the first series of new-style PFS XCHANGE events taking place in 2024. These events will be bigger with more topics relevant to a greater range of roles in our profession.

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World Sleep Day

  • Wed 13 Mar 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The "Sleep Well" workshop delves into the vital role of quality sleep for health and wellbeing. Exploring the science of sleep, understand its impact on physical and mental health, and acquire practical tips for healthier sleep habits.

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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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