Digital Leadership Essentials

This short course provides insight into leading in a digital world, focussing on supporting transformation and how the Scottish Government and public sector 'does digital'.

Live online

1.5 hours
Led by: Lee Dunn

Available dates

Wednesday 14 August 2024

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

(1.5 hours)

Wednesday 11 September 2024

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

(1.5 hours)


Our organisation vision ‘In the service of Scotland’ provides the blueprint for how to successfully operate in an uncertain and evolving world. We’ll embrace the four vision principles and explore in more detail, person-centred approaches and digital mindsets.

This short course is divided into two parts, each intended to develop the knowledge to become a digitally-informed and empowered leader. The second part of the course is intended for SCS – Digital Ambassadors as shown on our leadership pathway.

You will learn how you can manage and influence digitally driven change across the organisation and across the public sector. You will explore and reflect on how digital technology is changing how we work.

Who is it for?

This short course is ONLY for civil servants working with the Scottish Government and is suitable for C Band or SCS. You will need a SCOTS email address to register.

DDaT skills

This short course develops knowledge associated with the following skills:

  • Agile working
  • Methods and tools
  • Project management skills
  • User-centred and agile practices
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic thinking

Delivery format

The short course will be delivered through our immersive learning platform and Microsoft Teams. Joining instructions will be sent via email prior to the advertised date. 

Fees and funding

This offer is funded by the Scottish Digital Academy.

What will you learn?

  • I understand the definition of digital within the context of the Scottish Government and public sector.
  • I can explain the importance of developing a digital mindset.
  • I can articulate the domains and elements necessary for digital transformation.
  • I can state the benefits of user-centered design.
  • I consider my own role as a leader and how I can begin to influence and manage myself and others.
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