Become a microinsurance master.

2 weeks immersion training

at Pioneer Microinsurance
mostly out of the classroom

+

8 weeks tailored coaching

by internationally renowned
microinsurance leaders

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You & your business thrive

with transformative insights,
frameworks and tools

Programme overview

Programme part 1
Learn by doing from a microinsurance champion (2 weeks)

Effective learning requires practice by doing.

That’s why we spend the first two weeks camped out at Pioneer Microinsurance, the leading microinsurer in the Philippines:

  • Interactive, thought-provoking workshops designed with the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and Pioneer Microinsurance
  • Visit and work with their staff, distribution partners, and clients
  • Work to solve a burning problem for Pioneer Microinsurance using the principles, frameworks and tools from the workshops

This will extend you out of your comfort zone and will foster peer learning that sets the basis for a leadership network that will outlast the programme.

Starting from the client

"You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back to the product, not the other way around."

Adapted from Steve Jobs

We follow a microinsurance customers’ journey, with purpose-driven leadership and client centricity at the core of all training.

Next, we put the theory into practice to make the knowledge last.

Overview of training agenda

Programme part 2
Apply your learning with tailored coaching (8 weeks)

Photo: Microinsurance Network by Victor Schwirkschlies

The success of your training will be determined by how well you apply the takeaways from it back home.

That’s why the important second step is tailored online coaching for 8 weeks.

  • During the training you will draft a workplan with a view to kickstarting it in the weeks thereafter, with the support of one of our renowned microinsurance experts.
  • You will be assigned the expert that best suits the needs of your organisation. You can also apply for an extended coaching with onsite visits.

Who will be attending?

“A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.”

Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

  • Microinsurance Master is set to become the must-attend programme for today’s and tomorrow’s industry leaders.
  • We will select 25 motivated decision-makers from insurers, microfinance institutions and other distribution partners, funders, and regulators involved in microinsurance.
  • This diversity will further challenge your thinking and enrich the learning experience.

Who delivers the programme?

The programme is guided by a host, a facilitator, and coaches – all of whom have impressive track records in the microinsurance sector.

Your host: Pioneer Microinsurance

As the leading microinsurer in the Philippines, Pioneer Microinsurance develops both life and non-life products.

The company formed a remarkable joint venture with CARD MRI, the largest MFI in the country. Card Pioneer is the first microinsurance company in the Philippines to specifically address the calamity, agriculture, and income-loss insurance needs of the low-income population. Pioneer Microinsurance records 18 million enrolments generating 18,5 million USD in revenue.

Pioneer Microinsurance got recognised by CGAP for its immersion visits to its clients. Client discovery helps the company to test and improve its microinsurance offering. One of the keys to its success is paying claims rapidly – half of them within 2 days!

Your facilitator: Bert Opdebeeck

Bert Opdebeeck will be your key contact and guide during training:

  • Worked with numerous microinsurers in Africa and Latin America over the past decade
  • Established the microinsurance practice at BRS
  • Led the establish the microinsurance key performance indicators
  • Developed training programmes taught to more than 450 microinsurance practitioners in 14 countries since 2006

Your coaches

Coaches of the 2018 edtion include:

Michael J. McCord

President of the MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman

Geric Laude

CEO of Card Pioneer Philippines

Afua Donkor

Founder AssureAdvisors Ltd and former CEO of Star Microinsurance Ghana

Richard Leftley

CEO of MicroEnsure

As well as  Martina Wiedmaier-Pfister, Katie Biese, Clémence Tatin-Jaleran, Bill Collins and Lemmy Manje.

The wealth of experience that these and other coaches bring will ensure your coaching needs are amply met.

You will be assigned the most suitable coach for your specified needs.

The supporting partners

The Microinsurance Master programme is created in partnership with:

Dates and costs

The Microinsurance Master programme started on February 26, 2018 in Manila, the Philippines. The training ended on March 9, 2018, with coaching continuing for 8 weeks thereafter. Dates of the 2019 session will be announced shortly. Leave us your email address to stay updated.

The participation fee for the 2018 edition was 10650 US Dollar.

What’s included?

  • All training fees
  • Field trips & excursion
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • 2-week hotel accomodation
  • 8 weeks of tailored, online coaching

What’s not included?

  • Visa for the Philippines
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Dinners and leisure expenses

What happens next?

The application process is simple:

  • Apply: to reserve a seat (only 25 available)
  • Get accepted: your acceptance will be based on:
  • Your profile
  • The profile of your organisation
  • Your motivations for applying
  • Your potential group fit
  • Any conflict of interests with the host organisations, Pioneer Insurance and CardPioneer (they are serious about sharing their insights and we want to make sure this will be treated in an appropriate manner).
  • Submission date: Places will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. We will choose a diverse group, so the sooner you apply the better your chance of approval. 
  • Payment: to confirm your enrolement