The modern regulator

Learn what ‘risk-based’ practice entails in enforcement, regulation and compliance management with Harvard Kennedy School of Government Professor Malcolm Sparrow, a former senior British Police Officer. 

Professor Sparrow will guide you through contemporary developments in risk-based regulation. You will become better equipped to design regulatory strategies informed by recent developments in the field. You will also be better able to match different classes of risk with different regulatory structures and strategies.

This online workshop features a mix of lectures, practical examples and interactive discussion. You will examine emerging trends across the regulatory landscape and be able to clarify your agency’s needs and aspirations, and identify opportunities to refine structures, strategies and tactics.   

What do participants say?

  • “Excellent, Malcolm is very good at breaking down difficult concepts and presenting them in a simple and relevant way.”
  • “Very engaging with a practical focus – I can use almost everything I learned in my work.”
  • “Loved the Zoom lecture. Loved the lecturer! Pacing was excellent, it was managed really well technically, and enough interaction when needed."
  • “Online was a very valuable platform. Opens up the opportunity for people to participate when they may be otherwise unable to and allows for a very broad group.”
  • “Thank you! An informative workshop. I was concerned about attending a Zoom course, but Malcolm managed to keep the conversation going which maintained interest throughout.”
  • “Malcolm Sparrow provided an intellectual framework from which to consider regulatory models and the management of risk. It facilitated deeper thinking about our approach to regulation and how and why we might adopt and utilise different regulatory tools for different risks.”

What will you learn?

On completion of this course you will:

  • have a better understanding of the nature of “risk-based” operations in regulatory, law enforcement and other risk control settings
  • know how success should be defined and measured in a risk-control setting
  • be aware of the challenges of implementing a risk-based approach.

Who should attend?

Mid-to-senior-level managers in law enforcement, social regulation, security, intelligence and other risk-control roles in government. The modern regulator is designed for people who have not attended ANZSOG’s week-long Managing regulation, enforcement and compliance (MREC) program, but who are keen to sample its themes. Find out more about the MREC program here.

Who will lead the course? 

Professor Malcolm K. Sparrow - a leading international expert in regulatory and enforcement strategy, security and risk control. Read Professor Sparrow’s biography.

Event Details

Dates: 27-28 July 2022

Time: 9:30-13:00 AEDT

Duration: 2 x 3.5-hour sessions

Location: Online (Zoom)

Cost: $1,055 AUD (inc. GST)

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.

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom providing a platform for inspiring and engaging delivery. Participants are encouraged to utilise a personal device if Zoom is unable to be accessed via work issued devices and network connections.

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