Your personal development
There’s never been a better time to invest in your personal development. Taking time to develop your knowledge and expand your skills can help you ensure you’re aware of the latest trends and techniques and can help make you stand out from the crowd in a competitive marketplace.
Our personal development opportunities have been specifically designed with public sector professionals in mind, whether you’re looking to attend one of our courses, programmes, access coaching and mentoring services or to join an action learning set, you’re in the right place.
We have a range of courses available to you. Whether you’re looking for Development Days to gain insight into your next career step, Skills Days to advance your skillset or Discovery Days to strengthen knowledge in key areas you’d like to explore, there are a range of options that we’re constantly updating to suit your development needs.
Looking to take a deeper dive? We also have short courses that are multi-modular and provide you with the opportunity to take a further look into a specific skillset over multiple days.
All of our courses are delivered to you by industry specialists and have been specially designed to focus on topics relevant to local government and public sector professionals, making our courses relevant, practical, and valuable.
Designed for people driven by a desire to delve deeper and drive change, our Solace Signature programmes are renowned for helping public sector professionals harness their potential.
We work with a variety of leading industry experts including INLOGOV, the ILM, Collaborate, and the University of Birmingham Leadership Institute to develop and deliver highly tailored content you won’t find anywhere else.
For a full breakdown of each of our programmes, follow the link below.
We all need support at different stages of our career. Perhaps you've outgrown your present role or you'd like to reassess your career direction?
Our career stocktake sessions gives you the time to consider your own career needs, working with a coach to capture your strengths and achievements, explore possible future directions and establish what success would look like for you.
Our sessions result in a comprehensive and achievable career action plan or personal development plan specific to your goals and aspirations.
CVs are used for a variety of reasons and can be written in different formats to match different scenarios. To be effective they need to follow some basic ‘rules’ and an identifiable format, but, there is no ‘right’ approach.
Our support offer provides you with a short questionnaire to help you focus and get started, samples of different CV styles to demonstrate how to present your information and access to our career coaches to discuss your situation and help you tailor, review and refine your CV.
Our Interview Support package provides you with the opportunity to prepare for your interview, and discuss how to improve performance ahead of the day.
This experience encompasses a recorded interview simulation based on your desired role with one of our facilitators. In advance of the session we would ask that you share your CV, supporting statement and details of the role you are interested in applying for.
At the end of the day you will have experienced the interview process and have a wealth of learning to take away supported by notes to reflect upon, for future opportunities.
Action Learning Sets
Our Action Learning Sets provide an opportunity for officers to share knowledge, offer support and find solutions together. We ensure to create a space for you to receive support in a safe, confidential setting. You'll be matched with a diverse group of fellow leaders, facilitated by one of our experts.
To find out more, and be connected with a group of your fellow leaders, click below.
Who can you go to for a sounding board? It may be that you need a coach to help you reflect, clarify your options and facilitate your own decision-making. Alternatively, you might prefer a mentor, somebody with direct experience of the challenges you face, or an understanding of your discipline, to advise you.
Find out more about our coaching & mentoring offer below.
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