Applications are open to attend the second course of the ANZSOG/NSW ICAC Strategic responses to corruption executive short course in Sydney. The first course ran from Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 September 2016, while the second course will run from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 March 2017.

If you would like to attend as a fee paying student, please contact the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG):

Telephone: +61 3 8344 1990
Fax: +61 3 9650 8785
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About the ANZSOG/NSW ICAC Executive Course

Public sector agencies have implemented a range of corruption prevention and risk management strategies with varying degrees of success. This course uncovers some of the reasons why corrupt conduct continues to occur despite considerable efforts to prevent it.

Corruption usually occurs in situations where there are weaknesses in operational arrangements and a failure to make proper use of the control inherent in well-designed and managed systems. Such systems, geared towards achieving operational outcomes in an efficient and effective manner, have built into them a range of controls that reduce the opportunity for unwanted and poor outcomes such as corruption. These systems also act on the drivers of improper and appropriate workplace behaviours and ensure that organisations get the best out of their staff.

Through an examination of theoretical frameworks, case studies and practical activities, this course puts forward an approach to corruption prevention that builds on past successes in corruption risk management while making fuller use of the control that is inherent in well-designed and managed operational arrangements.

The program develops an understanding of the control implications of organisational structure and boundaries, information integrity, location of decision-making and accountabilities, process design, management arrangements, manager and staff capability and capacity, incentive structures, group norms, and equity and entitlement issues.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at executive and senior managers who have operational responsibility for work areas that have significant vulnerability to corruption. Participants will be able to apply the skills and concepts acquired on the course to the corruption risks and operational weaknesses identified. 

Program benefits

At the end of the program participants will be better equipped to:

  • understand the main elements of the control environment, their impacts on corruption and how they integrate
  • develop a deeper awareness of what may motivate corrupt conduct and how they can use motivation to create positive change
  • understand the corruption prevention implications of organisation structures and boundaries
  • comprehend the control inherent in tight operational arrangements, such as best-practice processes and performance metrics
  • analyse operational arrangements for efficiency and effectiveness and identify points of weakness and opportunity for corruption.

NSW public officials may discuss the course content with:

Adam Shapiro, Senior Project Officer Training and Development, ICAC
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Phone: 02 8281 5732

Information is also available from ANZSOG.

Course leader: Adam Shapiro

Adam Shapiro is a Senior Corruption Prevention Officer and has been working in the Corruption Prevention Division at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption since June 2008. Adam is an adult educator with over 25 years’ experience. His background includes both public and private sector employment in roles such as subject matter expert, senior instructional designer and content editor, project manager, business development manager and chief operating officer. His corruption prevention experience includes workshop facilitation, developing training and corruption prevention resources and providing advice across the NSW public sector. Adam has been heavily involved in developing the Division’s approach to corruption prevention which he has incorporated into the ICAC's training resources. He co-developed the Strategic responses to corruption executive short course and has co-facilitated it since 2012.

Course facilitators

NSW ICAC Corruption Prevention (CP) officers have a wide variety of skills, specialisations and experience. Suitably qualified senior CP officers will deliver parts of the course, sharing their expertise, and will answer participants’ questions.