Parliaments play important functions in any country. These include making laws, overseeing the executive arm of government, representing citizens and seeking redress to their grievances and deliberating through asking questions, presenting motions and making statements. For parliament to effectively perform all these functions, staff working with members of parliament must be knowledgeable and multi- skilled.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Speakers of national parliaments, regional parliaments and county assemblies, clerks at the table, senior assistant clerks at the table, parliamentary staff in committees and in budget office, other senior parliamentary staff such as planning, monitoring and evaluation departments and parliamentary liaison officers in government ministries.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Appreciate the rationale for the various parliamentary practices and procedures;
• Apply hands on management techniques to improve individual effectiveness;
• Describe approaches to enhance the working of parliament;
• Provide policy advice and technical support to members of parliament.
• Management techniques for parliamentary effectiveness;
• Good governance and gender;
• Scenario analysis;
• Engendered parliamentary participation;
• Public policy analysis and management;
• Mainstreaming integrity in parliament;
• Structure and functions of parliament;
• Parliament and democracy;
• Parliamentary debates and parliamentary questions;
• Effective management of parliamentary committees;
• Effective scrutiny;
• Transparency, participation and outreach.