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Professional in Uncertainty

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) develops online Professional Skills Training (PST) content for its Members to enhance their professional skills and to assist those Members who are subject to the requirements of the CPD Scheme 2020/2021 meet their Professional Skills Training requirements under the Scheme.

The IFoA’s online content is just one option to satisfy the requirements which are to undertake a minimum of 2 hours of “CPD Activities with a Learning Outcome related to managing professional ethical challenges”. The content includes a range of video case studies covering professional and ethical issues.

Unlike previous years, there has been a phased release of content this year with 3 separate releases over the CPD year (November 2020, April and June 2021).This will provide Members with plenty of content well ahead of the end of the current CPD year, ending on 31 August 2021.

  • Here is a taster of the video case studies included in the latest release of content published in June 2021: Alex is relieved to discover that her appearance ‘In the Dock’ was just a bad dream but is prompted to think about keeping professional standards in mind in her day to day work
  • A heated exchange on social media escalates out of control with consequences!
  • A couple find themselves working “Too Close for Comfort” when they start to suspect their respective projects may involve the same client
  • Clyde finds himself juggling competing priorities and superiors and discovers you can’t always please everyone

For each video case study there is a separate video where actuaries and others discuss the issues raised.

View the 2020/2021 videos
 

Request a Toolkit from professional.skills@actuaries.org.uk if you wish to run a professional skills session for your colleagues or local association.  This will give you access to downloadable links for the videos, useful tips on running a session and access to a range of supplementary content.

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professional.skills@actuaries.org.uk

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  • Spaces available

    A panel discussion with investment representatives discussing the impact of investment on climate change and vice versa.

    This event is part of The Road to Glasgow: IFoA’s Sustainability Thought Leadership Series which will provide a platform for prominent contributors so that our members and others can understand the perspectives of a wide range of parties interested in the climate debate.

  • Spaces available

    Climate change is one of the greatest risks facing our world today. Addressing it will require multi-faceted solutions. Through this panel session, we will explore the different levers that can be used to meet net-zero targets including climate science and data, government engagement, and mobilising green finance.

  • Spaces available

    How governments and societies collectively respond to the climate crisis is increasingly being analysed through the lens of intergenerational fairness. Our expert panel will assess and explore the extent to which inter-generous fairness is being considered in climate policies, the lessons from those countries who are leading the way on fairness and justice in climate interventions, and more.

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.