Guide to Parliament

Dates to be confirmed

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Online event

Audience:

Parliamentary staffers for Lords and MPs

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About the course

Are you a Parliamentary staffer, working for a politician? Or perhaps an aspiring staffer, politician or special adviser? This comprehensive training will help you to understand the often confusing world of Parliament and tell you everything you need to know about your workplace.
Parliament can be a difficult place to start work. Often busy, and never simple. Fortunately, our team of expert trainers will help explain Parliament from top to bottom, including the unwritten rules of expenses, Order papers and daily business, and what resources you can draw upon.

This course will cover

• The parliamentary facilities and support services you need to know about

• Understanding parliamentary procedure

• Tabling questions, motions etc.

• Dealing with journalists

• Navigating the strict expenses rules

Enjoyed the session and found it helpful – I wonder if these can be arranged prior to all new staffers starting?

Delivering the sessions will be Tarsilo Onuluk and Heather Vernon, both experienced as senior staff in the wilderness that is Westminster.

Our expert trainer(s)

In his time in politics, Tarsilo has been a Constituency Office Manager and Chief of Staff for a senior Tory MP with oversight of nine team members. He has developed a proven track record of delivering for MPs, be it casework, representing the MP locally or organising events.

Heather has held senior positions in the not-for-profit sector, and was a Political Advisor to the Labour Party under three different leaders. She has significant experience in training senior individuals for media appearances and public speaking. She is Director of Woburn Partners, which provides media management and political insight to high-profile clients.

Who this course is for

Westminster staffers, aspiring politicians and staffers, and anyone with an interest in Westminster!

If you'd like to organise a bespoke version of this course, please email us at contact@westminsterskillscentre.com and we will be in touch.

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