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Corruption is a major obstacle to social, economic, and democratic development in developing countries. It is one of the evilest practices affecting social economic development. Corruption thrives well in countries with weak corporate governance. It is a misuse of power and position with negative social economic impacts on development. Corruption occurs in various ways from abnormal gift giving to bribing, denying a service to hiring unqualified relatives, and awarding contracts to unqualified. Corporate governance, on the other hand, is the set of processes, norms, policies, laws and institutions affecting the way a corporation is managed. This course walks the participants through the concepts of transparency and anti-corruption practices.

Course Learning Objectives:
The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. One session will be devoted to site visits to relevant institutions. Participants can expect that most part of the course will entail their active input and participation as to issues treated. Lecturing will be on specific to- the- point issues that will enable participants to gain the practical skills and knowledge noted above.

Course Content
The “Transparency, Anti-Corrupt Practices and Corporate Governance” course has some of the following key areas of learning:

  • Overview of development management: conceptual framework, definitions, context, issues, and challenges
  • Understanding the concepts of corporate governance and corruption in the context of developing countries
  • Divergent views about corporate role in economic development
  • Trends in developing countries as to transparency and corporate governance
  • Anti-corruption programs
  • Transparency, checks, and balances
  • Due diligence
  • How to provide sustainable corruption prevention models
  • Case studies of corporate social responsibilities and irresponsibility
  • Case studies of some transparency, governance, and anti-corruption models
  • Institutional challenges and anti-corruption practices
  • Financial management analysis, accountability, and regulations for abating corruption
  • Fraud detection and prevention
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • Guest speakers
  • Computer training with a brand new laptop computer to take home
  • Field trips

Learning Outcome:
Participants will acquire the following practical skills at the end of the course:

  • Ability to critique and reform existing policies designed to advance transparency through identification of their inadequacies.
  • Ability to develop an effective policy at firm level or at the level of a government department to enhance institutional transparency and develop checks and balances, so as to prevent or control misappropriation and conflicts of interest.
  • Ability to give more effective advice to senior executives at the firm and government levels in need of effective “trouble shooting” in addressing specific allegations of abuse, fraud, and corruption.

Learning Methodology:
The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience.Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies and problem-solving exercises. No tests or examinations will be taken by participants in this course but assessment of participant’s performance will be measured through effective class participation, group presentation, group project, and class attendance. This course combines presentations, lectures, class discussions, group presentation, and problem-solving exercises.

Who should attend?
The course is ideal for administrators of government departments charged with the responsibilities to fight corruption, corporate executives in the private sector, and professionals in “control positions” such as accountants, auditors, and corporate controllers.

Course Duration:
2 weeks

Training Locations and Scheduled Dates
New York, USA: Aug 18-29; Oct 17-28;
Washington, DC, USA:  Feb 1-12; July 4-15; Oct 3-14;
Phoenix, Arizona, USA:  Feb 15-26;
London, United Kingdom: July 4-15;
Toronto, Canada: Apr 11-22; Aug 15-26;
Lagos, Nigeria;

Course Fees
The course fee is $5,800 for 2 weeks. The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs and miscellaneous program-related expenses.

How to Register
To participate in this course, the applicant must:

  1. Send a completed application form
  2. Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
  3. Be nominated by the head of his/her department
  4. Be a senior member of the organization
  5. Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
  6. Have a proof of English proficiency
  7. Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship for the course

Hetta International Development Center

295 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10017

Ph. 212 379 8348

E-mail: hetta2002@hettaseminars.com


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