COURSE CODE: CPST/CCI/C/600/08/16

Security Management in the Legislative Setting NEW: Open to PSC Staff!


Dates

22nd — 28th Aug., 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

CPST — KAREN


Fees

KES 35,000 /=


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Course Overview

The one week Course focuses on the role of security in the legislature and its nexus to policy analysis and legislation. It employs a multi-prong approach to security management and studies.

Course Rationale

The course is specially tailored for officers of the Serjeant-At-Arms, Safety and Security functions while dealing with policy actors in Parliament, County Assemblies and other higher levels of government. The Course is designed to focus on contemporary security management methods.

Objectives

At the end of this course the participants will be able to

  • Explain the role of the security function in the legislature;
  • Identify and reduce inherent threats and risks in the legislatures;
  • Review access control and surveillance detection techniques;
  • Discuss Incident Command System (ICS) concepts and principles;
  • Detect and identify the threat of Mass Casualty Weapons (MCW)
  • Apply the leadership skills and strategies that influence behavior in legislative setting; and
  • Prepare evidence based briefs and reports for policy actors.

Target Group

The target group for this Course includes officers of the Serjeant-At-Arms, Heads of Security and their respective deputies in Parliament and County Assemblies.

Course Content:

The course will comprise the meaning of Security, threats to assembly security, managing chamber security, protocols, procedures, emerging threats and challenges, the future of capacity building for legislative security professionals, Security risk management, Incident command systems and Information security management.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to Keep abreast with emerging threats and challenges in security, Acquire contemporary skills in security risk management, Understand the concepts and principles of Incident Command Systems and become a better security professional in legislative security.

COURSE CODE: CPST/PFM/C/400/09/16

Contemporary Public Finance & Public Procurement Management


Dates

5th — 9th September 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

CPST — KAREN


Fees

KES 35,000 /=


Deadline 22nd Aug., 2016


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Course Overview

The introduction of Public Finance Management in 2012 and Public procurement and disposal act in 2015, introduced several aspect that any public officer ought to understand. Handling and managing public finances has always been a thorn issue in the limelight for years as it elicit debate in public arena. This program gives more highlights on the aspects brought out in the Acts and enables the participant to understand the roles, responsibilities and liabilities involved.

Course Rationale

This course aims at equipping the participants with the nature of Kenya’s enhanced role and centrality of the legislature in the budget process as espoused in the Constitution and the PFMA both at the national and county governments.

Objectives

At the end of this course the participants will be able to

  • Describe the principles of public finance and Interpret the nature and functions of public finance institutions as outlined in the constitution,
  • Describe the constitutional requirements of PFM with specific emphasis on the role of National Assembly, Senate and County Assemblies,
  • Understand the design of the Public Finance Structures,
  • Understanding Budgeting and oversight role of Legislature; and
  • Understand and apply the Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations

Target Group

The target group for this course is county clerks, deputy clerks, principal officers, finance officers accountants, procurement officers.

Course Content:

The course will specifically deal with Introduction to public finance, Framework and institutions of PFM in Kenya, Public debt management, Devolution and intergovernmental fiscal relation framework and Principles, objectives and cycle of public procurement.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to comply with public finance management and public procurement regulations and exercise Increased efficiency in the management of public resources.

COURSE CODE: CPST/HRM/C/500/09/16

Registry Management & Records Management Open to PSC Staff!


Dates

5th — 9th September 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

CPST — KAREN


Fees

KES 35,000 /=


Deadline 22nd Aug., 2016


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Course Overview

The Course gives a thorough grounding in registry and records management. This course aims at introducing officers to the dynamics of records management in organizational settings in general with special reference to the human resources function. The course seeks to equip the officers with critical skills relevant to the management of records at the work place.

Course Rationale

Registry and records management helps in building a high performance culture for both the individuals and the teams which in turn enables them to jointly take the responsibility of improving information security in an organization. The training helps improve the competence bar by upgrading the skills of officers in registry and record management departments.

Objectives

At the end of this course the participants will be able to

  • Explain information management cycle
  • Discuss file/record tracking methods
  • Discuss information and document security

Target Group

The target groups for this course are Clerical Officers, Registry Staff, Secretaries and ICT officers

Course Content:

The course will comprise the following topics on policies and procedures records management, Information life– cycle management, Mail management, Management of the registry, Digital archiving and curation, Creating e-records file structure and Records management technologies and information security.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to Create e-records and digital archiving system, establish a record management program and understand aspects of metadata development and use.

COURSE CODE: CPST/IPPC/C/300/10/16

Monitoring & Evaluation for Legislative Work NEW: Open to PSC Staff!


Dates

24th — 28th October, 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

KISUMU


Fees

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Deadline 10th Oct., 2016


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Course Overview

The one week Course aims at institutionalizing M & E processes in the representation oversight, law making and budget making functions of legislatures. It attaches practical application of M & E processes and practices in legislative environment

Course Rationale

The course is specially tailored for Parliamentary/Legislative Officers dealing with Monitoring and Evaluation processes that focus on the law making, representation, budget making and oversight and those leading reform processes and project management in the legislatures.

Objectives

At the end of this course the participants will be able to

  • Discuss the concept of Monitoring and evaluation in legislative context
  • Explain the importance of M & E in a legislative settings
  • Discuss the various tools used in M & E
  • Discuss the strategies of institutionalizing M & E in legislatures

Target Group

The target groups for this course are PSC training coordinators, Directors and Heads of Departments, Researchers, Committee and procedural clerks, senior parliamentary and county assembly officers and officers from other regional legislative bodies who deal with M & E processes.

Course Content:

The course will comprise the following topics on Overview of M&E, M&E tools in the legislative context, Conceptualization and Institutionalization of M&E in legislatures.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to M&E to provide value addition to builds emotions in the legislatures, Foreground research as critical in legislative settings and gain skills and strategies of institutionalizing M&E in their legislatures.

COURSE CODE: CPST/HRM/C/500/12/16

Corporate Governance


Dates

5th — 9th December, 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

NAIVASHA


Fees

Consult the Course Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 21st Nov., 2016


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Course Overview

The one week Course aims at institutionalizing M&E processes in the representation oversight, law making and budget making functions of legislatures. It attaches practical application of M&E processes and practices in legislative environment.

Course Rationale

The course is specially tailored for Parliamentary/Legislative Officers dealing with Monitoring and Evaluation processes that focus on the law making, representation, budget making and oversight and those leading reform processes and project management in the legislatures.

Objectives

At the end of this course the participants will be able to

  • Discuss the concept of Monitoring and evaluation in legislative context
  • Explain the importance of M & E in a legislative settings
  • Discuss the various tools used in M & E
  • Discuss the strategies of institutionalizing M & E in legislatures

Target Group

The target groups for this course are PSC training coordinators, Directors and Heads of Departments, Researchers, Committee and procedural clerks, senior parliamentary and county assembly officers and officers from other regional legislative bodies who deal with M & E processes.

Course Content:

The course will comprise the following topics on Models and Mechanisms, Audit committee, Corporate scandals, Best practices, Corporate responsibility, Strategic risk management and International corporate governance approaches.

Benefits of Attending:

the participants will be able to:

The participant will be able to gain contemporary practice of corporate governance and enhance skills to improve corporate management.

COURSE CODE: CPST/IPPC/CM/300/03/17

Parliamentary Outreach & Public Participation


Dates

13th — 17th March 2017


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

CPST — KAREN


Fees

KES 35,000 /=


Deadline 27th Feb., 2017


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Course Overview

As representatives, MCA require a system that allows concerns and aspirations of their constituents to be reflected in decision-making and laws governing the county. The unit looks at some of the suggested processes for achieving transparency, promoting participation and expanding outreach through partnerships with civil society.

Course Rationale

Its on the back of representations and keeping taps with the needs of the electorate that public participation is born. This course tends to inform the Members on their role in representation and more so engaging the electorate in policy making. It will highlight to Members the essence of reaching out to the public to get more insight to aid in their decision making.

Objectives

At the end of this course the participants will be able to

  • Outline and explain issues of transparency as it affects the work of MCAs;
  • Discuss the twin concepts of transparency and outreach and how these concepts feed into the County Assembly process;
  • Outline the types and nature of outreach methods available to MCAs.

Target Group

The target group for this course is MCAs

Course Content:

The course will comprise the following topics on The Constitution, Public Participation and Outreach, the Meaning of Effective Public Participation and Outreach, Design and Execution of Public Participation and Outreach Courses, Mechanisms for Parliamentary Public Participation and Outreach.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to increase the levels of public participation and engagement in their assemblies.

COURSE CODE: CPST/HRM/C/500/5/17

Performance Management & Appraisal Systems NEW: Open to PSC Staff!


Dates

15th — 19th May 2017


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

CPST — KAREN


Fees

KES 35,000 /=


Deadline 1st May, 2017


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Course Overview

The Course gives a thorough grounding in the processes by which organizations align their resources, systems and employees to strategic objectives and priorities. Managing employee or system performance and aligning their objectives facilitates the effective delivery of strategic and operational goals.

Course Rationale

This training is geared towards enhancing the capacity of all heads of departments and human resource directors, so that they may carry out the performance appraisal exercise in an effective and objective manner. Sometimes the appraisal system is misunderstood and mismanaged. Understanding its role, objectives, benefits and purpose is important to all employees.

Objectives

At the end of this course the participants will be able to

  • Explain the benefits of Performance Management system
  • Describe the Performance Management process
  • Discuss the Performance Appraisal methods
  • Discuss the value of effective HRD, training, empowerment and incentives
  • Identify the barriers to effective performance and how to resolve those barriers through constant monitoring, coaching and development interventions.

Target Group

The target group for this course is Human Resource Directors and Heads of Departments

Course Content:

The course will comprise the following topics on Performance Management System, Performance Appraisal and Reviews.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to institutionalize performance systems at their work place.