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Friday 23 Novmeber2012
The performance of national parliaments is closely related to the parliamentary skills of their members. Parliaments, in turn, contribute more effectively to systems of government if their members are better equipped to fulfil their roles.
This lecture provides an overview of professional development programs for parliamentarians and the methods used to evaluate them. It suggests features in the design and delivery of such programs that could assist parliaments and parliamentarians to better fulfil their respective responsibilities.
The Hon Dr Ken Coghill was elected to Victoria’s Legislative Assembly in 1979 serving as Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet (1982–88) and Speaker (1988–92). After retiring from Parliament in 1986, he joined Monash University and completed a PhD on ministerial responsibility and accountability in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. He is currently an Associate Professor, Department of Management, Monash University, leading a research team investigating professional development for members of national parliaments, conducted in partnership with the Australian Research Council, AusAID and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
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