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Learning and development

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.

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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.

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’s Learning and development 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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Our training

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

Our Leadership Academy training develops people both personally and professionally. They harness, stretch and promote the skills essential to effective, contemporary leadership.

Using effective mentoring practices, we develop holistic, confident and empathetic leaders. Access a network of experienced mentors, who will challenge you to be your best self.

Our Alumni are attendees of our learning and development programmes, who support each other, their organisations and Socitm in a dynamic, supportive environment.

Our leadership programme is supported by

Learning resources

Microsoft Learn Resource

Microsoft Learn

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

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Microsoft virtual workshop resource

Microsoft Store virtual learning

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

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Microsoft digital skills resource

Microsoft Digital Skills

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

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Microsoft Community Training

Microsoft Community Training

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

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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.

Accessibility Fundamentals
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 December 31, 2021 to complete the exam.

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

Upcoming learning and development events