If your organisation is looking to provide better public services, Dods Training can work with you to improve organisational capability, processes and systems.

Through our consultancy services, we can provide expert advice on what training might benefit your workforce and how to implement it. This service is available when advice alone is required, or as part of a programme where we also provide the training.

Our consultants are highly skilled and experienced professionals having worked in senior leadership roles in policy, operations and communications. With first-hand knowledge of strategy and delivery in the public sector, they understand the complexity of public sector systems and can advise on and find solutions to a range of organisational challenges.

Contact us to find out how our consulting services can help you achieve your goals.

Coaching & Consultancy

Our consultancy services include:

  • Organisational design and development
  • Learning needs analysis and L&D planning
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion- policy, strategy and recruitment
  • Developing public sector partnerships
  • Developing competency frameworks
  • Public sector strategy development
  • Evaluating L&D impact

Meet some of our experts

Gareth Russell

Gareth has over a 15-year career in central government. 

Gareth’s experience includes a consultancy project with the Department for International Trade to report on capability requirements to support their levelling up agenda, directed at Midlands Engine and Northern Powerhouse Overseas Officers. 

During his time working at the Home Office, Gareth held several senior positions ranging from Private Secretary to the Head of Immigration, Head of Governance and Planning and Head of Learning, where he was responsible for managing multi-million pound learning budgets, including c.£3m to accelerate departmental transformation plans. His experience includes: 

  • Designing, building, and launching a new Home Office corporate learning function to serve c.20,000. Gareth developed a common curriculum to reduce duplication, raise standards and improve flexibility, and introduced governance measures to link training delivery with corporate priorities. 
  • Leading a Home Office team of 20 across multiple UK sites with responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of c.28,000. Gareth delivered improved people survey scores in leadership and change management (+30%), engagement (+14%) and discrimination, bullying and harassment (-42% overall, down to zero) within a 6 month period. 
  • Most recently, Gareth has co-designed and delivered virtual leadership support circles for more than 3,000 people managers across the wider NHS system in a programme recognised in the Personnel Today and Learning and Performance Institute awards. 

Gareth holds a CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Development, is an Accredited Foundation Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching and a Myers-Briggs MBTI Certified Practitioner (Step I).

Amanda Tooth

Amanda is a personal development coach, consultant, trainer, and criminal justice specialist working across the public, private and voluntary sectors. 

She started her working life as an actress and drama coach before retraining as a criminologist in 1992. Today she combines her experience as a senior strategic development manager for London Probation with her skills as a coach and facilitator, to provide dynamic, engaging and solution-focused, training and consultancy. 

Working with a broad cross-section of organisations, teams, partnerships and individuals, helping them to identify and achieve their full potential and to increase performance and productivity. Her skills and experience as an actress, coach, strategic public sector manager, Licenced NLP practitioner, Emotional Intelligence practitioner and Motivational Interviewing practitioner, provide a unique range of progressive and effective tools. 

Working across the UK and internationally, including extensive experience of working in the Gulf region where she specialises in organisational, management and leadership development training. 

Permjeet Panesar

Permjeet Panesar has developed a formidable reputation over 30 years’ experience in social justice, social responsibility and community development programmes focussing on rights-based, equalities and cohesion activities.  

He held senior level positions in public, private and charitable sectors, providing equality and diversity advisory input to a variety of national and local government led education, employment and community safety initiatives, inclusion of equality principles in national legislation, policy design, research, monitoring and impact assessments.  

Permjeet has produced practical guidance materials to support effective implementation of equality and diversity policies, practices, audits, and consultancy support and tailored training programmes. 

He is currently delivering Race, Equality, Accessibility, Diversity, Inclusion Programme for the London Borough of Havering. Previously, he was CEO of Rights and Equality Sandwell for 9 years, and formerly Head of Children and Young People strategy at the former Commission for Racial Equality, Equalities Development Manager for Learning and Skills Development Agency and is a trainer and speaker on rights, inclusion and cohesion issues.  


Case Studies

Police and Crime Panels  - Home Office

Dods Training led a project to develop guidance and training for 41 Police, Fire and Crime Panels across England and Wales, to improve scrutiny of Police and Crime Commissioners’ annual Crime reduction plans.

We delivered webinars to Police and Crime Panel members across the country and produced training videos and guidance to improve scrutiny and chairing skills. 

"I am therefore delighted to introduce this new guidance for panels in England and Wales which has been produced by the Home Office, in conjunction with Dods Training."

The Rt Hon Kit Malthouse MP Minister of State for Crime, Policing and Probation

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (HMPPS)  

Dods Training produced a range of high-quality learning products and guidance to improve the quality of MAPPA's minutes and discussions as well as clarity around roles and responsibilities. 

"We were very happy with the quality of the resources. Amanda was a pleasure to work with, we felt that she was extremely flexible and always acted upon our feedback. We are extremely proud of the end products, thank you". 

Becky Canning, Joint Head of National MAPPA Team (HMPPS Lead), Organisational Design and Development, Cabinet Office  

Cabinet Office 

Our organisational design and development team worked with Cabinet Office to evaluate current supervision practice, provide new supervision, and recommend supervision models for the future. We worked with OD&D professionals from DWP and FCDO to test the value of different models and approaches.  

“I felt the methodology and final report gave us a narrative for what support we'd offer practitioners looking to make decisions about future provision. It was a very positive step to translate the challenges of our 'real-world' scenario into the findings. A hugely enjoyable project.” 

Jen Mason, Head of Organisation Development Practice, Cabinet Office  


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Contact us

Tina Seth

Head of UK Development and Consultancy

+44 (0)20 7593 5669