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Date(s) - 16/10/2023 - 18/10/2023


Host: International Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Date: 16th – 18th October 2023
Venue: Virtual platform delivery
Cost: £2150 per learner. Discounted rates apply for group bookings.

Accountable governance is crucial to ensuring that the state has the capacity to respond to the needs of its citizens in an inclusive and equitable manner. The empowerment of society with the ability to hold their governments to account has become a crucial point of debate as the world moves closer toward the goals of the UN’s Post-2015 Development Agenda.

This course has been designed primarily for those working in the public sector, across all departments and sectors, to enhance institutional knowledge of the mechanisms for governance and accountability.
Through practical case studies, workshops, and discussions with leading practitioners in the field, this programme provides the essential skills to strengthen institutions. Participants will gain crucial knowledge of international and national frameworks, methods of empowering citizens and minorities, alongside monitoring frameworks amongst other issues. Examining topical issues such as whistleblowing, gender responsiveness and transparency, participants will benefit from best practice case studies alongside knowledge of the UN’s post-2015 agenda, essential to transparent and effective governance.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:
• Have a better understanding of different types of governance
• Develop effective coordination and cooperation strategies
• Learn to be more inclusive and equitable
• Grasp key concepts around transparency and anti-corruption
• Critically analyse the role of accountability and auditing systems

Day One
Zoom Connection Opens
Chair and Delegate’s Introductions
Different Types of Governance
• Public and private compared
• Governance at different levels and multi-level governance
• OECD governance best practice principles
• Example: UK Financial Reporting Council Corporate Governance best practice
• Example: UK Civil Service Governance
International and National Frameworks
• Different types of accountabilities
• Strengthening accountability and scrutiny mechanisms
Strengthening Systems
• Strengthening local government
• Local development and accountability
• Strengthening electoral, legislative, justice and anti-corruption systems
• Participation of individuals and civil society
• Social inclusion and its role in accountability
• Gender and rights
• Youth participation
• Access to justice and justice administration
• Access to information
End of Day Wrap Up

Day Two
Zoom Connection Opens
Transparency and Anti-Corruption
• The negative impacts of corruption and poor transparency?
• UN framework to tackle corruption – impacts
• Anti-corruption mechanisms
• Exposing wrongdoing and threats to public welfare
• Enabling structures for whistleblowers
Relationships between Public and Non-State Actors
• Private organisations
• Third sector
• Aligning principles and standards with wider goals
• Non-state actor accountability
Delivery Chains
• The importance, risk and governance of delivery chains
• Co-ordination and cooperation
End of Day Wrap Up

Day Three
Zoom Connection Opens
Monitoring Frameworks
• Current frameworks
• What are meaningful indicators to measure and evaluate progress?
• What are the enabling tools and mechanisms necessary?
• Policy direction
• “Even-handed” to balance intrinsic power asymmetries
• What are the gaps and pitfalls to watch out for?
Role of regulation
• Current regulatory mechanisms for Government accountability
• OECD Governance of Regulation Best Practice’
• Are these mechanisms effective?
• The future of accountability regulation in the public sector
• Non-binding, voluntary agreements
• The missing link – credible incentives
The Role of Technology in Governance and Accountability
• The role of data in governance and accountability
• E-governance – citizen-centric?
• Social media and its evolving role
Finance, Accountability and Governance
End of Event Wrap Up

The Institute of Leadership has approved this training course. The Institute combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for alL and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on The Institute’s core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:
• Membership of The Institute of Leadership will be in receipt of an ICPS/The Institute joint Certificate of achievement for the course
• Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
• A community of over 30,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
• Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
• Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstL (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership) after your name for business correspondence

ICPS has long been a leading provider of training solutions with an exceptional reputation for delivering high quality. Our solutions are underpinned by the internationally recognised Institute. Each course we deliver comes with an ICPS certificate of competence.

ICPS Trainers: All our courses are led by highly experienced trainers that have a track record of delivering training to the very highest standard. Each trainer that works with us also has personal experience of working at the highest level of either Parliament, Government or the Civil Service, enabling them to give a genuine insight into the course subject matter. ICPS offers a wide range of highly informative interactive training events and certificated courses, providing insights into the workings of Parliament, Government, and policymaking.

To Register: Contact Aaisha Nazeer