As part of the CPA Parliamentary Academy, the CPA will deliver two residency based courses for Parliamentarians. Both will be run annually and will be an opportunity to complement the online courses.
The following courses are scheduled for 2022:
Advanced Parliamentary Development
The Advanced Parliamentary Development Residency Course is a five day programme for Parliamentarians to examine how to be better performing legislators, representatives and scrutineers. Based on a mentoring and coaching approach, participants will identify practical solutions to the challenges they face and hone their skills at a higher level.
The programme will involve simulations, role-play, one-to-one discussions, group activities and exercises to give time for mutual learning and information sharing. The course is only open to Members who have completed the Induction for New Members online course or its Post-Election Seminar equivalent.
Dates: 21 - 27 May 2022
Location: Parliament of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Further information has now been sent to CPA Branch Secretaries. Applications are now open for nominations. For more information, see here.
Advanced Professional Development & Skills-Building
This 4-day course will enable parliamentarians to develop skills on areas like leadership; influencing and negotiation, communication - through speeches and media interviews; managing teams; diplomacy; research skills; managing finances; coping with personal issues (managing family life and work, mental health issues, personal growth) and other skills and abilities parliamentarians need to perform at a higher level and have the knowledge and confidence to deal with any situation that arises.
This course is scheduled for Autumn/Winter 2022. Further details will be announced in due course.