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

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.
3 February 2023
Online
Communications, Policy
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.  

21 February 2023
Online
Governance, Management, Leadership and Teams

There are a number of highly effective tools that can be used to improve the robustness of your policy planning and development.

The methodical application of futures thinking, including horizon scanning and scenario planning, will enable you to think about and develop policy in a more strategic way, adding greatly to its value for policy-making teams and decision-makers.

23 February 2023
Online
Policy, Risk Management, Strategy
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.  

7 March 2023
Online
Governance, Management, Leadership and Teams

This is a two-day training course taking place on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd March in Central London

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).

21 March 2023
Central London
Management, Leadership and Teams
This event covers the essentials that every policy maker needs. It is ideal for those new to policy or those seeking to build on their existing knowledge. It covers the development of the whole policy cycle: rationale, objectives, appraisal of options, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and taking forward lessons learned into the design and implementation of future policies.
23 March 2023
Online
Policy
This is a four-day training course that will be delivered live in Central London from Monday 27th March to Thursday 30th March.

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.
27 March 2023
Central London
Delivery, Policy, Project Planning, Strategy
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.
18 April 2023
Online
Policy, Project Planning
This half-day event is designed to help you to understand and apply best practice in designing and appraising policy options to solve problems and support the decision-making process. We will explore various models of the policy process and where option appraisal fits. We will look at how to establish desired policy outcomes and objectives, and how to decide on criteria for weighing up the various options available for achieving the desired outcomes. We will also examine the priorities of decision-takers and their needs, particularly in the political context. The session will comprise a mix of guidance, discussion and practical exercises, and include breaks away from the screen.
20 April 2023
Online
Policy

Governance is about so much more than compliance with statutory regulations and the presence of effective internal audit trails. Without those, you have no organisational governance framework. But with them, you don’t necessarily have an organisation that has top-notch quality governance or a culture of accountability.

Governance is relies on attitudes, responsibility, effective leadership, and achieving full-spectrum staff buy-in. And more than likely, an element of organisational change.

This seminar will examine how you can move your organisation from current levels of compliance to genuine best practice. It will examine a range of issues and approaches to empower you to implement effective governance throughout your organisation.

25 April 2023
Onlne
Governance, Management, Leadership and Teams