"Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum. No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff." - Alan Greenspan
The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is the oldest independent anticorruption agency in Australia and one of the oldest in the world, having investigated corruption and the factors that cause it for over 30 years. Staff of ICAC’s Corruption Prevention Division are thus able to provide unique insights into how to practically prevent corruption within government organisations.
Corruption hinders organisational achievement by negatively affecting decision-making, wasting funds, lowering quality standards, reducing morale and adversely impacting an organisation’s reputation. Corruption within your organisation therefore compromises its ability to efficiently and effectively deliver services to the community, adversely impacting both its reputation and achievements. The information provided in this course will assist you to make the systems and processes under your watch more corruption resistant, increasing the likelihood that organisational aims are successfully achieved.
Over four days, you will be exposed to a range of concepts and analytical tools that you can use to identify weaknesses and opportunities in your organisation’s operational arrangements. Once these vulnerabilities have been identified, you can use the information to help build a leaner, more robust system that is naturally resistant to corruption. Participants will learn how to design and implement systems and processes that both control corruption risks and support the achievement of organisational outcomes.
Through an examination of theoretical frameworks, case studies and practical activities, this workshop puts forward an approach to corruption prevention that builds on past successes in corruption risk management while making fuller use of the control that is inherent in well-designed and managed operational arrangements.
This course will be run as an interactive workshop, using teaching approaches such as:
Material will be drawn from research and theoretical perspectives, as well as the NSW ICAC’s extensive collection of past investigation reports and advice publications.
At the end of this program you will be better equipped to:
Senior Executives from all three tiers of government with operational responsibility for work areas that have significant vulnerability to corruption. This workshop is not designed for corruption prevention, internal audit or governance staff. Please note: This event is available to NSW residents only.
Adam Shapiro - Senior Corruption Prevention Officer, Corruption Prevention Division at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption since June 2008. Read Adam's biography.
Benjamin Marx – Principal Officer Corruption Prevention, Corruption Prevention Division at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption since September 2006. Read Benjamins biography.
Dates: 13 - 16 September 2022
Delivery mode: Face-to-face
Duration: 9am - 5pm each day
Location: Vibe Hotel Sydney, 111 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000
Price: $4,995 (inc. GST)
Please note: This event is available to NSW residents only. Due to the current high number of COVID-19 cases, to ensure the safety of all participants and facilitators during this in-person event, the date has been changed to 13 - 16 September 2022.
In the event of density restrictions due to Covid, resulting in prevention of face-to-face delivery, ANZSOG will defer delivery until such time as restrictions are lifted. ANZSOG reserves the right to reschedule any face-to-face delivery, without notice
ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount.
Every person who completes the Executive Master of Public Administration, Executive Fellows Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumni. Only one discount is redeemable for each registration.
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