Boundary changes – how to find data about new constituencies – Caseworker Discussion Forum

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Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Date: Thursday 18 January 2024
Location: Virtual via Microsoft Teams

The January 2024 forum will be on the topic of Boundary changes: how to find data about new constituencies. We will be joined by staff from the Library’s Social and General Statistics Section.

To sign up, please go here: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/signup.php?s=16606

All-Staff Q&A Session December: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Q&A

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Please join the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Advocacy Team, who will raise awareness of Disability Services, to support your constituents. The Team will cover the Access to Work (ATW) grant which supports people with a health condition or a disability to get into and retain work.   If you have a question you would like to pre-submit for the DWP please email MST@parliament.uk 

Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Date: Wednesday 20 December 2023
Location: Online Via Teams

For further information and to register, please go here: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=6017

Training: Managing Your Social Media Profile

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This is a two-day, in-person course.

This course is about how to get the best out of social media and will have a particular focus on using video as a powerful way of engage and also explore how to manage negative comments and link you to some Parliamentary resources that can support you.

This is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation and discussions.

Dates: 8 and 9 January 2024
Location: PCH

For further information and to sign up, please go to https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=1884

Caseworker Discussion Q&A – Dealing with domestic abuse cases

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Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Date: Thursday 16 November 2023
Location: Online via MS Teams

With Sally Lipscombe from the Library’s Home Affairs Section and Hannah Cromarty from the Social Policy Section.

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

Training for Members’ Staff

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The Members’ and Members’ Staff 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

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.