Training - Open Courses

Our highly acclaimed open courses are delivered by expert trainers with years of experience both in their subject area and in delivering top quality training. These courses give you the opportunity to learn and to practise your skills in a safe, encouraging environment alongside colleagues from across government and the wider public sector.

Our open courses cover areas such as Parliament, Government, management and leadership, policy and personal development. Please see the open courses below for further details and forthcoming events.

Business Writing Skills

5 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills

Trainer: Tony Shaw 

Managing Difficult Conversations

5 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Kevin Rowswell 

How Government Works

6 September 2017
  • Central government
  • Local government

Trainer: Sheree Dodd

Brexit: Implications and Impact

6 September 2017
  • European Union

Trainer: Matthew Cocks 

Introduction to Public Affairs

7 September 2017
  • Central government
  • Influencing skills
  • Stakeholder engagement

Trainer: Carys Davis

Reading Legislation

7 September 2017
  • Law
  • Legislation

Trainer: Daniel Greenberg

Working with Legislation and Regulation

7 September 2017
  • Central government
  • Legislation

Trainer: Mike Watts

How Parliament Works

7 September 2017
  • Parliament

Trainer: Jenny Willott 

How Policy Works

12 September 2017
  • Policy development

Trainer: Katie Driver 

Strategic Thinking Skills

12 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Julian Bowrey

Confidence at Work

12 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Amanda Tooth 

Persuading and Influencing at Work

13 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Amanda Tooth 

Working with Local Government

13 September 2017
  • Central government
  • Local government

Local public services are delivered by many different agencies. Councils are at the heart of that matrix, providing 600 different services and spending 25% of all government expenditure.

Stakeholder Engagement and Partnership Working

14 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Stakeholder engagement

Trainer: Tory Batten 

Face to Face Briefings

14 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Katie Driver

Political Awareness and Influencing Workshop

19 September 2017
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Paul Richards 

Understanding the NHS

19 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Research, data and evidence

Trainer: The Rt Hon Lord Andrew Lansley

Essential Writing Skills

21 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development
  • Writing skills

Trainer: Tina Seth 

Taking Control of Your Time

26 September 2017
  • Personal development

Trainer: Felicity Lerouge 

Policy Implementation

27 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Policy development

Trainer: Clare Shaw 

Thinking on the Spot

28 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Jo Clift

Presenting with Confidence

28 September 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Matthew Hayden