Hollard Academy

The success of any industry is dependent on the quality of its professionals – which, in turn, rests on the quality of their training. The Hollard Academy is an accredited learning facility dedicated to uplifting the skills in the insurance industry.

From assistance with FAIS preparation and specific skills training to personal development seminars and motivational sessions, the Hollard Academy meets a wide range of training and development needs across the country.

Lead in business

Insurance Simulation, in which participants manage a short-term mock insurance company over four annual cycles, overseeing business dimensions such as budget, balance sheets, financial statements, unwritten premium reserve, gross written premium, return on investment, financial ratios and more. The simulation ends with a presentation to a panel of “shareholders”, who must be persuaded to reinvest in the respective businesses.

Introduction to Insurance is an exciting, three-day interactive learning experience equipping you with an overview of our industry. It is ideal for newcomers and those employed in support roles.

The Commercial Lines Skills Programme will give you 31 credits on NQF level 4. The programme consist of a seven-day training programme, after which you will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence and write an exam. 

The Personal Lines Skills Programme is for people who would like to obtain essential knowledge and skills in the Short Term Personal Lines field, while completing 30 credits on NQF level 4.

Technical Report Writing will teach you everything you need to know about how to produce clear and concise technical reports, that are quick and easy to read and understand, and show relevance to the reader.

Lead ourselves

Performance Driven Thinking Skills is for people who want to be ahead of the curve, by identifying the best solutions through effectively defining the problem and understanding root causes. Performance-driven thinking acknowledges that every person in a team/stakeholder group is a leader, with a unique and valuable contribution to make to the team/group’s performance.

Lead others

Performance Management for Managers and Supervisors is for managers who provide feedback to staff on their performance, and who want to play a positive role in employee development. This two-day, interactive, practical workshop will provide you with an understanding of how adults learn, so that you can contribute constructively towards people development and manage performance in your area of responsibility.

Managing Under-Performance is a one-day workshop that clarifies the difference between misconduct and poor performance, making poor performance easier to identify and therefore easier to manage. We have taken a practical and hands-on approach to create awareness of your legislative responsibilities in dealing with poor performance, and provide guidelines on how to apply the legal requirements in a responsible manner.

For more information or to book, please email academy@hollard.co.za.