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Workshops

The ICAC offers interactive workshops to NSW public sector agencies and officials to increase understanding about how and why corruption occurs, where the opportunities for corruption may be and how corruption can be prevented, detected, investigated and addressed.

Workshops can be conducted in-house for people within your organisation, and individual public officials can also register to attend an open workshop with participants from other agencies.

Workshops are facilitated by ICAC officers who draw on knowledge and experience from across all operational areas of the Commission.

Our workshops

Strategic approaches to corruption prevention - senior executive workshop

A workshop for senior executive service (SES) and senior managers who have operational responsibility for work areas with significant risk for corruption.
Availability: In-house and open
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Corruption prevention for managers

What is corruption? How and why does it happen? What can I do about it? Practical workshops that help managers answer these questions and take steps to prevent, detect and respond to corruption.
Availability: In-house and open
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Corruption prevention in procurement and contract management

Workshops designed to assist staff with procurement duties, contract management roles or responsibility for overseeing these functions to understand the probity requirements and corruption opportunities associated with procurement.
Availability: In-house and open
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Corruption prevention for planning professionals - town and individual

A workshop for individual planners and other related public officials concentrating on corruption issues within the NSW planning system.
Availability: Open only
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Fact-finder

An introductory workshop for those who may be required to conduct an internal fact-finding investigation into a complaint or allegations of staff wrongdoing, including misconduct or corrupt conduct.
Availability: Open only
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Good governance in small boards: Local Aboriginal Land Councils and Non-Government Organisations

Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) can face similar challenges: their board members are usually voluntary, they often have limited staff numbers, and are expected to meet varied responsibilities in their communities. The workshop covers a range of topics and will include discussion about how LALC and NGO board members and staff all play a role in building good governance in their organisations
Availability: Outreach only
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If you cannot attend on any of these dates, but would like to attend in the future, please send an email to workshops@icac.nsw.gov.au now and we will let you know when the next round of workshops is open for registration.

Eligibility and allocation of places

  • Places are strictly limited.
  • Registration does not guarantee a place in a workshop.
  • Workshops are generally only open to NSW public officials.
  • Places are normally allocated on a first-come-first-served basis with a maximum of two participants accepted from an individual agency per workshop, however preference may be given to:
    • officers from an organisation within the ICAC's jurisdiction
    • officers from agencies that have been recently investigated
    • officers with high risk functions
    • applicants who applied for an earlier workshop but could not be given a place
    • people who have not attended an ICAC corruption prevention workshop in the past two years.
  • Each workshop has a specific target audience and applications from people outside the relevant target group will not normally be accepted.

In-house workshops

Frequently asked questions about in-house workshops

How much does an ICAC workshop cost?

ICAC workshops are free for NSW public authorities. All you need to provide is:

  • 18 to 25 appropriate participants
  • a suitable venue
  • PC/laptop, data projector, speakers and whiteboard
  • morning/afternoon tea and lunch for participants and facilitators.

The ICAC will cover the cost of travel and accommodation for its own staff.

Does the ICAC deliver workshops in rural and regional areas?

Yes. All requests for workshops are considered on their merits regardless of location. As a general rule, however, we will not travel unless it is worthwhile. Therefore we prefer to deliver a full day’s worth of training such as a single full-day workshop or two half-day workshops with a minimum of 18 participants per workshop. The ICAC will cover travel and accommodation expenses for its staff.

Who should attend a workshop?

The ICAC offers a range of workshops to suit a variety of needs. Each workshop targets different staff. We will help you work out which workshop(s) would be most useful and who should attend.

Can the ICAC train all of our staff?

No, generally not unless it is a very small organisation. Like all agencies, we have limited resources that we try to apply as efficiently and effectively as possible by targeting training at key roles and high-risk functions within an organisation. We may be able to offer several workshops over time depending on demand and resources. If you have a large number of people you want to train, we may be able to advise you on developing your own training module. We may also be able to provide a speaker to talk to a larger audience about the ICAC’s work or a specific corruption prevention topic. More about ICAC speakers.

Can you train our staff in code of conduct and ethics?

No. While these topics are often touched on in our workshops, we do not offer separate courses on them.

Can you teach our staff how to do procurement?

No, we can only train them in corruption prevention related to procurement.

Can you create a customised workshop for us?

We have a series of standard workshops that we minimally customise for each organisation by selecting or writing relevant scenarios and examples and focusing on particular issues. From time-to-time, if we are convinced there is a strong need and we have the available resources, we can create a custom workshop to address a particularly risky function or to focus on particular issues that have arisen during a public inquiry. More extensive customisation is done for the Strategic approaches to corruption prevention senior executive workshop.

Why do we have to provide catering?

In our experience, if catering is provided breaks can be kept short and participants are less likely to go back to their desks and get distracted by their normal work and return late to the workshop. It also provides a better opportunity for participants to continue discussions started in class and to ask questions of the facilitator more privately.

What are the minimum and maximum number of participants?

We want to make best use of our resources and so normally require a minimum of 18 participants. The workshops are very interactive and we encourage all attendees to participate, so we normally allow a maximum of 25 participants. Smaller numbers are often acceptable for the Strategic approaches to corruption prevention senior executive workshop.

Do you provide certificates?

We are not a registered training organisation (RTO) and do not provide any type of certification.

In-house workshops

The ICAC delivers a range of corruption prevention workshops for NSW public sector agencies in-house and free of charge.

Find out more or
request an in-house workshop