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.

Thinking on the Spot

21 February 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Keith Tanner

How Government Works

28 February 2017
  • Central government
  • Local government

Trainer: Sheree Dodd

Exiting the EU

28 February 2017
  • European Union

Trainer: Matthew Cocks 

Introduction to Public Affairs

1 March 2017
  • Central government
  • Influencing skills
  • Stakeholder engagement

Trainer: Carys Davis

How Parliament Works

1 March 2017
  • Parliament

Trainer: Jenny Willott 

How Policy Works

2 March 2017
  • Policy development

Trainer: Katie Driver 

Working with Legislation and Regulation

8 March 2017
  • Central government
  • Legislation

Trainer: Mike Watts

Political Awareness and Influencing Workshop

9 March 2017
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Paul Richards 

Face to Face Briefings

14 March 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Katie Driver

Strategic Thinking Skills

15 March 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Julian Bowrey

Taking Control of Your Time

15 March 2017
  • Personal development

Trainer: Felicity Lerouge 

Thinking on the Spot

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

Trainer: Keith Tanner

Reading Legislation

21 March 2017
  • Law
  • Legislation

Trainer: Daniel Greenberg

Persuading and Influencing at Work

22 March 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Judith Jewell 

Essential Writing Skills

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

Trainer: Hilary Menhennet

Stakeholder Engagement and Partnership Working

24 March 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Stakeholder engagement

Trainer: Tory Batten 

Business Writing Skills

28 March 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills

Trainer: Paul Richards

Confidence at Work

28 March 2017
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development

Trainer: Judith Jewell