Fancy attending an 'embed a culture of respect' course or a course to inspire public sector managers? No? What about a little life-coaching? We can all do with a few lessons in how to cope with life - if that's what it means - particularly if it's in some pleasant surroundings.
If any of the above appeals to you join the staff of the Audit Commission. In case anyone is unaware the Audit Commission is an independent watchdog, driving economy, efficiency and effectiveness in local public services to deliver better outcomes for everyone (taken from their website).
This quango wasted more than £3 million in one year on life coaches, hotels and driving lessons for its staff.
Officials at the Audit Commission spent tens of thousands with training firms that use techniques such as firewalking and weekend retreats.
In the year 2008-09 alone, it arranged events for staff and fellow public-sector workers in 30 four-star hotels. The most expensive event was a two-day conference at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole which cost nearly £250,000.
Isn't it time such quangos were dissolved? The AC is presented as an independent watchdog but how can it be independent when it's funded by taxpayers' money? It's a government department which tells other government organisations where they spent money unwisely.
Let's trust Danny Alexander will get his teeth into this one. Of course the unions will rant about redundancies. They don't concern me. After all, with so many staff having had life-coaching training, those who lose their jobs will surely have the motivation to set up in business for themselves.
That leads me to wonder how many of them would have skills for which anyone, other than the public sector, would be willing to pay.