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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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This non-credit professional development certificate program is designed for mid-level parliamentary staff who have the potential to reach the highest levels of parliamentary management. Emphasis is placed on international best practices in parliamentary management focusing on their application to parliamentary settings within different political systems and cultures. Combining theory and practice, this program uses a blended learning methodology and gives participants the flexibility to personalize their learning based on their role in parliament.
This program is offered in English and must be completed within 2 years.
The program is designed to enable you to:
- Support the work of parliamentarians
- Contribute to strengthening parliamentary governance in your country
- Apply successful research and policy analysis methods while contributing to the legislative process
- Exchange best practices with parliamentarians from around the world
- Enrich your parliamentary knowledge through a curriculum design based on feedback from parliaments from all over the world
- Study at McGill University, ranked among the world’s top universities
- Experience the flexibility of online courses, enabling participants to complete program requirements with minimum disruption to their work and family schedule
- Apply what you learn to your own parliamentary environment and choose your own practical research projects
- Work with, and be mentored by, a highly qualified teaching team combining senior-level practical parliamentary experience and world-class subject-matter expertise
- Share your work experiences and network with your international colleagues to ascertain best practices and explore the possibility of short-term parliamentary attachments
- Receive a Professional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Management from McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies upon successful completion of the program
- Mid-level parliamentary staff, who have the potential to reach the highest levels of parliamentary management
- Priority will be given to procedural staff, research staff, and administrative staff involved in the corporate governance of parliament
- Staff from the executive and judicial branches of government, political caucuses, international development and assistance agencies, journalists from the parliamentary press corps, as well as mid-career professionals who wish to work in parliament (space permitting)
|Start Date||End Date||Course Number||Course Title|
|Sept 1||Oct 8||YCBS 250||Introduction to Parliamentary Governance||Required|
|Oct 25||Dec 3||YCBS 244||Current Trends in Parliamentary Administration||Required|
|Jan 10||Feb 18||YCBS 252||Advanced Parliamentary Governance||Complementary|
|Mar 7||Apr 15||YCBS 249||Parliamentary Research||Complementary|
|May 2||Jun 10||YCBS 247||Parliamentary Committees||Complementary|
|Jun 25||Jul 29||YCBS 248||Public Financial Management||Complementary|
|Aug 22||Sep 30||YCBS 245||Corporate Management of Parliament||Complementary|
This program admits new students in the following semesters:
Please make sure to verify application deadline and apply before the deadline for that session.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
- Applicants between the ages of 18-21 must provide evidence of the following, as appropriate:
- Applicants from Quebec: a minimum of a DCS, DEC, or the equivalent of at least 1 year of full-time university studies
- Applicants from other Canadian provinces: a minimum of 1 year of full-time university studies
- International applicants: the equivalent of at least 1 year of full-time university studies
- A letter of recommendation from a parliament, government organization, or other relevant public body.
- Applicants who are 21 years of age or older will be considered for admission as mature students. A letter of recommendation from a parliament, government organization, or other relevant public body is required.
To be admitted to a Professional Development Certificate, proof of English proficiency is not required. However, since the language of instruction is English, a good command of English is required in order to perform well in courses and complete the program.
Fees for this program paid per course at the time of registration. Please find the list of courses and corresponding fees at mcgill.ca/continuingstudies/pdc-fees.
Professional Development Certificates are non-credit programs and as such, are not eligible for financial aid or awards such as Quebec’s loans and bursaries program (AFE).
Please note that tuition fees paid for courses as part of Professional Development Certificates are eligible for official tax receipts (T2202A and Relevé 8).
Please follow these steps to submit your application to a Professional Development Certificate program:
STEP 1: PREPARE
- Choose the Professional Development Certificate you would like to apply to.
- Ensure you have a valid email address and credit card on hand to pay the application fee (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).
- From the list of programs, select the certificate you would like to apply for. Click “Learn More”. Then click on “Apply Now” at the top of the page.
- Review the admission requirements for the program to ensure you meet the criteria.
- Ensure you have all necessary documentation required for your application as indicated in the “Documents Required” section.
STEP 2: APPLY
- Scroll down and click on “Apply Now” in the righthand column of the screen.
- Review the information displayed and click “Apply Now”.
- If you have Athena credentials, log in. If not, create an account.
- Complete the rest of the application with all required information.
- Once you have applied online, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your application.
STEP 3: CHECK STATUS
- You can check the status of your application at any time using Athena.
- Once a decision has been made, admitted students will receive a notification by email confirming their admission to the program, along with registration instructions. You can then register for courses online during the appropriate registration period.
Difficulty Applying Online?
If you have any problems with your online application, or if you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, contact Client Services at the McGill School of Continuing Studies at info.conted [at] mcgill.ca or call 514-398-6200.