22. October 2019 - 9:30 till 16:30
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Understanding Parliament (Foundation) workshop | See event description for room | Tuesday, 22. October 2019

This is an ONS-only event, for staff on the Census and Data Collection Transformation Programme or within the PPP Transformation Directorate.
Understanding Parliament Workshop (Foundation)
Course description: This workshop is tailored to colleagues with little to no experience of Parliament who are in roles specific to the EU exit and/or those new to the Civil Service. The full-day course provides an overview of Parliament’s work, role, powers and processes and how this affects you as a civil servant.  
Please check with your line manager that this course is relevant to your role, before booking a place. 
Learning Methods:  Workshops have been developed and are delivered by subject-experts on secondment from Parliament, through a mixture of presentation, discussion and interactive exercises.  
Pre-course reading will be sent to delegates who are have registered for the event on Eventbrite, approximately 2 weeks prior to the course date - please allow an hour in your calendar to complete this on-line learning before attending the workshop. 
Date and Venue: Tuesday 22 October 2019 in the Map room (4010), ONS Titchfield
Contact: If you have any individual requirements that need accommodating or you would want the trainer to be aware of, please contact Transformation.Learning.and.Development@ons.gov.uk at least a week in advance. 
Background:  Parliament impacts upon everyone in the Civil Service. Every aspect of government can be scrutinised by Parliament. The issues it raises affects the work we do and the way we do things.   In recent times Parliament has become increasingly assertive in the way it holds government to account - Ministers spend more time updating MPs and Members of the House of Lords on the policies and actions of their departments, at shorter notice, and for longer periods of time.  Ahead of the EU Exit in 2019, this scrutiny will increase substantially.
It is therefore vital that we all understand Parliament. Putting these skills into practice will enable us to deliver first-rate advice and information to Ministers and provide the British public with the best services possible.
Further information on these workshops, and CSL’s full suite of Parliamentary training can be found on the Parliament specialism page on the CSL website.