The Profession of Opportunity
2 November 2022
The Auditorium, The Willis Building, London
Over 6 CPD hours available
Over 6 CPD hours available
Take a deep dive into the following hot topics:
- Career progression
- The future-fit professional
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Personal Resilience
Arrival and Registration
Tea & coffee served on the Mezzanine (the foyer beside the main Auditorium)
Presentation: Future of the Profession 2022
Explore the findings of the latest Future of the Profession report from Airmic and WTW in areas such as diversity, ESG, the nature of the risk profession, job structure, leadership and post pandemic trends
Opening Keynote: Attracting new talent into the profession through the lens of sustainability
Sustainable businesses attract top talent because they focus on three bottom lines: people, planet, and profit. Talent, especially the youth, are looking for meaningful practice in even the most corporate of jobs. A companies’ “inclusive” vision can have a positive impact on the environment, its workforce and its revenue.
Presentation: Advancing your early career
How to amplify your personal story to advance your progression in the workplace. From Recruitment purgatory to the UK’s leading insurer – a journey of resilience, perseverance, and determination. Three years, over 100 applications, dozens of online tests, numerous interviews, multiple assessment centres and two Airmic Conferences later…
Presentation & Fireside Chat: Fostering innovation in insurance & risk
Join Lloyd’s to hear how they are driving innovation within the market through the Lloyd’s Lab, including their cohort programme alongside FutureMinds. During a Fireside Chat, delegates will then have the opportunity to hear from two previous FutureMinds participants about their experiences and what they learnt
Panel Discussion: Valuing talent through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) – the role of organisational culture
In order to be successful, human communities (including organisations) depend upon a diversity of talent, not a singular conception of ability. As Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) become more prominent on the board agenda, this session will explore the links between DE&I, effective talent management and organisational culture
Presentation: Developing personal resilience gives you superpowers
Michelle Elstein made it a choice to develop her personal resilience and adaptability when trauma and tragedy struck. Exploring how to use a positive mindset to be in control of her life and career and create new opportunities, Michelle’s story will help equip you for the adventures ahead
Presentation: Promoting your Mental Health
Join Ian Hurst as he talks about his journey working in the Square mile, the messy bits in the middle, to now running a mental health non-profit and educating individuals in a jargon free way on exactly what it means to have mental health.
Member Panel: Developing competencies for the future risk and insurance professional
Join a panel of Airmic members to explore the competencies needed now and in the future in order to be a ‘future-fit’ risk and insurance professional. Sharing their own professional development journeys, the panel will predict what professionals will need to turn their attention to in future, and why
Presentation: Bringing innovation to life – from idea to reality
With climate change and urbanisation acting as an accelerant to a range of different types of flood impacts, it is more vital than ever that organisations work together to mitigate flood risk. In 2019, Prof. Yu and Dr Avi Baruch co-founded Previsico as a spin-out from Loughborough University to achieve their mission of preventing avoidable flood impacts globally. This session will cover how they were able to transform a research project to a rapidly growing company helping insurers, businesses, governments and humanitarian organisations mitigate flood impacts.
The gender gap and the impact on wealth equity
Longstanding societal and business inequities have disparately affected wealth accumulation for women. Although over the last few years we have seen an increased focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), women worldwide are expected to accumulate significantly lower levels of wealth compared to men. In collaboration with the World Economic Forum, WTW have developed a new global Wealth Equity Index measuring differences in accumulated wealth in 39 countries and assessed the driving factors behind this inequity.
Closing Keynote: Overcoming adversity
Richard McCann’s life story is full of examples of where resilience, resourcefulness, and an eye for opportunity allowed him to succeed against the odds. His determination eventually led to him becoming a Sunday Times bestselling author and international keynote speaker. Richard will be sharing the mindset that has helped him thrive where others would have given up.
Observations from the day and the key takeaways