NewFoundations in Artificial Intelligence for Government

This course serves as a foundational introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI), specifically designed to provide government professionals with the essential basics needed to understand and utilise AI effectively.

Delegates will start by demystifying AI and Generative AI, breaking down complex concepts into simple, comprehensible terms. The course covers fundamental principles and current trends, ensuring that participants have a solid grounding in the core aspects of AI technology.

By focusing on real-world applications and innovative use cases, the course illustrates how AI can be practically applied within public services. It also addresses the benefits, challenges, and risks associated with AI, providing a balanced understanding.  By the end of the course, delegates will be well-informed and possess a comprehensive understanding of AI fundamentals, current trends, and practical applications.


Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes

Key Training Features:

  • Demystify Artificial Intelligence (AI), Generative AI (GenAI) and gain a deep understanding of the foundational concepts and latest trends.
  • Demonstrate real-world applications and innovative use cases of AI in Public Services.
  • Describe the benefits, challenges and risks surrounding AI.
  • Develop effective strategies for integrating and transforming government operations with AI.

Who Can Attend:

This course is designed for Civil Servants across any public service departments and agencies who will interact with or be affected by AI implementations and need a foundational understanding of the technology.  The course ensures that all relevant stakeholders in the public sector have a foundational understanding of AI, its applications, and its implications, which is essential for effective integration and utilisation of AI technologies in government.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand AI Fundamentals - Delegates will have a clear and comprehensive understanding of the basic concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Generative AI (GenAI), including how these technologies work and their foundational principles.
  • Explain Current Trends - Delegates will be knowledgeable about the latest trends and advancements in AI, including emerging technologies and innovative applications relevant to the public sector.
  • Explore AI Use Cases - Delegates will be able to identify and articulate various applications and innovative use cases of AI in public services, demonstrating how AI can enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and service delivery.
  • Evaluate the Benefits and Risks - Delegates will be equipped to evaluate the benefits, challenges, and risks associated with AI, enabling them to make informed decisions about AI adoption and implementation in their respective areas.
  • Form initial strategy for AI Integration - Delegates will be more informed to develop and propose strategic plans for integrating AI into government operations, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and public service missions.



10:00 - 16:00


Available to be delivered In-House. Contact us for a quotation.


Civil Service College, Westminster, London

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Tom Bryant

Tom Bryant

Tom is a global consultant, advisor and coach to the private and public sectors on Leadership Development, Digital & Workplace Transformation and Successful Change.

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Tom Bryant

Tom Bryant

Tom Bryant is a distinguished expert with over 25 years of experience leading large-scale change initiatives and developing impactful learning programs for FTSE 100 companies and several world governments.

Tom holds a Master’s in HR from the US and began his career at Accenture as a Talent & Organisation Performance Consultant. He later joined the British Government's Cabinet Office (Government Digital Services) as a Senior Advisor, where he led digital skill transformation initiatives. He published the first-ever detailed Digital Skills Matrix for Civil Servants and helped establish the British Government’s first ever internal Digital Academies. Tom has also advised the governments of Malaysia, India, and Jersey on their digital capabilities.

Currently, Tom focuses on consulting in AI and Generative AI integration and transformation. He advises clients in government, higher education, financial services, and defence on AI strategy and capability building. Tom is dedicated to helping organisations and governments navigate change and develop adaptive resilience in the age of Artificial Intelligence.



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