Official Description

3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

This course focuses on the role that parliamentary committees play in the work of the parliament and considers the procedural, administrative, research and analytical support required for committees to function successfully. This course will also examine the important role that committees play in terms of accountability and engagement.

Topics Covered

This interactive and practical course is designed to assist you as a member of the parliamentary committee staff. With knowledge of how to establish, operate, and govern effective parliamentary committees, you’ll ensure that their work reflects the needs and interests of all citizens.

Featured topics include:

  • Establishing a parliamentary committee
  • Supporting committees: the role of a committee secretariat
  • Conducting committee business
  • Oversight, law-making and public engagement

Learning Outcomes

The course is designed to enable you to:

  • Define a committee’s mandate and terms of reference
  • Identify various forms and benefits of different means of public consultation by a committee
  • Appreciate the role of parliamentary staff in ensuring the effectiveness of a committee
  • Explain the primary steps in conducting a parliamentary inquiry
  • Clarify the role of a committee in monitoring government activity and scrutinizing draft laws
Section(s) offered
Section Title
Parliamentary Committees
Language of Delivery
Online Course, fixed date
Mar 11, 2024 to Apr 19, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Format(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $995.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 04, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 04, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Minimum Registration Policy

A minimum number of registrations is required for this course section to be offered. The School reserves the right to cancel any course section when a minimum number of registrations has not been reached 7 days prior to the start date. In the event of a cancellation, the course fee will be refunded in full.


Course Drop/Withdrawal Policy

  • Any time prior to the 1st class: Course Drop Period with Full Refund.
  • After the 1st and before the 2nd class: Course Withdrawal Period with Full Refund.
  • After the 2nd class before the 3rd class: Course Withdrawal with No Refund.
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