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Men: It’s OK to Talk (and other ways to process difficult stuff)

  • Tue 11 Jun 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Online
    • Jay Unwin, Mental Health in Business

Talking is good for us. We all know that and yet some of us find it hard to talk about how we feel, especially when we aren’t feeling good. This session is aimed at men and those who would like to support the men in their lives. The aim of the session is to shine a light on why some men find it difficult to open up, to explore ways to support men when they are struggling and to share some alternative ways to process difficult stuff, for those who really don’t like talking. In this interactive session, attendees will develop an understanding of some of the challenges facing men today and will take away some helpful ways to support men (or themselves) through difficult times.

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Emerging Risks - 6 June

  • Thu 06 Jun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Chris Abram FCII, F Inst. SMM, Nick Thomas & Associates

This session on Emerging Risks looks at some of the issues that are changing the insurance industry – in terms of ways of working, and new insurance solutions being developed.

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Happiness at Work

  • Tue 21 May 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Online
    • Claire Russell, Mental Health in Business

Mental Health in Business believes that happiness at work should be a top priority for all organisations, big and small, national and international. That’s why they have developed this session, especially for the International Happiness at Work Week (23 – 27 September, 2024), the International Week of Happiness at Work.

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Annual General Meeting 2024

  • Mon 22 Apr 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We need you! To get down to our AGM... Your local institute council invites you to attend their 2024 Annual General Meeting in order to hear first-hand reports from council members on previous and future activities and vote on the appointment of new council members for the forthcoming year. If you feel you could make a positive contribution to your institute, it is an ideal first step to becoming involved. Book your place today.

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Kent Conference 2024 - Navigating rapid transformative global change

  • Tue 16 Apr 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
  • Kent Showground, Events Centre, The Clive Emson Building, Maidstone

We are delighted to hold our eleventh annual conference once again on Tuesday 16th April. The event provides a superb opportunity to enjoy a fantastic day of education, debate and networking. It is always our aim for you to have plenty of take-aways of thought provoking ideas to implement and share. The event is relevant to many issues the sector faces, and is an enabler to further your knowledge and understanding to assist you within the scope of your role, and share within the workplace or even outside! From feedback ‘as the one to attend’, we cover a wide range of topics from a variety of presenters along with lunch and refreshments, and certainly recommend you bring along your colleagues or contacts in order to gain CPD.

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Early Career Bursary

  • Mon 04 Mar 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Start 2024 with a bang! At the Insurance Institute of Royal Tunbridge Wells we're delighted to announce the creation of two early career bursaries to help secure the succession of the council for generations to come. Each bursary is £1000, to be paid in two instalments (50% at the start and 50% at the end of the year of service). We're looking for two early career individuals, who meet the criteria, to join us for our monthly Council meetings and contribute to the success of the local institute. Applications close 31st January, 2024. Response to applicants: 9th February, 2024. Start date: 4th March, 2024.

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Development of parametric business interruption solutions - dealing with coverage gaps

  • Wed 21 Feb 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Join us for a topical session on an evolving area of insurance and relevant for those currently working with BI and/or Parametric placements as well as those with an interest in the growing Parametric approach to different classes of insurance. Click to book your place for this 1hour webinar.

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Power of Questions

  • Wed 17 Jan 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We are fortunate to have Nick Thomas & Associates deliver a very relevant session to start the program of events for 2024 on a topic that is applicable across all roles and stages of personal and career development... "The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions." -Claude Levi-Strauss. Asking the right questions of ourselves, as much as of others, is one of the keys to success in our business and personal lives.

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Cert CII Fast Track Remote Learning Programme

  • Wed 22 Nov – Mon 05 Feb
    • Alan Chandler

The Insurance Institutes of the South, 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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Diploma in Insurance Online Training Programme

  • Mon 20 Nov – Mon 17 Feb
    • Alan Chandler

The Insurance Institutes of the South, in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Insurers, is delighted to offer a fast track initiative to help members gain their Diploma in Insurance. This programme offers members the opportunity to benefit from a FREE study course specifically designed to help students attain their Dip CII in 15 months through structured learning. If you would like to advance your CII qualifications, now is the time to do so.

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Joint Learning and Development (CPD) Conference

  • Wed 18 Oct 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
  • Lingfield Park Resort

There is still time to reserve your place for year's annual CPD conference, which is taking place on Wednesday 18 October at Lingfield Park Resort. Jointly hosted by the Insurance Institute of Sussex and North Downs Insurance Institute, it will be of interest to all general insurance professionals and will deliver 5 hours of quality CPD to attendees. The range of topical subjects has now been finalised and will cover: - the Building Safety Act 2022 - developments in cyber insurance - electric vehicles and their insurance implications - fraudulent injury claims - malicious risks and the current challenges faced by insurance clients in our modern world - renewable energy insurance These will all be presented by experts in their field. Further details can be found on our website by clicking on the Book Now button.

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Hawkins Webinar - Leaking Pipes & Cylinders – Common Themes between the Industry and the Airing Cupboard

  • Thu 12 Oct 9:30 am – 10:10 am
  • Online
    • Dr Philippa Moore, Hawkins

Reflecting on common themes that lead to leaks and failures in high-integrity industries, or the pipework in your home. The topics divide into: · Materials and Methods – specifications and established fabrication procedures · Installation Skill – how individuals demonstrate competency Service Conditions – corrosion and stresses over time causing failure

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Hawkins Webinar - Fibre Reinforced Composite Pipes & Tanks/Pressure Vessels

  • Thu 28 Sep 9:30 am – 10:10 am
  • Online
    • Dr Amir Hajdaei, Hawkins

Amir explains what a fibre reinforced composite is, where they are used, and some of the methods for manufacturing pipes and tanks made from composites. He will also discuss the reasons why they are becoming ever more popular and some of the failures that can occur in pipes and tanks/pressure vessels.

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Charity Bowling

  • Wed 27 Sep 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Charity Bowling – team event to raise money for Insurance Charities. Bring your colleagues along for a "free" night of bowling, battling it out for STRIKES!!! Raffle prizes available on the night to raise money for the Insurance Charities. Click through for more information and to book!

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SUMMER SERIES - WINE AND CPD (3)

  • Thu 14 Sep 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Edenwood Place
    • Jeff Heasman MABP, PGCert CELTA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M

To Pair or Not to Pair: what wine pairings can teach us about forming high quality connections in our social and professional lives About the session A good pairing of wine and food is likely to result in a more enjoyable experience and whilst it is down to the choice of each individual, there are some fundamental principles that can be used to ensure that the food and wine pair well. Likewise, there are some fundamental principles that can be applied to our relationships that will enable us to form connections and networks that align with our values and so make us, and those around us, happier and more successful. Through tasting 5 different wines from Spain and Portugal, we will link the fundamental principles of wine and food pairing to the fundamental principles of forming high quality connections in our social and professional lives.

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Hawkins Webinar - The Effects of Hydrogen on Materials Properties: Hawkins’ Experience in the Context of Insurance Claims

  • Thu 14 Sep 9:30 am – 10:10 am
  • Online
    • Dr Lin Sun, Hawkins

Introducing the basic characteristics of hydrogen, the current trend for its applications, and its effects on materials. Lin includes recent examples of materials failures in the context of insurance claims.

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Hawkins Webinar - Sprinkler Systems, & the Potential Problems

  • Thu 31 Aug 9:30 am – 10:10 am
  • Online
    • Dr Christabel Evans, Hawkins

Christabel provides a review of sprinkler pipework including: Commissioning process Material compatibility and what can go wrong

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SUMMER SERIES - WINE AND CPD (2)

  • Thu 24 Aug 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Edenwood Place
    • Jeff Heasman MABP, PGCert CELTA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M

Wine and Wellbeing: what wine tasting can teach us about how to develop sensory awareness for better mental wellbeing About the session 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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Hawkins Webinar - Inclusion Conclusion

  • Thu 17 Aug 9:30 am – 10:10 am
  • Online
    • Dr Eleanor Jay, Hawkins

Glass is often thermally toughened, and whilst this imparts strength, it can also leave it vulnerable to fracture by debris from manufacture; inclusions. Elly will discuss types of glass and the manner in which they fracture, looking at some real life examples.

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SUMMER SERIES - WINE AND CPD

  • Thu 27 Jul 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Edenwood Place
    • Jeff Heasman MABP, PGCert CELTA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M

Through the Grapevine: what wine can teach us about being a better communicator! About the session The characteristics of a good wine can teach us a lot about the characteristics of a good communicator. Each wine is unique in its character and so too is each person. However, there are common ingredients and methods that go in to producing the finished article, whether it be a good wine or a good communicator. Through tasting five different Spanish and Portugese wines, each with a unique character, this session will relate these characteristics to the five essential characteristics of a good communicator, from preparation through to execution of a message.

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