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Mental Health Reboot; Coffee, Connection & Calm EVERY FRIDAY IN JUNE

  • Fri 05 Jun 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Webinar
    • Sarah Myerscough, Boston Tullis
    • Zoe Flint, Wellbeing Consultant

‘The Mental Health Reboot’ is your opportunity to: 1. Develop positive psychology techniques to help with anxiety, stress and low mood. 2. Meet and build relationships with new people. 3. Benefit from incredibly powerful guided meditations with a trained expert.

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Webinar 2 - The Perfect Storm - part 3 of the COVID 19 trilogy

  • Wed 03 Jun 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Webinar
    • Alan Chandler
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Webinar - The Perfect Storm- how capacity is disappearing fast from the UK insurance market

  • Thu 28 May 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Webinar
    • Alan Chandler

This is the last in the trilogy of insurance and Covid-19 webinars from Alan Chandler. This webinar effectively follows on from the BI and Covid-19 and policy coverage issues and Covid-19 and explores why we are likely to get one of the hardest ever insurance markets in the UK, and what underwriters and brokers can do to manage this.

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How to correctly advise policyholders on the Policy coverage gaps caused by Covid19 Webinar 2

  • Mon 11 May 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Webinar
    • Alan Chandler

Back by popular demand! The Covid-19 lockdown has created far more gaps in covers than most brokers realise, and this webinar takes a look at where these coverage gaps arise and how best to advise your clients on these issues. Alan Chandler, who has recently delivered the very well received BI and Covid-19 presentations will be providing this webinar on the essential things a broker must take into account, these will include his top ten tips which if followed will mean broking staff will be very busy

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How to correctly advise policyholders on the Policy coverage gaps caused by the Covid-19 lockdown

  • Tue 05 May 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Webinar
    • Alan Chandler

The Covid-19 lockdown has created far more gaps in covers than most brokers realise, and this webinar takes a look at where these coverage gaps arise and how best to advise your clients on these issues. Alan Chandler, who has recently delivered the very well received BI and Covid-19 presentations will be providing this webinar on the essential things a broker must take into account, these will include his top ten tips which if followed will mean broking staff will be very busy

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Vicarious Liability Webinar 2

  • Thu 30 Apr 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Webinar
    • Jeff Heasman, Jeff Heasman Training and Consulting

Back by popular demand, a second run of the Vicarious Liability webinar looking at the outcome of the Supreme Court judgement handed down on 1st April 2020.

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Vicarious Liability webinar-23.4.20

  • Thu 23 Apr 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Webinar
    • Jeff Heasman, Jeff Heasman Training and Consulting
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Resilience and looking after yourself in challenging times webinar

  • Tue 21 Apr 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Webinar
    • Susan Heaton-Wright, Superstar Communicator

Many of us are used to working with others in an office, or visiting clients face to face. Having a daily routine and being able to live fulfilling lives meeting others and participating in hobbies. As our working and home lives are being changed drastically, we need to look after our physical wellbeing even more – and that of our families. This is focused on your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. This is an interactive webinar with a workbook and a chance to ask questions and share good practice.

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How insurance intermediaries can cope financially during Covid 19

  • Wed 15 Apr 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Webinar
    • Branko Bjelobaba FCII,FCA Compliance Consultant

This webinar will focus on the current urgent financial aspects of riding this storm - overall business solvency, compliance with COND 2.4 and client money. This webinar is of relevance to general insurance brokers and insurers.

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Webinar 2- Communicating in Uncertain Times -7th April 2020

  • Tue 07 Apr 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Webinar
    • Jeff Heasman PGCert CELTA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M

A second webinar presentation due to popular demand! The spread of COVID-19 has created difficult and uncertain times for customers and the insurance industry. Customer anxiety is heightened. The industry is under pressure. There are conflicting news stories about what insurance will or will not cover. Never has communication to customers been more important. This webinar provides tips on what to say and what not to say. How to say it and how not to say it. Technical knowledge is the foundation but if we cannot communicate with customers in a way that is effective, especially in the current climate, we risk alienating our customers and losing business as well as reputation.

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Webinar-Communicating in Uncertain Times-2.4.20

  • Thu 02 Apr 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Webinar
    • Jeff Heasman PGCert CELTA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M, Jeff Heasman Training and Consulting

The spread of COVID-19 has created difficult and uncertain times for customers and the insurance industry. Customer anxiety is heightened. The industry is under pressure. There are conflicting news stories about what insurance will or will not cover. Never has communication to customers been more important. This webinar provides tips on what to say and what not to say. How to say it and how not to say it. Technical knowledge is the foundation but if we cannot communicate with customers in a way that is effective, especially in the current climate, we risk alienating our customers and losing business as well as reputation.

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A plain English explanation of how to answer the most common question of the moment: 'Does my Bi policy cover Covid-19?' 30.3.20

  • Mon 30 Mar 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Webinar
    • Alan Chandler

Alan Chandler, who is well known to our members having delivered a number of well received presentations, will be presenting a thirty minute simple to understand presentation on what so many policyholders are asking, which is 'does my Business interruption policy cover Covid -19 ?'. The UK government said that by declaring Covid-19 a notifiable disease it would trigger Business interruption policies so that they will cover any losses - we will explore whether this statement is correct.

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Coronavirus Business Continuity webinar -26.3.20

  • Thu 26 Mar 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Webinar
    • Sarah Stoddart Burrows

As the number of novel coronavirus cases continue to increase more and more companies are considering how and when to implement business continuity plans which, in the case of a pandemic, often include teams or offices working from home. This event is a webinar which will be run via Zoom, a global web-conferencing solution. Zoom is easy to use and a link will be provided for members who book a place on the webinar within the joining instructions.

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AF7 Study Day 2 - 16th March 2020 EVENT CANCELLED

  • Mon 16 Mar 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Prudential Reading
    • John Trayner, FCII FPFS Chartered Insurance Practitioner, Audley Financial Training

The Thames Valley Personal Finance Society Regional Committee in association with the Insurance Institute of Reading have organised a further training day for those members who are studying for and taking the AF7 examination.

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Annual Quiz - Tuesday 25th February 2020 in aid of Launchpad

  • Tue 25 Feb 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Market House Reading

Our second quiz of the Institute year this time in aid of the local charity Launchpad. Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. For more information, go to https://www.launchpadreading.org.uk/

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R02 Study Day

  • Thu 13 Feb 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Holiday Inn South M4, J11
    • Jane Alford, Jane Alford Associates

The Thames Valley Regional PFS Committee in association with the Insurance Institute of Reading have organised a training day for those members who are studying for and taking the RO2 examination. By the end of the course, delegates will have covered the key elements of the RO2 syllabus with the emphasis on the CII Learning Outcomes, will have been introduced to the exam format and adopting a suitable exam technique. Book your place by 1st February at the latest!

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Advanced BI Day Course 2

  • Tue 10 Dec 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Aon UK Reading
    • Rod Smith, FCII FCILA , Intrinsik Training

Due to popular demand, we are offering this course for the second time this year. This one-day course is for those with some prior working knowledge of business interruption insurances. SME level is fine. The aim is to provide an enjoyable and comprehensive analysis on the key elements of the BI policy and of how BI works in practice. We shall look at covers and policy benefits, and work on guiding clients on Sums Insured and Maximum Indemnity Periods etc. After attending this course, participants should have a strong understanding of the major aspects of Business Interruption Insurance, to assist in correctly assessing clients’ needs in arranging adequate cover and helping confidently with a BI claim.

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R01 Study Day

  • Thu 05 Dec 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Reading FC Conference and Events
    • Jane Alford, Jane Alford Associates

A training day for those members who are studying for and taking the RO1 examination

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How to turn Stress into Success in three easy steps

  • Wed 27 Nov 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • The Forbury Roseate Hotel
    • Dorothy Martin, Wellbeing Consultant

International Stress Awareness Week is taking place from 4th – 9th November 2019. The theme for this year is: Resilience: the power to succeed! If you are planning to consider the importance of stress in our corporate and personal lives, and the need to optimise resilience, look no further… ‘How to Turn Stress into Success … in three easy steps’ is a feel good 45-minute talk packed with practical information that will change the way you and your team thinks about stress.

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Annual Quiz 16th October 2019

  • Wed 16 Oct 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Market House Reading

Our Annual Quiz next month is taking place at a new venue- Market House Reading. (See their website for details-https://www.markethousereading.com/) This quiz will be in aid of our nominated charity No 5 Young People. For more information on the charity please see https://no5.org.uk/what-we-do/

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