This month some of the students from the IIG Class Of share some of their experiences and memories from the programme.
Remind Rendani Mudau is a Junior Broker in Construction and Engineering at AON South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Applying for the class of 2020 IIG was the best thing I have ever done for myself, I was hesitant and very nervous because i didn’t know what to expect. I just knew that it was going to be something out of my comfort zone. To be honest COVID-19 was the worst thing to ever happen in the world, it has affected so many things and everyone however it has helped me to know more about myself. I have discovered things that I didn’t know about me. I am also proud of the fact that we “Bokamoso” worked on a project together as a team through technology and did an awesome job at it. I cannot believe that its almost time for presentations and I cannot wait because it has been long since we have seen each other. This year’s presentations are going to be awesome because we haven’t done a lot of talking since COVID-19 happened.
Smangaliso Mbatha is from SHA
When I learned that I had been accepted as one of the IIG Class of 2020 delegates. I was over the moon and nervous at the same time as I did not know what to expect, Fast track to our first classroom session, on that day I probably learned more about the type of person I am. The Pandemic struck and we all had to quickly adjust and put on our digital caps as it was to be the new norm. With our final presentations approaching I am sure everyone cannot wait to close off the class of programme in style.
Gladys Malusi is an Underwriting Assistant at ITOO Special Risks (Pty) Ltd
When I received the news that I was chosen to be part of the class of 2020, I was super excited. Our first module was mind blowing, I remember walking out of that room thinking “There’s a lot am still going to learn in this program.”
Due to the covid -19 pandemic, the first 3 months of lockdown were challenging, emotionally, physically and mentally, but with the support from my fellow Phakama Tribe team members, I managed perfectly. Preparing for my final presentation has been very eye opening with the support received from Linda and Jenna. Thank you.
Masego Pule is a Risk Administrator at Emerald Africa
The Class of 2020 programme came as a great opportunity. The goal was to learn, network and build prolific relationships with other members whilst actively putting into action ideas that will assist with generating funds for the IIG Academic programme.
Unfortunately, Covid-19 came with its challenges and we were forced to do a lot of virtual interactions and attend online classes. Given the circumstances, we still managed to apply our minds and skills to make this a great learning experience. I have met up with brilliant minds, amazing people and I look forward to the final presentations where the institute can also showcase the young talent and the investment it has made.
Covid-19 has changed the way we do things in many ways but it has helped us to show resilience, innovation and enabled personal as well as professional growth in areas that would have otherwise not received the proportionate attention. Most importantly we could not have realized our potential without the stewardship of the great leadership that we had on board.
Mpho Mofokeng is a Claims Specialist at Bryte
After hearing a colleague boast about their IIG experience, I immediately became curios and wanted to join. Although I was slightly doubtful, due to my short tenure in the insurance industry I applied and was accepted. The program was launched and naturally excitement kicked in. However, unexpectedly COVID 19 hit our shores and life changed. Due to the lock down integrating into the program became another challenge. However, “mind over matter” prevailed and I adapted to the program and became acquainted with my facilitators and peers. The learning and fun times began. As the program concludes the, there is wealth of knowledge gained and choosing what to share in my presentation is proving to be, a bit of tricky however iv stuck to what resonates with me the most.