The three day programme aims at exposing members of different parliamentary committees to parliamentary diplomacy and national interests with respect to their committee mandates. It is offered in collaboration with the University of Nairobi through the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies (IDIS). It utilizes a whole of government approach, and scholars mixed with practitioners from government will engage with the members on discussions on these issues.
The program is designed for members of parliament serving in different committees. Priority will be given to departmental committees dealing with security, defence, national cohesion, foreign relations, regional integration, education, health and budget. It is open to all committees on request.
The target group for these Courses includes all Committees serving in both the Senate and the National Assembly
The participant will be able to gain relevant experience in enriching their parliamentary diplomacy knowledge through a curriculum designed based on feedback from University of Nairobi (UoN) and Parliaments, study at University of Nairobi (UoN) ranked among Africa’s top universities and apply what learnt to our own parliamentary environment
The Five day programme targets Officers serving as personal Assistants and Researchers for Members of Parliament. It aims at providing further orientation on the way Parliamentary Protocol and Customer care should be administered in a legislative set up.
The program is designed to equip officers working in legislatures with knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to perform their roles effectively by focusing on Parliamentary etiquette, diplomacy and protocol.
The target group for this course is partisan Officers serving in the offices of Members of Parliament.
The course will enrich your parliamentary knowledge, Deepen understanding of the vision and vision statements of the organizations and provide an opportunity to share work experiences and network with colleagues to ascertain best practices and explore the possibility.
Given the prominence of the Legislature particularly under the Constitution of Kenya 2010, it is imperative for all staff serving in this arm of Government to be knowledgeable about their roles in order for them to be able to support Members of Parliament and Senators in their traditional roles of legislation, oversight and representation mandates plus the additional mandates of Budgeting and appropriations; and vetting that were added by the new Constitution.
The purpose of this two-week course is to equip the staff of parliament from scale 5 to 6 with knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enable them steer the organization forward hence effectively contribute to the achievement of the overall constitutional mandate of Parliament.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of parliamentary customs, practices and procedures necessary for effective participation in parliamentary processes.
· Discuss the reasons for use of various parliamentary practices and procedures and the need for continuous review and reforms of these procedures and practices.
· Explain key aspects of Standing Orders and other sources of procedures on the processes and structures of the working of Parliament.
Parliamentary Service Commission Staff Scale 6 to 8
The participant will be able to acquire the basics of parliamentary work and appreciate the required ethical standards.
The one week training focuses on developing administrative and managerial skills for officers serving Individual legislators. The programme covers areas necessary to professionally run a public/ legislators office.
The course is tailored to enhance administrative and managerial capabilities of officers working as constituency/ county managers in the offices of Legislators. Legislators Constituency/ County offices are an important public offices necessary in the execution of the legislators mandate. These offices also serve as focal points for the respective constituents and must be run professionally for the befit of the legislator. The offices also benefit from public funding and thus should be managed within acceptable and accountable norms of any public office.
The target group for this course includes County/ Constituency office managers, deputies and secretaries working of legislators at the various levels.
The participant will be able to enhance their understanding of the Office management and administrative concept, enhance their understanding GOK practices in financial management, build their capacity in records management and enhance their understanding on office etiquette
Designed for those new to delivering training courses or wishing to enhance their training delivery skills.
The five-day course will inspire individuals to create engaging, creative and thought-provoking training events based on the CPST way of learning.
Use learning styles to create meaningful training event
Plan, deliver and monitor a training Course
Establish task, standard and rules of effective objectives for courses
Benchmark themselves against international competency training standards
Use different training techniques during delivery including simulation, case studies and action learning
The training targets potential trainers from PSC, County Assemblies, Public Service retired officers
The participant will be able to apply the constitutional provisions on gender equity and equality and recognize the roles played by different stakeholders in gender mainstreaming.
The training has a six week online component and a five day face to face final training designed to assist participants to learn, re-learn and reinforce existing knowledge, skills and abilities.
The Course is designed to ensure Effective training that results in the transfer and retention of relevant information and the development of skills and attitudes that can be transferred back to the workplace. The training largely focuses on giving the participants a practical touch on training by providing them with opportunities to practice on critical aspects of the training process. This six week online training is structured to expose participants to the realities of an actual training environment and prepare them for simulations which take place during the face-to-face week.
Practically design and implement a real training Course
Set Smart instructional objectives at different levels
Evaluate training programmes and plans
Practice the strategies of effective classroom communication
Apply the skills of effective classroom management
Design effective training Learning Aids
The target group for this programme includes the nominees of PSC Service heads who according to the Commission resolution should be staffers serving in scale 10.
The participant will be able to gain relevant experience in training as a facilitator, evaluate training Courses and share experiences with other members.
The 9 months rigorous online course will provide an overview of parliamentary management by covering the following five modules: Current Trends in Parliamentary Administration (CBUS 244) Parliamentary Research and IT (CBUS 249) Corporate Management of Parliament II (CBUS 246) Parliamentary Committees (CBUS 247) Public Financial Management (CBUS 248). The course commences with a five day face to face seminar that will entail discussions on these topics to permit participants to share their views, acquire a better appreciation of each other’s parliaments and set the stage for the rigorous online component of the program. Distinguished speakers will also share their perspectives on the topics covered. During the course, each participant will be paired with a mentor who will be available for consultation throughout the program.
The program is designed for mid-level parliamentary staff that have the potential to reach the highest levels of parliamentary management. Priority will be given to procedural staff, administrative staff involved in the corporate governance of parliament, and to research staff. Staff from the executive and judicial branches of the Government, political caucuses, international development and assistance agencies, journalists from the parliamentary press corps, mid-career professionals who wish to work in parliament will also be considered if space permits.
The target group for this course includes middle level parliamentary officer’s ranging from Procedural staff, administrative staff involved in the corporate governance of parliament, and to research staff. Staff from the executive and judicial branches of the Government, political
The participant will be able to enrich their parliamentary knowledge through a curriculum designed based on feedback from parliaments from all over the world, Study at McGill University, ranked among the world’s top universities, experience the flexibility of online courses, enabling participants to complete program requirements with minimum disruption to their work and family schedule, apply what you learn to your own parliamentary environment and choose your own practical research projects, Work with, and be mentored by, a highly qualified teaching team combining senior-level practical parliamentary experience and world-class subject-matter expertise,share your work experiences and network with your international colleagues to ascertain best practices and explore the possibility of short-term parliamentary attachments and receive a Professional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Management from McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies upon successful completion of the program
The two week Course targets parliamentary officers serving in Scale 3 to 4 or their equivalents in county assemblies. It aims at providing proper orientation and customer care practices in a legislative set up.
The Course is designed to equip legislative officers with knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform their roles effectively by focusing on parliamentary etiquette, diplomacy and protocol.
Discuss the various administrative policies and procedures in Legislatures for effective service delivery
Explain the basics principles of customer care operations in the legislature;
Discuss the concept of parliamentary diplomacy, and protocol;
Explain the basic ICT skills required by officers in this level;
Discuss the basic life support skills/Basic First Aid
Respond to the challenges associated with rapidly changing expectations of the public;
Demonstrate their understanding of the course work by taking an examination at this level.
Officers of the parliamentary service commission serving in Scales 3 to4.
The participant will be able to understand vision and mission statements for their respective organizations, internalize the disciplinary procedures in the legislative setting and apply basic emergency procedures
The Course gives a thorough grounding in registry and records management. This course aims at introducing officers to the dynamics of records management in organizational settings in general with special reference to the human resources function. The course seeks to equip the officers with critical skills relevant to the management of records at the work place.
Registry and records management helps in building a high performance culture for both the individuals and the teams which in turn enables them to jointly take the responsibility of improving information security in an organization. The training helps improve the competence bar by upgrading the skills of officers in registry and record management departments.
Explain information management cycle
List file/record tracking methods
Discuss information and document security
The target groups for this course are Committee Clerks, Researchers, Hansard Officers, Sergeant At Arms, HRM Officers, Accounts, Secretaries
The participant will be able to Create e-records and digital archiving system, establish a record management program and understand aspects of metadata development and use.