E-Learning on Actuarial Work in Social Security

E-Learning on Actuarial Work in Social Security

E-Learning on Actuarial Work in Social Security

1 juin–10 juillet 2020
Le cours est disponible en English

Effective actuarial work is crucial for the long-term adequacy and sustainability of social security schemes. Participants of this course will draw on international best-practice guidelines to assess how to embed high quality actuarial work within the effective operation of their social security institution. This is one of seven courses run in partnership with the International Social Security Association (ISSA) offered in an innovative e-learning format from 2020.

This highly specialized course enables you to join a virtual global network of social security practitioners flexibly and without needing to travel. 

Key features
LEARN DIFFERENTLY

Integrated e-learning

THREE PHASES

Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging "real time" sessions and ends with an individual assignment

PEER-TO-PEER ASSESSMENT

Critical insights from professionals of ISSA member organizations

Présentation du cours

This E-Learning course will focus on the crucial elements of actuarial work in social security, which are central to the assessment of the financial sustainability of a social security system. The training will provide an in-depth analysis and understanding of the ISSA/ILO Guidelines on Actuarial Work in Social Security, as well as an action-oriented and engaging discussion platform on their possible applications.

Groupes cible

The course is designed for social security professionals of ISSA member organizations. Participants should be actuaries or hold positions directly related to actuarial work.

Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English. The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:

  • The ability to use and access a computer with internet
  • Working knowledge of written English
What topics does this course cover?
  • Actuarial work
  • Social security
  • Social protection
What will I learn?

This course uses the ILO/ISSA Guidelines on Actuarial Work in Social Security as a framework to for assessing challenges and identifying innovations.

  • Valuation of social security schemes: definition, aims and responsibilities of the actuary
  • Operational management: key phases and role played by the actuary
  • Investment: main financial and investment issues; management of reserve funds and investment governance
  • Reporting, communication and disclosure: their role in good governance
  • Risk management and analysis: definition of a risk management framework and the
  • role of actuaries
  • Regulatory issues, standards and professional guidance: the importance of compliance with national requirements and impacts on social security institutions
  • Policy and strategy issues: design, implementation and operation of social security schemes
  • Actuarial expertise, staffing and training: principles, conditions and requirements of actuaries; actions to train actuaries
What will I be able to do?
  • Understand core approaches to improvement in service quality based on international best practices
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of social security professionals in the field of social security
  • Utilise the ILO/ISSA Guidelines as a framework for improvement of actuarial work within national social security institutions
  • Develop country-tailored innovations drawing on experience from other countries
Why should I join?

This new e-learning course is designed specifically for social security professionals from ISSA member organizations.

  • ISSA-accredited experts with decades of international experience in social security administration
  • Join and interact online with a global network of professionals from other ISSA member organisations to share learning and best practices
  • This new e-learning course consists of a blend of online resources on good practices and case studies, 'real time' interactive sessions led by highly experienced trainers, individual and collaborative group exercises using our eCampus platform
  • Successful candidates receive an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement
How?

The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the eCampus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks from 1 June to 10 July 2020, for an estimated total of 60 learning hours.

The course is broken down into three phases:

  • Pre-course learning: Flexible (asynchronous) self-guided online learning on eCampus and an end of phase assessment
  • Real time' learning: Live interactive sessions and engaging video presentations by highly experienced trainers, blended with individual and collaborative group exercises, peer-to-peer assessment and online technical forums on eCampus 
  • End of course assignment: Individual assignment applying ILO/ISSA Guidelines to the participants’ organisation. Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

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