The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has announced the launch of a new Parliamentary Academy with a portfolio of parliamentary professional development courses.

The CPA Parliamentary Academy – A Centre of Excellence for Commonwealth Parliamentarians has been designed for the benefit of the CPA’s membership of 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures. It is a repository of toolkits, handbooks and specialist publications, and a new opportunity to enhance the skills and knowledge of Members of Parliament, Clerks, staff, and anyone who wishes to develop their understanding of parliamentary democracy from a Commonwealth perspective to learn from invaluable expertise, network and share best practices.

The new CPA Parliamentary Academy brings together:

  • a new online learning portal for Members of Parliament, Clerks and parliamentary staff to access online training and professional development via the CPA’s new modern and accessible website. This includes video and online resources.
  • two residency-based workshops on advanced parliamentary development for Commonwealth Parliamentarians that complement the online courses.
  • access to externally delivered courses with the CPA’s partners in leading international universities and professional development training institutions.

Find out more information about available courses and how to register