How many times have you found yourself saying, “I can’t believe it’s already March (February/April).” I clearly recall coming back to the office on the 3rd of January and making plans of all the things that I hoped to do for the month, quarter and the year. I remember thinking I have plenty of time! Well it seems that list has only gotten longer while the time continues to tick away at a breath-taking pace.
It can be overwhelming at times and that is why I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by a high-performance team who take everything in their stride and just get on with the business of getting things done. While March 17th was the official inauguration, the 2022 IIG Council has already overseen a number of key IIG events and are in the process of planning many more.
The Education Team has already launched the Insurance Leadership Development Programme (ILDP) which we are offering via Henley Business School for the first time this year. We are very excited with our partnership with Henley, one of the top business schools in the world, to generate the next set of senior industry leaders. It is an MBA styled Leadership course which is unique in that it places the delegates in an environment with insurance practitioners from different companies and different parts of the insurance value chain. We wish this year’s pool of delegates everything of the best in this course and thank SASRIA for their sponsorship.
The Impact & Transformation team has already launched two development programmes i.e. the Class Of…2022 and the Roots & Wings mentorship programme. Class Of is aimed at young, dynamic and high potential professionals seeking broader industry exposure within a structured mentorship-style environment. Roots & Wings is a formal mentorship programme that pairs future leaders with current and experienced industry leaders to help them navigate their careers.
Both programmes are hosted by Constantia and are sponsored by Emerald and Discovery. In addition, Class Of is sponsored by Munich Re and Fulcrum.
It is important to remind our members that; as the IIG our model is to offer these various education courses at greatly discounted rates to the delegates and their employers. We are able to do this because our members sponsor these programmes. This makes them attainable to individuals that would otherwise not have been able to afford and pushes transformation at an industry level.
Our marketing team has also been introducing the new council to the market utilising our various social media platforms. They have also been heavily marketing our events, as I am sure you can attest, as well as ensuring that our sponsors contributions are properly recognised.
The Stakeholder engagement is hard at work preparing a market survey. We want to ensure that our;
- Initiatives and activities are aligned to the mandate that you give us as #YourIIG and;
- We are meeting your expectations in executing these initiatives and activities
Be on the lookout.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge Salome Van Der Mooren and Mpho Tlagadi from our IIG office for putting their sweat and tears into ensuring that we have a successful inauguration event. I believe that this was a huge success despite trying conditions. It was a perfect way to kick off the year in which we all #ShowUp