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Navigating the Budget

“Was that in BP1 or the Portfolio Budget Statement? Hang on, think I’ve got the page reference here…”

There’s a lot of information released in Budgets. This presentation will provide an overview of the Budget process, materials and coverage of some basic Budget concepts behind the presentation of Budget information.

Date Wednesday 31 March 12:00 - 12:45pm AEST 

Learning Outcomes

An overview of the Budget process.

Eligibility

This course is offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

Event Instance Location
Cost

Free

Registration

Please register through MOP(S) Learning – If you do not have an account or require any assistance please feel free to contact the MOPS Training tem via email on MOPSTraining@fnance.go.au

Live webinar: The National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency

To support Australian rural and regional communities, the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency, will present a 45 minute presentation on their service delivery and demonstrate how they work hand-in-hand with communities, all levels of government, charities and agricultural organisations to support farmers and other rural and regional Australians living through the immediate and longer-term effects of drought and flood.

If you work within regional and remote Australia, join us to learn how you can assist your consitutents access services.

Webinar date

Wednesday, 10 March, 12.00pm - 12.45pm AEDST

Learning Outcomes

This session will provide an awareness on the service delivery of the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency.  This is a lecture style session hosted via webinar.

Eligibility

This course is offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

Event Instance Location
Cost

Free

Registration

Please register through MOP(S) Learning – If you do not have an account or require any assistance please feel free to contact the MOPS Training tem via email on MOPSTraining@fnance.go.au

Writing Customer-Focused Emails and Letters

Are the emails and letters generated by team members dated?  Are they too officious, long winded or not focused on addressing the issues raised by your constituents? A formal tone and inappropriate content can unintentionally offend internal and external customers. It can risk discrediting your parliamentarian’s credibility and constituent cooperation.

 

Learning Outcomes

What will the session cover?

To help Electorate Offices develop well-crafted letters and emails, this program focuses on your documents and presents simple techniques to create high quality letters and emails quickly.

Participants learn to write correspondence with a customer focused tone, whilst concisely addressing all the relevant issues.

Eligibility

This course is offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

Event Instance Location
Cost

Free

Registration

Please register through MOP(S) Learning – If you do not have an account or require any assistance please feel free to contact the MOPS Training tem via email on MOPSTraining@fnance.go.au

Media Training skills

Working with the media is a key aspect of supporting your parliamentarian. In this training session, you'll discover how you can support you parliamentarian’s media activities and develop the skills and knowledge of how the local and national media operates.

Date 7 April 2021

Learning Outcomes

What will the session cover?

Topics covered in this course include:

  • media messaging
  • interview techniques for modern media platforms (includes broadcast)
  • proactive media engagement
  • local and national media
  • understanding the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery
  • hold a press conference / write a press release
  • crisis communication (as required)
Eligibility

This course is offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

Event Instance Location
Cost

Free 

Registration

Please register through MOP(S) Learning – If you do not have an account or require any assistance please feel free to contact the MOPS Training tem via email on MOPSTraining@fnance.go.au

Advanced Speech Writing

This program will enable you to prepare engaging, clear and notable talking-points/speeches for any occasion. Upon successful completion you will have the ability to write for senior colleagues and yourself. It covers key principles of public speaking and practical techniques.

Training dates:

Workshops will be run over two half days or one full day on:

  • Tuesday 9 March 
  • Wednesday 10 March
  • Thursday 11 March.
Learning Outcomes

Topics covered in this course include: key principles of public speaking and practical techniques as well as the opportunity to put the skills and techniques taught into practice.

Eligibility

This course is offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

Event Instance Location
Cost

Free

Registration

Please register through MOP(S) Learning – If you do not have an account or require any assistance please feel free to contact the MOPS Training tem via email on MOPSTraining@fnance.go.au

Bootcamp for the Brain

Bootcamp for the Brain focusses on applying strategies and skills for developing resilience in self and others. 

Wellbeing and resilience are strong predictors of workplace productivity, efficiency and effective problem solving. Emotional resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of change, adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress – it is a person’s capacity to ‘bounce back’ from difficult experiences.

Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviours, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed to enhance an individual’s ability to have a resilient and winning mindset.

Training date and time

Thursday, 29 April, 11.30 am - 2.30pm AEST.

This session will be delivered online via Zoom.

Learning Outcomes

Topics covered in this course include: Applying strategies and skills for developing resilience in self and others.

Eligibility

This course is offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

Event Instance Location
Cost

Free 

Registration

Please register through MOP(S) Learning – If you do not have an account or require any assistance please feel free to contact the MOPS Training tem via email on MOPSTraining@fnance.go.au

Parliamentary scrutiny of delegated legislation

This seminar provides participants with an understanding of the processes for the tabling, consideration and disallowance of delegated legislation. It provides practical guidance for working with the Senate Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation Committee and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights. Topics include the disallowance timetable, consequences of disallowance, the expectations and work practices of the scrutiny committees, and resources available to track delegated legislation through the Senate.

Training Date

Tuesday, 8 July 2021, 9.30am to 11.00am

Learning Outcomes

The topics covered in this course will help MOP(S) Act staff understand the drafting or monitoring of delegated legislation, explanatory statements and those who may perform this role.

Eligibility

This course is offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

Event Instance Location
Cost

Free 

Registration

Please register through MOP(S) Learning – If you do not have an account or require any assistance please feel free to contact the MOPS Training tem via email on MOPSTraining@fnance.go.au

Consideration of bills by the parliamentary scrutiny committees

This seminar is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the technical scrutiny of bills undertaken by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights and the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee. Topics include the scrutiny principles and laws against which the scrutiny committees assess legislation, their expectations in relation to explanatory materials accompanying bills, their reporting processes, and the main sources of guidance and support for negotiating the passage of legislation through the legislative scrutiny process.

Training date

Thursday 22 July, 9.30am to 11.00am. 

This session will be delivered as a face to face session at Australian Parliament House and streamed online.

Learning Outcomes

This session will help MOP(S) Act employees understand the scrutiny principles and laws against which the scrutiny committees assess legislation, their expectations in relation to explanatory materials accompanying bills, their reporting processes, and the main sources of guidance and support for negotiating the passage of legislation through the legislative scrutiny process.

Eligibility

This course is offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

Event Instance Location
Cost

Free

Registration

Please register through MOP(S) Learning – If you do not have an account or require any assistance please feel free to contact the MOPS Training tem via email on MOPSTraining@fnance.go.au

The Senate at work

This seminar provides an overview of the work of the Senate including its role, functions and powers. It examines the legislative process and provides an understanding of the powers and operation of the Senate committee system, including its accountability function through the estimates process. 

Training dates

  • Wednesday 31 March 2021
  • Thursday 11 November 2021

These sessions will be hosted face to face at Australian Parliament House and streamed online.

Learning Outcomes

Topics covered in this course include: An overview of the work of the Senate, aimed at those new to the MOP(S) Act employment.

Eligibility

This course is offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

Event Instance Location
Cost

Free

Registration

Please register through MOP(S) Learning – If you do not have an account or require any assistance please feel free to contact the MOPS Training tem via email on MOPSTraining@fnance.go.au