5 Courses Required
 
 

Official Description

This non-credit professional development certificate program is designed for mid-level parliamentary staff who have the potential to reach the highest levels of parliamentary management. Emphasis is placed on international best practices in parliamentary management focusing on their application to parliamentary settings within different political systems and cultures. Combining theory and practice, this program uses a blended learning methodology and gives participants the flexibility to personalize their learning based on their role in parliament.

This program is offered in English and must be completed within 2 years.

 

Learning Outcomes

Advance your career and reach the highest levels of parliamentary management!

This program is designed to enable you to:

  • Support the work of parliamentarians
  • Contribute to strengthening parliamentary governance in your country
  • Apply successful research and policy analysis methods, while contributing to the legislative process
  • Exchange best practices with parliamentarians from around the world
 

Program Benefits

  • Enrich your parliamentary knowledge through a curriculum design 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
  • Receive a Professional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Management from McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies upon successful completion of the program
 

Who Should Attend

  • Mid-level parliamentary staff, who have the potential to reach the highest levels of parliamentary management
  • Priority will be given to procedural staff, research staff, and administrative staff involved in the corporate governance of parliament
  • Staff from the executive and judicial branches of government, political caucuses, international development and assistance agencies, journalists from the parliamentary press corps, as well as mid-career professionals who wish to work in parliament (space permitting)
 

Testimonials

"It was an enriching experience all the way. The program helped me understand the importance of capacity building for parliamentary staff and even parliamentarians to ensure good governance and accountability."

Aisha Ali Kotoko - National Secretariat of Nigerian Legislatures, National Assembly of Nigeria

Additional Details

Application

Program
Professional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Management
Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline, AND
  • Provide a letter of reference from their current employer: parliament or related government organization.

OR

  • Applicants who do not hold a Bachelor's degree, must:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have at least a high school leaving certificate (a copy of the certificate must be provided), AND
    • Demonstrate professional experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree by providing:
    • A Curriculum Vitae (CV), and
    • A letter of reference from current employer: parliament or related government organization

Documents required:

Please have electronic versions of the following documents available before starting the application process (clicking on “Apply Now”).
 
  • A copy of your passport (photo ID page) OR government issued ID (clearly specifying your legal name and date of birth). 

AND

  • A letter of reference from your current employer: parliament or related government organization.

AND

For applicants who have completed a Bachelor's degree:

  • A copy of your Bachelor's degree transcript AND a copy of your diploma. Note that transcripts in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation provided by the institution issuing the transcript or by a certified translator. 

For applicants who are 18 years of age and over, who do not have a Bachelor's degree BUT have at least a high school leaving certificate and professional experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree:

  • A copy of your curriculum vitae (CV).
  • A copy of your high school leaving certificate or transcript of highest level of education completed. Note that documents in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation provided by the institution issuing the document or by a certified translator. 

Courses

Minimum

2 Course(s)

Minimum

3 Course(s)

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