14 November 2017 workshops – limited offer

The NSW ICAC, the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) Queensland, the NSW Ombudsman and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will conduct six workshops on 14 November 2017 at The Westin Sydney.

Leading practitioners and professional trainers will deliver relevant and practical training to enhance knowledge and skills in conducting investigations, corruption prevention management and effective complaint-handling.


Corruption prevention workshops

Strategic approaches to corruption prevention

Facilitators: Dr Benjamin Marx, Senior Corruption Prevention Officer and Adam Shapiro, Senior Corruption Prevention Officer (Training), NSW ICAC

This full-day workshop uncovers some of the reasons why corrupt conduct continues to occur despite considerable efforts to prevent it. This engaging workshop is underpinned by sound theoretical frameworks and includes case studies and practical activities. The workshops will assist executives and senior managers to make fuller use of the control inherent in well-designed and managed operational arrangements.


Corruption prevention for planning professionals

Facilitator: Antony Pedroza, Senior Corruption Prevention Officer (Planning), NSW ICAC

This full-day workshop will explore corrupt conduct in planning and development, and the potential opportunities for corrupt conduct in the design and management of planning systems. It will enhance participant abilities to recognise measures that planning professionals can implement to prevent corruption at both the individual and operational level. Planning professionals or those in related fields who work within urban and regional planning and development will benefit from attending the interactive workshop.


Investigation skills workshops

Fact-finder – an introduction to conducting a fact-finding investigation (for non-investigators)

Facilitators: Yenda Clifton, Principal Lawyer and Michael Riashi, Senior Investigator, NSW ICAC

The full-day workshop will equip participants with the tools to plan, conduct, conclude and report on an internal investigation. This workshop has a practical focus but also reviews the principles that underpin investigations, including confidentiality and procedural fairness. Fact-finder has been designed 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.


Managing white collar and corrupt conduct targets: employing the five-stage grief model – from denial to acceptance

Facilitator: Special Agent George Bokelberg, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

This half-day workshop will map out the grief stages investigators and prosecutors can expect from white collar and corrupt conduct targets as they work through their way to acceptance. When faced with "losing everything", these targets often begin in denial, and then sabotage themselves, the investigation or legal proceedings until they reach the acceptance stage. Participants will examine and discuss case studies to demonstrate practical and effective application of the theory.


Using intelligence to guide corruption and misconduct investigations

Facilitators: Marie Zitny, Manager of Intelligence Corruption Operations and Carol Morrison, Intelligence Analyst, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

This half-day workshop will help participants to identify valuable sources of information to support corruption investigations. It will also explain the best ways to collect, collate, evaluate and analyse that information. Those who conduct corruption investigations, intelligence analysts and financial investigators will benefit by participating in this workshop.


Effective complaint management

Facilitator: Donald Sword, Senior Trainer, NSW Ombudsman

Managers and staff responsible for developing, managing, implementing or monitoring complaint handling policies and systems should attend this full-day workshop, which will provide an overview of the essential elements for an effective complaint handling system. Participants will examine cultural and organisational issues relating to complaints, and learn how to use complaints to improve service delivery.

Register now at the Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference (APSACC) 2017 website  to secure your place and avoid disappointment.