Introducing Tina Seth, Dods Training Learning Consultant
Having left the Civil Service after 12 years in HR, L&D and corporate roles to join the Dods Training team, I’ve been spending some time developing my knowledge of the learning offer through talking to delegates, trainers and observing courses and have been hugely impressed by the insight and knowledge on display having been on the ‘other side’ for so long.
Government departments are constantly transforming their delivery models and implementing plans to become leaner and more efficient, whilst still delivering excellent public services. The learning and development world for the public sector must keep up with this change to deliver effective training for public servants of the future. The mantra is ‘more with less’ which in reality means a smaller but more multi- skilled, higher performing and flexible work force.
Dods Training harnesses a wide range of public sector skills including EU training. An ex-colleague who attended (Anne Eden, Head of JHA, Europe Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office) commented ‘the course was coordinated really well and ran very smoothly considering all the logistical pressures’. In addition there are a number of traditional writing for ministers and policy skills courses
I’ve been impressed with the great reputation Dods Training has with L&D leaders in the Civil Service and high quality learning delivered through access to an impressive array of speakers both in terms of senior civil servants and politicians.
An excellent example of Dods Training being at the pulse of Civil Service reform was in our 5 day ‘Understanding the UK Civil Service’ event, which brought the Kuwaiti delegates right up to speed with Civil Service reform ranging from impact on talent and performance management to the transformation of one of the biggest government departments, delivered by speakers at the very heart of that transformation.
I’m really glad to be a part of a team which strives to continuously improve its offer to Civil Servants to upskill them in the face of relentless and unprecedented change, and excited to find myself once again at the cutting edge of learning and development.