Scotland Conference - Developing Your Purpose

Bee and Flower

Start Date: 24 Oct 2018

Start Time: 9:30 AM

End Time: 4:30 PM

Duration: 7 hours

Capacity: 250

Venue: Assembly Rooms, 54 George St, Edinburgh, EH2 2LR › View map

Member price: £60

Non-member price: £75

CMI Students price ?: £10

Interactive Breakout session Topics – ‘Talk to the expert’

Attendees will have the option to attend 2 out of 4 breakout sessions provided, there will also be time allocated for Q&A in each session

Productivity – Addressing the Gap, Why is the UK one of the worst performing modernised countries when it comes to productivity and what can we do about it? Lead by Neil Pickering CMgr FCMI MIoD, formerly Vice President Assurance at Wood Plc.

Future Leaders – From the first job, right through to being a successful and inspiring leader. Guiding new professionals from one milestone to the next, knowing what to focus on and when, accelerating progression. Lead by CMI and Future Leaders.

Technology & Innovation – Embracing technology to leverage your advantage, how can this can be translated into your purpose and that of your team and organisation. What’s on the horizon? Supported by Tahir Mohammed BSc MCMI, CMI Scotland Board.

Mindfulness – Focusing on the importance of mental wellbeing and the work/life balance in addition to examining the power of positive thinking. Lead by Liz Hoskins CMgr FCMI CMI Board of Trustees




 Registration & Refreshments


 Welcome and Introduction


 Keynote Presentation


 Refreshment and Networking Break


 Keynote Presentation 


 Lunch & Networking


 Break Out Sessions
 Attendees have the option of attending 2 out of the 4 workshops provided.*
 Future Leaders
 Technology & Innovation


 Keynote Presentation


 Thanks & Close


 Networking Opportunities

*to register for your workshops email The workshops will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. 


Neil Pickering Profile Size

Neil Pickering CMgr FCMI

Neil has 32 years post apprenticeship experience in industry; with 30 years in the Oil and Gas Industry. Neil has undertaken various roles throughout his early career ranging from detailed design through to commissioning and operations.
A chartered manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
Neil is also ECITB Regional Chair Offshore Oil and Gas sector and an ECITB Board member.

Liz Hoskin

Liz Hoskin CMgr FCMI

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.
Previously the Chair of the CMI Scotland Board, Liz is now apart of the Board of Trustees.


  • Buffet
  • Disabled access
  • Wifi
  • Refreshments provided

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to CMI Events at or by telephone on 01536 207485.

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