The IPO is committed to providing an environment in which its people are encouraged to learn and develop, so that they can achieve their potential, build on existing skills, improve their performance and deliver against their objectives. Everyone has the opportunity to involve themselves in wide ranging offerings from the Talent and Learning team, to support them in their current, and for future roles.
IPO has gained a Gold award in the recent Investors in People (IiP) assessment. Alongside this, we have also gained accreditation in the IiP Health and Wellbeing Award. These awards are a great reflection on how far the IPO has come on its journey to be a brilliant place to work.
The Talent and Learning team have been ranked in the top 3 across the Civil Service for the last 3 years People Survey. These awards are a reflection of the wide ranging work that the team have been involved with – these include the Managers Foundation programme, A Grade programme, the Transformational Leadership programme, the Performance Management workshops, and the innovative work on our Return on Investment.
In addition to these offerings, we have also recently completed our pilot Institute of Leadership qualification, and are actively involved in supporting the IT User qualification, with a view to developing these further across the business. We are supporting our people right across the business by providing high quality interventions, which we continue to refine, adapting with pace to the needs of the business.
The Talent and Learning team have been nominated finalists for a number of awards this years. Nominated in the prestigious CIPD awards for Best In-House Team, and also Best L&D/OD Initiative of Transformational Leadership. We won highly commended in the team category. We were also shortlisted in the IiP Awards for Best L&D team, and also the Leadership & Management award for Transformational Leadership. The PPMA awards has also seen us nominated for the Public Sector of the Year and Best Learning Initiative of the Year, which we are awaiting the outcome of.