Professional Certificate in Tackling Financial Corruption

Day One: 

09:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Chairs Welcome and Introductions 
Delegates’ introductions and discussion
Experience and lesson sharing
A look ahead to the week 
10:15 Mapping Financial Corruption
The current status of global financial corruption in statistics
Types, main international circuits, secrecy jurisdictions, links with international crime, historical development
How illicit financial flows fit within the wider corruption problem
Enablers of illicit financial flows
The impact of financial corruption on development and security
11:30 Morning Coffee
11:45 International Mechanisms and Institutional Efforts
The Anti-Corruption Summit: London 2016 – outcome
The UN and the Sustainable Development Goals
Commonwealth anti-corruption networks
The role of regional organisations and developing countries
Sanctioning efforts and their impacts
Establishing international best practice and closing loopholes
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Establishing National Strategies to Tackle Financial Corruption
Identifying the key stakeholders for involvement
Diagnosis and situational analysis
Drafting and formulating anti-corruption measures
Ensuring effective implementation
Monitoring, evaluating and reporting
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Discussion: What is Needed to Establish an Anti-Corruption Agency?
16:15 End of Day Wrap-Up
16:30 Close

Day Two: 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Delegates’ Recap
10:00 Investigative Strategies for Tackling Financial Corruption
Organising and facilitating fraud investigations
Following the money
Operational procedures
Managing teams
Asset recovery
11:30 Morning Coffee
11:45 Financial Regulation: An Essential Anti-Corruption Toolkit 1
Global risk environment
Regulatory frameworks and authorities
Financial regulatory principles: creating regulation
Analysing costs and benefits to transactions of regulation
National policy on regulation and affect for financial methods
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Financial Regulation: An Essential Anti-Corruption Toolkit 2
Public engagement with financial regulations
Failures and lessons learnt from past regulation
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Anti-Bribery Provisions
Global Policy overview
Case study: UK Bribery Act
Group Discussion: Participant’s Country Specific
16:15 End of Day Wrap-Up and Questions
16:30 Close

Day Three: 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Auditing and Accounting to Track Financial Fraud
Ensuring frameworks for investigating finances are in place
Mitigating the tension between privacy, secrecy and security
Agencies necessary to properly tackle financial crime and links to terrorist networks
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Preventing Illicit Financial Flows                   
A snapshot of illicit financial flows and their impact
Capital flight and illicit financial flows
The role of tax policy and preventative measures
The importance of context
Technical assistance
Case study: the World Bank Group and their work on IFFs
12:30 Lunch
13:15 How the Private Sector can Assist in Anti-Corruption Efforts
Building relationships with the private sector in support of strategy
Making the business case for tackling financial corruption
Mechanisms for the private sector to prevent illicit financial flows
Case study: The role of ‘offshore’ tax havens and reducing transparency
14:45 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Risk Management: Understanding its Importance in Strategy
Key areas / examples of frequently performed risk assessments
Group Work: Event categories—considering external and internal factors
16:15 End of Day Wrap-Up and Questions
16:30 Close

Day Four: 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Tackling Challenges in Gaining Support
Tackling the normalisation of financial corruption
The importance of training and education
Use of ‘nudge’ techniques and others
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Utilising Political Engagement to Further Your Strategy
The ‘anti-corruption ticket’ – the rise of populist anti-corruption standpoints
Anti-corruption legislation and engaging politicians in the financial issues
Legislative and political scrutiny – what mechanisms can be used?
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Strengthening Public Transparency and Ethics
Anticipating specific threats to ethics standards and integrity in the public sector
Strengthening the ethical competence and mechanisms to support 'professional ethics'
Ethical practices in public accounting, procurement, and adjudication by revenue collection authorities
14:45 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Utilising the Media and Advocacy Tools
Utilising various communication mechanisms to strengthen your strategy
Building and maintaining a productive relationship with the media
Advocacy: campaigns, initiatives to broadcast efforts to tackle financial corruption
16:15 End of Day Wrap-Up and Questions
16:30 Close

Day Five: 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 How to Build in Innovation and New Technology
The use of innovation in tackling financial corruption
The development and importance of technology
Developing an organisational culture of innovation
Utilising relationships with the private sector
Case study: technology for investigation
11:00 Morning Coffee
11:15 Developing an Action Plan for Your Organisation
Strategic facilitated workshop
12:15 Overview of Chartered Management Institute Qualification  
12:45 End of Course Wrap-Up
End of week wrap up
Certificate presentations
Evaluation forms            
Group photo
13:30 Lunch and Close