Transparency, Anti-Corrupt Practices And Corporate Governance


1 & 2 weeks



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 can 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 and 2 weeks organized into the following modules:


•Organization’s Background
•Schedule of Activities
•Ground Rules
•Dos & Don’ts Rules and Regulations

Transparency and Corporate Governance in Developing Countries

•What is transparency in the context of anti-corrupt 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
•Pillars of integrity
•Models of organizational fraud prevention systems
•Raising public awareness
•Corporate governance
•Characteristics of good governance
•Rule of Law

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 a 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

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 the identification of their inadequacies.
2. Ability to develop an effective policy at the 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 the 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 presentations, 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

(a)Stamford, CT, USA
(b)New York City, USA
(c)Washington, DC, USA   (d) Toronto, Canada    (e) Lagos, Nigeria  (f) Nairobi, Kenya   (g) Dubai, UAE

Scheduled Dates:
Jan 6-17; Jun 15-26; Oct 19-30, 2022

Course Fees
The course fee is $4,600 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.


For more information, please contact:

Center for Executive Training and International Development

295 Madison Avenue

12th Floor

New York, NY 10017, USA

Phone: +917 753 7225, +602 684 3228