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Continuing positive feedback on training events with Government

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Since April 2015, introductory training on public dialogue has been delivered to 131 policy makers at 10 different sessions in government departments (Department of Health, BIS, Defra) and through the Civil Service Learning Open Policy Making course (fast stream and open entry).

In July and August 2015, five successful training events have been run with Government - three through Civil Service Learning (CSL)  and two directly with Department of Health:

•    2 July 2015, CSL: feedback from 9 participants - 2 said 5/5, 2 said 4/5 and 5 said 3/5. Although still positive, this was taken as identifying some areas for improvement. As a result, the materials were reviewed and refreshed for later training events.

•    13 July 2015, CSL Fast Streamer: feedback from 15 participants - 5 said 5/5, 7 said 4/5 and 3 said 2/5.

•    15 July 2015, CSL: feedback from 16 participants - 3 said 5/5, 11 said 4/5 and 2 said 3/5. The training organisers asked if slides could be used for wider open policy making training materials for all CSL trainees; this was being considered.

•    21 July 2015, Department of Health: feedback from 18 participants - 3 said 5/5, 11 said 4/5 and 4 said 3/5.

•    13 August 2015, Department of Health: feedback from 3 participants (unexpectedly low attendance but positive feedback) -  2 said 5/5 and 1 said 4/5.

A further 12 training sessions are booked between rest of August 2015 and March 2016; eight with CSL (seven of which are Fast Streamer training), three with Department of Health, and 1 with Defra.