This training course on Parliamentary Procedure is designed for elected Parliamentarians, Clerks and other Parliamentary officials, as well as a wide range of public policy-makers and regulators. The course covers the fundamentals of Parliamentary practice and procedure, and adds in-depth analysis and discussion of key areas.
It will give special attention to those features of the practice and procedure of Parliament which are fundamental to the rule of law and the separation of powers under any democratic constitution.
This also considers lessons to be drawn from Parliamentary practice and procedure for good governance in a wide range of public authorities, and statutory and commercial corporations.
This Oxford Management Centre training course will highlight:
The fundamentals of what Parliaments do and how they work
The purposes of Parliamentary procedure
Rules and principles of Parliamentary procedure and practice
Standing Orders and Rules of Order for Plenary and Committee meetings
Motions and amendments
Voting methods and Parliamentary privilege
Codes of conduct and standards in public life
At the end of this training course, you will be able to:
Understand the fundamentals of how a Parliament or other legislative assembly should work
Articulate the core purposes of Parliamentary procedure
Develop best practice for Parliamentary procedure and practice
Understand standard terms
Navigate Standing Orders and Rules of Order for Plenary and Committee meetings
Handle business including motions and amendments
Discuss options for voting methods
Understand the parameters of Parliamentary privilege
Understand and develop codes of conduct and standards in public life
A highly interactive course, where delegates will be encouraged to engage and participate, sharing experiences and establishing best practice from comparative analysis of different jurisdictional practice.
This training course will use a range of approaches to learning, including experiential group activities, individual exercises, case studies and syndicate discussions.
This Oxford training course—
is of direct relevance to Parliaments and other legislative assemblies
is of applied relevance to a wide range of governmental and other public sector organisations (including regulators)
is designed to be of use to statutory corporations and public commercial organisations, for internal governance and public affairs advocacy
supports Parliamentary and other authorities in maximising the efficiency and effectiveness of plenary sessions
supports Parliamentary and other authorities in maximising the efficiency and effectiveness of Committee meetings
addresses the purpose and process of Committee inquiries
This training program will benefit participants by—
Enhancing awareness of best practice for Parliamentary meetings
Enhancing awareness of best practice for Committee inquiries
Acquiring techniques for operating and controlling Parliamentary meetings
Acquiring techniques for operating and controlling Committee inquiries
Understanding plenary procedure, including governance and participation techniques
Understanding Committee procedure, including governance and participation techniques
Who should attend?
This course is designed to be of direct benefit for elected Parliamentarians, Clerks and other Parliamentary officials, as well as a wide range of public policy-makers and regulators. Through inter-active teaching methodology it aims to provide an effective introduction for inexperienced Members or officials, while adding value (particularly from a comparative international perspective) for those of considerable experience.
The governance components of the course will be of particular interest to—
Parliament and Assembly Members and Representatives
Parliament and Assembly Clerks, Secretaries and other staff
Public Authority and Corporate Governance Officers
Committee Chairs and Clerks
Constitutional balance of power
The role and nature of Parliament
Formation of Parliaments
Structure of Parliaments
Roles and Responsibilities of a Parliament
Governance principles in public and private institutions
Standing Orders and other Rules of Order
Parliamentary Procedure Primer
Nature of Parliamentary Procedure
Purpose of Parliamentary Procedure
Basic Rules and Principles of Parliamentary Procedure
Plenary and Committee procedure
Types of Meetings
Order of Business: The Agenda
Quorum of Members
Process for handling a Motion
Voting / Voting Methods
General Classification of Motions
Order of Motions
Amendment of Motions
Structure and Leadership
Qualifications of Officers
Duties of Officers
Nominations and Elections
Conduct Rules and Standards in Public Life
OXFORD Certificate will be provided to delegates who successfully completed the training course
All Training Seminars delivered by Oxford Management by default are eligible for CPE Credit.
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