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Members hail first Business Excellence Programme a success

Second programme now open for booking

The second running of Airmic’s Business Excellence Programme is now open for registration, the association has announced. The course, which consists of six half-day sessions, will begin on 3 July 2019. Members can register here.

The programme, which is overseen academically by Glasgow Caledonian University, has been designed to help Airmic members to the next stage of their careers once they have secured a foundation of qualifications and experience.

It is part of the Airmic Professional Journey and sits between the fastTrack and the Cass Risk Leadership programmes. The course is free to attend for members.

The inaugural programme has been highly acclaimed by members with an average feedback score of 4.5 out of 5 for the modules completed to date. One participant, Nigel Birch, insurance manager at Arcadia, said the programme was a “revelation”.

“The way it was engineered from the first seminar to the last was very impressive,” he commented. “We covered many varied topics and after every module I came back asking questions of the industry, my company and, not least, of myself.”

Many risk managers work alone or in small teams, and therefore the course offers an important opportunity to debate and discuss key topics with other professionals in similar positions.

As Joe Tunstall, senior insurance manager at easyjet, says, “The networking supercharges the learning because you get real life examples of it being used. We haven’t just accepted the course material, we’ve challenged and debated as a group to cement our understanding. And the connections you make will continually help and support you throughout your career.”

Nikki Steen, insurance manager at Burberry, agrees. “The sessions were incredibly thought provoking and generated fantastic debate amongst all delegates. “The networking opportunity has been really useful and the library of books provided throughout the course were an added bonus.”

The course provides those taking part with the technical and wider business knowledge that will enable them to add value and influence strategic decisions. In particular, it will help delegates to apply their professional skills in a wider context. 

All modules start at 9am and end at 1pm with time for breakfast, lunch and networking.