Steven Paul was so inspired and motivated by last year's Civil Service Local Academy in Preston, he decided to harness and share his enthusiasm back in the workplace.
Jackie Southcombe tells us about another successful Continuous Improvement event organised by the Civil Service Local network she leads in order to focus on that expertise in the north west.
We probably all know that there will be a general election in May. But do you know what that means for us as Civil Servants? Our next Discovery Session will explain more about the rules involved as well as the impact on Civil Servants.
The Government Access Project - known as GAP, recently helped 65 patients as well as staff and carers at Trinity Hospice, Blackpool. Our team of cross-government volunteers are now looking forward to returning to Trinity and other local hospices in 2015 to develop their skills further and continue to support our community.
The Citizen and Celebration Event in the north west of England was a day dedicated to achievement and commitment. Our volunteer civil servants working with Civil Service Local give more than just their time to our citizen-focused programmes. The three projects which led to our winning a Civil Service Award for Excellence in Reform work with young people, offenders and those accessing hospice care to make a real difference. The day was a chance to showcase the innovation and creativity that comes from encouraging civil servants to work across government.
When I was offered an opportunity to take part in the Going Forward Project to deliver a series of workshops to youth offenders at HMP Hindley, I had no idea what to expect. What I found was an incredible bond between co-workers and a huge insight into a whole new world.
Engaging our Schools is a programme of work to raise the aspirations of students, to encourage them to stay in education or prepare for the world of work. Volunteers aere needed to mentor the students or to lead these small projects teams to provide a great experience for both students and mentors.
Reporting what can happen when the civil servants share their expertise in a collaborative fashion, exemplifying the aspirations of the Civil Service Reform Plan.
Several departments joined together to remember at 11 am yesterday.
Day 4: Mother of 10 Elaine Vance is well used to time management. She put this skill to good use at the North West Academy by keeping a daily diary of the event from a delegate’s point of view.
Day 3: Mother of 10 Elaine Vance is well used to time management. She put this skill to good use at the North West Academy by keeping a daily diary of the event from a delegate’s point of view.
A Communication and Engagement Support Network for communication advocates across all Government departments in the north east of England has been set up. Read more to find out if this could help you in your work.
A team of 5 volunteers from the Department for International Development (DFID) rolled up their sleeves to prepare soil for The Selby Centres Global Garden, a community 'Ground to plate' project aimed at transforming the site into a thriving community garden …
Come and join us for our Family Fun Day this Sunday 7 September in Edge Hill University, Ormskirk between 10-4pm.
Here in the north west we're a great big family that’s used to working together, but now it’s time to play together – all for a very good cause. I'm really excited about us holding our first ever Family Fun Day. It starts at 10.00 on …
Did you do anything interesting last Friday? I spent the day in prison with Sir Bob Kerslake. That’s to say, I went along to HMP Kirkham, joining other civil servants who met him during his visit to the north west of England, at which he shared the message of Reform.
The North West Engagement network met for the first time this week (June 8). With representation from 8 departments, the future is looking rosy for the latest cross-government group. Engaging our people can be a struggle for us all. The …
We are looking for Facilitators and Mentors to support the Eastern Academy. This is the first cross-departmental ‘Academy’ for ‘leaders of the future’ to be held in the east of England and will be launched in September. Delegates will attend a …
I had a great time at yesterday’s event in Liverpool – it did exactly what we’d hoped for by bringing civil service reform to life for our many visitors. Through a vibrant and engaging mix of exhibition stands and interactive …
The Countdown is almost over – ONLY 1 day to go. So, it’s finally here – only one more sleep, so I’d like to take the chance to say a big thank you to everyone who’s been involved in bringing …