Case Studies

Foreign & Commonwealth Office: BiH Fellowship: One-week Programme

Having won the FCO BiH Fellowship contract in Spring 2016, the first priority was to design and develop the pilot programme for July 2016 delivery.

The Electoral Commission: 2016 International Visitors’ Programme for the EU Referendum

Following the successes of our 2015 General Election Programme, the UK Electoral Commission again selected Dods to design and deliver a Programme of activity for the EU Referendum.

Lagos State Judicial Service Commission: An Overview of the UK Justice System

Having previously delivered a well-received justice programme, Dods Training was approached in 2016 to deliver “An Overview of the UK Justice System” for some of the most senior members of the JSC.

Government of Kuwait: Understanding the UK Civil Service

In early 2016 Dods Training was approached to design and deliver a five-day programme on understanding the UK Civil Service for a delegation of senior civil servants from Kuwait.

Abu Dhabi Police: Management of Policy and the Development of Law

In autumn 2015, Dods Training designed and delivered a bespoke programme on the Management of Policy and Development of Law for a senior delegation from the Abu Dhabi Police.

Shanghai Songjiang District Health and Family Planning Commission: Understanding UK Health and Care

Following the successes of our 2014 health programme, Dods Training was asked to put together another event for a visiting delegation from Shanghai. 

ECSA: Writing in Clear English

In late summer 2015, Dods Training was approached to put together writing skills training for delivery in Brussels.

Government negotiation team, Government of Tanzania: Effective Negotiation

In autumn 2015 Dods Training were asked to put together a Programme for a negotiation team within the Tanzanian Government.

Government of Vietnam: Overview of UK Parliament

In May 2015, the international arm of Dods Training was approached and asked to produce a short, interactive overview of UK Parliament and Government for a group of senior officials from various Government Ministries in Vietnam.

The Electoral Commission: 2015 UK General Election International Visitors’ Programme

Ahead of the 2015 UK General Election, Dods Training won a contract with the Electoral Commission to deliver a four-day International Visitors' Programme aimed at senior election observers from around the world.

Government of Tanzania: Corporate Communication, Public Speaking and Protocol

In January 2015 Dods Training/Westminster Explained were asked to put together a set of bespoke workshops to be delivered in Mtwara, Tanzania to an audience of up to 300 Government Communication Officials. 

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Family and Social Policy: Improved Integration of Disabled Persons into Society

In January 2015 Dods Training put together a study visit for a senior Turkish delegation as part of a Pan-EU member state project for the “Improved Integration of Disabled Persons into Society”.

Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Human Resource and Social Security: Understanding the UK Civil Service: remuneration and benefit

In autumn 2014 Dods Training was asked to put together a programme for a senior delegation from the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Human Resource and Social Security. 

CECIMO: Introduction to the EU and Engaging with Brussels

Dods Training were approached by CECIMO to design and deliver a series of bespoke workshops and speaker sessions to coincide with their Member Congress in early December.

Saeima of the Republic of Latvia: EU and media training masterclasses

Owing to the successes of previous and ongoing projects in Riga, the Latvian Saeima approached us to put together a bespoke programme for parliamentarians. 

Shanghai Songjiang District Health and Family Planning Commission: Healthcare and services in the UK

In early autumn 2014 Dods Training was approached to put together an extensive programme on UK Healthcare for a group of visiting clinicians and management staff from Shanghai. 

Shanghai Municipal Government: Free Trade and Special Economic Zones in the UK

In autumn 2014 Dods Training designed and delivered a bespoke training programme focusing on free trade and special economic zones in the UK for a senior delegation from the Pilot Free Trade Zone Administration and Shanghai Municipal Government.

Shanghai Administration for Industry and Commerce: UK Regulatory Bodies: Regulating new media advertising

In October 2014, a senior delegation from the Shanghai Administration for Industry and Commerce came to London to undertake a bespoke training programme exploring how the UK regulates advertising and new media. 

Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark: Leading policy and strategy in government

In late summer 2014 the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries approached us to design and deliver a bespoke programme on policy and strategy in Government, following a previous support on UK local government customer care good practice for Copenhagen City Council and other large Danish municipalities.

Office of the Government Chief Whip of the Parliament of Uganda: Understanding UK Parliament, Government, and Parliamentary Procedure

In Autumn 2014 Dods Training put together a bespoke training programme on Understanding UK Parliament and Government for serving members of the Ugandan Parliament. The programme focused specifically on parliamentary principles and good practice.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia: Media Training

Following the success of the media training course Dods Training ran for The Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia approached us to design and deliver a similar programme for diplomats and senior consular staff.

Government of the British Virgin Islands: Excellence in Governance

In early 2014 senior civil servants in the British Virgin Islands asked Dods Training to put together a bespoke training programme on Excellence in Governance.

Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Croatia: Understanding, working with and influencing the EU

In March 2014 Dods Training designed and delivered a bespoke EU programme in association with the British Embassy Zagreb for the Croatian Diplomatic Academy.

Songjiang District, Shanghai Municipality, People's Republic of China: Understanding the UK Civil Service

In 2013 Dods Training was approached by a delegation from Shanghai to design and deliver a programme which provided an overview of the UK Civil Service.

The National Assembly of Nigeria, Abuja: Understanding the British Parliamentary System

In late 2013, Dods Training was contacted to host a senior delegation from The National Assembly of Nigeria. The delegation wanted to undertake a programme on Understanding the British Parliamentary System.

Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the United Republic of Tanzania: Written and Oral Briefs, Speech Writing and Report Writing

A high-level delegation of senior officials from the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals wanted an in-country training event to hone their Written and Oral Briefs, Speech Writing and Report Writing skills.

Lagos State Parliament: Washington Explained

In late 2013 Dods Training designed and delivered a programme for the Lagos State Parliament examining the US politicial system. Utilising our international experts delivered the course in Washington DC.

Chongming County, Shanghai Municipality, People's Republic of China: Sustainable Development

Following the recommendation from a previous delegation, a group of government officials from Chongming County in Shanghai approached Dods Training in 2013 for a programme on Sustainable Development.

Lagos State Parliament: Parliament, Government and the Legislative Process

In 2013 representatives from the Lagos State Parliament contacted Dods Training to provide a bespoke five day good governance programme covering Parliament and Government good practice, democratic governance and the legislative process.

Shanghai Municipality: Parliamentary Administration Training and Anti-Corruption and ethics within Government

In 2011 Dods Training was approached by government officials from the Shanghai Municipality to devise and deliver a three day programme looking at parliamentary and government administration and the prevention of corruption. 

Department for International Development: Machinery of Government

DFID personnel are stationed all over the world and as such the department wanted to ensure that all staff had a uniform approach to dealing with ministers including producing written briefings, submissions and ministerial replies. They also wanted to strengthen staff knowledge of the processes of UK Government and Parliament.

Lagos State Judicial Service Commission: Overview of the UK Judiciary

In spring 2014, the Judicial Service Commission approached Dods Training to design and deliver a bespoke programme providing and overview of the UK judiciary and judicial process.

Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency: Media Training: An Interview: Preparation, Conducting, Examples of Best Practice and Advice

In 2014 Dods Training won a prestigious contract to deliver media handling and interview skills for the Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency.

Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency: Centralised training for the communication specialists involved in ensuring the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

In early 2014 Dods Training won a contract to deliver centralised training for the communication specialists in the Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Council of Representatives of Iraq: Understanding Parliamentary Processes and Scrutiny of Government

Following the events that led to the creation of the first Iraqi Government in 2006 Dods Training put together a bespoke programme for the Parliament of Iraq on Understanding Parliamentary Processes and Scrutiny of Government.

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Provision of European Union Training

Dods Training currently delivers a two-stranded EU Training Programme for UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff based in the UK and UK missions overseas.