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Autumn Discovery Sessions booking now!

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Building on our first Awareness and Connections sessions before the Summer we've got a number of our bite-sized learning sessions planned between now and December, with the first ones released and available to book NOW.

These are all brought to you FREE and cover a range of topics, including Leadership, Career Paths, Personal Resilience and all give you an opportunity to find out about other Civil Service Departments on your doorstep.

Before booking, please ensure you get approval from your Line Manager, and ensure you utilise the 'Add to Calendar' function to get it in your diary so you don't forget!!


Leadership A-Z
Come along to this session on ‘Leadership A-Z’ hosted by on of DWP's Senior Leaders, Graham Mowat, and explore how you can bring re-energised Leadership to your role and career. This session will take you on a leadership journey to give you hints and tips increasing your effectiveness as a leader.

8th August at MoD, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow, G2 8EX

10:30-12:30 For staff AA-EO grade (or equivalent)

13:30 - 15:30 For staff grade HEO & SEO (or equivalent)


Personal Resilience
Get involved with this informative session on ‘Personal Resilience.’ Learn techniques and skills for those ‘bumps in the road,’ share experiences with civil servants in other departments and grab the opportunity to network and support others.

15th August at HMRC Cumbernauld, St Mungos Road, Glasgow, G70 5TR

Open to all Staff   10:30-12:30

Open to all Staff   13:30-15:30

16th August at Registers of Scotland, Meadowbank House, 152 London Road, Edinburgh, EH8 7AU

Open to all Staff   10:30-12:30

Open to all Staff  13:30-15:30


Career Paths in Scotland
Find out more about your senior leader’s career paths: what has gone well, and what hasn't, what they have learnt and the challenges they have faced along the way. Your chance to be interactive with and be inspired by our senior leaders, and reflect and consider your career path.

22nd August  at  DWP, Callendar Business Park, Falkirk, FK1 1XE

11:00-13:00 For staff grades AA-EO (or equivalent)


Discover CS Local & Build your Personal networks
Come along to this session to learn the purpose of CS Local, how we can work better together and how to get involved. You will be able to meet other civil servants from across different departments and see what is in your area. A great way to build your personal networks and reflect on your skills and attributes and play your part in building the CS Local offer for Scotland.

23rd August   AB1 Building, Crimon Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1SH

Open to all staff 10:30-12:30

Open to all staff  13:30-15:30


Coming Soon

Meet the Neighbours

An exciting opportunity to meet the departments and civil servants around Glasgow; explore what is beyond your ‘front door’ and build up your network of contacts. This day long event will also include a learning taster session delivered by one of our partner organisations, absolutely free for you!

And more.....

There are further dates to be confirmed for September, October and November. Keep an eye out and we hope to see you along at one of our sessions soon.

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  1. Comment by Anne Graham posted on

    I am trying to register to attend your event on 8th August in Kentigern House pm. The page keeps getting stuck. Can i please register to attend the event in the afternoon.

    • Replies to Anne Graham>

      Comment by Andrew Crich posted on

      Hi Anne,

      Confirmation should be on its way to you now. We are aware of some issues with different Dept security / firewall settings with Eventbrite, but for future reference you can use a personal device to register, or try an alternative browser - just ensure you use your work email address though as otherwise it won't pass validation and will be removed.


  2. Comment by Margaret Duncan posted on

    Hi Andrew, I’m looking forward to meeting my neighbours - do you know when dates will be released?

    • Replies to Margaret Duncan>

      Comment by Andrew Crich posted on

      Hi Margaret

      The Glasgow event was on Tuesday....but we're hoping to get to Edinburgh and Aberdeen in the not too distant future and then go back to Glasgow to run it again.

      PS - not sure how the old blog stayed live.....must be user error (me!)