Previous events

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March 30th - Mock Trial: Experience a Real-Life Liability Court Case

  • Thu 30 Mar 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Dudsbury Golf Course & Hotel
    • Kelvin Farmaner and Sarah Wheadon, Trethowans LLP
    • Gabriel Farmer, Guildhall Chambers

This half a day CPD event is arranged and hosted by the Insurance Institute of Bournemouth, bringing CII members relevant and engaging learning and support. Face to face networking opportunity. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Hawkins Webinar - The Use of Drones to Inspect Fire-Damaged Buildings

  • Thu 30 Mar 9:30 am – 10:15 am
  • Online
    • Darren Cook, Hawkins

This session will look at how drones can overcome the challenges of restricted access and assist in the production of comprehensive illustrated reports.

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Spring Wine and Wellbeing seminar

  • Wed 29 Mar 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • The Town Hall, Reading
    • Jeff Heasman, Insurance Upskill

We often take our senses for granted and yet greater sensory awareness enables us to focus on the present, reduce anxiety and improve our emotional reactions to things that occur around us. Sensory awareness is also a fundamental part of wine tasting. In this fun and entertaining CPD session, through using sensory awareness techniques to taste 5 different wines from Spain and Portugal, we will learn what sensory awareness is and how it can be used to improve our mental wellbeing.

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90th Annual Dinner

  • Fri 24 Mar – Sat 25 Mar
  • Reading FC Conference and Events

Bookings for our 90th Annual Dinner must be received by 17th February! We still have availability for tables of 10, half a table or just a ticket or two. Price £85 per person Menu details and table wine/beers/soft drinks details are now available as well as the hotel link to book overnight accommodation at Voco Reading at a preferential rate for B & B BOOKING OFFLINE by booking form-send to admin@ciireading.co.uk ASAP

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Achiever Award 2023

  • Fri 24 Mar – Sat 25 Mar

We are pleased to announce our Achiever Award 2023. We are seeking nominations to be received either as self nominations or from a line manager/company manager or director/training officer of the nominee but the time frame is short. We must have your nominations by Monday 20th February close of business!

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Hawkins Webinar - The Need for Speed: Estimating speed in collision investigations

  • Thu 16 Mar 9:30 am – 10:15 am
  • Online
    • Gavin Dunn, Hawkins

This session will cover methods in which an expert might estimate vehicle speeds, including a discussion on their reliability and limitations.

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Hawkins Webinar - MEWPs on Construction Sites: A Lower Risk Option

  • Thu 02 Mar 9:30 am – 10:15 am
  • Online
    • Jon Watkins, Hawkins

This session will look at the types of Mobile Elevated Working Platforms available including: - training and qualifications required - potential hazards - examples of MEWP related incidents

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AF7 (Pension Transfers) Pre-exam Training Tuesday 28th February 2023 - online distance learning event

  • Tue 28 Feb 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

This course covers the main topics of the AF7 syllabus and the exam. This session is recorded and a copy is sent out to all delegates.

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Diversity and Inclusion Webinar

  • Fri 24 Feb 1:00 pm – 3:35 pm
  • Webinar

We Welcome all members and guest to attend this afternoon webinar via Zoom. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers and we hope that you can join us.

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NEXT GEN CPD event- Public Speaking-saying what matters most

  • Thu 23 Feb 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Novotel Reading Conference Centre
    • Michael Quigley, Kataholos Ltd

This was a face to face event to assist with presentation and.Public speaking skills. The event included the following learning outcomes: 1. A pre speaking routine of 5 ways to handle nerves effectively 2. 3 different structures to use to create an informative and engaging talk 3. 10+ top tips and techniques for language choices and tailoring your talk to your audience

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STEP Financial Services Certificate Course Information Only

  • Thu 23 Feb 1:00 am – 1:05 am

STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Certificate Course. This 10 day FACE to FACE course over 9 months will prepare the candidate for the STEP Financial Services Certificate Exam on 7th November 2023. To express your interest in this course, please register. If we have sufficient numbers we will run the course.

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AF5 (Financial Planning Process) Pre-Exam Training, Friday 17th February 2023 - online distance learning event

  • Fri 17 Feb 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

To review the factfind issued by the CII in February 2023, in preparation for the AF5 exam on 28th February 2023. This session is recorded and a copy is sent out to all delegates.

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Hawkins Webinar - BLEVEs: The Hidden Dangers of Back Boilers

  • Thu 16 Feb 9:30 am – 10:15 am
  • Online
    • Dr Tom Peat, Hawkins

This session will cover the risks associated with domestic back boilers, and how environmental factors and incorrect decommissioning can result in catastrophic damage to property.

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JO5 (Pension Income Options) Pre Exam Training, Thursday 16th February 20223 - online distance learning event

  • Thu 16 Feb 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

This course covers the main aspects of retirement income planning covered in the JO5 syllabus and exam. This session is recorded and a copy is sent out to all delegates.

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JO2 (Trusts) Pre Exam Training, Wednesday 15th February 2023 - online distance learning event

  • Wed 15 Feb 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

The course will cover the key areas of study of the JO2 (Trusts) syllabus and the exam. This session is recorded and a copy is sent out to all delegates.

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Lloyd's tour

  • Thu 09 Feb 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
  • Lloyd's
    • Robin Erswell

We are finally able to return to Lloyd's after the pandemic!

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Annual Quiz in aid of our nominated charity Parkinson's UK- CANCELLED

  • Wed 08 Feb 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • The Outlook Downstairs Bar

Due to last minute changes and circumstances with the venue, we regret that this event has now been cancelled. We will be contacting all team hosts who booked directly to advise.

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Hawkins Webinar - Crane Safety - Not just torquing nuts! A review of the Carol Anne crane collapse

  • Thu 02 Feb 9:30 am – 10:15 am
  • Online
    • John Holland, Hawkins

A review of a fatal crane accident that occurred on the Carol Anne workboat off Mull in 2015 including: - the mechanics of the incident - the complexity of crane mounting - the benefits of investigating at an early stage

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AF1 (Personal Tax & Trust Planning) Pre Exam Training, Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st January 2023 - online distance learning event

  • Mon 30 Jan – Tue 31 Jan

2 day course covering the AF1 syllabus and exam. All sessions are recorded and sent out to all the delegates.

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Inflation and Insurance Considerations

  • Wed 25 Jan 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Webinar
    • Diane Jenkins, Nick Thomas & Associates

The session on inflation considers what affect increasing inflation has on business insurance – what clauses and cover issues brokers and insurers need to consider for various classes of cover.

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