Coaching Mentoring and Sponsorship Developing your career


Start Date: 07 Nov 2019

Start Time: 10:00 AM

End Time: 2:00 PM

Duration: 4 hours

Capacity: 45

Venue: The Academy, Scottish Excel, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1AR › View map

Admission price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

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Join us for this event, in partnership with Scotland Excel, where we will explore the role of coaching, mentoring and sponsorship in supporting career advancement.

We will be joined by Dr Katy Savage, Academic Development Lead for Learning at the University of Strathclyde and Renee Raper, CMI Women Champion, CMI Scotland Board, who will share their experiences of coaching, mentoring and sponsorship alongside Ian McNaught, Strategic Organisational Development Manager, Scotland Excel, who will talk about becoming a Chartered Manager and the benefits of this to your career.

All are welcome to attend this CPD event, part of the CMI Women’s agenda.  The event will be an excellent opportunity for you to explore ways to support your own and your team's development and achieve improved performance.


10:00   Arrival and registration

10:30   Welcome and introduction to CMI Board – what do we do and what do you want from us? 

11:00   Presentation on Coaching, Mentoring and Sponsorship - What they are, how can they help and how can you get involved 

12:00   Round table discussion and action planning

12:30   Using the CMI Mentor scheme 

12:45   Becoming a Chartered Manager 

13:15   Buffet Lunch & Networking 

14:00   Close


Kathleen Savage

Dr Katy Savage

Dr Katy Savage is the Academic Director and Academic Development Lead for Learning and Teaching within the Organisational and Staff Development Unit (OSDU) at the University of Strathclyde. She is the Programme Director for 4 MSc programmes and leads the institution’s Teaching Excellence Programme, and provides both leadership and direct teaching input across the programmes. Katy is committed to the development of leadership within Strathclyde University, particularly within a learning and teaching context and leads the “Leadership in Learning and Teaching Network”. She participates in the central learning and teaching committees for the institution and leads on a number of current projects for these, including identifying, harmonising and providing development support for Programme Leaders across the institution.

Prior to her work in OSDU Katy specialised in Forensic Toxicology and was the Programme Director for Strathclyde’s flagship MSc in Forensic Science. She worked for six years at the National Forensic Science Technology Centre (FL) in the US after completing her PhD at the University of Florida.


Renee Raper MSc CMgr FCMI Chartered FCIPD

An organisational and people development professional with over 30 years’experience at strategic and operational levels across business and higher education, providing learning consultancy and solutions. She has worked in Europe, Kazakhstan and the Middle East and is a global e-tutor in leadership and management. She also provides executive and career coaching.
Renee is presently a director of the development consultancy Quo Solvis Ltd and the Womens Champion and Board member for CMI in Scotland. Previously, amongst other roles, she was the Corporate Development Consultant for Aberdeen Business School, director of an eLearning company and general manager of a learning centre in Kazakhstan.
She enjoys fitness, international travel (hopefully again soon) and reading, and is enthusiastic for CPD and a glass of rioja!



As the Strategic Organisational Development Manager leading The Academy, I have a breadth and depth of interests comprising Programme Director for a CMI Approved Centre, Head of Centre for a CMgr Assessment Centre, Head of Centre for a SQA Approved Centre, Independent Apprenticeship Assessor, External Reviewer for the SCQFP, Co-Chair of the Scottish Government’s Professional Practice and Development Strategic Forum, Chartered Manager Assessor and a proud past Chair of the CMI Scotland Board.
In my spare time, I look after my wife Wendy, two adult children (Duncan and Arlene), two dogs and two cats. Then I squeeze in some time for part-time studies working towards a PhD researching “Solving Wicked Problems through Collaborative Innovation and Mutual Transformative Work-Based-Learning”.

Additional Information

There is car parking nearby and station is 5-10 minute walk away.

This event is held in partnership with Scotland Excel.

Scotland Excel 


  • Buffet
  • Free event

Enquiries contact

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

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