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.

These workshops are ideal for organisations who would like to train a range of managers with differing areas of responsibility. Scenarios and examples can be chosen that highlight different corruption opportunities and issues in areas such as recruitment, procurement and contract management, outside employment, conflicts of interest, gifts and benefits, regulatory roles, asset management, sponsorship and budget management.

Information about each of the workshops is provided below.

Learn more about the half-day workshop

Learn more about the full-day workshop

Corruption prevention for managers – full-day workshop

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

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.

Workshop content:

  1. Recognising corruption:
    • the nature of corruption
    • the meaning of corrupt conduct under the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988
    • the costs of corruption.
  2. About the ICAC and reporting corruption:
    • the role of the ICAC and its jurisdiction
    • reporting to the ICAC
    • how the ICAC deals with reports.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Challenges for managers in preventing corruption:
    • the role of managers in corruption prevention
    • specific challenges managers may face.

(3.5 hours including a 15–minute break)

This practical workshop aims to equip managers to identify opportunities for corruption in their workplace activities and develop corruption resistance in their agencies. It focuses on the role of managers in corruption prevention and how managers can recognise and respond to corrupt conduct should it arise.

Who should attend?

  • managers and supervisors in NSW state agencies including government departments, local councils, state-owned corporations, universities and other organisations within the ICAC's jurisdiction
  • governance officers, risk managers and internal auditors.

Workshop content:

  1. Recognising corruption:
    • the nature of corruption
    • the meaning of corrupt conduct under the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988.
  2. About the ICAC and reporting corruption:
    • the role of the ICAC and its jurisdiction
    • reporting to the ICAC
    • public interest disclosures.
  3. Why corruption happens:
    • personal interests
    • incentives
    • equity and entitlement
    • group behaviours
    • identifying and managing conflicts of interest.
  4. Opportunities for corruption:
    • poorly designed and implemented processes
    • weaknesses in organisational structures and accountability mechanisms
    • information quality and integrity issues.
  5. Principles of prevention:
    • the four elements of control
    • the control inherent in well designed and managed systems.

Those wishing to have a more detailed understanding of corruption prevention strategies should consider attending the full day Corruption prevention for managers workshop.

Customisation

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.

Enrolments, enquiries and contact details:

For more information or to book an in-house session, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the ICAC training and development team on 02 8281 5729. If you would like to register for one of our open workshops, please visit our Open workshops calendar.