The Bermuda Insurance Institute [BII] has partnered with the Wharton School of Business to provide a world class Leadership Development program in Bermuda. This program was launched at a Connections and Cocktails event which was held at RenaissanceRe on November 27, 2012.
Chris Fisher, president of the BII council thanked RenaissanceRe for sponsoring the event and stated, “The BII is delighted to be partnering with a world-class educational organization such as the Wharton School of Business. The genesis of this program was the clear feedback to the BII from our member companies that a superior Bermuda-based business leadership program was vital to ensure the continued growth of high potential individuals in the Bermuda market.
“A tremendous amount of hard work has gone into putting this program together and I would especially like to thank Andrew Soares, Michelle St Jane and all of the hard working members of the BII’s Education Committee who collectively have been instrumental in bringing this world-class offering to market in Bermuda.”
Andrew Soares spoke about the two week program which will take place in 2013. The first week of the program will take place February 25, 2012 – March 1, 2013. A key part of the program involves an Action Learning Project which will allow participants to work on an issue that is relevant to leaders today.
Mr Soares said: “The goal of the BII was to develop a program that reflects Bermuda’s leadership training needs. This program is for individuals selected by their companies as future leaders. Individuals who want to improve their leadership skills and ability to influence: high potential individuals that represent diverse business functions, companies and industries.
“This exceptional opportunity will offer the progressive development of talented employees to expand their potential, ready them for future roles and responsibilities, and prepare them to meet the challenges of leading in the 21st century. With the curriculum, action learning project and Wharton faculty we have assembled for this program we feel we have accomplished our goal.”
Dr. Mario Moussa, director of Learning for Wharton Executive Education shared the following insight, “General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt once said: ‘Leadership is an intense journey into yourself. You can use your own style to get anything done.’
“Mr. Immelt’s comment could apply to the upcoming Wharton program. It will take the participants on an intense leadership journey that will deepen their understanding of themselves and of fundamental business principles. The knowledge they gain will help them get things done in their organizations.”
The Bermuda Insurance Institute is a registered charity and educational institution, funded by its insurance industry members. The institute facilitates insurance studies, and insurance-related studies, organizes discussion of industry matters and other interaction among industry participants. Incorporated under The Bermuda Insurance Institute Act 1984, the organization has been preparing Bermudians for the insurance industry since 1970.
Organizations that are interested in sending participants to the BII/Wharton leadership program should call Delma Parfitt at BII on 295-1596 ext. 22 for more details.