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Most In-Demand Training Courses for Public Sector Professionals in 2024

The ever-evolving demands of the public sector call for adaptable professionals who can keep up with the changing roles and expanding needs of service users.

To stay ahead of the game and continually improve your skills, you need to know what training courses are right for your learning needs.

As the UK's leading training provider of training courses for the public sector, we've got the insights and latest developments in in-demand training courses to help.

In this post, we cover the most in-demand training courses for public sector professionals in 2024, what you can expect and how to secure your place.

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With that being said, let's get straight into the most in-demand training courses and what you can learn. Use the contents list below to jump straight to the category you would like to look at. 

The Most In-Demand Training Courses for Public Sector Professionals in 2024


Leadership & Strategy Courses

Women in Leadership

The representation of women in leadership positions is growing steadily, but there's still unequal representation in top leadership roles. To help meet this challenge and wide issue, join our Women in Leadership course, along with other exceptional women, to enhance your position and capabilities as a leader and identify strategies to set boundaries and remain true to your vision.

View our available dates here.

Not sure what to expect from a Leadership and Management training course? Not to worry, find out all you need with our in-depth blog post with even more leadership courses and how to choose the best one for you. 

Developing High-Performing Teams

This energising and practical course will teach you how to enhance your team's performance to be more productive and collaborative. Join our expert trainer to uncover your leadership style and develop a personalised action plan to develop a high-performing team with clear goals.

Take a look at upcoming dates here.

Leadership Skills for Emerging Managers

New to managing people in the public sector? This training course will teach you techniques to effectively manage your new responsibilities, motivate your team, discover different leadership styles and gain expert advice. 

View the full agenda and see upcoming dates. 

Developing a Positive Team Culture

Building a motivated, positive team culture in today's stressful workplace is more important than ever. This interactive training course will teach you how to be assertive, create effective feedback approaches and how to mentor your team. 

Read the full overview and upcoming dates here.

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Confidence & Resilience Courses

Confident Communication and Assertiveness

Assertiveness is a powerful communication skill to master. The ability to speak up for your opinions and advocate for yourself without coming across as defensive or aggressive is key to assertiveness. If you want to make a positive impact at work, become more influential and communicate more effectively, take part in this series of role-play scenarios and workshops to develop your communication style.  

View all available dates here.

View the Frequently Asked Questions section at the end for more information about our training courses or get in touch with us here.

Speaking With Impact

Make an impression when you speak. Whether you need to build your confidence speaking up in meetings or want to gain some expert advice ahead of a big speech, on this course you'll supercharge your verbal communication in no time. 

View all upcoming and available dates here.

Advanced Minute Taking 

Do you go to type your meeting notes up only to think "What did I mean by that?" Don't worry, we've all been there. This course will teach you how to turn your minutes into clear action points that generate tangible results for your team. Our expert trainer will give advice on your current minute-taking style and will show how you can improve. 

View upcoming dates here.

Overcoming Overthinking Training

Overthinking can get to all of us, especially in the workplace. Join our expert trainer, Mark Channon, to learn how to absorb the right information, and techniques to avoid precious time and filter out the not-so-important information blocking your way. 

Secure your place on upcoming dates

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Procurement, Finance & Fraud Courses

Effective Bid Writing

Join our Communications Expert, Sue Calthorpe, to gain the tools and techniques to submit effective and persuasive proposals to secure valuable new business for your organisation. You'll also learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of your bids and leave the day with a step-by-step guide to take back to your organisation. 

View available dates here.

Effective Stakeholder Management

The success of any project depends on the management of stakeholders. In this training course, you'll learn how to build and preserve relationships with key stakeholders, resolve conflict and overcome unforeseen obstacles that may arise. 

Read the full agenda and secure your place. 

Demonstrating Value and Return on Investment

Demonstrating how projects are value for money has become paramount in the public sector when it comes to gaining support and showing impact. Attending this course will teach you Return on Investment (ROI) analysis techniques, and how to communicate value for money to key stakeholders and improve the value of your projects.

Take a look at the full overview and see upcoming dates

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Policy & Project Management Courses

Effective Briefings and Submissions

Struggling to cut down your writing but keep in key bits of information that readers actually need? In this Briefings and Submissions training course, you'll learn how to write impactful briefings and submissions that influence key stakeholders and decision-makers through valuable techniques gained from our expert trainer.  

View available dates here.

A Guide to Successful Contract Management

With recent challenges faced by supply chains, having a well-thought-out contract management approach can help to overcome instability in uncertain times. Join our Procurement expert, Gillian King, to gain advice and learn how to ensure contracts are being effectively delivered.

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Effective Report Writing

Whether you need to condense lengthy reports into summaries or write reports with value over volume, this report-writing training course is designed to help you write quickly and more accurately and craft structures that make logical sense. 

Read the full agenda and secure your place on the next available date

Data Compliance Courses

Understanding and Applying SAR Exemptions

Requests for personal information can be time-consuming, but this course can help you gain a brief and comprehensive overview of the SAR landscape and exemptions. Learn how to manage vexatious requests for personal data, practice writing a refusal notice and best apply for the exemptions.

View our upcoming dates here to book your spot.

Masterclass: Identifying and Managing Data Breaches

Data breaches can happen to any organisation, at any time. To ensure you and your organisation are fully prepared, this half-day masterclass will teach you a full set of data breach handling skills to avoid legal penalties from the ICO and gain more confidence. 

Secure your place on the next available date

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Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our open courses last for one day (9am - 4pm), but we also run half-day Masterclasses that are jam-packed with expert knowledge. 
No! We're proud to offer a range of highly interactive face-to-face options for a selection of our open courses. These take place in central London and regional cities. Take a look at our upcoming face-to-face open courses.
Yes! Our In-House team are experts at crafting a bespoke training plan for your organisation's needs. Learn how we can help.

Yes! We run a range of Analytics courses designed for the public sector. From Advanced Excel Training and Statistical Analysis to Designing Powerful Data Visualisations and Predictive Modelling. 

CPD points can be gained for all our events. 1 point is given for every hour of participation.
Please fill in the form using the 'Register Your Interest' button on the specific page of the course you are looking to attend. Any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.


Chloe Martin
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2+ years in SEO and content marketing. Striving to help public sector professionals develop their skills and learn something new through high-quality content.