Good Governance

Good governance is about the processes for making and implementing decisions. It’s not about making ‘correct’ decisions, but about the best possible process for making those decisions.

Good decision-making processes, and therefore good governance, share several characteristics. All have a positive effect on various aspects of local government including consultation policies and practices, meeting procedures, service quality protocols, councillor and officer conduct, role clarification and good working relationships.

GOOD GOVERNANCE & FEDERALISM

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

Governance is the act of governing. It relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power or verify performance. It consists of either a separate process or part of decision-making or leadership processes. In modern nation-states, these processes and systems are typically administered by a government.

 

When discussing governance in particular organisations, the quality of governance within the organisation is often compared to a standard of good governance.

 

In the case of a business or of a non-profit organization, governance relates to consistent management, cohesive policies, guidance, processes and decision-rights for a given area of responsibility. For example, managing at a corporate level might involve evolving policies on privacy, on internal investment, and on the use of data.

 

The entirety of this course focuses on public accountability and policies that need to be put in place to ensure this. This course will cover the principles and policies associated with good governance; the participation of stakeholders in the public sector; accountability and equity practices; the concepts of managerial transparency and organisational culture. There will be comparative case studies using national and international examples of good governance

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

Multi-Level Governance and Comparative Federalism

  • The main objective of this course is to understand, in both, theory and practice, the main goals

and challenges inherent within a federal system of government. In 1964, William Riker stated in the

preface to his seminal work that federalism emanates from one source, but exists across many

diverse institutional and cultural settings.

  • In this course, we will begin to unpack that statement in order to understand, first, where

federalism originates and what it was intended to achieve, second, why federal 'models' of

government across diverse institutional and cultural settings exhibit such variation, and third, what

are the 'general' and 'local' dilemmas of federalism and how does multi-level governance attempt

to solve them?

  • How do federalism and multi-level governance affect policymaking and policy outcomes,

democracy and democratic representation, economic stability, and ethnic/territorial conflict?

  • Examples for this course will be drawn from both the developed and developing world.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • All Chairpersons & Councillors Policy Makers; Officers from municipal corporations and local bodies; NGO Officials
PLANNING AND ADMINISTERING GOOD GOVERNANCE

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

Governance is the act of governing. It relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power or verify performance. It consists of either a separate process or part of decision-making or leadership processes. In modern nation-states, these processes and systems are typically administered by a government.

When discussing governance in particular organisations, the quality of governance within the organisation is often compared to a standard of good governance.

 

In the case of a business or of a non-profit organization, governance relates to consistent management, cohesive policies, guidance, processes and decision-rights for a given area of responsibility. For example, managing at a corporate level might involve evolving policies on privacy, on internal investment, and on the use of data.

The entirety of this course focuses on public accountability and policies that need to be put in place to ensure this. This course will cover the principles and policies associated with good governance; the participation of stakeholders in the public sector; accountability and equity practices; the concepts of managerial transparency and organisational culture. There will be comparative case studies using national and international examples of good governance

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

  • Understanding Good Governance
  • Democracy and Participation
  • Social, Economic and Human Rights
  • Transparency, Accountability and Predictability
  • Management and Administration of Governance

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • All Chairpersons & Councillors Policy Makers; Officers from municipal corporations and local bodies ;NGO Officials
ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY & ETHICS (Anti-Corruption & Fraud Prevention Strategies)

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

Instances of corporate fraud and corruption remain a constant threat to public trust and confidence in the capital markets.  As organizations strive to achieve compliance with an array of new antifraud laws and regulations that are not prescriptive on the design and controls in this area, management’s agenda is focusing on efforts to:

  • Understand the fraud and corruption risks that can undermine their business objectives
  • Determine whether anticorruption and antifraud programs and controls are actually effective in reducing instances of fraud and corruption
  • Gain insight into better ways to design and evaluate controls to prevent, detect, and respond appropriately to fraud and corruption
  • Reduce Exposure to corporate liability, sanctions and litigation that may arise from violations of law or market expectations
  • Derive practical value from compliance investments by creating a sustainable process for  managing risk and improving performance
  • Achieve the highest level of business integrity through sound corporate governance, internal control and transparency

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

This course provides an overview of anti-corruption measures, fraud detection, prevention and control as well as identifies new regulatory mandates from around the world, and spotlight key practices that organizations have generally found to be effective in the current environment.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • Certified Fraud Examiners and other antifraud specialists
  • Internal and Independent Auditors
  • Forensic Accountants
  • Lawyers and Law enforcement personnel
  • Detectives and private investigators
GOVERNANCE ARMS OF RISK MANAGEMENT, INTERNAL AUDIT, COMPLIANCE AND ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING & COMBATING TERRORISM FINANCE

BACKGROUND

 

This innovative Governance Arms of Risk Management, Internal Audit, Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering & Combating Terrorism Finance training program aims at realizing and improving the roles of Risk Management, Audit and Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering / Combatting Terrorism Finance functions within the Corporate Governance parameters in order to achieve cooperation among these functions and improve their process and harmony.

 

Take the guesswork out of your decision making; deliver a better bottom line. Increase your credibility, satisfy your drive to be the best, and become the hero in your organization.

 

This training seminar will highlight:

 

  • Improved alignment to mission, vision and values of the organization
  • Increased decision-making agility
  • Increased accountability for key objectives, risks, and initiatives
  • Corporate governance, what is it exactly?
  • The risk, compliance & internal audit triangle
  • Risk catalog & risk taxonomies
  • The evolution of internal auditing towards risk-based internal auditing
  • Risk-based compliance

 

OBJECTIVES

 

This training course in Governance Arms of Risk Management, Internal Audit, Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering & Combating Terrorism Finance will enable the attendees to comprehend and foster their risk management, compliance and audit skills and knowledge, assimilating the fundamentals of the new risk-based audit & risk-based compliance methodology so that they can carry out their related assignments and report it in a highly professional manner.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • Officers involved in the process of Risk Management, Compliance Officers, Officers involved in the process of Anti-Money Laundering, Officers involved in the process of Combating Terrorism Finance, Auditors and Internal Control Managers