Dates: 15 - 21 October 2023
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
The CPA Parliamentary Academy was established in 2021 and comprises online courses, residency courses and affiliated partner courses for Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff from across the Commonwealth.
Each year, the CPA delivers two in-person residency courses for Members of Commonwealth Parliaments. The courses run for five days and are hosted in a Commonwealth jurisdiction.
The residency courses are intended to complement our online courses, providing face-to-face interactive learning and knowledge-sharing at a more advanced level. They are designed to enable Members 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 through simulations, role-play, one-to-one discussions, group activities and exercises.
CPA Parliamentary Academy Residency Courses are for Members of Parliament in active CPA Branches only. To be eligible to attend, Members must have completed at least the Induction for New Parliamentarians online course, with priority places given to those who have completed the CPA Parliamentary Professional Development Certificate.
Ahead of a course, CPA Branches will be invited to nominate Members from their Branch. Members must formally apply to attend through their respective Branch Secretary - the CPA HQ Secretariat cannot accept direct applications.