Thu 23 Jul. 2020

4 months from lockdown

23 July 2020 marks four months since lockdown and the final event in our 2019/2020 CPD programme.

It’s been an interesting time at the IIL! Just before lockdown, we closed our Lombard Street office and the IIL team have been working remotely ever since.

Our first challenge was converting the face-to-face CPD lecture programme (usually held in The Old Library, Lloyd’s) to webinars and between April and July we hosted 30 webinars on a variety of subjects, attended by almost 4,500 members! During this time, we have also hosted a virtual Quiz Night and launched a wellness programme for members, offering yoga and mindful meditation sessions and have more planned over the coming months.

The feedback from our digital programme has been extremely positive, with members commenting on how much they enjoy the accessibility of online events. It has also allowed us greater flexibility in what we can offer and when - from early morning yoga sessions, to a late afternoon webinar from a speaker in the United States. While we are looking forward to life returning to ‘normal’, meeting up with colleagues and hosting networking and social events for our members again, we plan to incorporate more digital events into future programmes.

We’re busy working on the next season of IIL events (please get in touch and let us know of anything you would like to see included), with the first CPD webinar planned for early September – details will be uploaded to our site soon. In the meantime, podcasts and recordings of previous events are available on-demand…they count towards your CPD hours!

We look forward to seeing you all again soon – in person or virtually!