The second Talent Management Programme for Administrative Grades in Yorkshire and the Humber has just ended with a fantastic presentation event.
Future leaders and managers from HM Revenue and Customs, Department for Work and Pensions, Crown Prosecution Service, Forestry Commission and UK Borders Agency have completed a 10-month programme to develop their leadership skills.
Each participant had their own mentor from another department who encouraged and challenged them to put their learning into practice. An important part of this programme is cross-departmental working, where participants have the opportunity to share good practice and ideas. Once the modules began barriers were quickly broken down, networks began to form and friendships made.
Participants worked in 2 groups and presented in a fun and informative way to their line managers and mentors to show what they had learned and how their confidence had grown. They thanked their line managers, mentors for all their support.
Many participants have since secured a promotion, transfered to another department or taken advantage of job shadowing and volunteering opportunities. They credit that being on the programme and the excellent support provided by the programme facilitator, Julia Savage, equipped them with the knowledge, ability and self-belief to go for things that beforehand they may have let pass by.
Jonathan Lindley, Chair of the Civil Service Local Yorkshire and the Humber Steering Group presented participants with their Certificate of Learning. Jonathan reminded participants that this was not the end of their learning journey and encouraged them to maintain the impetus created by the programme and consider how they can continue to develop as potential managers and leaders in the Civil Service.
I and the team at Civil Service Local wish them well. We are looking to see what kind of programmes will be running in the future - let us know what you think by commenting below.