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.

Brexit: Implications and Impact

27 April 2017
  • European Union

Trainer: Matthew Cocks 

Introduction to Public Affairs

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

Trainer: Carys Davis

How Government Works

8 June 2017
  • Central government
  • Local government

Trainer: Sheree Dodd

Presenting with Confidence

8 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Matthew Hayden 

Thinking on the Spot

13 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Keith Tanner

Face to Face Briefings

13 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Katie Driver

How Parliament Works

13 June 2017
  • Parliament

Trainer: Jenny Willott 

Managing Difficult Conversations

14 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Difficult, challenging and unexpected conversations are a part of everyday working regimes whether it’s with managers, customers, colleagues, staff, or stakeholders.

Understanding the NHS

14 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Research, data and evidence

Trainer: The Rt Hon Lord Andrew Lansley

Reading Legislation

15 June 2017
  • Law
  • Legislation

Trainer: Daniel Greenberg

Political Awareness and Influencing Workshop

15 June 2017
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Paul Richards 

Working across Government

15 June 2017
  • Leadership and management
  • Local government
  • Stakeholder engagement

Trainer: Clair Fisher 

How Policy Works

20 June 2017
  • Policy development

Trainer: Katie Driver 

Strategic Thinking Skills

20 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Julian Bowrey

Business Writing Skills

21 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills

Trainer: Paul Richards

Working with Local Government

21 June 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

22 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Stakeholder engagement

Trainer: Tory Batten 

Working with Legislation and Regulation

22 June 2017
  • Central government
  • Legislation

Trainer: Mike Watts

Persuading and Influencing at Work

23 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Amanda Tooth 

Confidence at Work

26 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Amanda Tooth 

Taking Control of Your Time

27 June 2017
  • Personal development

Trainer: Felicity Lerouge 

Essential Writing Skills

28 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development
  • Writing skills

Trainer: Tina Seth 

Policy Implementation

28 June 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Policy development

Trainer: Clare Shaw