Training for Members’ Staff

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The Members’ Services Team, along with Teams across the House of Commons, provides a wide range of training, learning and development activities that have been developed to support Members’ staff in their different roles and responsibilities.

To see the dates of courses coming up soon, view the Monthly Training Bulletin. You can also find all the training available to Members’ Staff on ACT.

Note: you must have a parliamentary network account and be connected to the network in order to access the above links.

Caseworker Discussion Q&A – Constituents and dealing with debt

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Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Date: Thursday 20 July 2023
Location: Online via MS Teams

England and Wales focus, signposting organisations in Scotland and NI

With Lorraine Conway from the Library’s Home Affairs Section

To book and view other Caseworker Discussion Q&A sessions, please visit ACT: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5177

Members Staff Induction

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Welcome to Parliament.

The new joiner induction sessions are now available to book via the ACT portal if you have a new joiner in your office, please share with them.


Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Date: Thursday 11 January 2024

Location: Online via MS Teams
Booking: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=3240


Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Date: Tuesday 6 February 2024

Location: Online via MS Teams
Booking: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=3240

The Members’ Services Team (MST) invites all new Members’ Staff to join us for a 90-minute Welcome to Parliament induction session.


Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Date: Tuesday 5 March 2024

Location: Online via MS Teams
Booking: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=3240


This session will welcome you to being part of the Parliamentary community and cover essential information from key House services that will help you to settle in and get off to a good start in your new role.

If you have not yet obtained your parliamentary network access and would like to book, please contact MST@parliament.uk

Managing Workplace Stress for MPs Staff – new training course

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A brand new training course from the Members’ Services Team.

The first presentation will be on Tuesday 13 June 2023.

For further information and booking, please visit https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=2059 (parliamentary network account required)

Course Overview

  • Learn how to recognize the symptoms and triggers of stress in the workplace. 
  • Learning coping strategies and self-care techniques for dealing with stress. 
  • Learn how to support co-workers who are under stress. 
  • Learn techniques to manage pressure and improve resilience to stress. 
  • Learn how to set boundaries in the workplace. (E.g. how to communicate when your workload is too high to take anything else on, how to communicate you need a break after a stressful interaction) 
  • Learn how to access available support services.

Training: Accessing Publications: Select Committee Reports & Government Publications

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Wednesday, 29 Mar 2023, 14:00 – 15:00

Online via MS Teams
Contact: Iliyan Nanchev, 0207 219 0486, nanchevi@parliament.uk

Join this Vote Office talk to learn how you can access select committee reports, government papers and other publication material relevant to your work as Members’ staff.

Find out more about how the Topical Updates newsletter can keep you up to date with relevant publications and learn more about the various research tools available to you, including information on the provision of both physical as well as digital copies of reports.

To sign-up, please email vote_office@parliament.uk and you will be added to the attendee list. An MS Teams link will be sent out via email closer to the date.

Make the Most of the Commons Library

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Join the Library Team for a short session to learn how the Library can support your work. These sessions are ideal for those who have recently started working for a Member or if you simply want a refresher in how to use Library resources.

The resources they cover will help you in your policy, research and casework.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Find and use key Library products including briefing papers, casework articles and data dashboards.
  • Keep up to date with the latest research and developments through our email alerts
  • Know how to use the Library request service
  • Access our online services such as Nexis news and Grantfinder

The sessions are delivered over MS Teams by Library colleagues who all have extensive experience of working with Members and their staff.

To book, click here: https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=81
Note: you must be logged into the Parliamentary intranet to access the course booking system.

  • 3 March 2023 – 10:30 – 12:00
  • 11 April 2023 – 14:00 – 15:30
  • 17 May 2023 – 10:30 – 12:00
  • 15 June 2023 – 14:00 – 15:30
  • 10 July 2023 – 10:30 – 12:00

Vote Office: Training for Members’ Staff

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Members’ staff are invited to learn more about the Vote Office and the services it offers to support their work.

Introduction to the Vote Office

Time: 11:30 – 12:15
Date: Monday 30 January 2023
Location: Virtual, MS Teams
Booking: contact x3631, vote_office@parliament.uk

This virtual session will provide an introduction of how the Vote Office helps Members’ offices to navigate parliamentary business.  

Both Westminster and constituency-based staff are welcome. The session is suitable for anyone who has recently joined a Member’s office or would like a refresher on our services. 

The session covers:

  • The role of the Vote Office. 
  • How we can assist you in your roles as Members’ Staff. 
  • An overview of the House’s business papers and the Vote Office’s digital services. 

The session will last approximately 30 minutes, with time for questions afterwards.

For more information and to sign up, please email vote_office@parliament.uk. 

Casework Discussion Forum – Wellbeing – looking after yourself and others

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Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Date: Thursday 26 January 2023
Location: Online

The Library, in conjunction with the Members’ Services Team, is pleased to invite you to the Casework Discussion Forum which will take place virtually each month.

Wellbeing – looking after yourself and others
Led by the Member Services Team.

Booking required: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5177

Members’ Staff Induction

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Please note that links to the old Parliamentary intranet have been removed as of October 2023. Please use search on ParliNet to find relevant current details, if available.

https://parlinet.parliament.uk/house-of-commons-members-staff/

The Members’ Services Team (MST) invites all new Members’ Staff to join us for a 90-minute online Welcome to Parliament induction session on Tuesday 7 February 2023 from 10:00 to 11:30,

This session will welcome you to being part of the Parliamentary community and cover essential information from key House services that will help you to settle in and get off to a good start in your new role. 

To book on to this session, please go to https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=3240

If you do not yet have a network account and cannot access that page, please send an email to mst@parliament.uk