September 2017

Investing in London’s Future

Skills and expertise are constantly tested in our ever-changing global market. Gone are the days that all one needed to learn could be acquired from the next person along the box. Today, in our evolving market, continuous learning is essential. Everyone should take advantage of opportunities for insight and learning, not just because they provide new knowledge, but also because they foster new ways of thinking. Approaching challenges with innovation and creativity shapes the success of teams and organisations. 

With emerging markets capturing the majority of growth emanating from their region, it is more important than ever to invest in the development of London market staff. By doing so, we ensure that our people continually expand their skills and capabilities, and possess the tools they need to realise both their potential and that of the London market. For this reason, the Lloyd’s Market Association operates an annual Learning Week in collaboration with Lloyd’s, which once again has proved extremely successful.

The comprehensive programme of events at Learning Week 2017 ranged from informative  lectures about social media and the importance of cyber security, to insightful sessions on how to get into the right mind-set to succeed in insurance. Other events included how to “Deal with Difficult People” and ‘Leading Change - The Value of Difference’.

An impressive 1,700 people attended Learning Week, of whom 90% agreed they would be able to transfer skills they learned into the workplace, paving the way for a more successful future for the London market.

The LMA has previously highlighted the importance of continuous education in maintaining the London market as a centre of excellence and its award-winning Academy offers a range of programmes for professionals throughout their careers. Providing support in this way enriches our workforce and the resources available to our customers. The utility and stimulation provided by Learning Week sessions can be seen in the impressive array of responses and feedback given in evaluation forms.

Attendees described the week as a ‘brilliant initiative’ providing ‘very positive learning opportunities due to the ‘breadth and diversity of areas covered’ and “such a positive thing for the market.” 

This positive feedback demonstrates the continued strength of the LMA’s support for developing talent   The success of the initiative, praised as a ‘great week for furthering knowledge in varying areas’, has meant that the professionals who took part are now better equipped than ever for working in the current London market.