The main resource for training for Members’ Staff is The Members’ Services Team.
Courses take place online, 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 MST knows that people are interested. This will also ensure that you get a notification of when a session is available.
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.
Caseworker Discussion Forum – Asylum & Immigration Q&A
Time: 14:30Date: Thursday 23 March 2023Location: Online via MS Teams 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. With CJ McKinney and Melanie Gower from the Library’s Home Affairs Section. The forum will be complemented by a…
Introduction to PolicyMogul – webinar
Webinar for parliamentary teams Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2023Time: 2.00pm – 2.45pmVenue: Online This online webinar is your chance to learn about the value that PolicyMogul provides for parliamentarians and their staff. As well as an overview of the platform’s features, we will highlight some best practices related to getting the most out of the…
New Office Manager Getting Started Workshop
Join the Members’ HR Advice Service for this two-hour course. Suitable for new and existing Office Managers who would like to build knowledge and seek guidance to support them in their role of managing an MPs’ Office. Time: 10:00 – 12:00Date: Thursday 16 March 2023Location: Online via MS Teams Book on ACT: https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=1279
All MPs’ Staff Q&A Session: Home Office Update
Time: 14:00 – 15:00Date: Tuesday 7 March 2023Location: Online The MST is pleased to be joined by Katie Shooter from the Home Office who will provide an update. This will be a question and answer session and we would request that you submit questions in advance by emailing MST@parliament.uk. Time permitting, we will open the…
Make the Most of the Commons Library
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…
Members Staff Induction
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 – 11:30Date: Thursday 9 March 2023Location: Online via MS TeamsBooking: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=3240 Time: 10:00 – 11:30Date: Tuesday 4 April 2023Location: Online via MS TeamsBooking:…
Casework Discussion Forum – Welfare benefits Q&A
Time: 14:30 – 15:30Date: Wednesday 22 February 2023Location: 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. Welfare benefits Q&AWith Steven Kennedy, Frank Hobson and Andrew Mackley from the Library’s Social Policy Section. Booking required: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5177
Six Week Mindfulness Course for Members’ Staff
Six Week Mindfulness Course for Members’ Staff Time: 12:00 – 13:00First Session: Tuesday 28 FebruaryLocation: Online via ZoomBooking: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5496 Develop skills to help you manage stress, handle pressure and build resilience through this six-week virtual mindfulness course.
Vote Office: Training for Members’ Staff
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 – 12:15Date: Monday 30 January 2023Location: Virtual, MS TeamsBooking: contact x3631, email@example.com This virtual session will provide an introduction of how the Vote Office helps Members’ offices to navigate…
Casework Discussion Forum – Wellbeing – looking after yourself and others
Time: 10:30 – 11:30Date: Thursday 26 January 2023Location: 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 othersLed by the Member Services Team. Booking required: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5177