67th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference
CPA Parliamentary Academy

Advanced Residency Programme for Leadership in Parliaments - for Clerks and Officials - June 2024

Event Details

Dates: 9 - 15 June 2024

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Co-hosted by: CPA HQ Secretariat and the Parliament of Sri Lanka 


The Advanced Residency Programme for Leadership in Parliament is a five day programme specifically for parliamentary officials. The course will help both experienced senior officials and their newer more junior counterparts to enhance their people and soft skills on topics ranging from leadership and strategic thinking to project management and conflict resolution and mediation. This course is intended to focus on developing universal skills that can be applicable both in parliaments and outside. It is important to stress that the course does not directly focus on parliamentary practice and procedure. One key aspect of the residency programme will be a focus on ‘training for trainers’ which is intended to embed sustainability into parliamentary learning and development. Participants will be encouraged to share what they have learnt with their colleagues, and will be given training on facilitation techniques.

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.

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This is a closed programme for CPA Members only. Clerks and Officials of Parliaments 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 hq.sec@cpahq.org.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this programme, please contact academy@cpahq.org