Presentation on theme: "Welcome to our new look Academi Wales Opportunities Bulletin. This is the first issue of what was formerly known as the PSMW Bulletin. Wondering what Academi."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to our new look Academi Wales Opportunities Bulletin. This is the first issue of what was formerly known as the PSMW Bulletin. Wondering what Academi Wales is? We've been busy developing it in response to a key Programme for Government commitment - establishing a national centre for leadership excellence to support the delivery of efficient and effective public services in Wales. We've also been working on making our fortnightly bulletin more interactive and user friendly – we want to make it your fist port of call for learning and development opportunities across the Welsh Public Service. If you have any comments on the new format, please get in touch as we hope to keep improving based on your feedback. Each month we will also focus on a different theme in our 'Spotlight' section - this is your chance to get involved. What topics would you like to see in the spotlight? The first Spotlight edition will be focused on the Academi Wales launch, our products and services and what you can expect from us over the coming months. We hope you enjoy reading the Opportunities Bulletin as much as we've enjoyed revamping it for you. So, get reading – click on the purple buttons to find the information you want. Jo Carruthers - Head of Public Service Management Wales Need help? You can find guidance by clicking on 'Using this bulletin' in the left-hand navigation.
Using this bulletin The purple buttons appear on every page and help you to go straight to the information you want. Bulletin sections – click on the left-hand buttons for the section you want Pages within each section – look at all the pages by using the Back and Next buttons in the top left-hand corner. Or, just look at specific pages with the section using buttons on the left-hand side to click back into the main contents page for that section. Guidance – click the Help button in the top right-hand corner Exit bulletin - click the Exit button in the top right-hand corner Know someone within the Welsh Public Service who would enjoy our Opportunities Bulletin? They can subscribe by sending us an at
Courses and events Click on the links below to view each course. To view all, click on the first link and use the Next button in the top-right hand corner to scroll through. Exploration into Self Development for Men Applying Positive Psychology in the Workplace Developing Resilience during Times of Change Facilitation skills Introducing Lean Overcoming Immunity to Change Coaching Skills for leaders – Developing your communication skills when managing staff Leading Organisations in Challenging Times - (Making sense of a complex public service environment) PSMW Programme of Learning
Exploration into Self Development for Men Benefits to you Reflect and explore you as an individual leader, where you are now and what got you here Explore the self-awareness, wisdom and knowledge you hold Understand how to navigate and enhance your own self development. Programme Overview An opportunity for you to slow down, take stock, get some clarity and take control of the future you want to create. This course is designed for professional men to relax and recharge and learn new tools and techniques enhance your self development. Trainer Marie Taylor, a qualified coach and hypnotherapist, a Fellow of the CIPD and an NLP Master. Want a place on this course? Book nowBook now. Find out more Look at our Programme of LearningProgramme of Learning
Applying Positive Psychology in the Workplace Benefits to you Apply the principles of Positive Psychology at work Increase your own and others happiness, satisfaction and success at work through practical daily activities Develop a better positive comment ratio at work Give more effective feedback that creates Growth Mindset Design jobs and tasks to increase the experience of flow Programme overview This is a practical and interactive session where you will learn to use the evidence-based tools of Positive Psychology. The idea that success flows from happiness is one of the core principles of Positive Psychology, and you will explore how to create a happier and more successful workplace. You will discover: the one, free, daily activity that can increase productivity by up to 35%, while at the same time reducing stress and increasing happiness and, how increasing the ration of positive comments at work increases productivity Want a place on this course? Book nowBook now. Find out more Look at our Programme of LearningProgramme of Learning
Developing Resilience during Times of Change Benefits to you Understand the skills and attributes that help sustain high performance when leading and managing others Critique your own practice and focus upon ways to improve your performance Improve your mental toughness and resilience when facing challenge Programme overview This course aims to help you apply methods to manage the stresses of high performance delivery and to lead with resilience. You will develop insight into the skills and attributes that help sustain wellbeing and deliver success during periods of profound organisational change. During the course, you will complete a personal assessment and a development plan. Want a place on this course? Book now Find out more Look at our Programme of LearningProgramme of Learning
Skills for Leaders Developing your communication skills when managing staff Who is it for? This course, delivered by the NHS, is designed for current and future managers and leaders in the public Sector in Wales. What is it? A one day module to develop your knowledge and communication skills to manage staff using the appropriate policies. Morning session – you will learn about effective communication skills Afternoon session – you will work through case studies to develop knowledge on how to apply these skills Learning outcomes Understand the importance of communication and relationships in preventing and alleviating workplace conflict Use a toolkit of approaches to improve communication Apply approaches to managing people in accordance to policies (particularly HR policies) Develop relationships across the NHS and wider public services Want a place on this course? Find out more about dates, venues and contacts on the Skills for Leadership booking information page.Skills for Leadership booking information
Skills for Leaders – booking information DateVenueContact 15 August 14 September 25 September 8 October 6 November 21 November 14 December 21 January 22 January 20 February 20 February 4 March
Facilitation Skills Benefits to You Confidently design and facilitate meetings to achieve a desired outcome Set specific objectives and outcomes for any facilitation session Set the frame and ground rules for engagement within groups Identify positive and negative face-to-face interactions and act appropriately in response Create rapport and form groups effectively Select appropriate facilitation techniques to achieve outcomes Programme Overview This course will equip you with knowledge, skills and a range of techniques that can be used to facilitate effectively. Through practical examples, you will also increase your confidence when managing groups. The course includes: how to frame for success – set outcomes, select facilitation techniques and room layout, manage the environment, set ground rules and create rapport how to identify face-to-face behaviours and how you can respond, looking at emotional intelligence and how to manage your response in facilitation how to manage time and take feedback practice of several short facilitation sessions Want a place on this course? Book now Find out more Look at our Programme of LearningProgramme of Learning
Introducing Lean Benefits to you Understand the background and thinking behind Lean Understand waste - why it exists and how to reduce it Learn how to overcome some of the barriers involved in the implementation of Lean change initiatives Gain a better understanding of how to enable effective implementation of Lean as a sustainable solutions provider within your area of work Programme overview You will gain a wider understanding of the benefits of applying Lean methodologies as part of a whole system approach to enable efficiencies, improvements and innovation. The interactive session uses practical efficiency improvement examples to demonstrate the logic behind the principles of Lean. You will also look at the wider implications and challenges of implementing a Lean approach. You will participate in a workshop exercise and be encouraged to share you own experiences of Lean as we explore this highly effective methodology from a broader perspective. Want a place on this course? Book now Find out more Look at our Programme of LearningProgramme of Learning
Overcoming Immunity to Change Benefits to You Develop an understanding of the reasons why personal and group change is often so difficult to deliver Acquire a new skill to help overcome immunity to change Programme Overview You will identify the personal constraints and obstacles that can often undermine or block change and develop a personal action plan to overcome them. You will use an innovative new approach developed at Harvard University by Robert Keegan and Lisa Lahey. You will experience the methodology in practice, by working on a personal improvement goal. This will demonstrate how you can overcome immunity to change by building insight and awareness of competing commitments and priorities. This programme is for people who want to understand how to make change happen at a personal and team level and acquire a practical approach to overcoming resistance. Want a place on this course? Book now Find out more Look at our Programme of LearningProgramme of Learning
PSMW Coaching service My experience of coaching has, without a doubt, had a positive impact on my work. Coaching is a great way to development leadership. Especially when you, your tea and your organisation are under pressure to deliver high quality services with limited resources or are undergoing significant change. Our coaching service helps you remove obstacles to achievement and find your own solutions to work-related barriers or problems. Coaching helps you build self-reliance and confidence and develop a sustainable approach to addressing challenges and securing success. Want to know more? Look on our Coaching and Mentoring page on our website.Coaching and Mentoring
Leading Organisations in Challenging Times (Making sense of a complex public service environment) Wales Audit Office is hosting a seminar with Professor Dave Snowden, as part of its commitment to support knowledge exchange and bring global practices and experience to Wales.Professor Dave Snowden Session 1 (90 minutes am) is aimed at Senior Leaders in Welsh Public Services, who will benefit from gaining an overview from Professor Snowden of making sense in complex environments to lead organisations in challenging times; Session 2 (remainder of the day) workshops aimed at Policy Leads, Change Managers and Senior Officers. These will provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and practical experience of gathering information and making sense of: The views and experiences of service users and citizens Employee engagement Innovation and improvement Monitoring and measurement The role of leadership in complex public service environments. Benefits of attending Leaving the event delegates will have gained experience and insight into some of the techniques and research methods used by Professor Snowden and Cognitive Edge.Cognitive Edge This is an opportunity to learn about innovative practices that have been used globally from an internationally renowned speaker. Booking Arrangements For more information and details on how to bookhow to book
Leading Organisations in Challenging Times (Making sense of a complex public service environment) Booking Arrangements The event will be held at the Wales Audit Offices premises, 24 Cathedral Road, Cardiff. Wednesday 28 November Session 1: 9.30 – 11am Session 2: start at 11.30am and finish at 4pm Attendance is free. There are a limited number of spaces available for this seminar. As a result we have to restrict numbers to two delegates per organisation. To book a place, please delegate name(s) If you wish to discuss any aspect of the event please contact Chris Bolton at or
PSMW Programme of Learning The Welsh Government Programme of Learning has been developed to support you in delivering your work objectives for Programme of Learning (PDF) You will find a comprehensive range of programmes and interventions which have been designed specifically to equip you with the skills to deliver your job effectively. On each of the pages in this brochure you will find: Programme title and overview Benefits of attending Professional Skills for Government (PSG2) competencies the programme supports Target audience Duration, dates, venues and booking instructions. There are also instructions on how to make a booking if you work for the wider Welsh Public Service or through the WG booking system.
Vacancies Click on the links below to view each job opportunity. To view all, click on the first link and use the Next button in the top-right hand corner to scroll through. Welsh Government Internal Audit secondment Tai Pawb Trustees – Voluntary role Wales Audit Office – Secondment Opportunity Performance Project Officers - 2 posts Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru – Cyfle am Secondiad Swyddogion Prosiect Perfformiad - 2 swydd
Welsh Government secondment/fixed term opportunities for internal audit professionals Purpose of role We have a number of vacancies at Auditor level within Internal Audit Services (IAS) in Cardiff which forms part of the Corporate Governance and Assurance Division. IAS provides the organisation with an independent and objective assurance about the effectiveness of its risk management, control and governance processes. Our work directly supports the Accounting Officer (Permanent Secretary), the Additional Accounting Officers (Directors General) and members of the Welsh Governments Corporate Governance Committee structure. Our audit work complies with International and Government Internal Audit Standards and we use a modern, risk based approach to the planning and execution of our work. Reporting to a Senior Auditor, you will be responsible for the delivery of an audit programme to meet our obligations to the Accounting Officer and ensuring that audits are delivered on time, within budget and to agreed quality and professional standards. Development opportunities offered by the post This post provides the opportunity to work with many different individuals across Wales, visit different organisations and locations, and gain an understanding of how Welsh Government operates. For the secondees substantive employer in addition to any benefits that may be secured from the projects, the secondments will allow the organisation to contribute to the collaborative agenda, while being able to provide career development opportunities for other team members. Further Information For details of how to apply please see the recruitment page on the Welsh Government website. or contact Grant Vernon or
Tai Pawb Trustees Voluntary Role Tai Pawbs mission is to promote equality and social justice in housing in Wales. This is an exciting opportunity for you to contribute your skills and expertise to a national equality and housing charity, as part of an enthusiastic and committed trustee team who provide governance and direction to our work. We are taking forward our Strategic Plan and we have three vacancies for trustees representing third sector organisations and one co-optee vacancy for a trustee from any membership category. You will work in partnership with other trustees representing individuals, the third sector, local authorities, registered social landlords and other housing interests to ensure that Tai Pawb continues to be governed well. For an application pack: Tel Write to: Tai Pawb, 8 Coopers Yard, Curran Road, Cardiff, CF10 5NB Closing date for applications: 14 September 2012 Company No Charity No Please note - you/your organisation must be/become a member of Tai Pawb to qualify for board representation.
The Wales Audit Office is seeking to recruit 2 Performance Project Officers to work within the Performance Group. These roles are being offered on a fixed term or secondment basis for 2 years and the successful candidate could be based in the Cardiff, Ewloe or Swansea office. The role requires the post holders to travel throughout Wales. Salary: £27,065 to £33,917 (plus a Transport Allowance of £4,440 per annum) Please note that recruitment will normally be at the minimum of the range. For a Recruitment pack, Application form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring form.Recruitment pack, Application form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring form. For an informal discussion, please contact Christine Henry on Closing date: 9.00 am 5 October 2012, no late applications will be accepted. The Wales Audit Office is working to promote equal opportunities and diversity. Wales Audit Office – Secondment Opportunity Performance Project Officers - 2 posts
Mae Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru yn awyddus i gyflogi 2 Swyddog Prosiect Perfformiad i weithio o fewn y Grŵp Perfformiad. Cynigir y swyddi hyn ar sail llawn amser neu secondiad am 2 flynedd a gallair ymgeisydd llwyddiannus gael eu leoli yn swyddfa Caerdydd, Ewlo neu Abertawe. Byddai angen i ddeiliad y swydd deithio ledled Cymru. Cyflog: £27,065 i £33,917 (ynghyd â Lwfans Trafnidiaeth o £4,440 y flwyddyn). Noder y byddair cyflog dechreuol fel arfer ar waelod y raddfa. Cliciwch yma ar gyfer pecyn recriwtio, ffurflen gais ac Ffurflen Monitro Cydraddoldeb ac Amrywiaethyma Er mwyn cael trafodaeth anffurfiol, cysylltwch â Christine Henry ar Dyddiad Cau: 9.00 am 24 Medi 2012, ni fyddwn yn derbyn ceisiadau hwyr. Mae Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru yn gweithio i hyrwyddo cyfle cyfartal ac amrywiaeth. Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru – Cyfle am Secondiad Swyddogion Prosiect Perfformiad - 2 swydd
Spotlight The first Spotlight is dedicated to the launch of Academi Wales. Over the next month each bulletin will contain information, links and resources about the launch, up and coming events and what can be expected in the future. This is an opportunity for you to get involved. What theme would you like to see us put in the spotlight? Get in touch with your suggestions. Dont forget, you can tweet Find out more on the About Academi Wales page of the bulletin.About Academi Wales Visit the Academi Wales website for more information about our programmes and for leadership learning materials.Academi Wales website In the next edition Look out for more information about Academi Wales up and coming events as well as pictures from the launch.
Academi Wales is an umbrella brand which will incorporate a number of key programmes designed and delivered to improve leadership and management practice, and to support the continuous improvement of Public Services in Wales. The first programmes and products to be launched under Academi Wales include: Arwain Cymru – leadership programmes for senior public service leaders across Wales. The Elected Member Welsh Leadership Programme – plus regional dissemination events and local induction. An website for new and emerging leadership development theory and thinking, including e-based leadership diagnostic tools and materials. Academi Wales will also bring together a number of existing programmes, including the PSMW Summer School, the Chief Executive Coaching Programme and a redesigned Bursary Programme for senior leaders. An Academi Wales Advisory Board is currently under development to provide the accountability and governance to ensure that Academi Wales products and services are of the highest quality and referenced in the needs of Welsh Public Service leaders. About Academi Wales
Useful Links For more information on any of our products please visit the Academi Wales website.Academi Wales website Academi Wales is proud to be at the forefront of management and leadership within the Welsh Public Service. As well as our own products and services you may wish to visit the following sites: NLIAHNLIAH- The work of NLIAH operates across five main areas: Workforce Development, Leadership & Organisational Development, Partnership Development, Service Improvement and QuIP (Quality Improvement Plan) Delivery Support. Each area runs a number of themed programmes as agreed through formal agreement with the Welsh Government. Chartered Management Institute Chartered Management Institute - Chartered Management Institute (CMI) are the only chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications. The Institute of Leadership and Management The Institute of Leadership and Management - The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) exists to support, develop and inform managers at every stage of their careers The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the world's largest Chartered HR and development professional body Know a good site? Get in touch with AcademiWales. We will publish all relevant sites in future editions of the bulletin
The AcademiWales Bulletin is sent on a fortnightly basis. To promote an opportunity on the bulletin, the following must be submitted: Job description no longer than 500 words Translated into Welsh (if required) Contact details to be published with the post Further instructions to candidates, for example web page containing further information We have changed the date that the bulletin is distributed. It will now be sent via on a Wednesday The next bulletin will go out on the 4 October for your advert to be published in the next issue please send it to no later than 3 October. Advertise here
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