Professional Development for Parliamentarians is a project of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) whose objective is to develop a set of educational materials for elected members of Commonwealth parliaments to assist them in adapting to and functioning effectively in their complex and rapidly changing roles in the new millennium. The project evolved from the recommendations of an Expert group assembled by the Secretary-General of the CPA in late 1998.
This first module in the Professional Development series deals with the fundamentals of parliamentary democracy and will also be of use to members of Parliamentary Staff. It was developed with particular attention to the distance learning environment and may be freely downloaded to be used for CPA training purposes and study whether in an individual or group context.
Updated March 12 2015 by Student & Academic Services