F510: Strategy in the P&C Insurance Sector

This course is not available for registration at this time. Please see the Key Dates on the Program Courses page for further information.

This first course in the FCIP Program introduces concepts and techniques for crafting and executing effective strategies in Canada’s property and casualty (p&c) insurance sector. Whether you work for an insurer or reinsurer, a brokerage or an adjusting firm, this insurance strategy course will help develop your capacity to think strategically about your organization. You will explore tools for understanding the business environment and examine broader strategic challenges confronting p&c firms.

Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to do the following:

1. Apply the tools and techniques of strategic analysis to your organization.
2. Identify and assess the varied competitive challenges of the p&c insurance marketplace – locally, nationally and globally.
3. Develop, compare and evaluate strategic options for responding to competitive challenges in the sector.
4. Make strategic decisions and create plans for implementing them effectively.

Course Topics

Strategy in the P&C Insurance Sector is divided into 11 one-week modules:

• Introduction to Strategy
• Measuring Performance in the P&C Sector
• Strategic Frameworks I: Competitive Analysis
• Strategic Frameworks II: Competitive Advantage
• Strategic Frameworks III: Corporate and Business-Level Strategy
• Strategic Change: Growth and Innovation
• Strategy Execution I: Alignment
• Strategy Execution II: The Talent Pool
• Strategy Execution III: Acquisitions and Alliances
• Managing Stakeholders: Brand and Reputation
• Wrap-Up and Integration


Final grades in this course are based on participation in online discussions and assignments.

Who Should Register?

Like all FCIP courses offered by the Insurance Institute, Strategy in the P&C Insurance Sector is designed for current and future leaders in Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry. Whether you’re a broker, an underwriter or a claims professional; a supervisor, manager or director – if you hold a CIP designation and are interested in a leadership role in a p&c organization, our insurance education courses can help you develop the skills to support your career goals.