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. Check out our Working Overseas section for more info on why so many YIPs want to work there.
Applications will close on 1 March 2017.
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.
• Overview of coverage available;
• Common misconceptions; and
• Claims examples.
The presentation will be held in an informal, boardroom setting and due to the generous support from Moray & Agnew & DUAL Australia Pty Ltd attendees will be given the opportunity to network over refreshments and nibbles following the seminar.
Date: Wednesday 18th May
Time: 5:15pm - 7:30pm (Presentation to begin at 5:30pm)
Tickets: $15 for members (Login access your discounted tickets via the promotional code) and $35 for non-members.
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Directions: The JLT offices are a 5 minute walk from both Leederville and West Leederville train stations with minimal parking available in the area.
How do I get the Members Discount?
All attendees registering should be YIPS members in order to obtain the Members Discount. You will need to enter a promotional code under "promotional code" when purchasing your tickets.
The promotional code is available to registered members only (either from the original email invitation sent to Western Australian members, the members only section of the yips.org.au website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
You will need to regsiter as a YIPs member via www.yips.org.au prior to emailing us for the code.
How can I pay for my tickets?
Payment is by credit card only (Visa or MasterCard).
Can you issue a receipt/tax invoice?
Your ticket is your invoice - please retain a copy for your records as these will be collected on the night. Note that YIPS Australia and New Zealand INC is not registered for GST therefore no GST is included in your ticket price.
Can I purchase tickets on the night?
Unfortunately, all tickets MUST be purchased online prior to the event.
NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
How may tickets are available?
There are a limited number of tickets (due to size of venue, catering etc) only so get in early to avoid disappointment. Note maximum tickets per order is five (5).
We can issue invoices for bulk orders of 6 or more people, subject to there being sufficient numbers of tickets remaining.
Should the event sell out you will be able to register your name on the waitlist - if tickets become available, you will receive an email advising you of ticket availability (best not to rely on this - we are VERY popular!)
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring your ticket or download the Eventbrite app for Android & iPhone. Your ticket is your entry to this event.
What is the refund policy?
Refund on tickets purchased are available prior to 16 May 2016 via the Eventbrite website. After this date, no refunds will be available on tickets purchased.
ALL TICKETS PURCHASED ARE GOVERNED BY THE YIPS EVENT CODE OF CONDUCT - PLEASE READ PRIOR TO PURCHASING YOUR TICKET BY CLICKING HERE
After two years of running very successful leadership panel seminars in Victoria, YIPs have expanded this offering to Sydney and Auckland as well.
The Trailblazers event in Sydney this week sold out very quickly as has the Auckland Insurance Leaders Panel event. Both events have waitlists operating so people wanting to attend should register on the waitlist if they wish to attend, in case of any last minute ticket cancellations.
YIPs Australasian President, Sampath Soysa, noted that, "the overwhelming response and uptake for these highly interactive and engaging panel discussions with insurance industry leaders reflects the huge demand in the young insurance professionals demographic, for genuine career-focused events."
The seminars allow for unparalleled audience interaction with the industry leaders using Twitter and includes networking with the leaders as well. The sessions are moderated by YIPs branch committee members to ensure that topics YIPs are interested in, are fully aired.
YIPs has applied corporate sponsorship to keep the price point affordable. Sampath noted, "We have worked very hard to provide events at an affordable and realistic price point for our members, which represents an excellent value proposition and not simply to make profit."
The leaders chosen for the panels reflect the diversity and depth of experience typical of many senior insurance professionals. "All have inspirational stories of their own career paths which they are happy to share attend these in a more relaxed setting which is conducive to audience interaction.
"We tested and fine-tuned the format in Melbourne for the past two years and sold those out, and we were confident the same would be the case in Sydney and Auckland as well - which has been the case."
Longer term, YIPs hope to replicate the events across all eight YIPs branches, hopefully within the next 12 months. In some cases, by using Skype or Google Hangouts to bring the event to our newer, smaller branches such as Darwin, Adelaide and Christchurch so that YIPs members in those branches can gain the benefit of hearing from inspirational insurance leaders.
The latest series of leaders seminars marks the lead up to the 5th Anniversary of YIPs in operation which will be marked by events across all 8 branches in early July 2016 to also welcome in the new financial year.
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