Dates to be confirmed
Helping Westminster Skills Centre with the delivery of the session, we have an expert trainer from Disabiliy Rights UK.
Kamran Mallick is the Chief Executive at Disability Rights UK. Formerly, he was the Chief Executive at Action on Disability, the Hammersmith-based disability organisation, where he worked for 13 years. Kamran serves on the boards of Lyric Hammersmith, Wheels for Welling, and Lloyds Bank Foundation. Kamran was included in the top 10 of the Shaw Trust's Powerlist 100 - Most influential disabled people.
This course is open to MPs from any political party. We will also run a 'Parliamentary Staffers' Guide to Accessibility for Disabled Constituents', which may be more suitable for staffers. This will cover similar subject matter, but will be more in-depth, to ensure MPs and their staffers understand how best to engage with disabled people, can achieve full accessibility in all their output, and have the space to plan and experiment with the necessary measures such as technology.
The Scheme of MPs' Business Costs and Expenses recognises courses for parliamentary staff that concentrate on parliamentary work as a 'claimable cost' which can be reclaimed from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).
September 17, 2021 9:30 AM
Does your job require you to be a master wordsmith? Do you want to be able to write speeches that the audience will be thinking about weeks later, and tug at the heartstrings? If you need to hone your speeches to a fine edge, this is the course for you.
October 8, 2021 9:30 AM
Need to spend more time learning the ins-and-outs of the arcane world of Westminster? Confused by legislative timetables, or the difference between the Table Office and the Vote Office?
For newly elected MPs, arriving in the Commons is sure to be exhilarating, but may also be daunting. New MPs are often surprised to find no formal training or advice offered, and are left to find their own way around Parliament’s labyrinthine rules and customs.
If you are an aspiring politician who wants to help make a difference and represent people at a local or national level, this course will help you maximise your chances of selection and election.