You will:

Be inspiring
Be confident in our engagement
Empower your teams to deliver

Please see below for our current leadership courses.

Course levels of expertise:

Practitioner – new or developing your expertise in that discipline

Advanced – experienced professionals in that discipline

To book onto an Aspire course, please see a list of current courses and events

Building Personal and Professional  Resilience in an Ever Changing World (Practitioner)

This webinar considers the concept of resilience through a historical and modern day lens and explores the different pressures, challenges and opportunities that arise during periods of stress and uncertainty.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will become more confident about:

  • Building resilience both personally and professionally, within teams and organisations



60 minutes

Delivery channel – webinar

Inspire webinar – Leading Disparate and Remote Teams (Practitioner)

Team leaders are crucial to the success of the team and this is amplified if the team is dispersed. The challenge for us as leaders is to create, encourage and support a cohesive and effective team, one that feels part of something bigger and identifies with the values of the organisation.

This webinar considers how we need to change our approach to the workplace in the future, looks into academic theories about how effective leadership can drive outstanding performance in dispersed teams, and introduces a new model to guide leaders of dispersed teams in the GCS and beyond.

By the end of this webinar you will become more confident about:

  • Working with a new model to guide leaders of dispersed teams;
  • Practical advice and tools to help you be an effective leader and get the best from your team no matter where they are based.



60 minutes

Delivery channel – webinar

Leadership masterclasses (Practitioner)

  • Transformational leadership in the GCS
  • Making time and developing the skills to be a strategic communication leader
  • Power dynamics: finding, sharing and challenging power
  • Making values stick
  • The complexities of being a Government Director of Communication – and the tools you could use the help handle the challenges of the role
  • How to manage and improve difficult relationships


Webinars: 60 minutes/to be recorded for repeat access
Face to Face: Two hours

Delivery channel – Webinar and face to face 

Upcoming masterclasses

15 July

Power dynamics: Finding, sharing and challenging power


This masterclass covers areas such as finding your voice, imposter syndrome, leading/empowering a team and speaking truth to power. By the end of this masterclass we will have looked at:

●      what power is and the literature around power in the workplace;
●      how we can be powerful, authentic leaders by understanding our story and our values;
●      how to deal with common setbacks and crisis in confidence;
●      the importance of shared values and how this builds support within your team; and finally,
●      how we get our power at the top table.

Book now

Date 15 July
Time 13:00-15:00
Location Room 2.04, Cabinet Office, 35 Great Smith St, SW1P 3BU

29 July

Making time and developing the skills to be a strategic communication leader

The Handbook of Time! How do we make time and develop the skills to be a strategic communications leader?

Many leaders feel as though they lack time, and with increasing developments in the way the public can engage and communicate, pressure on time will continue to grow. Communications is no longer about giving messages to audiences but about having conversations with those audiences. During our interviews with Directors of Communication there were continuous pleas for more time. We often found that ‘time’ was seen as some sort of mythical creature, and we are held to its mercy, for better or worse.

It is no surprise that the more senior leaders get, the more people need and make demands on them. So we decided to explore how effective leaders make best use of their time and develop the skills to be effective Directors of Government Communication.

Our masterclass seeks to provide support and advice over key personal measures you can take to improve your control over time, and how you can influence and support others around you to create even more space.

Book now

Date 29 July
Time 10:00-12:00
Location Admiralty House, Whitehall, SW1A 2AY

Presenting with Impact (Practitioner)

During this experiential course you will investigate your own strengths and weaknesses when presenting to increase your awareness of how you come across. You will explore tools and techniques to enable you to hone and develop your skills and to be able to adapt your presentation style as appropriate for different audiences.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will become more confident about:

  • being self aware of your presentation style and how it is received
  • effectively structuring a presentation
  • using vocal technique and physical manner to present more effectively
  • presenting with confidence


Full day
2x a month

Delivery channel
Face to face

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