Advanced Management Course

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

In a poll taken during the recent 2019 ICMIF Biennial Conference, only 3% of participants reported that they felt their organisations were able to reliably stay ahead of external changes. Respondents felt that the greatest barrier limiting members' ability to innovate was organisational culture, with the adage that “culture eats strategy for breakfast” being cited by several speakers.

For 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 2020 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. 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 aims and potential.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at 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 goals, 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

There are currently no dates planned for an Advanced Management Course. Please visit the Mutual Leadership: Adapting to a Complex World page for details of our popular online course.

Please contact Mike Ashurst to discuss all 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:

  • Strategic thinking.
  • How to identify and approach complex situations.
  • Human behaviour and behavioural change, including:
  • Individual and group judgement.
  • Effective collaboration.
  • Decision making.
  • Organisational culture and comparing how it differs across companies and between nations.
  • Behavioural change.

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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