SPPG - Machinery of Government for (SPPG Staff only) (2022/23)


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This is a  short course for staff migrating to work in the Strategic Planning and Performance Group within the Department of Health has been launched.

Understanding the mechanics of how government works is valuable knowledge for public servants at all levels. The  Machinery of Government course provides an opportunity to better understand their role and impact within the structure and context of the Department.

Participants will learn how their contributions help to achieve the goals of the Department.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme participants will be able to:-

  • Reviewing the structure of the Department, Executive and Committees
  • Understanding the role of the Department of Health 
  • Understand  the different types of correspondance and how they are dealt with
  • Exploring the remit of the Executive and cross-cutting issues
  • Learn practical tips 


Any SPPG Staff only


Via Zoom

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course, if you would like to submit an expression of interest please contact us.