Senior Leaders in the Government Analytical Service: Creating Analytical Impact

Duration: 2 Days
Price: £890 + VAT per module
Location: Central London
Feedback:
  • One of the most impactful courses I have been on. Well thought out and coherent. , ,
  • I have found this course excellent. It has exceeded my high expectations. The content was perfect. , ,
  • Good to have tangible actions and a plan to report back on. , ,
  • A huge thank you for everything you have done for me - thank you! , ,
  • I highly recommend this course. Things I have learnt will stay with me for a long time. Thank you. , ,
  • It was a really excellent course. To make it that challenging but still positive and enjoyable is a real achievement. , ,

Overview

100% of delegates said that they would recommend this course to their colleagues. All agree that the course met the stated objective and also met their personal learning requirements. All delegates gave the modules the highest ratings.

This course is for Grade 7 equivalents and above, who head mixed analytical units/team, or who aspire to do so.  The aim of this course is to equip participants with many of the key skills needed to perform effectively at senior level in the government analytical service, the wider SCS and in roles outside of government.  It is a highly engaging and intensive programme spread over 3 months, comprising of 3x2 day modules, each focusing on a different aspect of the analytical leadership required to attain high performance at this level in Government.  Each participant will receive personalised feedback on their impact and approach and coaching.

Key Features

  • Guest speakers
  • 121 Coaching and feedback on personal approach
  • Practice sessions tailored towards Government and wider analytical environment
  • Project and practice work between modules to embed learning
  • Practice of critical interactions you find yourself in at this level with feedback and support
  • Networking with colleagues

Course syllabus

The syllabus consists of the following three modules:

Module 1: Authentic senior leadership within the government analytical service
Module 2: Managing staff and contractors and teams
Module 3: Leading effective relationships with the wider stakeholder environment

Module 1: Authentic senior leadership within the government analytical service

This 2-day launch module establishes expectations for the programme and provides a space for participants to explore their own authentic leadership approach within the analytical environment.  By increasing self-awareness, the module explores the themes of confidence, authenticity and assertiveness as a leader, in terms of how we view ourselves and the impact we can have as we try to engage others.  Participants will be given the space and guidance to think about what they do to encourage engaged followership in their teams, the wider government and analytical environment and how to create a positive impact on others with presence and confidence.

Module 2: Managing staff, contractors and teams (2 days)

Module 2 sees the group return for a further 2-day workshop building on the themes explored in Module 1.  The focus of Module 2 is developing skills and approaches to get the best out of those you manage, be they staff, contractors or mixed teams.  The module covers how to set those you manage up for success, flexing your style and delegating to others effectively.  The workshop also explores how to effectively approach others when you need to see an increase in performance or change in behaviour.  The module gives participants a chance to practice critical skills with live scenarios and receive personalised feedback on their approach.

3. Leading effective relationships within the wider stakeholder environment (2 days)

The programme concludes with Module 3, the final 2-day instalment of the programme.  The focus for this final module is on managing the wider stakeholder network participants will typically encounter whilst operating at a senior level in the government analytical service and wider research community.  This includes developing an effective approach to communicating the analytical offer to senior customers including ministers and also how you overcome barriers to engagement.  The module focuses on analysing and engaging the full stakeholder network including internal customers, analytical colleagues within the senior network, key academics, other research organisations and interest groups.  Key themes such as influencing and how to be seen as a trusted advisor will increase participants’ awareness of how they can practically deepen the relationships they have and actions they can take to proactively develop their professional reputations further.  The final module concludes with an opportunity to craft and practice a fully bespoke interaction and receive feedback on tier approach.

Preparing for Grade 7 in the Government Analytical Service: Maximising your effectiveness and impact

Duration: Two x 2 Day Modules
Price: £890 + VAT per module
Location: Central London
Feedback:
  • One of the most impactful courses I have been on. Well thought out and coherent. , ,
  • I have found this course excellent. It has exceeded my high expectations. The content was perfect. , ,
  • Good to have tangible actions and a plan to report back on. , ,
  • A huge thank you for everything you have done for me - thank you! , ,
  • I highly recommend this course. Things I have learnt will stay with me for a long time. Thank you. , ,
  • It was a really excellent course. To make it that challenging but still positive and enjoyable is a real achievement. , ,

Overview

This course is for experienced Assistant Economists, Fast Stream Research Officers, Senior Research Officers or equivalents in other analytical services, who are responsible for managing staff and starting to have a representation role for in the Analytical Service. The aim of this course is to equip participants with many of the key skills needed to perform effectively at this level in the government analytical service. It is a highly engaging and intensive programme spread over 2 months, comprising of 2x2 day modules, each focusing on a different aspect of the skills required to attain high performance at this level. Each participant will receive personalised feedback on his or her impact and approach and coaching.

Key Features

  • Guest speakers
  • 121 Coaching and feedback on personal approach
  • Practice sessions tailored towards Government and wider analytical environment
  • Project and practice work between modules to embed learning
  • Practice of critical interactions you find yourself in at this level with feedback and support
  • Networking with colleagues

Course syllabus

The syllabus consists of the following two modules:

Module 1: Managing junior analysts 
Module 2: Presence, Impact & Negotiation Skills

Module 1: Managing junior analysts (2 days)

This 2-day launch module has a focus on the challenges of managing junior Analysts within the wider analytical environment.  Being able to harness potential from your team to maximise performance both as individual contributors and as a team with a common purpose.  The module explores key challenges in motivation and performance management, how to set Analysts up for considerations around engagement and motivation.  The programme is delivered in a highly interactive environment using case studies, discussion, facilitator input and practice with role players.  Each participant receives personal 121 coaching and feedback on their approach and leaves with an action plan specific to their team to implement and see results first hand.

Module 2: Presence, Impact & Negotiation Skills (2 days)

The focus of module 2 encourages the delegates to extend their focus beyond their teams to the skills needed to maximise their effectiveness in the wider analytical community.  Over 2 days the programme explores negotiating with contractors, getting a voice in the room when meeting Ministers and senior government officials and presenting and networking at events and conferences.  It is highly interactive with chances to practice new skills and techniques in a variety of settings and learn from both the course facilitators and each other.  The programme concludes with a chance to design their own tailored role-play and receive feedback on a live interaction that they need to have with a key stakeholder.

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Performance Coaching Skills for Managers in the Government Analytical Service

Duration: 1 Day
Price: £640 + VAT
Feedback:
  • Fantastic. So many useful skills, both for my professional and personal life. Thank you.   , ,
  • Found the interactive practical sessions so, so valuable., ,
  • I would without a doubt recommend this course.   , ,

Overview

All of us, whether it’s in our capacity as Civil Servants, Managers, colleagues, or friends, often find ourselves trying to help others to achieve something. This two day workshop develops the coaching skills of managers to enhance the performance of their staff and their teams, and to help others achieve their goals. 

Attendees will explore basic and advanced principles of coaching and create their own framework for good coaching practice. We will also discover how the use of negative and positive information can reinforce or change the behaviour of others.

As part of the course, participants will receive impactful personal feedback, enabling attendees to develop and refine their coaching skills. Attendees will formulate an action plan to ensure coaching becomes an integral part of their management practice. Places are restricted to a maximum of six delegates per tutor. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop attendees will:

  • Understand what coaching is
  • Know when it is appropriate to use coaching in their role as a manager
  • Recognise the benefits of coaching for the employee, manager and the team
  • Be familiar with the GROW model of coaching
  • Know and understand the coaching skills profile 
  • Have explored how to build trust with their employees
  • Have identified ‘powerful’ questions to use during coaching sessions
  • Have examined how to manage the ‘emotions’ during a coaching intervention
  • Have practised their coaching skills by working with other course attendees
  • Have received feedback on their skills from peers and the course facilitators

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