The First Parliamentary Counsel encourages civil servants to take advantage of learning opportunities to become 'Parliament-confident'.
How work shadowing can help develop new insights and build skills. Read interesting account by Zamila Bunglawala on work shadowing the British Ambassador to the UN.
Ben Merrick says hearing a colleague say they knew of no visually impaired person in the Senior Civil Service inspires him as a disability role model.
Sue Owen encourages aspiring leaders to apply for two important Civil Service talent development schemes, and emphasises their potential for increasing diversity at senior levels.
Future Permanent Secretaries, Director Generals and SCS will need to develop new skills rather than follow the tried-and-trusted route to the top, says HMRC's Lin Homer.
John Manzoni looks at why social mobility is so important for the Civil Service, and how it's integral part of the Talent Action Plan.
Simon Case, Director General, Implementation Group at the Cabinet Office, talks about the challenges and benefits of managing an SCS job share.
Sir Jeremy Heywood introduces the Civil Service Talent Action Plan - a series of new measures to ensure the Civil Service is among the most female-friendly employers in the country, and where the most talented people succeed and reach the top positions, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or disability.
The Civil Service Group is a new team in the Cabinet Office formed to support the official and Ministerial leadership of the Civil Service.