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Personal development courses for States members (FOI)

Personal development courses for States members (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey on behalf of the States Greffe and published on 03 January 2017.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please could you provide a breakdown of all the personal development courses offered to States members over the past five years?

In each case please provide a brief summary of the purpose of the course (eg anti-bullying, better working relationships), together with a list of attendees and the cost of the course. The ambition of offering such courses is in the public domain after the Chief Minister announced plans in the States, so there should be no data protection issues surrounding such courses.


The table below lists various personal development courses that were offered to newly elected States members as part of induction programmes and to members of Scrutiny Panels to aid effectiveness in parliamentary scrutiny.  No official registers of attendees were kept.

​Course Purpose ​Cost
​Introduction to Parliamentary Scrutiny (2011) ​£6,328.50
​Questioning Skills (2012)​£2,012.00
​Questioning Skills (2013) ​No cost (In-house Training)
​Introduction to Parliamentary Scrutiny (2014) ​£4,650.00
​Diversity Training – Introduction to Anti-Discriminatory Legislation (2014) ​£2,640.13
​Chairing Meetings and Team Work (2015)​£700.00
​Questioning Skills (2015) ​No cost (In-house Training)
​Media Coaching (2015)​£1,120.00

The table below lists a personal development course attended by an Assistant Minister for Health and Social Services which was funded by the Department.

​Course Purpose​Attendees Cost
​Behavioural Insights Conference (2015)​Deputy P.D. McLinton​£622.64


Details of media training for members of the Council of Ministers since the 2014 election has already been disclosed and is available at the following link:

Media training for Ministers (FOI)

This response has been issued on behalf of the States Greffe. The States Greffe is responsible for the information held by (and on behalf of) both itself and the States Assembly.  Neither the States Assembly nor the States Greffe form part of the Government of Jersey and the Government was not involved either in the examination and retrieval of any information required for this response, nor in the drafting of the response itself.
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