David Irvine introduces Ambassadors in Action, a CII conference that will help your local institute thrive
The CII will be hosting a conference for its network of volunteers in Birmingham on 17 May 2022.
The one-day conference, Ambassadors in Action, will bring together both local institute councils and Personal Finance Society (PFS) regional committees to share good practice, develop local relationships and hear about the CII’s plans, following the Shaping the future together consultation.
This year marks 125 years since local institutes came together to form the federation that would later evolve into a professional body worthy of a Royal Charter – the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Our network of volunteers is as crucial now as it was back in 1897 – ensuring that the CII’s local membership proposition is developed to deliver technical continuing professional development (CPD) programmes, revision seminars and engagement initiatives across the UK.
This historic relationship demonstrates the amazing progress that can be achieved from the coming together of volunteers and the commitment they have for our local institutes and PFS committees.
From online technical CPD programmes through to mentoring activities, your local institute is on hand to help you though every step of your career. Whether you are starting out in insurance or have been part of the profession for several years or even decades, your local institute should be your first port of call when thinking about your ongoing professional development.
Our network of institutes currently run the vast majority of their technical CPD programmes online, ensuring that you can achieve your annual CPD at the touch of a button. Programmes cover a wide range of subjects and at varying levels – from climate change through to political risk, there is something for everyone.
These technical CPD programmes are supported by engagement initiatives that allow our members to engage with peers and likeminded professionals locally – everything from young professional groups through to professional networking activities. All are developed to ensure that members can profile themselves and be part of an ever-growing professional community.
Future of membership
The conference will allow our volunteers to not only reflect on the CII’s heritage but to also discuss what’s next in the development of the membership proposition they develop locally and how we can further raise public trust in the profession as a collective.
Interactive breakout sessions will allow our volunteers to discuss the various projects and initiatives that have been launched during the past couple of years, and what more can be done to ensure that our local membership proposition remains relevant and fit for purpose.
The conference will be followed by an evening reception and networking, allowing delegates to meet their peers and key individuals from across the CII.
The evening will also allow the CII to celebrate success, with the presentation of the Ambassadors in Action Awards – given to volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding or exceptional service for their members at either a local, regional or national level.
For more information on your local institute, visit: www.cii.co.uk/local
David Irvine is national membership engagement manager of the CII
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