Parliamentary Procedure for Legislators, Officials and Public Authorities

A Guide to the Practices, Procedures, and Public Policy-Making in Parliament

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5 Days

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Course Outline

During this 5-day KC Academy course, delegates will cover the following subject areas:

  • 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
  • Nature of Parliamentary Procedure
  • Purpose of Parliamentary Procedure
  • Basic Rules and Principles of Parliamentary Procedure
  • Plenary and Committee procedure
  • Standard Terms
  • Types of Meetings
  • Order of Business: The Agenda
  • Quorum of Members
  • Motions
  • Process for Handling a Motion
  • Voting / Voting Methods
  • Minutes
  • General Classification of Motions
  • Main Motions
  • Subsidiary Motions
  • Privileged Motions
  • Incidental Motions
  • Order of Motions
  • Amendment of Motions
  • Officers
  • Qualifications of Officers
  • Duties of Officers
  • Nominations and Elections
  • Committees
  • Conduct Rules and Standards in Public Life

Professional certificate & Accreditation

Develop a complete understanding of the Rules, Precedents and Procedures of Parliament on this 5-day KC Academy course.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

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Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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15-19 Jul 2024
Fee: $5,950
14-18 Oct 2024
Fee: $5,950
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