Event Reports

Event Reports

Effective communication – vital building blocks for actuarial advancement

Actuaries are renowned for their world-leading mathematical and analytical expertise. However, as actuaries professionally develop, they often find themselves working in senior roles which require high-end communication skills. In the first Young Actuaries Program (YAP) Victoria event of the year, Michael Callan, Head of Education Development and Delivery at the Actuaries Institute, presented a seminar on essential business communication tools to help young actuaries enhance their communication skillset.

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Leadership in a time of COVID: what have we learned?

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March, the Actuaries Institute was honoured to welcome Professor Jodie McVernon, from the University of Melbourne, to share her thoughts about leadership, including her experience of leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, and whether our expectations of leadership have been recalibrated by the COVID-19 experience. Paul Swinhoe, of the Institute’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, has summarised the Virtual Insights session.