Anthropology, Economics, Ethics, Law, Politics, Public administration, Public policy

  This course is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative. Integrity Action is the project partner of CEU, which is the Integrity Partner in the project.

 

Application is possible only to one of the sub-courses. Please visit the relevant web site below.

Course date

1 July - 6 July, 2013
19 April, 2013
The application process is closed; no more applications will be reviewed.
Course Director(s): 

Fredrik Galtung

Integrity Action, London, UK
Course Faculty: 

Alan Barlow

Integrity Action, London, UK

Ellen Goldberg

Integrity Action, London, UK

Antoinette Kankindi

Strathmore Governance Centre, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

Anne Lonsdale

New Hall College, Cambridge, UK

James Lowry

International Records Management Trust, London, UK

Muriel Poisson

International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO, Paris, France

Claire Schouten

Integrity Action, London, UK

Anthea Seles

International Records Management Trust, London, UK

Ornit Shani

University of Haifa, Israel
Raising integrity standards is increasingly recognised as an effective tool to foster development and strengthen legitimate democratic governance. This course, held for the ninth year, meets a need for critical and strategic approaches to successfully reform institutions to improve levels of governance and integrity. Organisational integrity here refers both to internal processes of control and value-driven reform as well as to the engagement of external stakeholders in the process and management of reform
This course is aimed at managers, internal control specialists (e.g. investigators, compliance officers, inspectors, etc.) as well as civil society representatives. It will also be open to academics interested in offering similar courses at their own universities. Integrity is a concept that requires the alignment of competence, accountability, corruption control, and ethics. Experience suggests that only a multipronged strategy to improve integrity standards will overcome the problems posed by poor governance and corruption. A one-size-fits-all approach will not work. There is a growing recognition among leading policy practitioners that the cutting edge of sustainable reform lies at least in part in the interaction between different stakeholders. This course is one of the rare efforts to take a multi-stakeholder approach to achieve short- and medium-term reform.

The approach offered by this course is interdisciplinary straddling law, economics, business, public administration, applied ethics, as well as politics, statistical and ethnographic approaches. The course will familiarise participants with core ingredients to a strategic and critical approach for effective and sustainable organisational integrity reform and to raising integrity standards in public and private institutions.

Beyond the traditional lectures and seminars, various alternative methods will be used, including training DVDs, expert panel, workshops (Policy Lab), discussion groups, individual and group paper presentations by the participants. Participants are expected to complete assignments in advance, during and after the course and are encouraged to utilise the course's e-learning site.

The morning plenary sessions for all participants are centred on cases and experiences in solving specific problems in particular agencies and settings as well as over-arching theoretical and conceptual approaches. The topics of the plenary sessions are cross-cutting issues such as definitions, measurements and research methodology, leadership, public value creation, and ethics in public life, and also distinct areas such as access to information, fiscal transparency, the use of information technology, and risk assessment and management with a focus on integrity issues in inter-governmental organisations, public administration, civil society, politics and parliaments.

Some of the world’s foremost experts and practitioners in the field of integrity and anti-corruption will teach and lead discussions to help forge creative and contextually-sensitive solutions to a problem that burdens many societies and poses a major risk to programmes in business, government and civil society.

The afternoons are devoted to specialist Policy Labs that explore practical, problem-solving solutions to specific integrity challenges and contexts.

The following policy labs are on offer in 2013:
  • SME's and Social Enterprises - Doing Business with Integrity in Emerging Markets

This policy lab addresses the challenges and opportunities for SMEs and social enterprises in emerging markets.  It develops new insights into business integrity in emerging markets and a framework for implementing integrity innovation as one of the biggest opportunities for market advantage, to gain strategies for collective action and engaging multiple stakeholders to strengthen the integrity performance of business, and to foster an organizational learning culture in your company to promote business integrity. This course is aimed at senior management from SME and social enterprises in emerging markets, large companies interested in finding innovative ways of improving the business practices of their supply chain, academics who work with or educate the managers of these enterprises, and NGOs, donors and policy makers active in this sector.

Convenor: Fredrik Galtung, CEO, Integrity Action

  • Integrity Education: Teaching Integrity and Improving the Integrity of Higher Education

This policy lab aims to assist academics, educational administrators and trainers in Executive Education to incorporate integrity education into their teaching, and to promote responsible reforms within their institutions to raise the standards of integrity. It will help you to develop curricula, modules and syllabi that use interactive, collaborative and student-centred teaching and learning methods in various media to equip students and executives with the knowledge and skills to recognise integrity challenges and formulate responsible, practical solutions.  Building on the experiences of faculty and participants, the exercises and case studies will provide opportunities for mutual learning and peer review regarding complex, on-the-job situations, particularly within the academic and educational management worlds.

Convenor: Ellen Goldberg, Programme Director, Integrity Education Network, Integrity Action

  • Government Records Management and Citizen Access to Information
This policy lab addresses the significance of records as the evidence citizens need to take ownership of and participate more fully in their governments, and to build integrity in citizen state relationships. In particular, it will explore the significance of   well-managed records for meaningful approaches to transparency and accountability, including reactive disclosure (Access to Information) and proactive disclosure (Open Data), two of the key means of building increased accountability and transparency. The lab will examine the requirements for ensuring that accurate and reliable government records are created and remain accessible for as long as required, providing participants with knowledge of international good practice standards, infrastructure requirements and tools that can be used to strengthen records management in support of openness. 
 
Convenor: James Lowry, Deputy Director, International Records Management Trust