6 Courses Required
 
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

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

As a member of parliamentary staff, you have the power to strengthen your nation’s government. Equip yourself with the latest best practices and trends, learn from experts, and network with colleagues from around the world. Best of all, you can learn at your own pace with our convenient online courses.

The goal of this program is to advance parliamentary democracy by enhancing knowledge and understanding of democratic governance. The curriculum is based on international best practices and uses blended learning methods, including one-on-one mentoring, face-to-face networking, and online courses. By equipping parliamentary staff to become the ‘corporate memory’ of parliament, the program helps build the legislatures of tomorrow.

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


Program Benefits

  • Enrich your 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.
  • 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

  • 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.

Outcomes

The 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

Additional Details

Application

Program
Professional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Management
Admission Requirements
  • Nomination letter or reference letter;

AND

  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline; OR
  • At least 18 years of age, high school leaving certificate AND professional experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree

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

  • Nomination letter OR reference letter provided by your current parliamentary or related government organization employer.

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. 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

6 Course(s)

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