The Government Digital service has launched a new training course to help senior Civil Servants with non-technical backgrounds to better understand digital transformation.
It’s designed to give public sector leaders an understanding of their wider role in supporting and overseeing digital transformation programmes, all while demystifying digital terminology and working methods like Agile.
Key outcomes for the programme include:
Awareness of the key priorities for digital in government to 2030
Awareness of the standards digital teams are held to and how adherence to these can be monitored
Understand how a multi-disciplinary team builds user-centred service design and what those digital teams need from leaders
The value of agile ways of working and how leaders can overcome governance challenges
Know where to access digital support and actions to take to accelerate digital leadership following this course
As the pace of digital transformation continues to accelerate, there’s widespread recognition that leaders in all public sector organisations will need a sound understanding of the digital landscape to perform effectively. That digital skill shift was emphasised in our recent infographic, Blueprint for Public Sector Leaders of the Future, where technological and digital understanding was a prominent theme.
Tim is the Community Director at Government Transformation magazine, maintaining engagement with our public sector audience through learning and networking activities, and hosting the weekly Government Transformation Show.