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Professional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Governance

Professional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Governance

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Wondering if a McGill Professional Development Certificate is for you? Get answers from our on-demand info session and learn about topics offered, delivery method, our approach to learning and teaching, tuition fees and how to apply. Plus, hear from actual students who will talk about their experience and how the program they chose helped them achieve their professional aims.

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McGill-Commonwealth Parliamentary Association program wins Program Award 2019 for non-credit programming over 48 hours

Courses

Required Courses
YCBS 250 Introduction to Parliamentary Governance (3 CEUs)
Comparative overview of parliamentary systems; role of parliaments in modern societies; factors that influence how parliaments carry out their functions; the role of the Speaker and other presiding officers; women in parliament; introduction to parliamentary procedure; global and regional parliamentary networks; international parliamentary co-operation and diplomacy. 3 CEUs.
YCBS 251 Contemporary Issues in Parliamentary Governance (4 CEUs)
This course addresses core functions of Parliament, including the legislative process and interactions with civil society; legislative- executive-judiciary relations; parliamentary values - codes of conduct; the role and responsibilities of: the opposition, the backbencher, committees and parliamentary staff; the corporate management of parliament; and parliamentary procedure & aspects of debate.
Complementary Courses
YCBS 247 Parliamentary Committees (3 CEUs)
This course focuses on the role that parliamentary committees play in the work of the parliament and considers the procedural, administrative, research and analytical support required for committees to function successfully. This course will also examine the important role that committees play in terms of accountability and engagement.
YCBS 248 Public Financial Management (3 CEUs)
This course looks at the system of rules, processes, procedures and regulations through which decisions on financial resources are made and implemented.The course aims to provide a basis for better understanding of core concepts, objectives, and issues in public financial management (PFM) as they relate to the functions of the legislature. Particular focus is placed on how PFM impacts three levels of budgetary outcomes: aggregate fiscal discipline, allocative efficiency and operational performance.
YCBS 252 Advanced Parliamentary Governance (3 CEUs)
Consideration of such issues as different parliamentary models in the Commonwealth (parliamentary, parliamentary-presidential, and presidential) and executive-legislative relations. Introduction to parliamentary benchmarks. Exploration of CPA benchmarks and regional variations thereof, and assessing parliaments, noting what practical steps could be taken to improve efficiency and effectiveness of parliaments.
YCBS 253 Parliamentary Communications (3 CEUs)
This course will examine the relationship between parliament and the media. In addition to providing the legal framework to allow for access to information and freedom of the press, the course will contain practical examples of how to make parliaments newsworthy. Using guidelines and other materials from the course, participants will be preparing a speech / interview/briefing on the subject of their choice.

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Contacts

Career and Professional Development
(Non-credit courses and programs)

Phone: +1 514-398-5454
688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1029 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 3R1
Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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