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Agency leads the way in management training; DEVELOPMENT COURSES: Swansea success.

THE Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency of Swansea has become the first government agency to provide Institute of Management training and development courses.

The DVLA's chief executive, Clive Bennett recently presented awards to the first 14 DVLA staff to have successfully achieved the Institute of Management's foundation certificate in team leadership.

The awards followed a development programme aimed at increasing personal skills and achieving improvement in the workplace.

For the 14 staff concerned, the development programme, which spanned several months, consisted of education and study combined with research and work assignments.

The DVLA director of personnel, Avril Beynon, said, "We are particularly proud, not only to be the first government agency to offer Institute of Management programmes to our staff, but also of the commitment from our staff in wanting to develop themselves.

DVLA chief executive, Clive Bennett, who presented the awards said, "I'd like to congratulate the staff members involved for their dedication to this programme and for spending a considerable amount of their own time, balancing work and home commitments, to achieve this milestone 'first' for any government agency.
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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 24, 2001
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