Parliament UK – Minute Taking, Essential Writing, Media Handling & Social Media, Speech Writing

Due to the result of the election, there were many new faces within the walls of the Houses of Parliament and a great opportunity for us to upskill them in Minute Taking, Essential Writing, Media Handling and Social Media, and Speech Writing.

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Harlequins Rugby Club – Tier 2 Leadership Programme

The Harlequins has a rich heritage in rugby in this country and abroad.

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Select Committee Training

A global aerospace company were invited to give evidence in front of the UK Parliament’s Defence Select Committee.

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The Department of Education: Northern Ireland, Speech Writing

For this course, we used an expert trainer with extensive communications experience across Government and the wider public sector.

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The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) - Exiting the European Union

We piloted this course and due to its fantastic feedback, we have delivered this course on several dates across the UK.

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The Royal Society of Chemistry - Policy Writing

Dods Training were asked to deliver a 1 day training course on policy writing for the Royal Society of Chemistry. The RSC were keen to grasp a better understanding of how to produce a policy brief which will influence policy makers.

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Information Commissioners Office (ICO) - Plain English

Dods Training were approached by the ICO as they realised they needed their staff to be briefed in how to write legal concepts in plain English.

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The Home Office - Assertiveness at Work

The Home Office were keen to understand the difference between assertive and non-assertive behaviours.

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Human Tissue Authority - Root Cause Analysis

Dods Training has delivered a wide range of courses for HTA previously, we were asked to produce a one day bespoke course for the HTA on Root Cause Analysis and risk management.

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Policy Making Workshop

The 11 participants on the recent British Council “Policy Making” Workshop held in London (30 Oct -3 Nov) represented a range of Director/General Secretary level appointments in the Kuwait government including Health, Planning, Social Affairs, Justice, Public Works, Manpower Planning, Culture and Civil Service Commission.

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office: BiH Fellowship: One-week Programme

Having won the FCO BiH Fellowship contract in Spring 2016, the first priority was to design and develop the pilot programme for July 2016 delivery.

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The Electoral Commission: 2016 International Visitors’ Programme for the EU Referendum

Following the successes of our 2015 General Election Programme, the UK Electoral Commission again selected Dods to design and deliver a Programme of activity for the EU Referendum.

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Lagos State Judicial Service Commission: An Overview of the UK Justice System

Having previously delivered a well-received justice programme, Dods Training was approached in 2016 to deliver “An Overview of the UK Justice System” for some of the most senior members of the JSC.

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Rural Payments Agency - Appearing Before a Select Committee

The RPA were asked to appear in front of the House of Commons Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee and they got in touch with Dods Training to help with the preparations of the appearance.

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Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman - Public Affairs Skills

PHSO was looking for a programme which combines knowledge and soft skills relating to public affairs and working with different stakeholders. Dods Training put together a proposal for a two-day training programme, focusing on the overview of Government and legislation on the first day, and stakeholder engagement skills on the second day.

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Government of Kuwait: Understanding the UK Civil Service

In early 2016 Dods Training was approached to design and deliver a five-day programme on understanding the UK Civil Service for a delegation of senior civil servants from Kuwait.

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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - Appearing Before a Select Committee

DSTL were asked to appear in front of the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology and they got in touch with Dods Training to help with the preparations of the appearance.

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Human Tissue Authority - Taking Effective Minutes and Notes

Having worked closely with HTA previously to deliver a wide range of courses, Dods Training was asked to deliver two runs of our Taking Effective Minutes and Notes course to HTA staff.

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Abu Dhabi Police: Management of Policy and the Development of Law

In autumn 2015, Dods Training designed and delivered a bespoke programme on the Management of Policy and Development of Law for a senior delegation from the Abu Dhabi Police.

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Shanghai Songjiang District Health and Family Planning Commission: Understanding UK Health and Care

Following the successes of our 2014 health programme, Dods Training was asked to put together another event for a visiting delegation from Shanghai.

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ECSA: Writing in Clear English

In late summer 2015, Dods Training was approached to put together writing skills training for delivery in Brussels.

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Government negotiation team, Government of Tanzania: Effective Negotiation

In autumn 2015 Dods Training were asked to put together a Programme for a negotiation team within the Tanzanian Government.

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Government of Vietnam: Overview of UK Parliament

In May 2015, the international arm of Dods Training was approached and asked to produce a short, interactive overview of UK Parliament and Government for a group of senior officials from various Government Ministries in Vietnam.

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The Electoral Commission: 2015 UK General Election International Visitors’ Programme

Ahead of the 2015 UK General Election, Dods Training won a contract with the Electoral Commission to deliver a four-day International Visitors' Programme aimed at senior election observers from around the world.

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Government of Tanzania: Corporate Communication, Public Speaking and Protocol

In January 2015 Dods Training/Westminster Explained were asked to put together a set of bespoke workshops to be delivered in Mtwara, Tanzania to an audience of up to 300 Government Communication Officials.

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