CPST/HRM/P/500/07/16

CPST/UNITAR Training of Trainers Online Training (TOT) (Online)


Dates

7th July, 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 3 Months
Venue

Online


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 1st June, 2016


Course Overview

The six week online training course focuses on Training as a dynamic process designed to assist individuals to learn, re-learn and reinforce existing knowledge, skills and abilities. Training involves transformation and change. It involves enabling individuals and organizations to do things better, faster, easier, and with higher quality and a better return on investment.

Course Rationale

The Course is designed to ensure Effective training that results in the transfer and retention of relevant information and the development of skills and attitudes that can be transferred back to the workplace. After the six week online training the participant will attend a one week face to face training in Geneva.

Objectives

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

  • Discuss the meaning of training
  • Explain the five steps involved in the training process
  • Demonstrate the skills of developing an effective instructional strategy
  • Evaluate training Courses and plans
  • Discuss the strategies of effective classroom communication
  • Apply the skills of effective classroom management

Target Group

The target group for these Courses includes CPST Board Members, Members of the Board of Senior Management, seven Members from the Senate, and five Members from the National Assembly.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to gain relevant experience in training as a facilitator, evaluate training Courses and share experiences with other members.

CPST/IPPC/P/300/08/16

Media relations, Public Relations, Etiquette, & Protocol New: Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

29th Aug., — 2nd Sept., 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

NAIVASHA


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 22nd Aug., 2016


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Course Overview

This one week Course is about how legislatures should work with the media for the purpose of informing the public about the mission, policies and practices of parliamentary/ Legislative institutions in a positive, consistent and credible manner.

Course Rationale

Dealing with the media in a parliamentary set-up can be very challenging. As such this Course aims at equipping the participants with the requisite skills to cope with the plethora of challenges obtaining in legislative settings. The officers are required to build a positive image of their legislatures in an environment where the general public tends to probably lose confidence in legislative institutions.

Objectives

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

  • Public and Media relations Planning
  • Identify the right media platforms for publicity.
  • Explain elements of diplomacy and protocol.
  • Discuss the foundations of public participation.
  • Discuss tenets of public speaking.

Target Group

The target groups for this Course are Fiscal Analysts & Budget Officers in the County Assemblies and other regional parliaments.

Benefits of Attending:

The course will cover Media relations and essential media relations, creativity in public relations, press conference management, use of media and technologies, protocol and public diplomacy, design & execution of public participation & outreach Courses, effective communication for consensus building and managing audiences in public speaking.

COURSE CODE: CPST/IPPC/P/300/08/16

Report Writing and Minute Taking Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

29th Aug., - 2nd Sept., 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

Naivasha


Fees

Consult the Course Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 22nd Aug., 2016


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Course Overview

The five day training is expected to expose participants on the technical elements of report and minute writing. The training will adopt adult centered methodology where participants will critique some reports and minutes based on practical lessons.

Course Rationale

The course is specially tailored for committee clerks dealing with committees in parliament. The Course is designed to focus on report writing and minute taking.

Objectives

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

  • Organize meetings and document proceedings and write effective reports
  • Develop a professional writing process both to produce high-quality documents and to diagnose problems in documents.
  • Structure reports in a step-by-step format that connects with the reader
  • Write documents in a persuasive style
  • Write reports from the reader's perspective and gain rapport
  • Determine how to choose the most appropriate medium or combination of media to accomplish the goals of documentation.

Target Group

The target group for this Course includes committee clerks working in both houses of the National Parliament of Kenya.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to prepare agendas, write notes, minutes and reports, ensure decisions from meetings are followed through and understand the role of the Committee Clerk and the Chair.

CPST/CCI/P/600/08/16

Customer care, Confidentiality and Handling VIPs Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

29th Aug., - 2nd Sept., 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

NAIVASHA


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 22nd Aug., 2016


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Course Overview

The Course gives a thorough grounding in understanding and improving organizational corporate image and branding. This will enhance efficient and effective utilization of human resource in an organization. Well trained workers enhance organizational reputation and image since they are the link between the organization and outside world. Customer care, confidentiality and handling VIPs Course is designed towards inculcating professionalism at workplace.

Course Rationale

Customer care, confidentiality and VIP handling Course 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 organizational culture. This is achieved by defining the expectations in terms of roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, required competencies and the expected behaviors.

Objectives

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

  • Improve customer care and business etiquette at the work place
  • Identify factors that impact on effective decision making and problem solving
  • Identify factors for effective human relations and practical ways of improving communication at work place

Target Group

The target groups for this course are; office attendants serving committees, sergeant at arms, security officers and officers at county assemblies and regional parliaments of the same level

Benefits of Attending:

the participants will be able to:

The participant will be able to appreciate the role of customer care in promoting the image of the organization and improve communication with colleagues and the public.

CPST/CCI/Pm/600/09/16

CPST/IPU Gender Mainstreaming


Dates

7th – 9th Sept., 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 3 Days
Venue

Mombasa


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 24th Aug., 2016


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Course Overview

Gender mainstreaming is the public policy concept of assessing different implications for women and men of any planned policy action, including legislation and Courses, at all levels of governance (Booth and Bennett, 2002).

Course Rationale

The Course will therefore equip legislators, other interested persons with the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes to apply the constitutional provisions on gender equity and equality and their implications in representative organs.

Objectives

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

  • Explain the essence of gender mainstreaming in development and political leadership;
  • Delineate the history and philosophy of gender mainstreaming in Kenya.
  • Describe the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on gender equality in political leadership; and
  • Assess the implications of the constitutional provisions on the representative bodies.

Target Group

The training targets the leadership of the Parliament of Kenya and all the Members of Parliament.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to apply the constitutional provisions on gender equity and equality and recognize the roles played by different stakeholders in gender mainstreaming.

CPST/HRM/P/500/09/16

CPST/UNITAR Training of Trainers Face to Face Training (TOT)


Dates

19th - 23rd Sept., 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

Ethiopia


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 29th Aug., 2016


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Course Overview

The one week face to face training course focuses on Training as a dynamic process designed to assist individuals to learn, re-learn and reinforce existing knowledge, skills and abilities. Training involves transformation and change. It involves enabling individuals and organizations to do things better, faster, easier, and with higher quality and a better return on investment. This is a continuation of the six week online training that preceded this training.

Course Rationale

The Course is designed to ensure Effective training that results in the transfer and retention of relevant information and the development of skills and attitudes that can be transferred back to the workplace. The training largely focuses on giving the participants a practical touch on training by providing them with opportunities to practice on critical aspects of the training process. This one week training is structured more like micro-teaching sessions infused with the realities of a real training environment.

Objectives

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

  • Practically design and implement a real training Course
  • Set Smart instructional objectives at different levels
  • Evaluate training Courses and plans
  • Practice the strategies of effective classroom communication
  • Apply the skills of effective classroom management
  • Design effective training Learning Aids

Target Group

The target group for these Courses includes all the participants who successfully completed the online training from the PSC, parliament of Zambia, Parliament of Gambia, and Members of the National Assembly of Kenya.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to gain relevant experience in training as a facilitator and evaluate training Courses effectively.

CPST/LPM/Pm/200/11/16

Enhancing Regional Integration and Corporation through Harmonization of Labor Laws and Regulations


Dates

2nd – 4th Nov., 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 3 Days
Venue

Mombasa


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 19th Oct., 2016


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Course Overview

The three day training is expected to expose members of the Labor committee on an array of labor issues that characterize the East African community and how they impact the efforts towards regional integration.

Course Rationale

The course is specially tailored for Honorable Members who serve in labor and social welfare committees in parliament. The Course is designed to focus on Enhancing Regional Intergration and Corporation through Harmonization of Labor Laws and Regulations.

Objectives

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

  • Discuss the EAC protocols and policies on free movement of labor;
  • Evaluate the Interface Between EAC Policies and Protocols and National Legislation and Policies on Free Movement of Labor;
  • Discuss strategies of harmonizing employment laws in EAC;
  • Discuss and formulate suitable frameworks for labor mobility in the EAC.

Target Group

The workshop will target Members of the labor committees from the National Assembly, the Senate and other Regional parliaments.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to evaluate the Interface Between EAC Policies and Protocols and National Legislation and Policies on Free Movement of Labor, Strategize ways of harmonizing employment laws in EAC and Formulate suitable frameworks for labor mobility in the EAC.

CPST/HRM/P/200/08/16

Legislative Supervisory Course Examinable Course! - Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

November, 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 3 weeks
Venue

CPST - Karen


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 17th Oct., 2016


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Course Overview

The Legislative Supervisory Management Course seeks to equip supervisors working in the Legislative settings with management and administrative knowledge and skills to enable them perform their duties efficiently and effectively in their respective departments. Management of Human capital as a key asset of organisations is very critical to parliaments and county assemblies and therefore, it is important to invest in harnessing human capital.

Course Rationale

The purpose of this course is to equip the supervisory staff of Legislatures with knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to enable them to perform their organizational function hence effectively contribute to the achievement of the overall constitutional mandate of these Legislatures.

Objectives

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

  • Identify and articulate the role of supervisors in achieving organizational objectives;
  • Compare and Appreciate the existing Human Resources Administration
  • Recognize the role of Ethics and Integrity in Public Institutions
  • Explain the key pillars of Public Finance Management
  • Discuss the basic Parliamentary procedures and management of Committees
  • Explain the significance of Public Participation and Citizens Engagement in Parliamentary business

Target Group

The target group for this course is Parliamentary staff at scale 7 & 8, County staff at scale 6 to 8 and any other persons who requires to improve their knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for supervisory level of management in a legislative set up.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to Identify and articulate the role of supervisors in achieving organizational objectives, Explain the key pillars of Public Finance Management, Elaborate on the basic Parliamentary procedures and management of Committees, Explain the significance of Public Participation in Parliamentary business and Recognize the role of Ethics and Integrity in Public Institutions.


CPST/HRM/P/200/11/16

Foundations of Legislative Practice and Administration Examinable Course! - Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

November, 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue

CPST — Karen


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 17th Oct., 2016


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Course Overview

Given the prominence of the Legislature particularly under the Constitution of Kenya 2010, it is imperative for all staff serving in this arm of Government to be knowledgeable about their roles in order for them to be able to support Members of Parliament and Senators in their traditional roles of legislation, oversight and representation mandates plus the additional mandates of Budgeting and appropriations; and vetting that were added by the new Constitution.

Course Rationale

The purpose of this two-week course is to equip the staff of parliament from scale 5 to 6 with knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enable them steer the organization forward hence effectively contribute to the achievement of the overall constitutional mandate of Parliament.

Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of parliamentary customs, practices and procedures necessary for effective participation in parliamentary processes.
  • Discuss the reasons for use of various parliamentary practices and procedures and the need for continuous review and reforms of these procedures and practices.
  • Explain key aspects of Standing Orders and other sources of procedures on the processes and structures of the working of Parliament.

Target Group

Parliamentary Service Commission Staff Scale 5 to 6 and equivalent in County Assemblies.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to acquire the basics of parliamentary work and appreciate the required ethical standards.

CPST/HRM/P/200/11/16

Introduction to Administration & Customer Care Services Examinable Course! - Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

November, 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 2 weeks
Venue

CPST - Karen


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 17th Oct., 2016


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Course Overview

The two week Course targets parliamentary officers serving in Scale 3&4 or their equivalents in county assemblies. It aims at providing proper orientation and customer care practices in a legislative set up.

Course Rationale

The Course is designed to equip legislative officers with knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform their roles effectively by focusing on parliamentary etiquette, diplomacy and protocol.

Objectives

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

  • Discuss the various administrative policies and procedures in Legislatures for effective service delivery
  • Explain the basics principles of customer care operations in the legislature;
  • Discuss the concept of parliamentary diplomacy, and protocol;
  • Explain the basic ICT skills required by officers in this level;
  • Discuss the basic life support skills/Basic First Aid
  • Respond to the challenges associated with rapidly changing expectations of the public
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the course work by taking an examination at this level.

Target Group

Officers of the parliamentary service commission serving in Scales 3&4 and their equivalents in the county assemblies, regional parliaments and other legislatures.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to understand vision and mission statements for their respective organizations, Internalize the disciplinary procedures in the legislative setting and apply basic emergency procedures.

CPST/CCI/Pm/600/12/16

CPST/UNITAR High Level Panel Seminar on National Security


Dates

7th - 9th Dec., 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 3 Days
Venue

Mombasa


Fees

Consult the Course Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 23rd Nov., 2016


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Seminar Overview

The three Day seminar focuses on the role of the Committee on National Security and Foreign Relations in enhancing national cohesion, peace and stability with a focus on electioneering period in a multi-ethnic society. It will utilize resource persons from UNITAR, security agencies, and the National cohesion Commission as well as Members experiences.

Seminar Rationale

The Seminar is specially tailored for Members serving on the committees on National Security and Foreign Relations in Legislatures and Top officers serving on Security agencies and commissions dealing with peace, security and national cohesion.

Objectives

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

  • Discuss the meaning of national security and National Interest
  • Distinguish between national security and national interest
  • Discuss the roles of parliament in preserving national security and cohesion
  • Explain the place of inter-party dialogue in enhancing national cohesion during election times
  • Analyse issues related to ethnic diversity and national security

Target Group

The target group for these Courses are members of parliament serving the committees on National Security and Foreign and trade and regional integration.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to gain relevant experience in Inter-party dialogue skills as a legislator, discuss a myriad of challenges related to National security and share experiences with other members

CPST/CCI/Pm/600/12/16

Seminar for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)


Dates

7th - 9th Dec., 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 3 Days
Venue

Mombasa


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 23rd Nov., 2016


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Seminar Overview

The Seminar will look at the overview of the global goals before narrowing down on the Sustainable Development Goals and drawing a comparison with the Millennium Development Goals. It will then delve into the key stakeholders responsible for implementing the goals and lastly focus on effective communication strategy for public engagement.

Seminar Rationale

The Seminar is designed to enabled the Members of Parliament to play their roles effectively in implementing the SDGs.

Objectives

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

  • Explain the nexus between Kenya Vision 2030 and Global Goals 2030;
  • Describe the key stakeholders involved in implementation of SDGs;
  • Explain the Legislative option on SDGs;
  • Illustrate the initiatives available for citizen empowerment to achieve SDGs;
  • Describe the challenges in implementing SDGs; and
  • Explain the communication strategy for social engagement to achieve SDGs.

Target Group

The Seminar will target all the current Members of Parliament and the Senators.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to articulate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) comprehensively, Implement the SDG’S within the confines of their primary mandate thus giving Kenya a head start and replicate effective communication strategies.

CPST/HRM/P/500/01/17

CPST Training of Trainers (TOT)


Dates

Jan. 30th - 3rd Feb., 2017


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

Machakos


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 16th Jan., 2017


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Course Overview

Designed for those new to delivering training courses or wishing to enhance their training delivery skills.

Course Rationale

The five-day course will inspire individuals to create engaging, creative and thought-provoking training events based on the CPST way of learning.

Objectives

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

  • Use learning styles to create meaningful training events
  • Plan, deliver and monitor a training Course
  • Establish task, standard and rules of effective objectives for courses
  • Benchmark themselves against international competency training standards
  • Use different training techniques during delivery including simulation, case studies and action learning

Target Group

This training is best suited to train the trainers.

Benefits of Attending:

The trainers will be able to assess learning needs, write SMART learning objectives, select the most appropriate CPST way of instructional strategy.

CPST/HRM/P/200/02/17

Senior Legislative Management Course Examinable Course! - Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

February, 2017


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 4 weeks
Venue

CPST - Karen


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 23rd Jan., 2017


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Course Overview

The SMC focuses on building the competences of senior managers to prepare them for senior managerial roles. In addition, its intent is to develop the capacity of senior managers to meet the challenges associated with the rapidly changing work environment. The course is intended to produce managers that can provide efficient and effective leadership in the provision of government services to the public.

Course Rationale

The main objective of this course is to equip senior managers with management skills and effective leadership in the public sector. The course is meant to help participants to identify emerging issues and concerns in the public service; address public service challenges and problems with creativity, innovativeness and entrepreneurial drive; and demonstrate the attitudes of a change champion in good governance and results oriented performance.

Objectives

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

  • Apply relevant management principles and practices in public service delivery
  • Carry out planning for parliamentary activities
  • Communicate Government policies to the public effectively
  • Lead individuals and teams for effective performance
  • manage various resources for optimal outcomes
  • Promote the practice of good governance
  • Respond to the challenges associated with rapidly changing expectations of the public, and;
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the course work by writing and presenting a research paper.

Target Group

Officers serving in the middle management and senior management cadres of the parliamentary service commission, County Assembly Service Boards other Government ministries, Statutory/Constitutional Commissions and other interested stakeholders.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to Interpret varied legislation in light of prevailing policies, Explain the key pillars of Public Finance Management and apply the principles of management effectively.

CPST/PFM/P/400/03/17

Personal Financial Management


Dates

Mid Mar. 2017


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

Machakos


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 27th Feb., 2017


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Course Overview

Personal financial Management has been organized to help members of staff of PSC with the basic financial planning skills to assist them in attaining Financial Freedom during the service days and into retirement.

Course Rationale

Setting measurable financial goals help to achieve better financial understanding. Managing personal income helps an individual to understand how much money they need for tax payments, other monthly expenditures and savings. Increasing cash flows by carefully monitoring of spending patterns and expenses can lead to an increase in capital allowing one to consider investments to improve their overall financial well-being.

Objectives

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

  • Manage their monthly Income and Expenses effectively.
  • Tackle Debt Effectively.
  • Understand how to make Money work for them.
  • Choose where to Invest and Increase their Investment Returns
  • Retire and still be able to maintain desired lifestyle

Target Group

The target group for this course is PSC staff below 40 years

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to understand methods of acquiring and managing personal wealth.