The CPST continues to take the capacity building of its resource persons as part of quality improvement in service delivery. Given the unique nature of parliamentary studies, the CPST draws its facilitators from experienced former Member of Parliament, serving staff of the PSC, and external resource persons with expertise in different areas.
In order to standardize the teaching standards and improve the quality of training, the CPST conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop from 3rd to 6th April, 2014 at the Lukenya Getaway Resort. The overall objective of the workshop was to equip the team of trainers with the skills necessary to drive high-quality interactive training sessions by and for the CPST. A total of twenty (20) trainers were successfully trained.
A key success of this ToT was that it was done based on the six thematic areas in the CPST curriculum and in the end it evolved an eclectic model of training generally referred to as "THE CPST WAY". This approach has four key features to ensure that the trainer and trainee relation does not take a bi-partisan approach. The four features of THE CPST WAY of training involve:
The model has so far been implemented in the subsequent trainings undertaken. In order to consolidate the gains made, the CPST also produced the Code of Conduct for the and short contract letters for the facilitators to sign before undertaking any training assignments. This is part of the process of streamlining training Courses at the Centre in order to ensure proper documentation for all training activities.