Developing Tomorrows Leaders Today

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Start Date: 29 Jan 2015

Start Time: 5:15 PM

End Time: 7:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

Capacity: 150

Venue: Holyrood, The Scottish Parliament , Edinburgh, EH99 1SP › View map

Admission price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

Join us for this exciting introduction to the ‘Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today’ concept through which CMI Scotland can support students and aspiring managers and leaders on their own journey – from professional recognition to networking opportunities with experienced managers and leaders. 


This event is aimed at both students and recently qualified managers wishing to develop their management skills and understanding. As well as inspiring knowledge and content from our two key presenters, the event will also enable you to develop your own personal network of key individuals within the Management & Leadership community as well as supporting you in increasing your employability. 


Students and tomorrow’s managers and leaders, this is an event not to be missed, book your place now...

We will introduce the ‘Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today’ concept where CMI Scotland can play an important function in the student leadership and management journey – from professional recognition to networking opportunities. 

17:15 – 17:45  Entrance and Seating
17:45 – 18:00  Introduction and Student Awareness
Ian McNaught, Chair – CMI Scotland Board
18:00 - 18:15 CMI 21st Century Leaders + Management 2020 highlights
Ian McNaught, Chair – CMI Scotland Board
18:15 - 18:45 Manchester Metropolitan University Centre for Enterprise - Entrepreneurship Research
Professor Lynn Martin and Dr Tamara McNeill
18:45 – 19:00 Student Ambassador Programme
Liz Hoskin, Vice- Chair – CMI Scotland Board
19:00 – 19:30 Thank you & Networking


Ian McNaught

Ian McNaught

Ian McNaught is the Executive Director of the Small Business Charter and has extensive entrepreneurial business transformation experience working across the UK, Europe, USA, China, Scandinavia, Russia and Israel; managing both business enterprise and operations.

Ian has 25+ years experience delivering viable enterprise and strategic solutions, working with multi-nationals; SMEs; start-ups; family businesses; government bodies and academia.
He is also the Chair of the Chartered Management Institute Scotland board.

Liz Hoskin

Liz Hoskin

Liz Hoskin is the founder of Positive Qualities Ltd, a positive transformation consultancy, her clients call her the “People Reader because of her exceptional ability to read people in 7 seconds or less and then go on to get the best out of them. It has been said that every company needs Liz Hoskin and her team as there is a noticeable change in the energy of the businesses once they have worked with Positive Qualities Ltd.

After starting her career in Marks and Spencer PLC, she is now seen as a one of the top inspirational keynote speakers for corporate events that want their people to improve their morale, teamwork, and ultimately achieve better business results. With her background in Sales and Marketing, Liz honed her people skills to inspire audiences who are often stuck in their ways and don’t know how to change. With her engaging, and fun personality, Liz connects with her audiences immediately and delivers content that they can use straightaway when they get back to their companies.

Liz is Vice Chair of the Scottish Board of the Chartered Management Institute as her passion is to promote Heart Centred Leadership with the many clients she works with.

Dr Tamara McNeil

Dr Tamara McNeill

A Research Associate within the Centre for Enterprise since 2012, Tamara’s research interests include sustainable business, entrepreneurial learning, graduate entrepreneurship and business growth. Recent research includes ‘Understanding the high growth mindset’: an empirical study involving depth interviews and a survey with high growth entrepreneurs. The study was undertaken with support from the Business Growth Service, a UK Government programme. Current projects include ‘Making pub retailing greener’ a collaboration with Robinson’s Brewery intended to bring about pro-environmental changes that have a positive impact on the ‘bottom line’ for tenant landlords. Tamara is also co-chair of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s Special Interest Group for Entrepreneurial Learning in Organisations.

After gaining her PhD from the University of Manchester in 2005 Tamara subsequently worked in consultancy businesses undertaking a wide range of public and private sector research projects. She brings her experience of economic development and regeneration to her current research, which includes studies supported by ESRC, EPSRC and BIS.

Prof Lynn Martin

Professor Lynn Martin

Professor Lynn Martin PhD has considerable track in successful entrepreneurship, leadership and management, via a background in teaching, research, enterprise and knowledge exchange. As Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, she leads on a range of activities to ensure quality in all stages of the student experience, including HERA, AACSB and Small Business Charter Mark applications. She is also an experienced entrepreneur, working to support regional growth and business development though small firm engagement and interaction.

Currently working in the Business School at Manchester Metropolitan University, in the past she has formed successful international links with Europe and Asia, and formed long-lasting relationships with both companies and public sector authorities at regional and national level. In addition to her Associate Dean role, she is Director of the Centre for Enterprise (CfE) at Manchester Metropolitan University. CfE has 38 staff providing supporting the university centre for small business. It has an established centre for research and development activities related to innovation and the SME experience; Factors impacting on SME growth and business start up; Leadership and sustainability in organisations; Knowledge exchange and the practical and theoretical impacts of entrepreneurial learning.


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