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Departmental Training

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office spent on external training courses for departmental staff in each year since its inception; and which external organisations were paid by the Department to provide such courses in each year. (230492)

Since its establishment on 12 October 2007 the Government Equalities Office have used the following external organisations and made the following payments for the provision of staff training

External training organisation

Course title

Total cost (£)

2007-08

Alpha Training

Drafting Ministerial Correspondence

2,088

Appearing Before Select Committee

Effective Time Management

National School of Government

Assertiveness At Work

19,450.00

Employment Law

Appearing Before Select Committee

EU Workshop

Prince2 Conversion Practitioners Exams

Bill Team Seminar

Leaders Unlimited Development Programme

Department for Work and Pensions

Leadership Development Programme

576

Total cost

22,114

2008-09

Centre for Parliamentary Studies

Writing a Strategy

564

CIPD Enterprises

Employment Law Workshop

576

Dods Parliamentary Comms

A-Z of Policy

564

Govnet Communications

Strategic Thinking

495

Hemsley Fraser Learning and Development

The Newly Appointed Manager

892

Learning Laboratory Ltd.

Executive Course

1,410

National School of Government

Stakeholder Engagement

910

Total cost to date

5,410

Total cost of GEO training

27,524