Date: Thursday 17 August 2023
Location: Online via Teams
Update from the Members’ Services Team, including:
- Training – Tom Mitchell, Training & Learning Facilitator, will update the group on the Training Ambassador Network, new starter learning pathways, as well as seeking your ideas and feedback for new training courses.
- Engagement – Lydia Smith, Engagement Manager, will provide an overview of the engagement programme for the remainder of 2023, including an update on the dissolution roadshow events.
- Wellbeing – Tanya Harris, Health and Wellbeing Manager, will provide an update about the Employee Assistance Programme – Health Assured.
It is nearly one year since the Casework Discussion Forum launched. We would like to use this session to gather your feedback about the Forum, suggestions on how it can be improved, and ideas for what topics you would like to see covered in 2024.
Calling all Office Managers in the East Region.
MST is hosting the launch event for the roadshow on Teams on 25 January at 13.30.
Its super important that as many people as possible come from this region to vote for what they would like at the roadshow.
Everyone has been emailed an invitation, so if you could help to encourage people to come along, including your teams, it would be appreciated.
Members’ Staff Roadshows – Refreshed: Launch event for the North West region
The Members’ Services Team (MST) have recently taken ownership of the regional constituency events (or roadshows). We very much intend to return to face to face roadshows in due course, but in the meantime we have consulted MPs’ staff and other stakeholders on what our virtual roadshows might look like. We are therefore piloting a new type of virtual roadshow that will have two phases:
A short launch event on MS Teams, where the MST will ask you what you would like included in the roadshow. The first launch event is on Thursday 15th July at 09.30 for the North West region.
As well as constituency based staff, we want to hear from staff who work in Westminster, whose constituency is in the North West. If you work for an MP in this region, you will receive an email asking you to vote on whether you will attend, and if you vote yes, you will then receive an invite to the roadshow itself. At the launch event, you can let us know what subjects you would like to discuss, and which of the break-out groups we are planning will be beneficial for you. We will not be having presentations from House services, but staff from those services will be at both the launch event and the roadshow itself. Your views will be key and we really want to hear from you.
The actual roadshow event will then follow the launch event between 4-6 weeks later. For the North West region, the roadshow is on the 7th September at 09.30 and will be virtual.
It is really important that you register for the event, so please vote; and if you haven’t received an email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next event will be for staff working for MPs in Scotland, and further details will follow.
See more here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/business-news/news-current-issues/news/2021/july/refreshed-members-staff-roadshows-launch-event-for-the-north-west-region/
The extremely popular regional roadshows were suspended because of COVID-19. However, worry not, for the Customer Team has taken them online instead.
Rather than full day events, they have been broken down into 90-minute sessions, giving you a chance to learn about the range of services available, to influence future service provision and to share experience and knowledge with other staff working in your Region.
For full details, please go to the intranet page here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/business-news/news-current-issues/events/regional-constituency-events/
The current schedule is:
- North East – Tuesday 30 June 2020
- West Midlands – Tuesday 14 July 2020
- Wales – Tuesday 28 July 2020
- South West – Tuesday 4 August 2020
- East – Tuesday 18 August 2020
- London – Tuesday 25 August 2020
- East Midlands – Tuesday 1 September 2020
More dates will be added later.