Transformation was the hottest topic at the Convention last year, and this topic is likely to remain as important over the coming years. Last year I was one of the speakers in the session “Conversations with actuaries: our unique journeys to become Fellows.” We had great feedback through attendance and audience participation as well as very positive and sincere feedback after the session. I would like to continue a similar session, Chair it and again invite speakers from diverse backgrounds to share sincerely their unique journeys. I’d also like to take forward some of the feedback we received by broadening the topic this time. That is, not just covering the journey towards qualifying but also post-qualification, in navigating the working world and curving out a suitable career path.
What I’m hoping will come out from this presentation is the following.
* Broader perspectives, promote emphathy, raise awareness and help drive transformation.
* Provide invaluable insights, through the presentation and the discussions these prompt, useful in identifying possible improvements in transformation initiatives (by ASSA, our different organisations, personal, etc.).
* Provide insights into what drives choices of different career paths, from the wide range available to Actuaries.
* This could also open up mentorship opportunities, which otherwise wouldn’t have formed, as members of the audience connect with the speakers whose stories they identified with and seek a mentor.