CPST/LPM/R/200/08/16

CPST/AWEPA Basic Legislative Drafting New: Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

29th Aug., — 9 Sept., 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue

MOMBASA


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 15th Aug., 2016


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Course Overview

This is an introductory Course in legislative drafting intended for participants who are new in the field of legislative drafting. The Course aims to provide the tools and techniques to enable you to gain a full understanding of what it takes to be a complete, effective and efficient legislative drafter and to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills essential for effective legislative drafting.

Course Rationale

Legislative drafting field is shrouded in mystery. Although there is a dearth of concise, user friendly guides about legislative drafting; training of legislative drafters has been scanty. To be an effective legislative drafter requires more than good analysis and knowledge of drafting rules. It requires certain temperament, which may be developed over time as more and more drafting is done. A good legislative drafter is one who establishes the proper relationships of law, form, and words with respect to a specific legislative policy, which may be treated as a blue print.

Objectives

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

  • Draft a simple Bill effectively;
  • Amend Bills effectively;
  • Amend Statutes effectively
  • Appreciate the operations of Legislative and Advisory Committees

Target Group

All legislative drafters in all the three spheres of government (the legislature/parliaments, the executive and the judiciary), compliance officers, drafting consultants in private practice, and the drafters of rules and regulations for other organs of state and parastatal bodies.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to appreciate how legislation comes into being, understand whose task it is to formulate policy or to draft legislation and be more aware of the constitutionality of proposed legislation.

CPST/PFM/R/400/11/16

Revenue Forecasting New: Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

7th — 11th November, 2016


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

MOMBASA


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 24th Oct., 2016


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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 The one week Course recognizes that fiscal Policy is expressed through expenditure and revenue instruments. The Governments raise revenue through taxes, user charges and borrowing. There is therefore a great need to have an effective tax system to raise sufficient revenues to meet expenditure needs of the public sector and thus tax policy design would ensure efficient collection of taxes.

Course Rationale

The constitution of Kenya places considerable obligation on public finance management on the legislatures at the national and county level. Both the national assembly and the county assemblies have to approve all expenditure and Revenue raising proposals by their respective executives as a way of providing oversight on how resources are utilized. To carry out this mandate effectively the assemblies require competent fiscal analysis skills and support. This entails research; analysis and communication of findings in a way that aids the members of make proper decisions.

Objectives

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

  • Describe how Fiscal policy is expressed through expenditure and revenue instruments.
  • Explain Government raise revenue through taxes, user charges, borrowing
  • Discuss the need for an effective tax system that raises sufficient revenues to meet expenditure needs of the public sector.
  • Analyze tax policy designs and show how they affect efficiency of tax collection

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 participants will be able to appreciate principles of tax decentralization, appraisal methods, role of property taxes, revenue importance and selection of tax base.

CPST/LPM/R/200/01/17

CPST/AWEPA Intermediate Legislative Drafting New: Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

Jan 23th., — Feb 3rd,. 2017


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue

MOMBASA


Fees

Consult the Course Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 9th Jan., 2017


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Course Overview

This Course in legislative drafting is intended for participants who undertook the Basic Legislative Drafting Course. The Course aims to provide the tools and techniques to enable you to gain a full understanding of what it takes to be a complete, effective and efficient legislative drafter and to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills essential for effective legislative drafting.

Course Rationale

This Course in Legislative Drafting is designed to empower legislative drafters to produce clear, effective and implementable legislation and directives which comply with the requirements of the supreme Constitution (based on the Commonwealth system of legislative drafting). This two-week course is designed to equip participants with requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for effective legislative drafting.

Objectives

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

  • Translate policy guidelines into new primary and secondary legislation;
  • Amend existing legislation;
  • Draft new legislation (both original and delegated), and amend existing legislation (including old-order legislation) against the background of the supreme Constitution and the vast array of existing law (including common law and customary law).
  • Draft new legislation within the framework of the constitution as well as other existing law.

Target Group

All legislative drafters in all the three spheres of government (the legislature / parliaments, the executive and the judiciary), compliance officers, drafting consultants in private practice, and the drafters of rules and regulations for other organs of state and parastatal bodies who took part in the CPST Basic Legislative Drafting course.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to draft subordinate legislation using conventional approaches to drafting.

CPST/IPPC/R/300/01/17

Multi-Methods Policy Research & Analysis New: Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

Jan., 30th — 10th Feb., 2017


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue

NAIVASHA


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 16th Jan., 2017


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Course Overview

The two weeks Course focuses on the role of research in the legislative context and its nexus to policy analysis and legislation. It employs a multi-prong approach to research and policy analysis.

Course Rationale

The course is specially tailored for researchers dealing with governance issues working with policy actors in Parliament, County Assemblies and other higher levels of government. The Course is designed to focus on policy engaged research.

Objectives

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

  • Distinguish between public and personal or private research.
  • Discuss the roles of policy makers in legislation
  • Apply the leadership skills and strategies that influence behavior in legislative setting.
  • Distinguish practical from theoretical questions and answers.
  • Use various sources of data, evaluate and analyze the data.
  • Make policy claims and support them through clear arguments.
  • Prepare evidence based briefs and reports for policy actors.

Target Group

The target group for this Course includes researchers working in parliaments, committee clerks, Fiscal analysts, Hansard officers, and legal counsels in regional parliaments and County Assemblies.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to gain relevant experience in writing effective policy briefs, Design and undertake a policy research, Identify various sources of data and apply multi-methods in policy research in the legislative context.

CPST/LPM/R/200/02/17

Law Making, Parliamentary Practice and Procedures New: Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

6th — 10th Feb., 2017


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

KISUMU


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 23rd Jan., 2017


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Course Overview

The Course is designed to be dynamic, methodical and practical so as to improve the understanding of the functioning of the legislature. Consequently, the trainees/participants shall without doubt acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes for effective execution of their roles, responsibilities and mandate.

Course Rationale

that can be transferred back to the workplace. The training largely focuses on giving the participants a practical touch by providing them with opportunities to practice on critical aspects of procedural issues.

Objectives

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

  • Explain the concept of sovereignty of the people and the law making process.
  • Discuss the roles played by Parliament and County Assemblies in the sphere of legislation.
  • Identify the key changes to the legislature since the promulgation of the ‘Constitution of Kenya 2010’.
  • Acquire practical knowledge of the workings of Committees in Parliament
  • Discuss the Principle of Separation of Powers vis-à-vis the issue of sub-judice

Target Group

The target group for this Course includes Committee Clerks, Procedural Clerks, Researchers Hansard Reporters, Editors and Technical Officers from Parliament, County Assemblies and regional Parliaments and/or Legislative Bodies.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to gain relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes with regard to law making, parliamentary procedure and practices and share experiences with other legislative jurisdictions.

CPST/PFM/R/400/03/17

Budget Analysis, Bills Costing, Macro Economic Analysis
and Financial Management New: Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

13th — 17th March 2017


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

KISUMU


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 27th Jan., 2017


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Course Overview

The budget analysis, bill costing, macro-economic analysis and financial management course will help parliamentary and County assembly staff members working as fiscal analysts and finance officers with enhanced skills to effectively analyze the draft budgets, cost bills which come before the houses and conduct macro-economic forecasts.

Course Rationale

The constitution of Kenya places considerable obligation on public finance management on the legislatures at the national and county levels. Both the national assembly and the county assemblies have to approve all expenditure and Revenue raising proposals by their respective executives as a way of providing oversight on how resources are utilized. Training on Budget analysis, Bill costing and Macro-economic analysis will help the staff members to sharpen their skills and help assemblies in achieving the intended objectives.

Objectives

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

  • Analyze draft budgets (appropriation proposals) presented to their Assemblies objectively
  • Cost the bills which are tabled in the Assemblies and how to identify money bills
  • Relate Fiscal policies to the macro- economic analysis outputs

Target Group

The Course targets fiscal analysts and finance officers working in parliaments and county assemblies.

Benefits of Attending:

The participants will be able to Analyze draft budgets, Cost the legislative bills tabled in the houses from time to time and identify money bills and relate Fiscal policies to the macro- economic analysis outputs.

CPST/IPPC/R/300/04/17

Intermediate Hansard Training New: Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

3rd — 7th April 2017


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 5 Days
Venue

NAIVASHA


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 20th Mar., 2017


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Course Overview

It is designed to be a very practical training aimed at giving a hands on experience to the participants in the various areas relating to the Hansard production process.

Course Rationale

This is a follow up to the Basic Hansard Training for county assembly Hansard and Technical officers.

Objectives

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

  • Explain the transcription process;
  • Explain the procedures of reporting of House Proceedings;
  • Index using Ms Word;
  • Prepare content sheets to the reports.
  • Identify challenges faced in day to day work and propose practical solutions

Target Group

Hansard Reporters and Editors; and Technical (Audio) officers in the County Assemblies and other regional parliaments

Benefits of Attending:

The participants will be able to transcribe, merge, edit, index documents and acquire coping strategies for working in a stressful legislative environment.

CPST/LPM/R/200/06/17

CPST/AWEPA Advanced Legislative Drafting New: Open to County Assemblies!


Dates

5th — 16th June, 2017


8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 2 weeks
Venue

NAIVASHA


Fees

Consult the Program Coordinator for more info!


Deadline 20th Mar., 2017


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Course Overview

This is an advanced Course in legislative drafting intended for participants who took part in the Intermediate Legislative Drafting Course offered by the CPST. It is designed to empower government legislative drafters, compliance officers, drafting consultants in private practice as well as the drafters of rules and regulations for other organs of state and parastatal bodies to produce clear, effective and implementable legislation and directives which comply with the requirements of the supreme Constitution (based on the Commonwealth system of legislative drafting).

Course Rationale

This advanced legislative drafting Course will provide participants with both the knowledge and the practical skills to be an effective and efficient legislative drafter. This is a highly practical Course which gives participants the opportunity to put into practice the legislative preparation techniques that will serve them well in supporting and developing their legislative system and Courses.

Objectives

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

  • Draft complex Bills effectively.
  • Amend Bills and statutes effectively;

Target Group

All legislative drafters in all the three spheres of government (the legislature / parliaments, the executive and the judiciary), compliance officers, drafting consultants in private practice, and the drafters of rules and regulations for other organs of state and parastatal bodies who took part in the CPST Intermediate Legislative Drafting course.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant shall be able to draft and amend simple and complex Bills, Participate in amending statutes and Practice their drafting skills.