My Department was established on 19 July 2017. It has utilised the services of Common Purpose Ireland for limited individual staff training purposes. In common with other staff training the courses were selected to meet identified training needs of particular staff. The details and expenditure costs were provided in the answer to Parliamentary Question No. 825 of 15 September 2021.
The Department’s People Strategy document was launched in 2019. One of the priorities identified under this strategy was “Growing Our Leaders and People Managers” which included an emphasis on taking “active steps to build leadership and people manager capability at all levels across the organisation”. At this time certain leadership training for senior leaders was not available in-house in our Department or centrally through OneLearning. Leadership training for the civil service is now centrally procured by DPER One Learning unit.