The Valerie Baker Memorial Award is an award that recognises excellence in professional practice in the General Insurance intermediary sector. It includes an unmatched educational experience in the global hub of insurance, London.
Applications will close on the 20th December 2015.
YIPs are happy to put out the call for you to consider if you – or one of your colleagues – might be the high achiever who might qualify for the award in in 2016. Both previous winners have called the prize “life changing” and certainly that’s the intention. YIPs want you to put the industry’s best into the limelight and give you a learning experience second to none – and to give your career a boost it may not be achieve otherwise.
More information about Valerie Baker and her her contributions to the industry is available here.
If you are interested in nominating a person for the Award or in applying, please go to the link on the Gold Seal website and follow the steps as outlined.
Any nominees feeling a little daunted are cordially invited to give Sheila Baker from Gold Seal a call, and she will help all comers through the application process.
Please note, although YIPs supports this initiative and encourages any qualifiying members to apply, the award is entirely run externally to YIPs.
The Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) inaugural Victorian Ron Shorter Public Speaking competition final on 30 July 2015 in Melbourne includes Victorian YIPs member Laura Gaffey of Gilchrist Connell, as one of the three finalists.*
The competition was open to young professionals from throughout the insurance industry and saw over 50 applications received. From this, the number of applicants was narrowed down to 22 young professionals who spoke on a variety of topics at the semi-finals held in Melbourne in May 2015.
3 finalists were then chosen from this hotly-contested field, being Laura Gaffey, Danielle Blaschuk and Alexander Morell.
We encourage our Victorian YIPs members to support YIPs member Laura Gaffey by signing up to attend the finals on 30 July 2015 - you can do this by completing the form here and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org - the event is free to attend.*
The winner of the Victorian competition will compete against the winner of the NSW competition later this year at the AILA National Conference in October.
* Please note that although YIPs are happy to support AILA in this competition, this is not run by YIPs, nor does YIPs have any control over or involvement in the running of the competition including any personal or other information you choose to supply.
Last chance to get tickets for the Welcome FY16 events in NSW, WA, QLD and Victoria; log in as a YIPs member to get your local discount code (you must enter this at the time of purchasing your tickets).
Quick links to the event registration pages are below:
Remember, we will be running wait lists for those events which sell out but don't rely on those to get tickets - get in early and get yours.