Professional Certificate in Anti-Corruption

Day One: Monday

09:00 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chairman and Delegates’ Introductions
What is Corruption?
The Extent of Corruption
How does this relate to the environments within which delegates work?
10:15 International Frameworks and Recent Efforts
United Nations Convention against Corruption
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
How effective have international efforts been?
Post 2015 and transparency
What are the main missing links?
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Governance and Anti-Corruption
What are the characteristics of good governance?
Anti Corruption - Principal/Agent Theory
Role of Audit
Impact of corruption
Steps towards anti-corruption
Legitimacy Crisis and Transparency
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Regulatory Frameworks and Corruption
How bad regulation provides incentives for corruption
How better regulation removes scope for corruption and encourages enterprise
Good enforcement and anti- corruption
Whistleblower protection frameworks
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
15:00 Case Study: Overview and Analysis of the UK Bribery Act
16:15 Wrap up Discussion  
16:30 Close  

Day Two: Tuesday

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 The Impact of Corruption on Social and Economic Progress
Impact on social and economic development
Criminalization of corruption
Cycle of poor governance and corruption
Impact on investment and infrastructure
11:00 Morning Coffee
11:15 Aid and Corruption
Tackling the link between aid and corruption
Mechanisms in place
What are the main challenges?
Best practice examples
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Innovative Initiatives to Tackle Corruption in Developing Countries
Case study examples
14:45 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Advocacy and Global Awareness
Main mechanisms to increase global awareness
Public engagement in anti-corruption policy
Improving civic and government education in tackling corruption
Designing and improving mechanisms of reporting corruption
16:15 Wrap up Discussion
16:30 Close


Day Three: Wednesday

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Analysis of the Ethical Dimension to Corruption
What we mean by corruption
Addressing the problem
The basis for its prevention
Ethical due diligence
Some conclusions
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Financial Regulation: An Essential or Incidental Component in the Anti-Corruption Toolkit?
Global risk environment
Regulatory frameworks and authorities
Public engagement with financial regulations
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 The Nature, Extent and Mitigation of Targeted Financial Crime
Context – transnational crime
Transnational crime and corruption
Targeted financial crime
Cybercrime and hacktivism
Detection and information
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
15:00 Recent Experiences of Establishing Anti Corruption Agencies  
16:15 Wrap up Discussion  
16:30 Close  


Day Four: Thursday

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chairman and Recap
10:00 The Role of Investigative Journalism in the Fight against Corruption
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 Enhancing Transparency of Public Institutions
Visible and accurate standards that meet public expectations
The role of political and public figures
Political parties and election campaign financing
The role of lobbyists and integrity of government decision making
12:15 Lunch  
13:00 Identifying Risks of Corruption
Corruption risk assessments
Using information you already have and the skills staff possess
Liaising with other agencies
14:30 Afternoon Tea  
14:45 Creating Strategic Plans for Anti Corruption
The importance of a holistic approach to anti-corruption
Five primary pillars of anti-corruption:
Prevention, Enforcement & Detection, Consequences, Civil Society and Media
Key concepts in good strategy
16:15 Wrap up Discussion  
16:30 Close  


Day Five: Friday

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chairman and Recap
10:00 Action Planning
Delegates experience sharing
How to incorporate lessons learnt into delegates’ organisations
Plans for the future
11:30 Morning Coffee  
11:45 Guidance on Achieving a Chartered Management Professional Qualification
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment – Generic Overview and Principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending anti-corruption content into these structures
12:15 End of Course Wrap Up
Recap of the week
Evaluation forms
Certificate presentations
Group photo
12:30 Lunch and Close