Irish Management Institute

DID YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE IRISH MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE?

The Society of Actuaries in Ireland (SAI) has been a corporate member of the Irish Management Institute (IMI) since 2016. SAI has invested in this membership in order to give our members access to the best in executive development in Ireland and to help support them in their own personal and professional development pathways.

Upcoming IMI Events are listed in our Events Calendar.

What is the Irish Management Institute?

Founded in 1952, the IMI is a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to equipping leaders to build for the future. For over sixty years IMI has pioneered executive development in Ireland, with thousands of leaders and senior executives attending NFQ level 9 Diploma and Master programmes, as well as short developmental programmes annually. Common to all IMI programmes is the translation of academic best practice to real-world solutions. IMI can also work to create a completely customised solution to meet an organisation’s individual business and learning needs.

In 2018, for the first time IMI submitted the IMI programmes for potential global ranking by the Financial Times. As a result, IMI was the only Irish business school to be ranked for both open and customised executive education (with the provision of customised executive education being ranked for 10 consecutive years).

What are the benefits of our IMI Membership?

SAI has signed up for IMI corporate membership and the benefits available to our Fellow members are as follows (with the effective value of the benefit being shown in parentheses):

  1. Access to the Knowledge Centre (€250)
  2. Access to complimentary tickets for each Advant-edge session (€125) and a 50% discount on any additional tickets required
  3. Access to complimentary tickets for each Masterclass session (€450) and a 50% discount on any additional tickets required
  4. Access to the complete Thought Leader Webinar series (€100)
  5. All Fellow members may avail of attractive IMI Programme Discounts (e.g. IMI members save €1,600 on a diploma booking)
  6. Use of IMI facilities - All Fellow members may hire IMI meeting rooms at discounted rates (dependent on availability)

Further details of these benefits are provided below.

 

1. About the IMI Knowledge Centre:

As an IMI Corporate Member, all staff based in Ireland have access to the largest business library available to organisations in Ireland. This service provides access to:

  • The physical IMI Knowledge Centre library space
  • Online access to electronic resources
  • Thousands of books (which can be posted out to you if you are unable to get to the library in person)
  • Practical guidance on improving on-the-job management and leadership skills via our online Leaders’ Toolkit and HR Toolkits
  • Professional research support via our team of dedicated Subject Librarians

How to Access the Online Content of the IMI Knowledge Centre:

To access the library for the first time, members simply need to register for access with the IMI using this link:

http://library.imi.ie/register-for-access

Please allow 48 hours to receive your login details.

When registering please use your work email and enter ‘Society of Actuaries in Ireland’ as your employer

How to Access the Online Content of the IMI Knowledge Centre:

  • Go to the IMI Homepage: https://www.imi.ie/
  • This will bring you to the main IMI Library website
  • First time users should click the ‘Register for Access’ tab
  • Fill in the form, making sure to state your ‘Company Name’ as Society of Actuaries and use your company email address in order to be approved as a staff member of a Corporate Member of the IMI
  • If you do not receive your credentials after 5 working days email knowledge@imi.ie and your username will be resent to you
  • Returning users will be prompted to sign in once they try to access the resources

Using the IMI Knowledge Centre Main Catalogue:

  • You can search the main Library catalogue via the search bar on the main Library website or you can access individual resources, which are the little icons on the main page.
  • You can search the main Library catalogue using the keyword of your choice
  • A title search will usually give you an immediate result. You will then have the option to further refine your results, e.g. type of content, print or online material
  • Identify the item that you wish to view/take out on loan in your search results
  • Click on this item to bring up it’s information; the record will indicate where in the library the book/article is via a call number and the availability of the book
  • If you cannot physically attend the Library, as a Member, you can request for a book to be posted out to you
  • Remember you can always ask a Librarian for help in locating the appropriate book or information

Using the IMI Knowledge Centre Toolkits:

  • Of the online resources, the most popular with Members are the Leaders’ Toolkit and HR Toolkit. These toolkits provide practical and bite-sized learning in a variety of media. Simply click on the icon on the main library homepage for the applicable toolkit to access. These can be found by clicking on the icons on the main page titled 'Leader's toolkit' and 'HR toolkit'
  • There is a different focus in each toolkit, review and choose the best one for your requirements
  • Each toolkit provides curated content under specific common themes for quick access.
  • You can also retrieve your own search results using your own keyword/search term.
  • You can then further narrow your search results using the handy ‘Refine By’ tool (for example, type of content, related keywords). By clicking on the individual topic listed under these themes, you will retrieve a fully comprehensive search result for that topic.

 

2. Complimentary Advant-edge Series Tickets

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available to SAI Fellow members at each of the Advant-edge series sessions. This series is connected by one overarching theme. Each session can be attended as a standalone session but, by attending all of the sessions, participants may gain a mini-professional development pathway.

The sessions are particularly aimed at time-challenged mid to senior level managers who may not be available to attend a full programme.

Upcoming IMI events are listed on the ‘Events’ section of the SAI website. The limited number of complimentary tickets (each worth €125) available will be allocated to Fellow members of the SAI in the order in which their reservations for the relevant event are received. Fellow members not in receipt of a complimentary ticket may request a special code to receive a 50% discount on ticket prices (ticket purchases are dependent on availability).

 

3. Complimentary IMI Masterclass Series Tickets

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available to the SAI at each of the half-day IMI Masterclass series events. The IMI Masterclass series is aimed at senior executives and gives access to global thought leaders and their ‘next practice’ ideas on organisations, leadership, management and people.

Upcoming IMI events are listed on the ‘Events’ section of the SAI website. The limited number of complimentary tickets (each worth €450) available will be allocated to Fellow members of the SAI in the order in which their reservations for the relevant event are received. Fellow members not in receipt of a complimentary ticket may request a special code to receive a 50% discount on ticket prices (ticket purchases are dependent on availability).

 

4. Access to the Thought Leadership Webinar Series

All SAI Fellow members have access to the entire IMI Webinar series. These webinars run throughout the year and cover a range of trends and topics.

Upcoming webinars are listed on the ‘Events’ section of the SAI website. The SAI will circulate details of how to register in advance of the webinar. A recording is available for all past webinars - simply email events@actuaries.ie for the links to past webinars.

 

5. Discounts on IMI Programmes

All SAI Fellow members can avail of substantial discounts on IMI Programmes.

A full list of programmes can be viewed here: http://www.imi.ie/programmes.

When booking please quote Society of Actuaries in Ireland’ as your employer to avail of the discounted rates.

Contact the Programme Advisors Team for Programme Advice or Booking:

Email: programmeadvisors@imi.ie

Direct Line: 01 207 8400

 

6. Use of IMI Facilities*

All Fellow members may avail of a discount on the use of IMI meeting/conference rooms.

To be eligible for these discounted rates please quote Society of Actuaries in Irelandwhen booking.

Your Dedicated Contact for any Room Booking is:

Name Chris Lonergan

Email: christopher.lonergan@imi.ie

Direct Line: 01 207 8411

* Dependent on availability

 

FAQs

Does the partnership cost the SAI money?

Yes, the SAI pays a fixed fee for a 12-month membership period. The partnership is reviewed every year. If members are availing of the services at a sufficient level then the SAI will consider renewing the membership for a further 12 months. In order to monitor the usage by members it is important that when a member signs up for any IMI membership benefit that he/she lists the SAI as his/her ‘employer’.

How do I get access to membership benefits?

SAI Fellow members can access: IMI membership events; Webinars; podcasts; white papers; blogs; the Knowledge Centre; and can avail of a discount on IMI facilities via the SAI-IMI Membership partnership.

  • To access the events:

All upcoming IMI events are listed on the ‘Events’ section of the SAI website. A limited number of complimentary tickets are allocated to Fellow members of the SAI in the order in which their reservations for the relevant event are received. Fellow members may also avail of a 50% discount on ticket prices (subject to availability).  

  • To access the webinars:

This benefit is available to all SAI Fellow members. Upcoming webinars are listed on the ‘Events’ section of the SAI website. The SAI will circulate details of how to register in advance of the webinar. A recording is available for all past webinars, email events@actuaries.ie for the links to any past webinars.

  • Podcasts:

This benefit is available to all SAI Fellow members.

Subscribe via one of the platforms below to never miss an episode.

Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/imi_podcast_talking_leadership

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/imi-podcast-series/id1353383000?mt=2

TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Business--Economics-Podcasts/IMI-Talking-Leadership-p1105948/

Acast: https://www.acast.com/imi-podcast-ireland

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/imi-podcast-series

Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/IMI-Talking-Leadership-id1188876?country=us

  • White Papers/Insights documents:

This benefit is available to all SAI Fellow members.

The IMI produces a range of research insights documents on a range of topics that can help SAI members stay up-to-date on cutting edge topics and trends. These documents can be accessed here: http://www.imi.ie/insights

The IMI also produces summary/insights documents for most of their membership events. If you are  interested in receiving this document please email events@actuaries.ie after the event has passed to receive a copy.

  • Blogs:

This benefit is available to all SAI Fellow members.

Stay up-to-date on cutting edge topics and trends by following the IMI blog.

http://www.imi.ie/news-and-events

  • Knowledge Centre:

All SAI Fellow members are entitled to access this just-in-time desktop resource.

IMI’s Knowledge Centre offers access to the largest and best collection of business and management resources available to organisations in Ireland

Available online 24/7, this invaluable resource provides best-practice management techniques, business intelligence and current awareness to ensure members are always informed.

To access the library, members simply register for access with the IMI using this link: 

http://library.imi.ie/register-for-access

Please allow 48 hours to receive your login details.

In order to be approved for an account please remember to use your work email and to enter ‘Society of Actuaries in Ireland’ as your employer when registering.

Can all SAI members attend an IMI event?

No, access to IMI events is limited to Fellow members of the SAI.

As part of our membership there is a limited number of complimentary tickets available to the SAI for each IMI event. These complimentary tickets are allocated to Fellow members of the SAI in the order in which their reservations for the relevant event are received. Fellow members may also avail of a 50% discount on ticket prices (subject to availability).

How do I sign up for the Knowledge Centre?

To access the Knowledge Centre members must first register for an account via this link: http://library.imi.ie/register-for-access. Please remember to enter the SAI as your employer when registering, otherwise your account will not be approved.

Will attending IMI events count towards SAI CPD?

Yes, members can use attendance at IMI CPD events towards fulfilling their SAI CPD requirements. If the topics covered in the talks are relevant to your role, then attendance can be counted towards member’s ‘Relevant CPD’ requirements.

What other companies/organisations attend IMI events?

A broad spectrum of private, public, national and international organisations attend IMI events. Some examples include: Central Bank of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Engineers’ Ireland, FAI, Irish Rugby Union Players Union (IRUPA), Microsoft and Kerry Group. Members of the SAI who work (or who may potentially work) in the wider fields may find the broad range of attendees from different industries useful for networking opportunities. (All IMI events referred to above will be included on the Society’s Calendar of Events which is posted to the Society’s website).

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