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Lifelong Learning Board (LLB)

The Board is keen to demonstrate the importance of acting with the full knowledge and understanding of the IFoA Council, its Corporate and Practice Boards and all members of the IFoA. It is in this spirit that the Board drew up at its first meeting in 2018 a position statement to reflect the commitment of the Board to this open and transparent working. 

The Board's key responsibilities are to:

  • Support Council in future reviews of IFoA lifelong learning objectives and set strategy for achieving these objectives.
  • Collaborate with other boards to ensure that cross cutting organisational and cross-practice opportunities and initiatives are appropriately addressed.
  • Ensure that the IFoA's learning is globally benchmarked against competing credentials, CPD and lifelong learning.
  • Set the strategic framework for development of the IFoA’s pre-qualification learning, ensuring strategic developments respond to the contemporary needs of the global actuarial profession.
  • Set the framework for assessment of all qualification and certifications, responding to contemporary good practice.

The Board comprises

  • Dr Helen Wright - Lay Chair
  • Prof Carl Stychin – Lay member
  • Laura Andrikopoulos – Council representative
  • David Bowie
  • Helena Ingram
  • Caroline Bayliss
  • Kav Benepal
  • Prof Clifford Friend – Executive member
  • Chris Bristow – Executive member
  • Karen Brocklesby – Executive member

Secretary to the Lifelong Learning Board - Maria Lyons.

The Lifelong Learning Board is supported by two Sub-committees and one Forum

New learning offerings

The Lifelong Learning Board has established a triage process – a framework for introducing new subject areas into the IFoA’s learning offer.

This process includes a series of structured questions as a basis for evaluation of any new proposition. These relate to, amongst others, the appetite for, connectivity, sustainability and appropriate delivery model for a proposition.

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  • Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    This free 1 hour CPD webinar is designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020 and is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive.

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    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series

    Modelling the structure and trends of cancer morbidity risk is important for pricing and reserving in related health insurance fields such as critical illness insurance and care provision. We model the dynamics of cancer incidence over time in different regions in England, using 1981-2016 ONS data. The modelling allows estimation of cancer rates at various age, year, gender and region levels, following a Bayesian setting to account for statistical uncertainty. Our analysis indicates significant regional variation in cancer incidence rates. 

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    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series

    In this talk we will outline the steps Aviva took in pulling together our first large-scale disclosures on the exposure of our business to climate change published in March 2019; in line with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. After touching on why insurers have such an important role in climate change, we'll cover a brief “how-to” guide for those who have not yet embarked on thinking about these topics before giving a case study of how the learnings from a TCFD disclosure exercise can be applied to investment portfolios.

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series

    The insurance industry currently underwrites customers with diabetes based on a range of factors, medical expertise and various medical studies. The work undertaken by the Diabetes Working Party would help the industry to approach this using current research findings to update and enhance how potential risk from diabetes is considered. This includes the need to understand the underwriting implications as treatments improve, and potentially to develop new products that are tailored to those with diabetes. This webinar will present our latest findings in the management of this important chronic condition which will include research in collaboration with the ARC. 

  • Fully booked.

    This event is now fully booked. To join the wait list, please register here.

    Get ready for the new CPD Scheme launching on 1 September. Join us for a discussion on what the new Scheme will look like in practice. There will be an opportunity to field questions to the IFoA Executive on how the Scheme’s requirements will affect you.

  • Asia Conference Webinar Series

    1 September 2020 - 24 September 2020

    Spaces available

    There will be a prestigious line-up of international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia.  The conference will take place throughout September via an online platform. The webinars consist of plenary speaking sessions and a series of workshop sessions including Life, GI, Data Science, Sustainability, Risk Management and Investment.

    This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover,ask questions and be at the forefront of current and developing actuarial/financial topics and trends in Asia.


  • Spaces available

    In this webinar we will provide an insight into enterprise-wide risk management in banking, showing similarities to the world of insurance as well as identifying differences. Just as insurance companies have to submit an ORSA, so bank’s have to submit their own equivalent, the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process or ICAAP.

  • Spaces available

    This free 90 minute webinar is designed to support the IFoA CPD Co-ordinators, and others, involved in supporting our members to achieve their CPD requirements. 

    The programme will include an overview of the new CPD Scheme; specifically sharing with you key messages to support you implement and embrace the new CPD Scheme for our members within your organisation and regional community; how to arrange a reflective practice discussion; and an interactive reflective practice discussion learning exercise.  In addition, delegates will gain information about accessing, and making the most of the IFoA event Toolkits which you can make use of to run your own in-house events and events for regional communities.