10.00am-10.30 am Day One Senior Legislative Aide and Legislative Aide
10.00 am-11.00pm Session 1: Understanding the primary duties of a Legislative Aide at the National Assembly
11.00am-1.30pm Functions of the SLA and LA1

Part One

 
1.30p– 2.00pm Questions and Answers
2.00pm–2.15pm Lunch Break
2.15pm-4.00pm Session 2: Functions of the SLA and LA1

Part Two

 
4.00pm-4.30pm Questions and Answers/Departure

Executive Summary

With the passage of time, the duties and responsibilities of the Legislative Aide tend to expand to cover a whole lot of things. Besides their responsibility to their bosses, the Legislator, they also have responsibility to the constituent, the National Assembly and the Nation.

While it is admissible that the Legislative Aide carries out the duties assigned by his or her boss, there is also that unspecified duty to for him or her to be conversant with the goings of the National Assembly for the benefit of his or her boss, the National Assembly, the Constituents.

This course is designed therefore to ensure the Legislative Aide is armed with the necessary tools to carry out his/her assignment.

Course Methodology

This course is designed to be interactive and participatory. It is tailored to ensure that every participant gets adequate participation.

Expected Participants

  1. Senior Legislative Aide
  2. Legislative Aide i
  3. Legislative Assistant
  4. Political Aide
  5. Secretary
  6. Others

Course Outline

GENERAL STUDIES

  • Understanding the primary duties of a Legislative Aide
  • Use of English
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Understanding the National Assembly

SLA/LA

  • Legislative Office Administration
  • Letter Writing/Recommendation
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Effects of Recommendation
  • Managing the Legislators Guests
  • Necessary Tools/Gadgets for smooth
  • Computers/Laptops
  • Internet Connection
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Flash drives
  • Press and Publicity Management
  • Online/Website/email/social media
  • Print Media
  • Constituency Development
  • Constituency liaison and Constituency Aides Management
  • Constituency Profiling
  • Organizing Constituency Briefing
  • Committees Liaison
  • Communication with Committees Clerks
  • Review of Committees Materials
  • Preparation of Legislator’s contribution at Committee meetings
  • Budget Process
  • Sourcing Constituency Projects
  • Budget analysis
  • Monitoring Constituency Projects
  • Alternative Constituency Projects funding
  • Legislative Drafting
  • Legislative Research
  • Understanding the Use of Bills and Motions
  • Bills and Motions analysis
  • Writing Lead debate/debate points
  • Bills and Motions Monitoring
  • Post Resolution activities
  • House of Representatives Rules and Procedure

LA2/PA

  • Research and development
  • Online and hardcopy
  • Bills and Motions analysis
  • MDAs liaison
  • Budget Process
  • Sourcing Constituency Projects
  • Budget analysis
  • Record Keeping
  • Managing the Legislator’s Logistics
  • Travel logistics
  • Visitors logistics

Training Objectives

It is expected that at the end of the training, the Aide should be able to

  • Good understanding of the workings of the National Assembly
  • Comfortably organize a Legislative Office with its constituency liaison
  • Manage a Legislative Office
  • Draft Bills and Motions
  • Analyze and criticize Bills and Motions
  • Review and Analyze Bills and Motions
  • Organize a Legislator’s Diary and Manage the front Office

 

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