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Learning and Development

The main resource for training for Members’ Staff is The Commons Learning and Organisation Development team.

Courses take place both on the Parliamentary Estate and regionally, and if a course of interest is not available at a convenient location or date, they will endeavour to accommodate specific requirements, subject to sufficient demand (12 delegates and above).

Courses are free of charge to all Members’ staff who are paid through IPSA’s staffing allowance and travel costs to training events can be met from the expenses scheme administered by IPSA.

The full course catalogue is available via Act – the Parliamentary learning management system.  Some courses are advertised as being for House staff, but MPs’ staff can still sign up for some of them, such as some of the courses from Parliamentary Digital.  If in doubt, please do contact L&D for advice.

If you see a course you’d like to do, but there isn’t a session advertised yet, please do put yourself on the waiting list so that the L&D know that people are interested.  This will also ensure that you get a notification of when a session is available.

At the moment, it is not possible to attend classroom based training.  However, there are some courses which are available online in a virtual classroom.  Please see here for details: https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=1590

Email: learninganddevelopment@parliament.uk
Phone: 020 7219 5144

 


House of Commons Library

The House of Commons Library arranges inductions, training and events for MPs and MPs’ staff. Visit the Library’s website to find out more. 

 To receive information on all upcoming Commons Library training courses and events, sign up for email updates for MPs’ staff and bookmark the Library’s ACT page.


 
Latest Training Courses

All MP’s Staff Q&A: Home Office/ Immigration

Upcoming All MP’s Staff Q&A:Home Office/ Immigration Time: 10:00 – 11:00Date: Tuesday 13 September 2022Venue: Online via TeamsBooking essential: Click this link to book Due to high demand, we are hosting a further event with the Home Office.  We are lucky to be joined by Katie Shooter from the Home Office.  Katie will provide an update…

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Wellbeing – looking after yourself and others

Caseworker Discussion Forum hosted by the Commons Library 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. The next session is taking place on Thursday 18 August, 9:30-10:30am and will be on the topic of Wellbeing – looking after yourself and…

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Upcoming HR Familiarisation Sessions

Learn about skills starting as an Office Manager Office Manager – Getting Started Workshop for Members’ Staff To book, please click this link Thursday 15 September 10-12 pm  Course overview This workshop focuses on the elements of an Office Manager’s role that relates to HR best practice. It provides an opportunity to build knowledge and…

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PDS Summer Training Sessions

Date Topic How to sign up Thursday 28 July 2pm Cyber Security Briefing essential to understanding the risks and mitigations around cyber security for us all, both in and out of work Registration form for webinar here Friday 29 July 10am Introduction to Microsoft Teamstips on using Teams as a tool to organise and communicate. Learn about…

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Grantfinder Training today – places available

There are still places available on today’s Grantfinder training at 10:30 – 11:30am on MS Teams. If you’d like to attend this morning’s session please contact Catrin Owens by 10:20am and she will make the booking for you. Grantfinder is a database of funding sources including grants, loans and advisory schemes and can help you…

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Housing Casework Forum – 21 July 2022

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. The next session is taking place on Thursday 21 July, 2-3pm and will be a Q&A session on the topic of Housing. It will be led by Wendy Wilson…

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Best Practice Guide on Whistleblowing – Guidance for MPs as Employers

Following the recent publication of the Best Practice Guide on Whistleblowing (guidance for MPs as employers). The Members’ HR Team would like to invite you to join them for one of the upcoming familiarisation sessions that will provide information that sets out the way in which employees may raise a whistleblowing concern and how those…

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CPA Parliamentary Academy

The CPA Parliamentary Academy is a free learning hub for parliamentary staff and Members of Parliament, created by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). For further details, please see this page: https://w4mp.org/cpa-parliamentary-academy/

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Mental Health First Aid drop-in session for Members and Members’ staff

Do you know how to support your own mental health and that of your team? Have you seen an increase in the number of constituents and colleagues who are presenting with mental health concerns and would you know where to signpost them if you needed to? Organised by Tracey Crouch MP and the Members’ Services…

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House of Commons Training in the next fortnight

This is the fortnight training information from the Commons Learning and Development Team for you to be able to find the available courses for the following two weeks. We are including some law sessions recently arranged for March. Please click the links to book if you are available to join. W/C 21 February Vicarious Trauma…

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