Scotland Annual Conference

Edinburgh Napier University

Start Date: 30 Oct 2015

Start Time: 9:00 AM

End Time: 4:00 PM

Duration: 7 hours

Capacity: 200

Venue: Edinburgh Napier University, Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre, Craiglockhart Campus, Glenlockhart Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ › View map

Member price: £50.00

Non-member price: £75.00

Students price ?: Free

Event Capacity: Full

The 2015 CMI Scotland Annual Conference is focusing on ethical values in business.  The conference is centred around our CMI research on “The Moral DNA: Better Values, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes."

Keynote speakers include company leaders who emphasise values and ethics as core to the purpose and success of their organisation, as well as speakers who focus on how to create and sustain high performance teams, and how to put the emotional intelligence back into leadership.

**Attendance will be free for the first 50 students to register, to qualify for a student free place you will need to be in full time education.  Book your place now.

Proposed Agenda



Registration & Refreshments


Welcome and Introductions:   Ian McNaught (CMI Scotland Board Chair) and Stewart Falconer, Interim Dean of The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University.


Keynote 1:  Annabelle Ewing MSP Minister for Youth and Women's Employment


Keynote 2: Professor Ken Russell, Associate Dean, Robert Gordon University, "Tickled Pink with Success; Creating and sustaining high performance work teams."


Refreshments and Networking

11:15 - 12.45


Panel Theme: "Values and Personal Growth"

Karen Barr, Be Switched On Ltd - "Managing with Mindfulness"

Les Morgan, QFOUR, "EQ 'v' IQ - Growing from Within"

Liz Hoskin, PositiveQualities - "Successful Networking"

Panel Discussions/Q&A: Challenging or Living within our Comfort Zones? (Facilitator - David Dent, CMI Scotland Board Member)


Buffet Lunch and Networking


Keynote 4:  Peter Neville Lewis, Principled Consulting and co-author of "The MoralDNA"

2:00 - 3.15

Panel Theme:  “Values and Organisational Growth”

Rhoda Reid, Project Leader, Covey Befriending, "The Covey Way of Doing Things: Living the Values”

Paul Bray, General Manager, Allan Wilson, Operations Manager & Fiona Stobo, Reception Deputy Manager,  The Westerwood Hotel and Golf Resort, “Westerwood’s Values Journey: A Team Perspective”

Susan Ogden, CMI Scotland Board Member, “CMI Code of Conduct and Practice: Living our Values”

Panel Discussion/Q&A:  What can we learn - Challenges, Enablers and Rewards? (Facilitator - Les Morgan, QFOUR)


Close, Chair and CMI Scotland Board


Drinks Reception and Networking


Annabelle Ewing MSP

Annabelle Ewing MSP

Annabelle was elected as MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife region in May 2011 and is the Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment. She was previously elected as SNP MP for Perth (2001-2005), Annabelle Ewing earned the reputation as a spirited campaigner on issues such as Hepatitis C compensation, Deepcut, and the Black Watch.

Daughter of independence champion, Winnie Ewing, Annabelle graduated with EC Law Honours from Glasgow University in 1981. Following post-graduate studies in Bologna and Amsterdam, and 10 years as Brussels-based EC lawyer, Annabelle returned to run a small legal practice in Glasgow.

Comrie-based, Annabelle worked for several years for a local development trust and as a solicitor.

Peter Neville Lewis

Peter Neville Lewis MIRM

Peter Neville Lewis MIRM is a highly experienced Business Adviser to Boards and senior management teams with over 30 years’ practical delivery at Managing Director level himself, specialising in principled leadership, values based decision making and conduct risk. He holds the post of Visiting Fellow at Brunel University London. He is also a Member of the Institute of Risk Management (MIRM) and advises their Board.

Having trained at RMA Sandhurst, he left the Army to work in the City and in the early 70’s From then up to 2001, Peter held various senior roles and Non Exec positions with an emphasis on Sales and Marketing, including setting up a Sales Office in Bangkok for a US Multinational FMCG business covering S.E.Asia. He also successfully established two other businesses.

In 2001 he became accredited as an Executive Coach and in 2004 he was one of the first Coach/Mentors in the UK to be awarded a Certificate in Supervision. In 2009 he established Principled Consulting. Ethical business behaviour and Reputational Risk mitigation is his key interest: maximising performance & sustainability whilst minimising risk.

Peter’s longstanding connections within the City and various political, academic and economic institutions, together with his wide range of cultural interests provide clients with a rich source of intellect, expertise and pragmatism.


Rhoda Reid

Passionate about the unique contribution that volunteers make in society, Rhoda has been involved for over 35 years in volunteering, gaining experience in leadership, counselling, events organising, and work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. Project Leader with COVEY BEFRIENDING for 10 years, Rhoda has seen the charity grow and develop through becoming a values-based organisation. The support that is given to vulnerable young people and their families is at her core and is enabled by a committed and cohesive team through living and breathing values. Rhoda has seen the difference that values make in using these as the benchmark for every decision. Before being appointed Project Leader her roles have included coordinating a Lanarkshire wide mentoring programme, developing and delivering training, coordinating a national charity and work in the field of befriending. Committed to lifelong learning and development, Rhoda has completed a BA in Leadership and Management. Her personal vision is to see organisations and individuals reach and maintain their potential through a growing self- knowledge and empowerment.

Ken Russell

Professor Ken Russell

Alongside his role as a research professor, Ken is responsible for teaching in the realms of strategy, leadership, culture & change, innovation and consultancy. He has a portfolio of doctoral students (PhD and DBA) that mirror these themes. Ken has worked at RGU since 2005 and has also held a number of managerial roles within the University. He is currently Head of the Chartered Management Institute Centre at Aberdeen Business School.
Ken holds a BSc and PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (Civil Engineering) and an MBA from London Business School.

Karen Barr

Karen Barr

Karen Barr is an enthusiastic and committed learning and development professional, specialising in leadership and mindfulness. She is passionate about developing human potential and making a difference to individuals and organisations. Karen works with a variety of businesses, in both the public and private sector and experiences first-hand how the right mind-set, promoted by mindfulness, can change the culture of an organisation by developing wellbeing in individuals, allowing them to reduce stress, increase resilience, improve focus and develop stronger interpersonal relationships.
Karen has a BSc (Hons) Psychology and an MSc in Mindfulness from the University of Aberdeen. She received her mindfulness teaching certificate from the Mindfulness Association and delivers mindfulness programmes in accordance with the guidelines set out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teaching. Karen is a member of the Mindfulness Association and the International Positive Psychology Association.
Prior to launching her own learning and development company in 2004, Karen spent many years at senior level in the ICT sector.

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.

Les Morgan 1

Les Morgan

Les Morgan describes himself as a leader in EQ and since 2004 has been providing organisational development in authenticity and leadership through his consultancy FQOUR. He initially trained as a Physical Education teacher in Glasgow and moved straight into leisure management where he swiftly moved up the ranks, to become Director of Leisure and Economic Development in Wear Valley Council and then onto become Chief Executive at Moray Council in 1991. During this time, Les and his team, created the world’s first multi coloured artificial ski slope, formed the UK’s first GP referral scheme (exercise, diet and relaxation not pills), took cardiac rehabilitation out of curative hospitals and placed them into preventative Wellness facilities in the community, became the UK’s second youngest local authority Chief Executive (38) and was voted the UK’s Leisure Personality of the Year in 1990.

Les then moved into the private sector to set up the Scottish Highland’s first call centre and then became Scottish Director of The Leadership Trust a charity focussed on leadership alone since 1975.He then found his true vocation – assisting people to change their lives through offering insights about the three aspects he believes make healthy and vibrant organisations, families and communities - leadership, values and trust, while placing character (EQ) before competence (IQ).


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