iTOO sponsors new learning centre for Insurance Institute of SA

14 March 2016 David Harpur, IISA
David Harpur, IISA CEO.

David Harpur, IISA CEO.

“The iTOO premium learning centre @ IISA”

The Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) has launched a dedicated training programme for workshops and presentations aimed at short-term insurance professionals and students.

These will take place in the newly commissioned ‘iToo Premium Learning Centre’ @ the IISA in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

The training facility is sponsored by iToo, a new insurance venture by Paolo Cavalieri and Rob Hallier.

“The core priority of this training is to support and enhance skills and knowledge in the insurance industry,” says IISA CEO David Harpur. “Sessions will carry CPD recognition for attendees, and presenters will receive CPD hours for their preparation and the efforts they put into the sessions.”

The training agenda comprises:

• Full-day workshops for individuals studying formal insurance qualifications
• Half-day practical application workshops and case studies
• Half-day introductory workshops to various insurance topics
• Focused two-hour “hot topic” sessions

The initial panel of presenters is made up of top industry experts who share a passion for insurance education.

“Going forward, the panel make-up and topics will be guided by the insurance industry it-self,” says Harpur. “We welcome input from the market on skills gaps, hot topics, subject matter experts and any other information you’d like to share .”

iToo chairman Paolo Cavalieri says there can never be too much training and knowledge development in the insurance industry.

“The IISA does a fantastic job of raising the level of learning and professionalism in insurance,” he says. “This latest development initiative hits all the right notes in that it’s needs-driven, professional and collaborative – all of which are values that iToo subscribes to.”

“We’re honoured to be part of this programme by kitting out the Education Station.”

The following topics are being considered for 2016:

“The programme is open to all interested in improving their insurance knowledge,” says Harpur. “We envisage running events on a regular and ad hoc basis and welcome input and suggestions on topics .”

Please contact to discuss any ideas.

The first event, entitled Effect of Junk Status on SA Economy and Insurance Market, takes place on 5 May 2016. Upcoming events are published on the IISA website

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