Dods Group plc
Dods Training is the training division of a group of companies, under the umbrella of the Dods Group plc. which currently has offices in London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin. The core function of the group is to provide communication and information products on Parliament and Government, which they have been doing since 1832.
Renowned for the quality, accuracy and relevance of the political information it provides, Dods is one of the oldest political publishing houses in the world. Today, Dods uses online technology to improve the flow of communication, information and knowledge within the wider public sector. Delivering impartial, timely and accurate public affairs and policy intelligence, their pedigree makes us the natural conduit for political and parliamentary communication.
Dods Training is the learning and development division of Dods Group plc. The company was formed 20 years ago because of demand for workshops examining Parliament and Government.
Since then, they have expanded their product range and established their reputation as the leading provider of learning and development on governance and policy making. In addition, they have built a reputation for excellence in providing personal development, communication skills and bespoke training services.
As well as their acclaimed open course programme they also design, develop and deliver bespoke training both in the UK and internationally. They have extensive experience running courses and workshops around the globe and hosting international delegations on study visits to the UK.
They believe you will benefit from using Dods Training because of an unrivalled combination of:
Their unique position as a long-standing partner to the UK Government and European Union
Their cutting edge methods of working, practical focus and attention to detail
Their access to market-leading products offered by the wider Dods Group
Their nationwide team of subject matter experts and experienced trainers
Westminster Explained is the division of Dods Training which delivers the core skills for dealing with Parliament, Government and policy making. The practical nature of their innovative workshops is blended with discussion and reflection on theory. This combination will help you implement or influence policy and legislation in the UK or on an international stage.
Their courses are aimed at anyone in any sector with an interest in how decisions are taken – and implemented – in government.
Their team in Westminster
Their dedicated team, based in Westminster, comprises experts in learning and development and project management. Their ability to call on staff with real and practical experience of designing, developing and delivering training events in the UK and abroad ensures your training needs will be met to the highest standard.
Dods Training has a reputation across the public sector for providing outstanding training events covering a wide variety of subjects. This is because their training is:
-Flexible. Their relatively small size means they can be flexible in responding quickly and efficiently to your needs.
-Innovative. Their dynamic team of advisers with Civil Service and Local Government backgrounds have proven records of designing innovative, effective training programmes using combinations of learning techniques.
-Sensitive to learning styles. All their courses follow the principles of adult learning and provide different interventions to support different learning styles. To provide time for those who learn from reflection, the lecture and discussion sessions are interspersed with sessions to review work. For people who have a more activist learning style their suggested speakers are recognised for the quality of their input and allowing full challenge, examination and questioning of their specialist subjects. Theorists will benefit as each session will be led by a leader in their field and each topic develops a strong understanding before practise. The needs of pragmatists are well catered for as each subject can be practised throughout the programme and directly applied on return to the workplace
-High quality. They use quality measures for evaluation which they benchmark through their regular meetings with people such as the Head of the UK Policy Profession.
-Informative and relevant. They work closely with clients to design materials and case studies to ensure all learning is exactly what is needed.
-Challenging and engaging. They design all their training to challenge participants through interactive practical exercises which place them outside their comfort zone, whilst in a safe environment, and by providing honest, constructive tutor feedback.
-Delivered by experts. Their large network of associate trainers includes the most respected experts in their fields, many of whom work exclusively with Dods Training.
-Guaranteed through government framework agreements. Westminster Explained is the UK Civil Service’s chosen supplier for designing and delivering training on Working with Ministers and Policy Skills. In addition, they have long-term contracts core departments including the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development. This provides us with a unique understanding of international governance and policy making.
-Quality assured. In December 2013, Westminster Explained was again awarded the British Assessment Bureau ISO9001 Quality Management certification. This underlines their commitment to the highest quality standards in all their practices, including contingency arrangements, logistics and administration.
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