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Parliamentary Management

Professional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Management

Online Lecture Series: The Role of Parliaments in Curbing Corruption

McGill University's School of Continuing Studies is pleased to offer a free three-lecture online learning event discussing the key role played by parliaments and constraints they face in curbing corruption.

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PDC Online Information Session

Online Information Session

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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Required Courses
YCBS 244 Current Trends in Parliamentary Administration (3 CEUs)
If you’re looking to connect with parliamentary experts, international peers, and prestigious guest speakers, register for our Current Trends in Parliamentary Administration course.
YCBS 245 Corporate Management of Parliament I (3 CEUs)
Learn how parliaments can optimize their resources in order to create clear and coherent corporate governance structures that support the public’s interest. This course in offered online.
YCBS 246 Corporate Management of Parliament II (3 CEUs)
This course is a continuation of Corporate Management of Parliament I.
YCBS 247 Parliamentary Committees (3 CEUs)
This interactive and practical course is designed to assist you as a member of the parliamentary committee staff.
YCBS 248 Public Financial Management (3 CEUs)
Play an active role in public financial management - a large and rapidly-developing area of study that has particular importance to parliamentary staff, and those who engage in the field of legislative development.
YCBS 249 Parliamentary Research & IT (3 CEUs)
This course provides an introduction role of research and policy analysis in the legislative process, and demonstrates how parliamentary staff can contribute effectively to that process.

Best Paper Award Ceremony - Parliamentary Management Program

Best Paper Award Ceremony

To celebrate the forthcoming 10th anniversary of the Professional Development Program for Parliamentary Staff, on November 25, 2020, McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies honoured 34 program participants from parliaments from around the globe who wrote the best papers in select courses over the past 10 years.


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Student Review
“I am glad to have been part of this program. I got a promotion at my place of work and we are fully using the financial management course to inform other staff through the Institute of Parliamentary Studies of Uganda.”
Josephine Watera
Principal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Parliament of Uganda

Join McGill Parliamentary Community! 

Join Us on LinkedInThis group was created to facilitate communication between participants and alumni of McGill University Programs for Parliamentary Staff and Members of Parliament: Professional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Management & Professional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Governance. 


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Parliamentary Programs Website

The McGill University School of Continuing Studies is emerging as a leader in cutting-edge parliamentary research. Learn more about our research, publications and programs at mcgill.ca/scs-parliament

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