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December 2018

Continuing Professional Development: Building Expertise and Boosting Performance

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By Maryanne Bright

Lifelong learning and continuing professional development (CPD) are essential to your growth and success as an actuary, which is why the CIA is committed to providing relevant education and training opportunities to enhance knowledge and build expertise.

Through meetings, seminars, and webcasts, on topics ranging from professionalism to industry and practice-specific topics, CPD improves knowledge and awareness of changes in the profession, as well as ensuring member work continues to meet the highest quality standards. CPD is a powerful tool in serving public interest, a guiding principle of the CIA.

Did you know that all CIA Affiliates, Associates, and Fellows (unless otherwise exempt) must complete 100 hours of CPD every two years? 

Don’t forget the deadline to complete your 2017–2018 CPD requirements is December 31, 2018, and your filing deadline is February 28, 2019.

If you’re a little short on hours, take advantage of the free CPD opportunities on the CIA website.

Planning Ahead

Kick-start your CPD in 2019, by attending these great opportunities:

Pension and Investment Seminar (French) 
February 13, 2019 in Montréal

Open to all, this one-day event provides an update on current market trends, the impact of climate change on industry, and a look at what increasing retirement age means for pension fund providers.

CIA Professionalism Workshop
February 14, 2019 (French) in Montréal

February 15, 2019 (English) in Toronto

Meet ACIA requirements or use the workshop to refresh your professionalism CPD by attending a CIA professionalism workshop. The one-day session includes the following:

  • Who is a professional and what does professionalism mean?
  • The structure of the CIA;
  • The CIA's views on professionalism;
  • The CIA's discipline process;
  • Malpractice and legal liability; and
  • Communications.

Predictive Analytics Seminar
February 27, 2019 in Toronto

Increase your knowledge of predictive analytics and how it relates to your work as an actuary.

The world is becoming increasingly dependent on the application of predictive analytics to reduce risk and optimize process. Explore discussions on privacy and bias, predictive modelling pitfalls, advances in the use of cyber-risk modelling, and more at the joint CIA, Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Institute, and Society of Actuaries (SOA) 2019 Predictive Analytics Seminar.

Annual Conference 2019

The flagship event for the CIA shifts from a meeting to a conference in 2019. What does that mean for attendees? An opportunity to receive great content through a variety of presentation styles and to connect with peers.

Help shape the upcoming annual conference program and provide your CPD topic ideas or a proposal to speak by completing this survey by December 14, 2018.

Stay tuned for more details when we launch registration in February. You won’t want to miss Annual Conference 2019!

Maryanne Bright is the CIA’s marketing content writer.


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