CPA Parliamentary Academy
CPA Parliamentary Academy

Advanced Professional Development and Skills-Building Residency Programme

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Event Details

Dates: 23 - 28 October 2022

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Co-hosted by: CPA HQ Secretariat and Western Cape Provincial Parliament


The Advanced Professional Development and Skills-Building Residency Programme is the second of two CPA Parliamentary Academy residency programmes in 2022.

This is a five-day programme to examine how Members can enhance their people and soft-skills on topics ranging from leadership and strategic thinking to communications and team management. This course is intended to be very different from the usual focus on parliamentary practice and procedure. Instead the course is about developing universal skills that can be applicable both in parliaments and outside.

At the conclusion of the programme, participants will gain skills and insights in the following areas:

  • Leadership and strategic thinking
  • Communicating with confidence
  • Analysis and management skills
  • How to apply such skills to working in Parliament and beyond.

About the CPA Parliamentary Academy

The CPA Parliamentary Academy was established in 2021, and comprises online courses and externally delivered training for Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff from across the Commonwealth.

The residency courses are intended to complement the online courses, providing face-to-face interactive learning and knowledge-sharing at a more advanced level.

The first residency programme was co-hosted by CPA HQ Secretariat and New South Wales Parliament in Sydney, Australia in May 2022.

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This is a closed programme for CPA Members only. Members of Parliament from CPA Branches who wish to apply are required to do so through their designated Branch Secretary.


The CPA is committed to inclusivity and accessibility at all its events and programmes. Should you have any accessibility requirements, please contact the CPA Secretariat at

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