Insurance Ireland launches new Accelerated Leadership Programme and scholarships to foster talent in the sector at this challenging time
- New 18-month leadership programme for the insurance sector, accredited by UCC.
- Programme to build leadership capabilities within the sector at this extremely challenging time of Covid-19.
- Two scholarships available to managers in member companies of Insurance Ireland.
- Scholarships include free admission (valued at €9,700); €1,000 in expenses; free mentoring and textbooks; and six personalised podcasts.
- Programme is part of Insurance Ireland’s commitment to the Government’s Ireland for Finance Strategy 2025.
Insurance Ireland has today (Monday, August 31st 2020) launched a new leadership programme for the insurance sector to commence October 2020, as well as announcing two fully-funded scholarships for the programme. Both the programme and the scholarship competition are now open for applications.
The Insurance Ireland Accelerated Leadership Programme, which aims to build leadership capabilities in the sector at this extremely challenging time, is a partnership between Insurance Ireland, IFS Skillnet, PDI Consulting and University College Cork (UCC). The 18-month programme, which is accredited by UCC, is available for employees in member companies of Insurance Ireland. It covers a series of industry-specific modules and spans a range of leadership techniques including people and talent management, managing change, customer relationship management, strategic thinking, and transformation management as they relate to the insurance and insurtech industry.
The Covid-19 pandemic has created an environment where technologies and virtual working are more prominent, and regulatory compliance requirements are evolving quicker than ever. As a direct result of this, the programme is geared towards addressing specific Covid-19 leadership challenges. It comes as part of Insurance Ireland’s commitment to the Government’s Ireland for Finance strategy 2025, which, among other things, seeks to build leadership, succession and diversity of talent in the industry.
Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive of Insurance Ireland said:
“We are delighted to launch this new programme, which comes at a critical time for the insurance sector and indeed the wider economy. The competitive success of the industry depends on innovation and adaptability, which are driven in no small part by great leadership. With the current challenges in mind, this programme will allow participants to build the skills they need to lead the industry as it moves from response, to recovery, to reformation. As we have a strong focus on promoting greater diversity in our sector, we will also be encouraging a diverse cohort to participate in the course.”
Laura Farrell, Chief Membership Engagement Officer in Insurance Ireland, continued:
“Change has been sudden and radical for the insurance industry as a result of Covid-19 and this programme is designed to build leadership capability at this critical time. Through targeted competency development aligned to learning, organisations in the sector can increase their talent pool and leadership potential, thereby building capability to address future challenges. With Covid-19 in mind, the programme has been adapted to meet the needs of an agile and virtual world and parts of each module will be delivered online.”
The two scholarships announced today are available to managers within Insurance Ireland member companies, and 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; textbooks; and six personalised podcasts over the duration of the programme. Interested parties are advised to visit the Insurance Ireland website where they will be invited to submit a 750-word essay by September 21st 2020.
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Insurance Ireland Accelerated Leadership Programme
For more information about the Insurance Ireland Accelerated Leadership Programme 20/21, visit: https://www.insuranceireland.eu/member-services/leadership-programme Applications should be submitted to Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th September. The programme will commence on October 14th 2020.
Two scholarships are available for managers within Insurance Ireland member companies and the recipients will be selected by way of an essay competition. Applications are now open and entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm on the September 21st 2020 via email to Natalie.email@example.com
If you wish to enter, you are asked to identify what you consider to be the critical issues facing the work environment and how you think focusing on the leadership attributes can have a positive effect on leadership in the insurance industry post Covid-19