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.

Introduction to Public Affairs

24 January 2017
  • Central government
  • Influencing skills
  • Stakeholder engagement

Trainer: Carys Davis

How Government Works

1 February 2017
  • Central government
  • Local government

Trainer: Sheree Dodd

Stakeholder Engagement and Partnership Working

1 February 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Stakeholder engagement

Trainer: Tory Batten 

Business Writing Skills

7 February 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills

Trainer: Paul Richards

Working with Legislation and Regulation

8 February 2017
  • Central government
  • Legislation

Trainer: Mike Watts

Taking Control of Your Time

8 February 2017
  • Personal development

Trainer: Keith Tanner

Working with local government

9 February 2017
  • Central government
  • Local government

Trainer: Julian Bowrey 

Persuading and Influencing at Work

15 February 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Judith Jewell 

Strategic Thinking Skills

15 February 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Julian Bowrey

Confidence at Work

16 February 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Judith Jewell 

Thinking on the Spot

21 February 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Keith Tanner

Face to Face Briefings

21 February 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Katie Driver

Exiting the EU

28 February 2017
  • European Union

Trainer: Matthew Cocks 

How Parliament Works

1 March 2017
  • Parliament

Trainer: Jenny Willott 

Understanding the NHS

2 March 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Stakeholder engagement

Trainer: Rt. Hon Lord Andrew Lansley

How Policy Works

2 March 2017
  • Policy development

Trainer: Katie Driver 

Writing for customers and stakeholders

7 March 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Writing skills

Trainer: Tina Seth 

Political Awareness and Influencing Workshop

9 March 2017
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Paul Richards 

Working across Government

9 March 2017
  • Central government
  • Communication skills

Trainer: Clair Fisher 

Policy Implementation

9 March 2017
  • Central government
  • Policy development

Trainer: Clare Shaw

Working with Local Delivery Partners

14 March 2017
  • Central government
  • Communication skills
  • Local government

Trainer: Julian Bowrey

Managing Difficult Conversations

15 March 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Keith Tanner 

How to work commercially

16 March 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development
  • Stakeholder engagement

Trainer: Guy Dominy

Preparing for Promotion

21 March 2017
  • Personal development

Trainer: Sam Evans 

Reading Legislation

21 March 2017
  • Law
  • Legislation

Trainer: Daniel Greenberg

Essential Writing Skills

23 March 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development
  • Writing skills

Trainer: Hilary Menhennet