Chartered Insurance Institute teams up with EDII to address innovation challenge

London, UK, 10 June 2024 The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the professional body for the insurance and personal finance sector, has partnered with specialist insurance innovation training provider EDII. The move is the first by the Institute under plans to help members identify and access high-quality, non-technical education and development programmes that are directly aligned with the CII’s Professional Map, a competency framework detailing the knowledge and behaviours professionals need to succeed in their roles.

EDII’s Digital Minds programme is the first programme of its kind to be aligned to the Professional Map following intensive benchmarking and accreditation of its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) content, linking it directly to the Map.

The partnership to promote EDII’s Digital Minds programme will help both individual CII members and companies embrace the curiosity, critical thinking, data appreciation, and problem-solving skills that are needed to ensure the future success of the insurance and personal finance markets.

The CII’s international benchmark Professional Map, developed in conjunction with insurance and personal finance professionals, was launched in September 2022. It enables individual practitioners to easily map their existing competencies, identify any skills gaps, future pathways, and relevant learning opportunities. It can also be used for capacity-building, providing employers with a valuable framework applicable across the employee lifecycle, from standardised job descriptions to career progression maps, helping them attract and retain talent.

The Digital Minds programme consists of a series of segmented modules giving professionals future-focused innovation skills and tools to meet the needs of a changing industry. It is delivered through a combination of traditional learning, experiential modules, industry-expert insights, and collaborative activities and projects, with delegates cultivating their own expansive innovation toolkit.

Vanessa Riboloni, Professional Capabilities and Insight Manager, Chartered Insurance Institute, commented: 

“The CII’s Professional Map is the international benchmark for excellence in the insurance and personal finance professions for both individuals and companies. To help bring the Map alive, and help our members access high quality programmes, we are delighted to be partnering with EDII whose innovation-focused education aligns directly with our framework and the needs of our members.

“Ensuring that our members can easily identify and access relevant, high-quality learning and development programmes in non-technical skills will support them in their careers and help them develop the additional skills and knowledge that we know are essential to maintaining and building public trust in the profession.”

Caroline Bedford, CEO, EDII added:

“We are extremely proud to be partnering with the CII who recognise that ensuring the profession is future focused is not just an option, but a necessity, if the insurance market is to drive innovation, effectively manage emerging risks in an increasingly complex world and  meet changing customer needs.

“Investing in curiosity, critical thinking, data appreciation, and problem-solving skills across the workforce is paramount to maintaining competitive edge and fuelling economic growth. By fostering a culture of continuous learning and adaptability, the industry can navigate regulatory challenges, leverage technological advancements, and create innovative solutions that meet the demands of a dynamic global market. A large proportion of the future talent the industry needs  is already here – it just needs to be unleashed.”

EDII and the CII will be talking about the new partnership at a special event on the 3 July. You can register here to join.


For further information, please contact:
Kirsty Plank/Ant Gould, Full Circle Corporate Communications


M: 07799178687

About EDII

EDII (Educate, Develop, Innovate, Inspire) was established in 2021. It provides distinctive innovation, education, and development programmes for the insurance industry and corporate world. The programmes are designed to equip delegates with the skills, tools, and techniques to champion innovation and creative change throughout insurance and financial services organisation, and make it happen.

About the CII

The Chartered Insurance Institute is the professional body dedicated to building trust in the insurance and financial planning profession. Our strapline Standards. Professionalism. Trust. embodies our commitment to driving confidence in the power of professional standards: competence, integrity, and care for the customer.

We deliver that commitment through relevant learning, insightful leadership, and an engaged membership. Our members commit to high professional standards by maintaining continuous professional development and abiding by our Code of Ethics. The Chartered Insurance Institute is proud to be a member of the Chartered Body Alliance and the Institute for Global Insurance Education.




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