PDP courses for October

Date published
29 September 2021
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MaPS provides free learning and development courses to MOP(S) Act employees through the Professional Development Program (PDP).

The program offers a range of topics to enhance your skills and knowledge including on demand training that can be completed at any time.

On demand training

Social Media – Introduction

New to using social media in a working environment or want to brush up your skills? This self-paced program will provide you with a comprehensive and practical overview of using social media in the workplace.

Register through MOP(S) Learning

Cultural Diversity 

Improve your understanding of inclusion and the principles guiding the right conditions for every individual to achieve their full potential.

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Upcoming courses

Media skills training

6 October

How can you help your parliamentarian get the media exposure they need? Learn about the ins and outs of the media world to better support your parliamentarian’s media activities.

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Improve your speech writing - beginners

7 & 13 October

Want to improve your speech writing? In this two-session workshop, you’ll learn how to prepare engaging, clear and notable speeches for any occasion.

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About committees – House of Representatives

13 October

How do committees work within parliament? Learn about the different types of committees and how investigations are conducted.

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Senate committees and the estimates process

14 October

This seminar focuses on the Senate committee system specifically including the purpose and types of committees, and their powers. It traces the committee inquiry process and considers Senate estimates, including the rights and responsibilities of officers appearing at estimates hearings.

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Writing constituent-focused emails and letters

18 & 25 October

Writing clear, succinct emails and letters is a core part of any electorate office’s function. During this two-session workshop participants will learn to write correspondence with a constituent-focused tone, whilst concisely addressing all the relevant issues.

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Managing challenging interactions

27 October

Handling challenging interactions with stakeholders can be tough. Learn techniques for how best to manage the situation, yourself and your team to achieve the best outcomes for all.

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DPS ICT training and courses

ICT Training

Develop your ICT skills through the many training options offered by DPS ICT Training. Browse ICT Training Services for training in the Microsoft Suite or Adobe software, create those impactful presentations, learn basic programming and more. To enrol, you’ll need to submit a DPS-Sourced Training Course request form via the ParlICT website.

LinkedIn Learning

MOP(S) Act employees have access to the over 14,000 technical, software, creative and business courses, on LinkedIn Learning.

You can access LinkedIn Learning via the Online Access to ICT Training (LinkedIn Learning) form on ParlICT.