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Airmic goes digital: Networking and learning in unprecedented times

The Airmic team has responded quickly to ensure the Association’s learning and development, as well as valued networking groups, are able to continue virtually.

Airmic’s move to a more digital offering began with the adaptation of fastTrack Forum on 10 March into a physical and concurrent live streamed event, but since then Academies and Special Interest Groups have moved online to enable members to utilise their risk and insurance networks in a challenging environment for all.

New events and offerings have also been added, most notably the Airmic Live webinar series, facilitated by Deputy CEO and Technical Director Julia Graham, that now runs every Monday at 10am and provides COVID-19 related information and guidance useful to risk professionals.

A Friday Reading List has been launched by Research Manager Hoe-Yeong Loke, which highlights half a dozen items taken from the Airmic Technical library and supplemented by hot topic work published by partners and academics.

The well-attended Academy Programme is continuing in webinar form where appropriate with members and partners being contacted about this transition by Eleanor Bounds, Training and Networking Administrator.

Adam Ireland, the Association’s new Learning & Development Manager, is overseeing the launch of the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) qualification, that Airmic is bringing to the UK in partnership with The Institutes. While Airmic is planning future classroom-based sessions for later this year, the course can be begun online. More information on the course and how to sign is available here.

Special Interest Group meetings have been continuing using video conferencing platforms as members are eager to remain connected with each other.

Lastly, Richard Cutcher continues to produce the Airmic Talks podcast, a fortnightly series on timely and topical themes available on all podcast platforms

Watch this space for more news on how Airmic will be working in the immediate months to bring more valued content to members online. The Cass Risk Leadership Programme master classes will be face to face and for which new dates in September and October have now been agreed.