With advisers needing to meet higher professional standards, life insurer TAL has revealed its education program for 2016.
TAL general manager of retail distribution Niall McConville said TAL had made a conscious decision to invest significantly in adviser education in order to support the professionalism of the industry.
"This year we are introducing a new education stream focused on client engagement. This program will help advisers grow their business using modern sales and marketing tools. This is aimed at helping advisers to thrive in an ever-changing landscape", Mr McConville said.
The TAL Risk Academy has five new courses, including an industry-first LinkedIn master class presented in partnership with LinkedIn as well as two new social media webinars, TAL said.
Given advisers' busy schedules, TAL is also introducing on-demand learning which will allow them to access courses through the TAL Adviser Centre at a time that suits them.
TAL said it has also donated $25,000 to the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) Scholarship Foundation from the nominal registration fee paid by advisers participating in the Risk Academy Master Class Program in 2015.
The ABCN Scholarship Foundation provides financial and mentoring scholarships to students facing economic, family or social challenges that impact their study.
"We're pleased to partner with the ABCN to support student learning and development as part of our commitment to education and making a real difference in the community," Mr McConville said.
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