John Fitzpatrick looks at how and why the Civil Service Learning team is developing a new system for civil servants - and how you can get involved.
The History of Government blog looks at 5 watershed moments on the path to equality in the Civil Service.
On the Civil Service Commission's 160th anniversary, Sir Jeremy Heywood looks at how the need for improvement is are traceable to the commission.
Matthew Hancock, the new Minister for the Cabinet Office, sets out his vision for the Civil Service.
Treasury official Aaron Yamoah finds that the intensive training he receives as an Army Reservist has a positive impact on his day job.
What are the benefits of workplace learning and how do you do it? Gill Sellix explains all in a blog which counts as workplace learning.
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Professional leadership of 8 key business areas is being further bolstered through the functional leadership programme. Communication, HR, legal services, commercial services, internal audit, finance, property and IT will each be developed as ‘government services’. Departments will benefit from government wide oversight of these services.
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- Government Planning Profession
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