Coronavirus

COVID-19 update for members

During the pandemic, Airmic is open for business as the virtual association for risk and insurance professionals.

As well transforming our usual member services into an online offering, we are also providing additional technical and practical updates to support risk professionals navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

Below we provide more information on how to make the most of your membership during these times.

Members can contact the Airmic secretariat on 020 7680 3088 or using the email addresses here.

Support navigating the pandemic

The Airmic coronavirus resource: for useful information covering various topics relating to COVID-19. Use our resource page found here.

Airmic LIVE: webinars focusing on coronavirus-related risk and insurance issues organised for an hour at 10.00am every Monday. 

Friday reading list: a selection of the week’s key news and analysis relating to the pandemic, emailed to our members.

Airmic Talks: Our new fortnightly podcast currently including features focussing on coronavirus and the role of the risk professional. The Airmic Talks podcast is available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Spotify and all major podcast platforms.

Airmic News: Our monthly member newsletter providing additional pandemic news and analysis alongside the usual monthly topics.

Member services that have gone digital

The Airmic Academy: Academy workshops are now being run virtually as webinars. The new online programme can be viewed here. Members will receive a monthly Academy update, but they are advised to check the website regularly for the latest schedule. 

fastTrack programme workshops: fastTrack workshops are now being run virtually as webinars. The new online programme can be viewed here. fastTrack webinars will be included in the monthly Academy update but members are advised to check the website regularly for the latest schedule.

The Airmic Technical Programme: Our programme of research and guidance continues. The annual member survey report is underway, and we are enhancing our focus on coronavirus and harsh market topics.

The Business Excellence Programme: The final module of the current Programme will take place 7 May and will be run virtually. The next Programme planned to start 9 July will now start 1 October.  We are now reserving places for the first twenty Airmic members who register here.

The Airmic and Cass Risk Leadership Programme: As the Cass academic term ends 31 July, and face to face lessons have been cancelled by Cass until then, we have agreed with Cass to run Masterclass Three and Four of the current Programme in September and October.  The Dissertation proposal deadline has moved to the end of May and the date for submission of dissertations to the end of September. The next Programme scheduled to commence in September will now start in January 2021. Look out for details of the programme in May and how you can apply to take part.

Airmic Special Interest Groups: Meetings are now running virtually, and four meetings took place with excellent attendance in April. 

Airmic governance: The Airmic Board, Executive and committees are meeting virtually.    

New for members this year:

The Airmic Mentoring Scheme: We will soon be launching the Airmic Mentoring Scheme to help Airmic members forge mentor and mentee relationships. Supported by a Guide and online system, more information about the scheme and how to take part will follow in May.  

The Associate in Risk Management (ARM™): This qualification involves taking four courses and an examination for each of the courses which make up the ARM Programme. With many of us confined to our homes, now is a great time to take advantage of this online, interactive learning experience. All you need is a PC and internet access to get started!  Fees are great value but as an Airmic member, you receive a 20% discount on course materials. More information can be found here.

Airmic will be offering supporting classroom sessions from the Autumn for members, those employed by Airmic partners or those working in an affiliated profession.

Airmic annual conference

The Airmic annual conference is a highlight of the risk management calendar but of course cannot now take place because of the pandemic. Our full statement can be read here.

Big announcement coming soon

We will shortly be announcing a major virtual event that will take place in autumn. More details to follow soon…

Beyond the crisis…

How the world does business has changed fundamentally in a very short space of time. We look forward to the day when face-to-face meetings can resume but we also recognise that the post-coronavirus world will be very different.

At Airmic, one of the welcome consequences of the crisis has been our members’ fantastic positive attitude to virtual networking and learning. We have seen record attendance at our online Academies and events and – even more excitingly – we have reached new audiences around the UK and beyond.

While physical events and networking will remain an important part of Airmic’s offering, we are working hard to capture the lessons we are learning and how the digital experience can continue to form part of the Airmic experience.

Our member views are extremely important. Please email us at enquiries@airmic.com with your feedback on our digital transformation or with suggestions for future changes.