Civil Service Learning & Development

Global Government Forum provides a wide range of live, virtual, interactive training courses which build on our ethos of providing high-quality events and information for civil servants from around the world. Our courses are listed below or for bespoke training programmes visit our About our training page for more information. For more details on our trainers visit Trainer biographies

In practically whichever country you look at, women tend to be under-represented at the higher organisational levels. Many countries have legislation in place to address this issue, but even where discrimination and pay disparity are illegal, such bad practices often seem to continue with apparent impunity, often at alarmingly significant levels, despite the best intentions of the legislators. Other factors can also hold women back, ranging from external perceived expectations about leadership profiles, job roles, or a lack of opportunity, through to personal issues such as self-confidence and an absence of obvious career ladders for women to progress.

Global Government Forum are pleased to present two stand-alone, but complementary seminars that look into a wide range of issues affecting women who are either looking to move into leadership roles, or who are already in such roles, and who wish to equip themselves for a further upwards move.  

5 October 2022
Online
Governance, Management, Leadership and Teams

Tuesday 11th October and Tuesday 18th October
This training seminar will take place on two consecutive Tuesdays, 11th October and Tuesday 18th October. Each training session will last for three hours.

The seminar is designed to enable those involved in the delivery of digital services in Government to understand the capabilities required for success. The subjects covered will aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the typical skills required within a digital organisation, why these are needed, and how these can be grown and retained. It demonstrates how they are applied in a typical digital service and how these capabilities relate to each other using clear examples and case studies. The seminar also discusses how existing parts of an organisation work with digital teams to further optimise delivery, and shows what may need to change to further support the new digital paradigm.

11 October 2022
Online
Digital

This is a two-day training course taking place on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th October

To succeed, governments and the officials supporting them need to understand how to make good decisions using the best available evidence. They policy-making is all about.This event is designed to equip officials with a strong understanding of the stages of effective policy making and the skills to deliver successful policy. The insights this event will provide, will improve your policy making wherever you are across the world. The event will be facilitated by a policy-making expert who has a very wide range of policy experience and who was worked with organisations across the world. This event provides two days of practical training, providing a comprehensive guide to policy-making for practitioners. The event will be very interactive, with a mixture of facilitated discussion and exercises that will provide practical insights. (Descriptif disponible en français).

24 October 2022
Online
Delivery, Policy, Strategy

This is a two-day training course taking place on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th October

This interactive and engaging training provides an overview of the essentials of management and leadership. Day one focuses on a “management and leadership triangle” that provides a core foundation for both management and leadership roles. We will explore the overlap and differences between management and leadership and different styles of management. Then we will address how to set clear objectives, support people’s motivation, and give and receive constructive feedback. These three areas that can make a massive difference to the perception of your performance as a manager and leader.

On day two, we will look at how four key aspects of leadership that will enhance your ability to lead teams and to progress further in your career. We will consider how to lead teams, fostering the spirit of collaborative effort, wherever you and your colleagues are situated. We will address what it means to be a strategic leader. We will explore how you can better lead people through change. And we will consider how you can be a catalyst for continuous improvement as a leader. (Descriptif disponible en français).

26 October 2022
Online
Management, Leadership and Teams
In practically whichever country you look at, women tend to be under-represented at the higher organisational levels. Many countries have legislation in place to address this issue, but even where discrimination and pay disparity are illegal, such bad practices often seem to continue with apparent impunity, often at alarmingly significant levels, despite the best intentions of the legislators. Other factors can also hold women back, ranging from external perceived expectations about leadership profiles, job roles, or a lack of opportunity, through to personal issues such as self-confidence and an absence of obvious career ladders for women to progress.

Global Government Forum are pleased to present two stand-alone, but complementary seminars that look into a wide range of issues affecting women who are either looking to move into leadership roles, or who are already in such roles, and who wish to equip themselves for a further upwards move.  

1 November 2022
Online
Governance, Management, Leadership and Teams

This is a two-day training course taking place in Ottawa on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November

This interactive and engaging training provides an overview of the essentials of management and leadership. Day one focuses on a “management and leadership triangle” that provides a core foundation for both management and leadership roles. We will explore the overlap and differences between management and leadership and different styles of management. Then we will address how to set clear objectives, support people’s motivation, and give and receive constructive feedback. These three areas that can make a massive difference to the perception of your performance as a manager and leader.

On day two, we will look at how four key aspects of leadership that will enhance your ability to lead teams and to progress further in your career. We will consider how to lead teams, fostering the spirit of collaborative effort, wherever you and your colleagues are situated. We will address what it means to be a strategic leader. We will explore how you can better lead people through change. And we will consider how you can be a catalyst for continuous improvement as a leader. (Descriptif disponible en français).

24 November 2022
Ottawa
Management, Leadership and Teams
Monitoring and Evaluation are integral to policy development. Done properly, they can provide objective, reliable information about the impact and effectiveness of your policies. Without them, you will have no way of assessing if your policy has been a success. This half-day seminar will look at where they fit in the policy cycle and why they are essential elements in the policy development process. It will also look at ways you can use Monitoring and Evaluation to improve existing policies and develop better ones.
24 November 2022
Online
Policy, Risk Management
This is a four-day training course that will be delivered live in Central London from Monday 28th November to Thursday 1st December.

A strategy is only as good as its implementation – the extent to which it actually delivers intended policy outcomes. This event provides an in-depth exploration of the key ingredients for implementing strategy and policy in the civil service or any public sector role. Starting with the foundations of strategy, the event looks beyond strategic thinking to consider innovation, adaptation, and implementation. It explores a wide range of implementation issues including feasibility, capacity, project management and change management. The event is very interactive and will include insights from senior civil service leaders.
28 November 2022
Central London
Delivery, Policy, Project Planning, Strategy
This highly practical half-day event is designed to help you to develop your skills and confidence in writing briefings for senior officials and political decision-takers. We will explore the policy context of briefing, examine a range of structures/templates for different type of briefs, and introduce a framework for writing policy briefs. The session will comprise a mix of guidance, discussion and practical exercises.
30 November 2022
Online
Communications, Policy
Strategic Communications is about building engagement that delivers your organisation’s core aims by: Developing and delivering strategic aims; Building constructive relationships; Understanding and influencing opinion; Managing risk and reputation. On this highly interactive, interesting and engaging training course, you will learn how to apply to maximum effect the five primary principles of communication – audiences, engagement, persuasion, narrative, advocacy.
8 December 2022
Online
Communications, Strategy