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Induction for New Parliamentarians

Online Course Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Headquarters Secretariat

About the CPD course

This online course is designed for newly elected or appointed parliamentarians. It is also valuable for candidates running in elections; who are keen to get ahead of the curve should they be elected. It is equally valuable for parliamentarian’s staff who are new to the parliamentary scene. The course provides a useful overview of the key components of being a parliamentarian. Modules cover topics on legislating; scrutinising and holding the executive to account. There are a range of practical sections covering managing an office; maintaining a healthy work-life balance; constituency engagement; personal safety; ethics; communication and working with external stakeholders.

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Headquarters Secretariat

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Headquarters Secretariat

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) exists to develop, promote and support Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and to implement the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The CPA is an international community of around 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures working together to deepen the Commonwealth’s commitment to the highest standards of democratic governance.

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