A Changing Workforce: The Official Report Launch

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Date and Time: September 19, 2018 1 pm ET - 2:15 pm ET


Two key factors are impacting Canada’s P&C insurance industry:
Demographic change and Technological-driven change

What are the impacts and how can the industry better prepare to tackle new challenges?

This fall, the Insurance Institute is publishing two new important reports:

1. Demographics of the P&C Insurance Industry in Canada
2. A Changing Workforce: Implications of Technological Disruption for the Insurance Industry in Canada

Join us for the official report launch on this national webinar, hosted by Margaret Parent, Director, Professionals' Division and Lead on the Institute's Demographic Research, as well as Michael Burt, Executive Director, Industrial Economic Trends, Conference Board of Canada. This webinar will set the stage for the two reports, and answer questions related to the WHY and HOW of the research: WHY the Institute embarked on this important research, and HOW the research was conducted (identifying the steps in the research process). The webinar will also provide high-level insights and implications of the research for the insurance industry in Canada.

**This webinar is recommended as an introduction to the research for all industry professionals interested in attending local events during the Institute's Multi-City Tour later this fall.
** Please note that this webinar is free and open to all, including non-members.

More information about the research is available at www.insuranceinstitute.ca/research


Michael Burt , Director, Industrial Economic Trends, Conference Board of Canada

In his role with the Conference Board of Canada, as Director, Industrial Economic Trends group, Michael Burt is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and production of regular forecasts for more than 40 different sectors of the Canadian economy. He is also the project manager for the consulting work that the group completes. Michael conducts research on a variety of topics related to industrial performance and has completed many studies examining the impact of socio-economic variables on the performance of the private sector. Michael is also a spokesperson for the Conference Board and does presentations on the industrial forecasts to clients and the public and is often cited in the media.

Michael joined The Conference Board of Canada in 2004 as the industrial forecasting product was being developed. As a result, he was deeply involved in the creation of the industry models and laying the groundwork for how the analysis would be conducted. Prior to that, Michael worked in the industry forecasting group at Moody's Analytics, an economic consulting firm in the United States. He has nearly twenty years of experience conducting industry forecasting and analysis, a Master's degree in economics from the University of Toronto, and has also completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program.

Margaret Parent, Director, Professionals’ Division, Insurance Institute of Canada

Margaret is responsible for the Institute’s graduate community nationally (CIP Society), for the Institute’s Research Division, and for promoting careers in the insurance industry through the Institute’s Career Connections and mycareer career mapping programs. In her 12+ years with the Institute, Margaret has overseen the Institute’s Demographic Analysis of the P&C insurance industry’s workforce in Canada in 2007, 2012, and in 2017/18 (study currently in progress). Margaret also directs the Institute’s Emerging Issues Research Series, publishing insightful research reports on the issues impacting the P&C insurance industry in Canada. Previous topics have included cyber risks (2015), automated vehicles (2016), and sharing economy (2017).

Who should attend this webinar:
Insurance professionals in various stages of their career, who are interested in gaining personal insight into how roles and skills in the industry are changing.
Human resources professionals, who are concerned about their talent management strategies.
Business owners and managers, who are interested in a big picture perspective of where the industry is today, and where it is going in the near future.
Industry leaders, who are making important decisions about technology and talent.

Registration deadline:
September 18, 2018
For same-day registrations, please email Kasia Kraszewska at kkraszewska@insuranceinstitute.ca .

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Please note:
Our apologies, this webinar is NOT eligible for continuing education credits.
- All registrants will receive a copy of the slides and the recording.
- The Institute reserves the right to cancel this webinar due to unforeseen circumstances.
If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Kasia Kraszewska at kkraszewska@insuranceinstitute.ca.

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