Background:

Hetta Institute for International Development (HIID) is a USA-based professional educational corporation specializing in human capacity building. The Institute specializes in helping the mid and senior-level executives, particularly those from the developing countries, to upgrade their skills. HIID was founded in 2001 and registered with Arizona Corporation Commission, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  Hetta Institute for International Development is also registered with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. HIID also partners with the Center for Executive Training and International Development (CETID), a professional training provider in sustainable development, registered and based in Manhattan, New York City, USA   Since 2001, HIID has provided short term training courses to hundreds of high-ranking government and corporate officials.

Course Description:

Corruption is a major barrier to social, economic, and political development in developing countries. This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to explain and analyze the causes of corruption. It analyzes and suggests how the problem can be alleviated. This course walks the participants through the concepts of transparency, anti-corrupt practices, and case studies to review some of the strategies and best practices being used to alleviate the problems.

Course Learning Objectives:

The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. Participants should expect that most part of the course will entail their active input and participation as to the issues treated. Presentations 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 training for 1 & 2 weeks organized into the following modules:

Transparency and Corporate Governance in Developing Countries:

  • What is transparency in the context of anti-сorrupt practices?
  • How to develop a culture of transparency?
  • Corporate social responsibility

Corrupt Practices:

  • What is corruption?
  • Types of corruption
  • Conflict of interest in corporate governance

Factors enabling corruption Occurrence:

  • Nature of work performed
  • The discretion exercised by position
  • Position organization
  • Services associated with delays
  • Lack of benefits

Effects of Corruption:

  • Economic effects
  • Social Effects
  • Political effects

Strategy for Curbing Corruption/Anti-Corruption Strategy:

  • Detection
  • Prevention
  • Investigation
  • Sanction
  • Pillars of integrity
  • Models of organizational fraud prevention systems
  • Raising public awareness
  • Corporate governance
  • Characteristics of good governance
  • Participation
  • Rule of Law
  • Transparency
  • Accountability

Corporate Governance

  • What is corporate governance?
  • Why corporate governance?
  • Elements of corporate governance
  • The essence of corporate governance
  • Purposes of corporate governance
  • Parties to corporate governance
  • Four pillars of corporate governance
  • Internal corporate control mechanisms
  • External corporate governance controls
  • Divergent views about corporate role in economic development
  • Trends in developing countries as to transparency and corporate governance
  • Due diligence

Case Studies of Transparency, Anti-Corrupt, and Corporate Governance in Developing Countries:

  • Case studies of corporate social responsibility and irresponsibility
  • Case studies of some transparency, governance, and anti-corruption models
  • Computer training with a brand laptop to take home
  • Site visits
  • End of course

Learning Outcome:

At the end of the course, participants will acquire the following practical skills:
  • 1. Ability to critique and reform existing policies designed to advance transparency through identification of their inadequacies.
  • 2. Ability to develop an effective policy at firm level or at the level of the government department to enhance institutional transparency and develop checks and balances, so as to prevent or control misappropriation and conflicts of interest.
  • 3. Ability to give more effective advice to the senior executives at the firm and government level in need of effective “troubleshooting” 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. Assessment of participant’s performance will be measured through effective class participation, group presentations, group projects, 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:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA: Jan 14-25; Jun 17-28; Oct 14-25, 2019 Washington DC, USA:

Course Fees:

The course fee is $4,750 USD 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 receive a letter of invitation and supporting documents, you must complete and forward the registration form to the training director as soon as possible. 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 department/organization
  • 5. Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
  • 6. Have proof of English proficiency
  • 7. Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship of the course.