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Career

Thinking outside the box (ticking)

As professionals, we are regularly required to ‘sign off’ on something. This may be in the context of our role in an organisation, or it may be in an individual capacity. In either situation, we can all appreciate the temptation to view the sign off as routine and fail to apply much thought to the process. As we start to navigate our way into the new year, this may be a good time to reflect on the risks associated with this mentality and commit to an elevated mindset in 2022.

Highlights

Planning for the year ahead – An actuarial approach

Hello 2022! What’s in store for your year ahead? While we can’t individually control the pandemic, we can set our intentions about what we hope to achieve in 2022. Now, I love to plan, sometimes even more than I love to deliver! However, to get some diversity of tips, I asked seven actuaries, who I personally know to be excellent planners, for their top tips on planning for the year ahead. Find out what they recommended.

Dealing with year-end pressure

2021, is it over yet? We have had another unusual year, where we’ve been juggling home-schooling, vaccination debates, and learning all about our LGA boundaries. So, as the deadlines loom on the home stretch of 2021, are you equipped to navigate the year-end pressure?

Flexing your ethical muscles

Ethical decision-making, like any skill, can benefit from training and practice. But in contrast to data analysis, report-writing or public speaking skills, you might not get frequent opportunities to face juicy ethical dilemmas in your day-to-day work. With a combination of materials available in the Actuaries Institute’s CPD Knowledge Hub, and a facilitation process known as a ’Community of Inquiry‘, you can organise some ethical exercise for you and your colleagues with ease!