Courses for Analytical Leadership & Management

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


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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