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Departmental Training

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff in his Department have attended the (a) Influencing with Integrity, (b) Emotional Intelligence, (c) Counselling Skills for the Workplace, (d) Managing your Confidence, (e) Balancing Work/Life Realities and (f) Working Assertively training course run by the National School of Government in the last 12 months for which information is available; and at what cost. (197066)

The statistics for Department for International Development attendance at these National School of Government (NSG) courses for 2007-08 is as follows:

Course title

Number of DFID participants

Cost (£)

Influencing with Integrity

9

6,543

Emotional Intelligence

1

1,495

Counselling Skills for the Workplace

0

0

Managing your Confidence

1

1,149

Balancing Work/life Realities

0

0

Working Assertively

1

726

Responsibility for booking and financing training courses is at departmental level. NSG is one of a range of possible providers for these types of learning activities.