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ACTEX Professional Series: Communication & Leadership Skills for Actuaries Training Series
Author: Miller
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Publisher: ACTEX
ACTEX Professional Series: Leadership & Communication Skills for Actuaries [1 participant] [Four Recordings] [180-day subscription/No Refunds] - $125.00
ACTEX Professional Series: Leadership & Communication Skills for Actuaries [2-9 participants] [Four Recordings] [180-day subscription/No Refunds] - $350.00
ACTEX Professional Series: Leadership & Communication Skills for Actuaries [10-20 participants] [Four Recordings] [180-day subscription/No Refunds] - $550.00
ACTEX Professional Series: Leadership & Communication Skills for Actuaries [21+ participants] [Four Recordings] [180-day subscription/No Refunds] - $1,000.00

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Hone your communication skills with this ACTEX Professional Series of Four On-Demand Webinars that you can watch at your convenience over the next 180 days.  Perfect for individual or corporate training!  4.5+ hours of instruction!

Instructor David C. Miller, FSA, MS, PCC is founder and CEO of Leadership Growth Strategies.  He is an internationally-recognized human development expert specializing in sales, leadership and change management. He has developed and presented nearly 500 customized programs for organizations internationally on three different continents and has personally coached over 1,000 business professionals and corporate executives in over 75 different organizations.

Dave is author of The Influential Actuarya book focused on helping actuaries develop the skills and strategies to be set apart in the way they communicate, influence and relate to others.

Contents of this Professional Series:

1. "Actuarial Leadership: The Change Agent"

Are you an actuary that would like to have more influence with your superiors, colleagues and direct reports? Are you a consulting actuary who wants to have more impact when selling your services to prospects or advising clients?

Whether you’re leading others in an organization, selling your ideas to senior management or selling your services as a consultant, it’s essential to know how to motivate others to embrace change and take action!

This webinar will strengthen your ability to influence and lead, which is key to your success and impact. Surveys by both the SOA and ACTEX have shown that employers and executives perceive a need for actuaries to improve both their leadership and communications skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the most critical ingredient to influencing employees, prospects and clients to take action. 
  • Learn the one reason people change. 
  • Be introduced to the ChangeGrid – a tool which reveals the likelihood of someone actually taking action without ANY outside support or guidance. 
  • Complete their own ChangeGrid profile. This will be debriefed during the session. 
  • Learn Five Specific Ways people respond to their mission critical activities and precisely what you need to do to motivate them to take action. 

2. "High-Impact Actuarial Communication"

As an actuary,

  • Do you struggle to meaningfully communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience?
  • Do your presentations usually involve going through mounds of data leaving your audience confused or overwhelmed?
  • Do you wonder how to better engage your audience when you communicate your analysis or pricing results?
  • Would you like to have more impact on your audience when you present your work product?

One of the main criticisms of actuaries is that they don't know how to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical people.  Presentations are rich with data, but lacking the meaningful interpretation that management needs to make strategic decisions. Actuaries are viewed as holding a “black box” where they cannot adequately explain the business implications of their results.

Past surveys by both the SOA and ACTEX have shown that employers and executives perceive a need for actuaries to improve both their leadership and communications skills.

Participants will learn: 

  • The difference between masterful and adequate communicators
  • What are the Culture Wars in every situation an actuary communicates?
  • What you must absolutely know to successfully navigate communicating to executives,
  • How to present in a way so your non-technical audience members really get it
  • How to make sure you “hit the mark” every time
  • 8 specific techniques to maximize the impact of your communication,
  • A technique when communicating to senior management that will become your secret weapon

3. "Influential Actuarial Communication"

There are two primary skills actuaries must master if they are to be effective with others: Deep Listening and Asking Effective Questions. This may seem obvious, but most of us are woefully lacking in our listening and inquiry skills.  We often resort to making statements and opinions in an effort to prove our expertise.  There’s a better way! 

Past surveys by both the SOA and ACTEX have shown that employers and executives perceive a need for actuaries to improve both their leadership and communications skills.

By the end of this webinar, you will learn: 

  • Three levels of listening and precisely when to use each level
  • 5 core competencies to master interpersonal effectiveness
  • 4 types of questions for your influence toolbox
  • The “CPR” technique
  • The concept of chaining: How to specifically use questions to cut to the core of someone's goals and motivations
  • 10 mistakes to avoid when utilizing influencing competencies

4. "The Risk-Taker"

Actuaries are the experts at assessing and managing risk, but many actuaries are also risk averse when it comes to their careers.

  • Do you want more for your career but find resistance to the idea of taking more risk?
  • Do you have a more passive nature that holds you back?
  • Do you sometimes feel dismissed and overlooked?
  • Do you know you deep inside that if you were more confident, you would realize more success?

Success requires taking risks and moving out of your comfort zone.  To do this, you need to develop a mental toughness like you've never had before.  

The #1 reason people don't succeed is that they get in their own way (self-sabotage)! 

Past surveys by both the SOA and ACTEX have shown that employers and executives perceive a need for actuaries to improve both their leadership and communications skills.To fill this need, ACTEX is partnering with Dave Miller, a communications and leadership expert who is also an actuary himself, with this first in a series of webinars.

Learning Objectives: 

In this webinar, you will discover: 

  • Two principles that will help you to avoid self-sabotage,
  • The formula for developing mental toughness,
  • 3 techniques you can use every day to master your mindset,
  • How to position yourself so that you can boldly step out of your comfort zone and be more effective!

Pricing:

Participants

Registration Fee

1

$125.00

2-9

$350.00

10-20

$550.00

21+

$1000.00

Multi-Participant Customers: ACTEX will provide a self-registration portal and activation key for your participants. This new system will make it easy to distribute this Professional Series to your participants without the need for rigorous administrative attention. Once you have completed the purchase, ACTEX will send you the URL for the registration site and the key for the number of participants.

Please Note: Participants must agree to the ACTEXeLearning.com Site Policy in order to access this webinar. All prices are in USD.

No Refunds or Cancellations are allowed with this product.

EA Credit Information:

The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (JBEA) has approved ACTEX as a qualifying sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) programs for enrolled actuaries.

ACTEX believes in good faith that you may earn continuing professional education (CPE) non-core non-ethics credits under the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (JBEA) rules for attending this webinar. The JBEA makes the final determination about what constitutes core, non-core, ethics, or non-ethics CPE and the number of CPE credit hours allocated.