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Programmes, workshops and events calendar for Senior Civil Servants

The Civil Service Leadership Academy delivers workshops, events and inductions for senior Civil Service leaders.

The Civil Service Leadership Academy’s approach to learning focuses on bringing leaders together from across the Civil Service to share experiences and expertise.

Civil Service Orientation

Civil Service orientation supports senior leaders who are new to the Civil Service, to gain a comprehensive understanding of working in central Government, through online content and events.

Date Time Location Event Status
21 June 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Virtual MS Teams Civil Service Orientation - this is the link to sign up for all three elements Places available
21 Jun - 7 Jul 2022 n/a n/a Independent Online Learning As above
7 July 2022 10:00 - 16:30 Hawkhills EPC, York Face to Face Workshop As above

Deputy Director Induction (DDI)

This programme is aimed at deputy directors who have been recently promoted or have completed the Civil Service orientation. It is designed support participants to transition into their new roles by providing them with the knowledge, skills and networks they need to be successful.

Deputy Director Induction - Pilot 1

Date Time Location Event Status
28 April 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Virtual MS Teams Deputy director induction - this is the link to sign up for all three elements Fully Booked
28 Apr - 25 May 2022 n/a n/a Independent Online Learning As above
24 & 25 May 2022 Day 1 begins at 12:00 - Day 2 ends at 15:00 Hawkhills EPC, York Face to face residential As above

Deputy Director Induction - Pilot 2A

Date Time Location Event Status
29 June 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Virtual MS Teams Deputy director induction - this is the link to sign up for all three elements Fully booked
29 June - 14 July 2022 n/a n/a Independent Online Learning As above
13 & 14 July 2022 Day 1 begins at 12:00 - Day 2 ends at 15:00 Hawkhills EPC, York Face to face residential As above

Deputy Director Induction - Pilot 2B

Date Time Location Event Status
29 June 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Virtual MS Teams Deputy director induction - this is the link to sign up for all three elements Fully booked
29 June - 20 July 2022 n/a n/a Independent Online Learning As above
19 & 20 July 2022 Day 1 begins at 12:00 - Day 2 ends at 15:00 Hawkhills EPC, York Face to face residential As above

Director Induction (DI)

This programme is aimed at directors who have been recently promoted or have completed the Civil Service orientation. It is designed support participants to transition into their new roles by providing them with the knowledge, skills and networks they need to be successful.

Director Induction - Pilot 1

Date Time Location Event Status
17 May 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Virtual MS Teams Director induction - this is the link to sign up for all three elements Places available
17 May - 8 Jun 2022 n/a n/a Independent Online Learning As above
7 & 8 June 2022 Day 1 begins at 12:00 - Day 2 ends at 15:00 Hawkhills EPC, York Face to Face Workshop As above

Directors Network

A self-governing network that provides a safe, open space for directors to share, reflect, harness their collective experience and build networks beyond their departmental silos.

Date Time Location Event Status

If you are a director in the Civil Service and you would like to join the Directors’ Network, please email csleadershipacademy@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Open Curriculum and Events

The Open Curriculum is currently paused while we are in the process of joining the new Leadership College for Government.

If you have any questions, please contact us at csleadershipacademy@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Working with Parliament for leaders

The Parliamentary Capability Team is based in the Government Skills and Curriculum Unit, and exists to help civil servants better understand how Parliament scrutinises the work of government and how they can effectively support their department’s response to Parliamentary scrutiny.

The team have created three bespoke learning events aimed at SCS:

Accounting Officers’ Responsibilities Roundtable

This course is designed for newly appointed Accounting Officers or Additional Accounting Officers. It will help you understand your responsibilities for the use of public money, and preparing for appearances before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Parliament. The workshop includes guest speakers from HM Treasury and the National Audit Office, alongside opportunities to exchange knowledge with fellow delegates. Please register your interest by emailing csleadershipacademy@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Date Time Location Event Status
25 Mar 2022 10:00 -13:00 Virtual Accounting Officer Roundtable Places available
27 May 2022 10:00 -13:00 Virtual Accounting Officer Roundtable Places available
29 July 2022 10:00 -13:00 Virtual Accounting Officer Roundtable Places available
30 Sept 2022 10:00 -13:00 Virtual Accounting Officer Roundtable Places available
25 Nov 2022 10:00 -13:00 Virtual Accounting Officer Roundtable Places available
27 Jan 2023 10:00 -13:00 Virtual Accounting Officer Roundtable Places available
24 Mar 2023 10:00 -13:00 Virtual Accounting Officer Roundtable Places available

Leading and Parliament

An introduction to Parliament specifically designed for senior leaders delivered remotely over two weeks in conjunction with the Civil Service Leadership Academy. You will gain a better understanding of your role in supporting ministers with their parliamentary duties, hearing from high profile parliamentarians, senior parliamentary officials, and civil servants with considerable experience of parliamentary work. If you would like to know more about this course, please contact parliamentarycapability@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Select Committees for Leaders

This will give SCS an understanding of how to effectively manage the work of parliamentary select committees that scrutinize their department’s work. It will cover parliamentary process and culture, supporting ministers with committee appearances, and the internal activities that need to be managed in order to effectively respond to this work. If you would like to know more about this course, please contact parliamentarycapability@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Published 27 September 2017
Last updated 8 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. You can now sign up for Director and Deputy Director inductions.

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  5. removed: 13 April - Civil Service Orientation (CSO)

  6. removed: 20 April - How can we use PERMA+ and CS Teaming to support our team’s wellbeing & performance?

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  8. removed event: 18 March Leading with systems Part 2

  9. removed: 25 February Complexity and sensemaking - (Leading within complexity part 3) removed: 4 March Leading with disruption removed: 11 March Inclusive Leadership workshop removed: 22 Feb to 5 March Leading and Parliament added: 13 April Civil Service Orientation (CSO)

  10. removed: 11 Feb Groupthink - (Leading within complexity part 2) removed: 16 Feb Inclusive Leadership workshop removed: 18 Feb Leading with systems Part 1

  11. Removed: 3 & 4 February DLP Cohort 5 Virtual Launch Event Removed: 4 February Psychology of Leadership in challenging times Removed: 9 February Brain hacks - resilience for senior leaders

  12. Added: 22 Feb to 5 March Leading and Parliament Removed: 27 January Leading with systems Part 2

  13. Removed section: Leading in Complexity Series – Sense-making and Response Removed event: 20 January - Leading at your Best in Challenging Times Added event: 16 February and 11 March - Inclusive Leadership workshop

  14. Removed event: 12 Jan - Storytelling Part 2, as sold out Added events: 4 Feb - Psychology of Leadership in challenging times; 11 Feb - Groupthink; 25 Feb - Complexity and sensemaking. All are part of the Leading in Complexity series.

  15. Update: DLP Cohort 5 Virtual Launch Event date changed 8 & 9 December to 3 & 4 February 2021

  16. removed events:for November 2020

  17. Update: Leading in Complexity Part 3 - Group Think, event date change from 4 Nov to 1 Dec

  18. Update: Leading in Complexity Series - Part 2, event date change from 28 Oct to 12 Nov

  19. Added event: 16 November - Leading an inclusive Civil Service

  20. Removed event: 15 October - Leading with systems Part 2 Removed event: 21 October - Leading in Complexity Series - Part 1 Added event: 4 November - Leading in Complexity Part 3 - Group Think

  21. Added: Leading in Complexity Series - Part 1 & 2 in October Removed September events

  22. removed event: 18 August 20 Accomplishment Workshop removed event: 25 August 20 Resilience Workshop changed event: Leading at your Best in Challenging Times from 26 August to 29 September 20

  23. Added: Leading and Parliament event

  24. course date change: Leading at your Best in Challenging Times, changed from 4 Aug to 26 Aug

  25. Psychology of leadership within challenging times (Part 2) date changed from 29 July to 31 July

  26. Positive Emotions Workshop date changed from 23 to 27 July

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  28. Event added: 7 December, Civil Service Orientation: Leading in the Civil Service, Virtual via zoom

  29. Removed 'Virtual Leadership Development for SCS' section Added 'Leading in Complexity Series – Sense-making and Response' events Added 'Leading in Complexity - Psychology of leadership within challenging times' events

  30. removed: 8 July 2020 - Leading at your Best in Challenging Times event removed:20 & 21 July 2020 - DLP Cohort 4 Virtual Launch Event added: 21 & 22 Sept 2020 - DLP Cohort 4 Virtual Launch Event added: 8 & 9 Dec 2020 - DLP Cohort 5 Virtual Launch Event

  31. Removed "Civil Service Virtual Teaming: PERMA+R workshops for all civil servants" events

  32. Civil Service Virtual Teaming: Wellbeing Check-ins for all HR colleagues events removed Director Leadership Programme events added

  33. Addition of "Civil Service Virtual Teaming: Wellbeing Check-ins for all civil servants"

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