Development Initiatives

Information coming soon…

  • LDS
  • Coaching

An important element of the SPS Leadership Development Strategy is the provision of executive coaching to assist in strengthening senior management and leadership capacity across the civil service.

The SPS Executive Coaching Programme is rolled out each year and the cost of 3 participants per Department is covered by the SPS Secretariat. One-to-one coaching provides participants with the opportunity to progress key goals and develop a 12 month development plan with an experienced professional coach. This year 54 senior managers from across the Civil Service and also, for the first time, CEOs of Non-Commercial State Agencies are participating on the programme. Over 50 SPS members took part in last year’s programme and the pilot programme. You will be contacted as future tranches of the coaching programme are rolled out.

The SPS Management Committee decided in 2013 that all newly appointed Assistant Secretaries should participate in the Executive Coaching Programme.

  • Tailored L&D
  • Mobility

Mobility is a means of supporting individual development and of meeting the aim of creating a shared sense of purpose and focus at senior levels.

Since 2012 it has been a requirement that all vacancies at Assistant Secretary and equivalent levels within the Civil Service should be considered for mobility under the Senior Public Service (SPS) mobility protocol in the first instance.

The current mobility protocol is available here Revised Protocol on Mobility.

All eligible members of the SPS are kept informed of mobility opportunities as they arise.

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