The SCSI is committed to increasing diversity in the surveying profession. As part of our Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy we have launched a mentoring and leadership development programme to support women in surveying.

About the Mentorship & Leadership Development Programme

The programme runs from April to December and provides mentees with mentorship as well as leadership training. Mentees will have access to a 6 module leadership development programme which will be delivered online from April to November with a closing event in December.

Why join the Elevate Programme

Become encouraged and empowered in your personal development

Identify and create plans to achieve your career goals

Pinpoint and correct gaps in professional skills and knowledge

Gain a broader perspective on career options and opportunities

Receive advice from a senior role model

Expand your professional network

Increase your confidence

The Leadership Development Programme Modules:

Leadership Principles

Leadership Characteristics, Leading Yourself, the Importance of Habits etc


Managing yourself, Motivation & Emotional Intelligence

Strategic Thinking

The Strategic Process, Vision & Mission, Best practice on Implementation

Negotiation & Facilitation Skills

Negotiation process, Negotiation Tactics, Good Facilitation and Workplace Conflict

Stakeholders & Communications

Identifying and Managing Stakeholders, Influence & Persuasion as a leader, the Communication process itself

Goal Setting & Action Planning

Setting your goals, The GROW Framework and Career Management

Applications Closed for Elevate Programme 2024

Our Elevate programme opens for applications on #IWD, 8th of March. Click below to apply to become a mentee.

Please note the Elevate programme is only offered to women in surveying at present. If you have questions please contact us by email at mentor@scsi.ie.

2024 Applications are closed

Testimonials from Elevate Graduates

Cara McDowell

“Meeting people from diverse backgrounds has been a fantastic resource for my personal development.”

Malepeli Malataliana

“We thank the SCSI for putting this programme together, as it is very impactful in our careers.”

Anya Llewellyn

“I love the programme, it had excellent content and it was very much thought-provoking.”

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Become a Mentor

Mentors are experienced surveyors, male and female, that are willing to act as mentors to female surveying mentees, using experience and accomplishments from their own careers to support, challenge and guide their mentees.

Mentors have excellent listening skills and the ability to provide non-judgemental, honest and constructive feedback and advice. The SCSI will provide training for all mentors to grow in this skillset.

Benefits of becoming a Mentor:

  • Becoming fully trained and supported by the Mentoring Coaching Programme

  • Gaining new perspectives and insights into your industry

  • Building up confidence in your experience

  • Gaining more experience in staff development

  • Growing in personal satisfaction and self-reflection

  • Developing your mentoring/coaching skillset

  • Receiving recognition for taking part in a programme of strategic importance to your profession

Volunteer to become a Mentor

Please click below to become a mentor for the 2024 women in surveying Elevate Programme.

For further details please contact us by email at mentor@scsi.ie.

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