The next Civil Service Academy in the East Midlands will be held from 18-21 May at HMRCs college, Lawress Hall, Lincoln. I recently helped deliver the first Welsh Academy held at RAF St Athan. What an event that was, full of surprises. The most memorable ranged from being presented with a pile of bed linen on day one and making my own bed to hearing a really inspiring talk from Olly Robbins (Director General for the Civil Service). I expected at least some moans and groans about the accommodation (no TV, no kettle), but there weren't any, if anything, it seemed to bring people together even more. There was a healthy level of caution at the beginning of the week but by day 2, the noise and enthusiasm had risen considerably including a speech from one delegate on day 3 explaining how his view of the event had transformed from being sceptical to a total convert. He and others commented on how it was one of the best experiences in their working life. So if you've been lucky enough to get a place at our event in May, you can look forward to what might be a life changing experience.
If you are disappointed that you haven't been able to get a place at this years event, due to concellations, we still have a couple of places open. Contact Janice Smith if you are interested to see if the places are still available.