- Six-month program targets to provide top performers with specially curated training by experts & leaders
Allianz Asia Pacific (AZAP) has proudly announced a partnership with INSEAD, one of the world's leading business schools to create a training and certification program aimed at transforming and upskilling the organization's Life and Health business agency salesforce.
The six-month program is a performance-based qualification initiative that recognizes and rewards the top-performing agents across seven markets in Asia and is designed to upskill and revolutionize the learning experience of agents licensed in the Life and Health business. Specially designed and co-created by Allianz and INSEAD, the program follows a hybrid training model comprising of both online and face to face content.
With access to world-class professors, panel speakers, industry practitioners, the curriculum covers a wide range of topics from organizational leadership and customer management to marketing, sales and business strategy, agents will also be able to engage with their peers across the region through proven educational pedagogies and expand their network while learning from one another. This innovative approach aims to provide a holistic professional development experience for agents and accelerate the development of next-generation leaders in the industry.
Fully sponsored by Allianz Asia Pacific, the program offers agents the latest skills and knowledge to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving industry. Top qualifiers will also have the chance to complete their training program at the INSEAD campus in France, exchanging learning experiences with their counterparts for a truly global educational experience.
The program, which is the first of its kind, will be carried out in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Thailand.
Anusha Thavarajah, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Asia Pacific, said, "This partnership brings together the best of two world-class organizations to create truly best-in-class opportunities for our agency distribution force. It marks a significant step in Allianz Asia Pacific's commitment to developing and investing in our agents, and we are excited to work with INSEAD to equip our agents with future-proof skills and establish a new standard of excellence in the insurance industry. I believe this partnership is a game-changer that will enable us to attract the best talents in the market and empower our next generation of agency leaders as we develop a more robust and even more resilient distribution channel."
Professor Sameer Hasija, INSEAD Dean of Executive Education, said, “Our aim at INSEAD is to be the intellectual sparring partner organisations can rely on to upskill their employees, cultivate their curiosity, and help nurture a growth mindset.
“What we value above all is creating deep collaborations that help organisations navigate unchartered waters and provide their executives with tools, skills, and future-proof their knowledge to the benefit of not just themselves, but also their clients.
“We are excited to enter our collaboration with Allianz, an organisation at the forefront of its industry and one that understands the importance of lifelong learning. Leveraging our experience in delivering impactful online learning and live virtual experiences for executives and organisations, our deep footprint in APAC, together with Allianz’s commitment to upskilling its employees, we are confident that our partnership will be a success in both the short- and long-term.
“I, for one, look forward to working together and seeing our partnership grow and evolve.”