A programme to develop project management skills in the public sector, created by the Improvement Service and Scotland Excel, won the Employee Development and Skills Award at the Public Sector Awards 2019.
The organisations worked together to create two new SQA-accredited qualifications for people working in change management:
Both qualifications are designed with a local government context in mind and focus on practical examples within this environment.
The awards, launched by Holyrood magazine in 2014, are held in association with the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament and recognise the rich diversity of public life in Scotland and the vital relationships that cut across departmental, geographic, and institutional boundaries.
Find out more about the qualifications in our change management section.
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The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.
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