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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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Burning Questions

  • Thu 23 May 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • The Birch Hotel
    • Anna Knight, Hawkins
    • Ian Major, Hawkins
    • Niralee Casson, Hawkins

Join us for our Burning Questions CPD Panel Discussion, where we will be hosting an immersive timeline of a multi-disciplinary fire investigation, from origin to recovery. This face to face event will followed by a networking buffet and there will also be an opportunity to examine exhibits from cases that Hawkins have investigated previously. During the evening, - Anna Knight will share her expertise in fire investigation from the initial instruction, investigating the scene and identifying root cause; - Ian Major undertakes investigations into the cause and spread of fires and will discuss how the extent of fire damage is influenced by poor design or construction; and - Niralee Casson will discuss potential building defects and how she can ascertain where the responsibility lies and if there are prospects for recovery.

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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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What causes a market cycle and are we heading into a soft market in 2024?

  • Tue 23 Apr 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

This presentation, delivered by Alan Chandler, one of the UK industry's most popular presenters, looks at what causes market cycles in the insurance industry and what is likely to occur in 2024. Alan correctly called the hard market in 2020 and is now predicting 2024 will see a change in demand and supply, where insurers will have to start to fight more for business, with a resultant change in the way they operate. Whilst many people will not want to see the hard market end, history tells us it will - and not mentioning it will not stop a soft market from starting. This presentation will equip you for the change in the market which is on the way.

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Annual General Meeting 2024

  • Mon 22 Apr 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • AMEX Stadium - Mansell McTaggart Lounge

We need you! To get down to our AGM... Your local institute council invites you to attend its 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. Our Annual General Meeting will be taking place both in person and remotely again this year. Please let us know you are joining us by booking your place today!

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Why underinsurance in home contents is so prevalent, and practical tips/tools to address it

  • Thu 18 Apr 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Online
    • Rachel Doerr, Doerr Dallas Valuations

Underinsurance is a major issue in the industry – many reports suggest that around 2/3 of homes are underinsured. Unfortunately, the same is often true for the contents in those homes. Why is this, and what can insurers and brokers do about it? This webinar is for brokers and insurers who handle home contents insurance. It may also be of interest to insurers and brokers who insure significant assets such as art, silverware, trophies and wine for commercial customers (e.g. restaurants, hotels, charities, sports clubs, offices).

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R06 Financial Planning Practice April 2024

  • Tue 16 Apr 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • ZOOM WEBINAR
    • John Trayner
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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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Quiz Evening

  • Thu 21 Mar 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm
  • The Brewhouse and Kitchen, Horsham

It's time to dust off your brain cells as our Annual Quiz and Networking event returns on Thursday 21 March 2024. This year, the fun will start promptly at 6.00pm (with gathering from 5.30pm onwards) and will take place at the Brewhouse and Kitchen in Horsham. It will be hosted by our own quizmaster extraordinaire, Ian Sadler, with questions covering a wide range of general knowledge and the obscure! To encourage a return to face to face networking opportunities, this event is free of charge and includes one drink (from selected beers and soft drinks) and food. A cash bar will also be available throughout the evening and a raffle will be held in aid of The Insurance Charities. This event is free to all members and their guests and teams of up to 4 people are all welcome. Don't worry if you cannot get a team together, reserve your place anyway and we will add you to a team on the night.

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FCA GI Consumer Duty and Multi-Occupancy update

  • Wed 13 Mar 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • ZOOM WEBINAR
    • Branko Bjelobaba, Branko Ltd

Consumer Duty has been live for over six months now, and the FCA has urged firms to get on with it! Sheldon Mills, Executive Director of Consumers and Competition, warned that firms who ignore it or who pose the most harm can expect swift action. With 52 million financial services consumers in the UK relying on our sector to deliver good outcomes, they should be even better protected from harm, particularly in these challenging economic times. The Duty means that consumers should receive communications they can understand, products and services that meet their needs/provide evidenced fair value, and get the customer support they need, when they need it. During this webinar, Branko will also cover - the new rules on multi-occupancy insurances that came into effect from 1 January 2024 following intervention by the government and - the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill which will see the ban of commission sharing, plus what insurers have been doing to implement these rules.

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Understanding how a director can be personally sued in tort under the Companies Act and why D&O insurance is so essential for all directors

  • Wed 28 Feb 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • ZOOM WEBINAR
    • Alan Chandler

The Companies Act 2006 puts very clear and onerous duties on directors. The presentation explores this Act, and how a D&O (Directors’ & Officers’) policy can respond to this liability. For broking staff advising on D&O, gaining a full understanding of directors’ personal duties under the Companies Act will enable them to more clearly identify why no director can afford to be without D&O cover. For company directors, this webinar will serve as a useful guide to the importance of D&O insurance to your business.

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AF4 Investment Planning Revision February 2024

  • Wed 28 Feb 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • ZOOM WEBINAR
    • John Trayner
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AF7 Pension Transfers February 2024

  • Thu 22 Feb 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • ZOOM WEBINAR
    • John Trayner
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An Introduction to Allyship

  • Tue 20 Feb 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Online
    • Dawn Jackson, The Clear Company

This webinar is intended to increase your awareness, build knowledge, and give you practical skills to support a more inclusive workplace and your becoming an ally in and out of the office. The session will explore the link between inclusion, equity, and allyship and describe the importance of allyship in the workplace. We will explore practical ways allies behave in the workplace, show you how to identify opportunities to be an ally as well as discuss some misconceptions about allyship. The session concludes with some final takeaways and a call to action to support the development of an inclusive culture in the insurance and financial services sectors.

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Managing your career

  • Mon 19 Feb 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Webinar
    • Claire Shepherd, Empower Development

Research tells us that career progression is not just about technical expertise, your presence and exposure also play crucial roles. This course provides the opportunity for individuals to reflect on their own career to encourage a proactive approach to career development and set a meaningful career plan.

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An Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency and the impact on Insurance

  • Thu 08 Feb 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • ZOOM WEBINAR
    • Gary Nuttall, Distlytics Ltd

Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general keep appearing in the news. Whether it’s about ransomware, the dark web, money laundering or fraud, it tends to have only bad stories written about it. There’s also a lot of hype too as Bitcoin keeps going up in price, “DeFi” is the next big thing and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are the latest craze. The digital artist known as Beeple recently raised $69 Million from the auction of an NFT. The technology is full of buzzwords which makes it difficult to appreciate that it does offer some radical alternatives to how businesses operate and could have a transformative effect – particularly in insurance. The session is intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of blockchain core concepts, use cases and relevance to insurance. It is designed to be business, rather than technical, focused and no prior knowledge of blockchain is required.

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AF5 Financial Planning Process February 2024

  • Mon 05 Feb 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • ZOOM WEBINAR
    • John Trayner
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AF1 Personal Tax and Trust Planning Revision February 2024

  • Thu 01 Feb 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • ZOOM WEBINAR
    • John Trayner
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5 Skills of a Future-Proofed Adviser in Insurance and Financial Services

  • Tue 30 Jan 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • ZOOM WEBINAR
    • Jeff Heasman, Insurance Upskill

The way we work as professional advisers is changing at a rapid pace. With the growth of Generative AI, automated processes and decision-making, we need to understand how we must adapt to ensure we remain a valuable asset to our clients as a trusted adviser. This session will examine current market trends, advances in technology and changes in the way people now work in professional services. Using his vast experience as an international trainer, and drawing on his research into artificial intelligence and its role in insurance and financial services, Jeff Heasman will provide us with what he considers to be the top five skills of a future-proofed adviser.

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Annual Dinner

  • Fri 26 Jan 6:30 pm – 11:59 pm
  • Shelter Hall

Plans are already underway for our next Annual Dinner, which will be taking place on Friday 26 January 2024 at an exciting new venue - Shelter Hall in Brighton. So make sure you don't miss out and save the date now for you and your guests! Further information will be shared over the coming weeks, but if you would like to reserve your place, find out more, or discuss possible sponsorship packages, please click on the "Book Now" button or email Lizzy at annual-dinner@sussexcii.org.uk.

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