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Join a vibrant community of digital leaders who share a passion for transforming local, regional and national public services.

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Discover Lead

Our mission is to create a community of leaders, who support, learn from and teach each other. We are a network of people who are motivated to deliver better outcomes for their organisations and the communities they serve.

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We are passionate about harnessing and nurturing talent. We encourage and empower individuals to reach their potential and become the innovative, collaborative, bold and imaginative leaders the public sector needs to thrive.

We know that we need to create opportunities to support and enable public sector leaders to realise promising solutions, to transform services that improve people’s lives.

We are committed to achieving this by attracting candidates from diverse backgrounds and upskilling public sector employees all levels.

Learn more about our policy theme, Leadership, diversity and skills

Working with us

We’re working with some enthusiastic partners to help achieve the best possible learning and development outcomes for our members and their organisations.

Working in partnership with Socitm you will have the opportunity to share your expertise, best practice and experience to enable you to help develop our talent pipeline and create the contemporary and authentic public sector leaders of the future.

Want to know how you can become a partner? For more information, take a look at our partnership packages
Our Top Talent Cardiff partner for 2021 is IP Performance
Our Top Talent London partner for 2021 is Microsoft
Our Top Talent Manchester partner for 2021 is Canon

Continuous development

Individuals grow by enhancing their skills, knowledge and expertise, which in turn increases their performance. Through sharing these attributes with others, they can help with the growth and development of their teams and organisations.

The cyclical activity embedded in Socitm Lead helps to create more astute and connected leaders, attracts others to join the community, generates more widespread interest in the movement and enables succession planning and talent management.

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We offer a number of leadership and management learning and development tools and capabilities

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Our Leadership Academy programmes develop people both personally and professionally. They harness, stretch and promote the skills essential to effective, contemporary leadership.
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Using effective mentoring practices, we develop holistic, empowered and empathetic leaders. Access a network of experienced mentors, who will challenge you to be your best self.
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Return to Work - ICT provides opportunities for those who have been out of work for a period of time. The programme offers the unique support, investment and training in preparation for an effective return.
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Our committed Alumni are attendees of our learning and development programmes, who support each other, their organisations and Socitm. This creates a dynamic, supportive environment.
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We're keen to ensure that our products and services are continuously evolving to meet your needs. Keep an eye out for the next new module as we expand our Lead portfolio.
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Our leadership programme is supported by

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    Nadira Hussain
    Director of leadership development and research
  • Aiden Matthew - Leadership programme manager
    Aidan Matthews
    Leadership programme manager
  • Lauren Shepherd - Events coordinator
    Lauren Shepherd
    Events manager

Learning resources

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Socitm - in partnership with Microsoft

Learning Repository

Our partnership with Microsoft gives everyone easy access to the MS Learning Repository, where there is a wealth of on-line learning resources available.

Free courses can be found in the Microsoft Learn section, while thought leadership, ideas and initiatives are found in the Microsoft Digital Skills section. Interactive classes and sessions are available in the Microsoft Virtual Learning area. The Microsoft Community Training Platform section allows organisations the ability to create effective eLearning programmes for their workforce.

Microsoft Learn

Microsoft Learn is a free, online training platform that provides interactive learning for Microsoft products and more.

Microsoft store Virtual Workshops

Interactive virtual workshops and training sessions taught live by Microsoft Store associates for an in-person experience - wherever you are.

Microsoft global digital skills

Develop your skills to thrive in a digital world. Browse the site and explore the resources that best fit your needs.

Microsoft community training

An Azure powered platform to enable learning for everyone, everywhere.

Microsoft accessibility fundamentals

Accessibility is a responsibility. More than 1 billion people worldwide experience some form of disability. But only 1 in 10 have access to the assistive technology they need, which means many can’t fully participate in our economies and societies.

Accessibility is an opportunity. Inclusive organizations that embrace best practices for employing and supporting persons with disabilities in the workplace outperform their peers. They also attract and keep top talent. Millennials, who will be 75% of the global workforce by 2020, choose employers who reflect their values. To be a leader, you need to understand the fundamentals of accessibility and how this impacts your colleagues, employees and also the people you are delivering services to.

Microsoft accreditation available*

Microsoft Global Skills Initiative - learn relevant skills for jobs in-demand

Develop your skills for free with learning paths from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then practice tech skills in the GitHub Learning Lab.

These learning paths cover jobs identified as having the greatest number of openings,** have had steady growth over the past four years, pay a livable wage, and require skills that can be learned online.

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* The initiative offers low-cost access to industry-recognized Microsoft Certifications based on exams that demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft technologies. Exams for these Microsoft Certifications are available at a significantly discounted fee of $15 to those who self-attest that their employment has been impacted by Covid-19. The typical cost of the exam is more than $100. The $15 fee will be paid to and will enable third parties to scale to meet the potential surge in examination resources and will support the integrity of the certification by enabling proctoring via a safe, online setting that is accessible from anywhere. Participants will have the ability to schedule an exam from September to the end of the year, and exam takers will have until March 31, 2021 to complete the exam.

** Number of job openings posted globally on LinkedIn in 2020

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