Advanced Management Course

Equip your leaders with new mindsets and capabilities to lead with purpose in a complex world

Following a three-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, we are pleased to announce that we have relaunched ICMIF’s face-to-face Advanced Management Course in 2023. Building on ICMIF's strategy, the course will feature new content on leading with purpose and how to activate strategy in purpose-driven organisations.

For over 20 years, managers from ICMIF member organisations from over 50 countries have praised ICMIF’s Advanced Management Course (AMC) for the ways in which the course helped them to enhance both their own performance and that of their organisation. In 2023 the focus of the AMC will be to make it easier for leaders and managers to increase their company’s organisational agility and therefore its ability to thrive in a complex world, while harnessing the power of purpose. Participants will acquire tools and frameworks, built on insights from behavioural economics, to transform the culture of how networks of teams make sense of evolving challenges and work together to drive the organisation to fulfil its purpose.

In our new video, you can hear the feedback and testimonials from the May 2023 course participants.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at senior managers and leaders of change from mutual or cooperative insurers who lead teams which are required to tackle complex situations, formulating strategies to achieve their organisation’s purpose, and leading programmes that translate strategy into action.

Participants of the Advanced Management Course include a mix of technical insurance and non-technical people, reflecting the typical make-up of a mutual/cooperative insurer.

Participants must be comfortable holding strategic conversations in English.

Forthcoming dates

30 October - 3 November, Manchester UK.
Participants will need to be ready to start the course activities at 6pm on Monday 30 October 2023 and the course will finish at 3pm on Friday 3 November 2023.

Course fee: GBP 3,500 including all accommodation (up to 5 nights) and meals during the course.

Please contact Mike Ashurst to discuss the 2023 Advanced Management Course or any of ICMIF’s Leadership Development opportunities and learn how your organisation can benefit.


Benefits of the course

Alumni of the Advanced Management Course report improved outcomes following their attendance on the course. Participants emerge with new approaches to help them maximise their impact in a complex world. In particular, they will learn how to overcome three critical challenges when tackling complex problems:

  • People are not rational.
  • Expertise is important, but no longer sufficient.
  • Most of people’s behaviour is automatic.

Prior participants describe improved personal performance after the course when leading and managing in conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity by them applying the AMC’s mental models, conceptual frameworks and simple tools for:

  • Harnessing the power of purpose. 
  • How to activate strategy in purpose-driven organisations.
  • Working as a team to tackle complex situations.
  • Effective collaboration.
  • Developing psychological safety.
  • Thinking and innovating strategically as a team.
  • Leading across cultures.
  • Building a purpose-driven learning system.
  • Peer to peer consultancy and translating learning into value. 

Alumni of the Advanced Management Course report improved outcomes following their attendance on the course. Many describe it as “the fog clearing” as the models, frameworks and tools they have acquired during the course are put into use once they have returned to the workplace. What may have previously seemed like unrelated areas of leadership and management become a simple, integrated, mutually reinforcing approach to finding solutions to their challenges. In this way, prior participants have said they arrive with expertise and leave with wisdom.

For more information on the Advanced Management Course in general and details of forthcoming courses please contact Mike Ashurst.

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