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Corruption prevention for managers

What is corruption? How and why does it happen? What can I do about it? This practical workshop will help managers answer these questions and take steps to prevent, detect and respond to corruption.

This practical workshop aims to help managers prevent corrupt conduct in their organisation by developing an understanding of what corruption is, why people engage in it and the weaknesses in operational arrangements that can be conducive to corruption. Practical activities, scenarios and case examples will be used to help managers develop the skills they need to minimise opportunities for corruption.

Who should attend?

  • operational managers and supervisors in the NSW public sector including government departments, local government, state-owned corporations, universities and other organisations within the ICAC's jurisdiction
  • general managers and directors of local councils
  • policy writers and business improvement practitioners
  • risk managers
  • internal auditors.

Duration

Corruption prevention for managers is offered as either a half-day or full-day depending on the organisation’s needs. In the half day workshop we touch on the major issues, but are able to explore these and develop more detailed understanding in the full day workshop.

Full day

7.5 hours including a 15–minute morning and afternoon tea and a 30–minute lunch break

Half day

3.5 hours including a 15–minute break

Workshop content

Recognising corruption

  • the nature of corruption
  • the meaning of corrupt conduct under the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988
  • the costs of corruption.

About the ICAC and reporting corruption

  • the role of the ICAC and its jurisdiction
  • reporting to the ICAC
  • how the ICAC deals with reports.

Motives for corruption and how we can influence them as managers

  • personal interests
  • incentives
  • equity and entitlement
  • group behaviours
  • identifying and managing conflicts of interest.

Opportunities for corruption

  • using process analysis to identify weaknesses and opportunities
  • use of performance measures to identify possible corruption
  • information quality and integrity issues
  • identifying where the opportunities for corruption hide.

Principles of prevention

  • the control inherent in tight operations
  • the four elements of control
  • the link between efficiency and effectiveness and corruption prevention
  • issues with risk management
  • supporting the basic standards.

Challenges for managers in preventing corruption

  • the role of managers in corruption prevention
  • specific challenges managers may face.

In-house

This course can also be delivered on-site at your organisation.

While appropriate activity scenarios and case examples will be selected to cater to the specific needs of the participants, we are unable to offer a fully-customised service except in special circumstances.

To request an in-house workshop email workshops@icac.nsw.gov.au

Course dates

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Corruption prevention for managers - Sydney

Start Date31 Mar 2020 09:00 AM End Date31 Mar 2020 04:30 PM

Open for NSW public sector managers and specialist staff.