COURSE NAME:: Accountability, Transparency and Good Governance in an Organization

COURSE BACKGROUND:: Today, millions around the world continues to suffer from the financial crisis and economic meltdown that is widely acknowledged to have had its genesis in greed and inadequate regulatory oversight on Wall Street and other financial capitals. There is nothing to debate. The fallout from this crisis has lifted the veil of secrecy to expose widespread corruption internationally.
Nonetheless, some of you may question the relevance of this course to you and your company, especially if you hold the view that your company is free from corruption. However, this course suggests that your company is at risk, and so too are the employees, all other members of staff and shareholders, if one employee is corrupt or if persons or other companies with whom your company does business are corrupt.
Increasingly, Management is taking the lead and not waiting for a case to be made to strengthen corporate governance to combat corruption in companies. They recognize that there is a growing business case for companies to fight corruption . However, sometimes management has to be pushed in that direction and the domestic and international regulatory frameworks to which It referral is often the external catalyst driving that change. 
Interestingly, however, is the push that comes from non-regulatory sources e.g. the company's investors and potential investors who today are demanding more information about corporate risk because investments suffer when companies are shown to have engaged in corrupt practices. By extension, countries also suffer and ordinary citizens pay a heavy price. As a result, the general public too, many of whom may be customers, has come to expect greater transparency, accountability and probity from businesses big and small. Therefore, management must recognize that corruption undermines confidence and economic growth across the board and within companies and also recognize their role in fighting it - and the risks of ignoring it. 
Corruption comes in many guises but fraud and bribery are the forms that most often impact on a company's operations. It refers here to crimes perpetrated not only from within the company but also by persons in associated companies and companies in the supply chain. It follows, therefore, that management needs to be more aware of what constitutes corruption, fraud, and bribery in particular.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:: At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
· define corporate governance; 
· describe corporate governance best practices;
· identify corruption prevention strategies;
· apply corporate governance in the organization; and 
· find out why fraud occurs

COURSE CONTENTS:: Meaning of Corporate Governance 
· Corporate Governance Best practices 
· Meaning of Corruption 
· Corruption Best Practices 
· Types of Corruption
Corruption risks
     - Financial penalties. 
     - Imprisonment. 
     - Loss of reputation.
     - Loss of certain licences. 
     - Less chance of selection for doing business. 
     - Potential debarment.
· Corporate Governance and Corruption 
· Strengthening Corporate Governance as a Strategy to curb corruption 
· Corporate Culture as a strategy to mitigate corruption 
· Why fraud occurs 
· Managements' role 
· Government role

TARGET AUDIENCE:: All employees in the Oil, Gas and Allied Industries

SECTORS:: All Sectors:

VENUE:: Enugu

DURATION:: 5 days