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Leadership Programme


What is the Insurance Ireland Accelerated Leadership Programme?

Through the construct of the Insurance Ireland Accelerated Leadership Programme, participants are encouraged to access resources and learning opportunities to target knowledge, experiences, and/or skills. They will have opportunities to apply new knowledge in a “real world” and “virtual world” context and maximise the transfer of knowledge and skills to the work environment, both physical and virtual.


What does the programme deliver to our membership?

The IIALP programme is a capability building programme and rewards the investment made by both individual participants and participating organisation. The programme team work closely with participants to ensure the benefits of the programme are extended to both the individual and organisation, through workshops, coaching, action learning (peer) and leadership in practice projects. Through targeted competency development aligned to learning, organisations can increase their talent pool and leadership potential, thereby building capability to meet future challenges. In a post Covid 19 world, the programme has been adapted to meet the needs of an agile and virtual world.


Who is this course aimed at?

The programme is targeted at individuals in a leadership role who wish to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours that will assist in developing or enhancing leadership and management capability, either wholly or as part of their role at a personal, interpersonal or organisational perspective. It will be delivered as an open programme, but it can also be customised to be delivered in house as a one company-based programme.


What modules will the course cover?

The programme comprises of 15 teaching days in addition to Feedback, Coaching and Peer WorkBased Learning. Sessions will be delivered via a blend of classroom and virtual learning over 18 months in order to allow participants sufficient time to practice and develop relevant skills and behaviours. The scheduling and manner of programme delivery will always be cognisant of minimum disruption to work schedules, productivity, and associated cost implications for the organisation.

Due to Covid-19, the 2020 element of the programme will take place online only to ensure a safe and secure working environment for all involved. For anything further questions on this or the programme please get in touch.

Each part of the IIALP journey is 3 days long except ‘My Leadership journey’ which is an ongoing part of the course.


Modules include:

  • My Leadership Journey
  • My Leadership Effectiveness
  • Leading Disruption
  • Leading My Organisation
  • Leading My Customer
  • Leading My Team 

This programme is fully accredited by University College Cork. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a NFQ level 8 major award. Participants on this programme will be registered as part-time University College Cork students and can avail of a range of student supports. 



The programme will commence on 11th February 2021.

Insurance Ireland are delighted to announce that there will be two fully-funded scholarships available to managers in member companies of Insurance Ireland which will be awarded on the basis of an essay competition. The scholarships include free admission to the programme, which is valued at €9,700; €1,000 in expenses; mentoring from Industry thought leaders and more. Click here for more information.  

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