CMI East Midlands Regional Convention

Sandra receiving the Outstanding Contribution Award presented by Ron Simpson CMI Regional Chair (right) with Rob Bennett Regional Manager

Sandra receiving the Outstanding Contribution Award presented by Ron Simpson CMI Regional Chair (right) with Rob Bennett Regional Manager

Delegates hearing about the changes to take place in Jan 10

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) held their East Midlands Regional Convention on 10 September this year at Derby University.  The focus of this year’s event was on Celebrating Success within its volunteer team.

Men and women give  many hours of their time, expertise and knowledge to support the institute in its goal in maintaining high standards of quality in leadership and management across the UK,  and in this regard the East Midlands, in a variety of ways.

The network of branches including Women In Manager (WiM) run events, conferences, seminars and networking to provide additional educational,  performance development and networking opportunities for members and friends.

An awful lot of work goes on in the background of the institute carried out be people who are unpaid, but passionate about what they do.

So this year the Regional Forum wanted to ensure that its many volunteers received the recognitions, and development information and support for all the work they have undertaken over the years.

Many of you will already know that Sandra, who is a member of the CMI, has also been Chair of  WiM Leicester for the past two plus years.  In her time as Chair she has continued the lead the Network in providing outstanding events and seminars for WiM and CMI members, their friends and visitors, working with many other organisations across the region. Continuing this year with the setting up two subgroups (Derby and Nott5ingham) to provide the same high quality service to a wider audience.  Although these two groups are in their infancy, it has brought about the need to create a Regional WiM structure to ensure that support can be given to all the subgroups and Leicester continues it’s sterling work as the established group.  This new structure brings WiM more in line with the CMI regional structure and better enables the running of events regionally.

In support of her outstanding contribution and dedicated service to WiM East Midlands, Sandra Pollock was presented with the Outstanding Contribution Award by the Ron Simpson CMI Regional Chair. The award is only given by the Institute in exceptional cases.

Delegates during workshop

Delegates during workshop

As well as presentations the delegates heard from a number of speakers outlining the Institutes plans for its new member resources web site and the wider range of benefits that will come on line early in the New Year.  We will feature more about these in the coming months.

If you would like to find out more about the Chartered Management Institute visit    To find about more about Women In Management visit

WiM has received a number of requests to run events in Lincolnshire and Rutland and are planning these for the new year.  We are recruiting for more people to join the WiM Management team across the region. This is an exciting time of expansion, which provides opportunities to develop new skills and to strengthen existing ones.

If you would like to find out more email or contact Sandra Pollock on 079 7722 7872  she would be happy to discuss this further with you.