https://civilservicelocal.blog.gov.uk/2019/07/04/the-first-middle-managers-south-academy-coming-soon/

The first Middle Managers South Academy coming soon

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This July we will be staging our first Middle Managers South Academy for civil servants based in the South of England: that’s the area of the Midlands, South West, East, South East and London.

The Middle Managers Academy is a unique development programme designed to equip HEOs and SEOs with the personal, professional and collective leadership skills they need to meet the​ current and future demands of the Civil Service.

All participants complete four days learning and development, (split into two events; 3 days residential in Leicester 30 July to 1 August and one day in Birmingham on 13 September) following which academy participants spend a couple of days a month over the next year, working in cross-departmental teams, tackling a business challenge set by a department.

The academy provides opportunity to work collaboratively with civil servants from other government departments.

We have a few places left so if you would like to be considered for a place, speak to your manager first, complete the nomination form and email it to the contact below asap and certainly no later than 12 July. Your line management endorsement is an important part of the application, as we want to ensure that our delegates have the right attitude and potential to benefit from this development opportunity. The cost of the academy is funded centrally so only direct cost to individuals/departments is for T&S.

Civil Service Local reserves the right to close the application process early if the full allocation of places has been completed. You will receive confirmation of whether you have been successful in securing a place w/c 15 July.

Facilitators needed

We are also looking for enthusiastic Grade 7 volunteers to be facilitators.

Facilitators play a vital role supporting the development of participants throughout the academy year whilst developing their own skills.

Facilitators are assigned to a 'family' and assist sessions across the four days and provide on-going coaching, they also have the opportunity to deliver plenary sessions to the wider group.

If you are a interested in being a facilitator please contact your area contact asap.

East, South East & London – susan.coles2@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

West Midlands - andrea.charity@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

South West – ruth.weeks@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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  1. Comment by Sharon McGuire posted on

    Hi,
    I'd love to apply for this, unfortunately there isn't much notice to make arrangements, especially as I am on annual leave at the end of July/ beginning of August (as I imagine many people are). Will any more dates be released?
    Thanks

  2. Comment by Georgie B posted on

    Hi,
    I'd also love to apply for this but have the same question as Sharon - will anymore dates be released?
    Thanks!

    • Replies to Georgie B>

      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      These are the only dates we have for the south academy this year but we do plan to repeat next year.

  3. Comment by Richard Wallace posted on

    Heard all about this event today at the CS local midlands steering group. Sounds like it will be a great event. Hopefully the last couple of spaces will be quickly snapped up

  4. Comment by James Jordan posted on

    this event does sound great - but I've only just seen a post about it! Is there a way to find out about these earlier so I can make sure I'm on the list?! thanks

    • Replies to James Jordan>

      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Hi James
      You can sign up for email alerts - in the right hand column, so you get a message every time we post something and don't miss out.