Course Description

  • Public officials may find themselves in various situations when they have real opportunities to use their duties and powers for personal gain. This is where the conflict of interest (CoI) regulation steps in not allowing a public official to act completely on his/her own and preventing an objectively existing opportunity from escalating into misconduct or corruption.

  • We believe that there is no one-size-fits-all method for developing an efficient CoI regulation system. Thus, the course rather contains a decision tree that will help a national legislator to make more informed choices when introducing or reforming anti-corruption measures.

  • The course is focused on CoI regulation systems for public employees of the executive branch. Much of what follows is also applicable to members of parliament, judges, as well as SOEs’ employees. However, anticorruption regulation for these categories often has some peculiarities that are beyond the scope of this course.

  • This is a self-study course and allows participants to train at their own pace. The material is presented in the form of text, diagrams, drawings and interactive elements. At the end of each part, participants can assess their knowledge with self-test questions.

  • This course is developed in cooperation with Russian anti-corruption experts and financially co-sponsored by the Russian Federation.

Format and duration

  • Format

    Information is presented in the form of text, diagrams, drawings, and interactive elements. The main content is explained on the slides, while various buttons contain additional details, links, explanations, clarifications, and examples from national legislation.

  • Duration

    The course is self-paced. However, for an effective learning it is recommended to study one part per 1-2 days, check the provided explanations, laws, and assess the knowledge. In this case, the course can take 18-24 hours to complete.

  • Self-Assessment

    After each part the participants can assess their knowledge with self-test questions and identify topics that need to be revisited.

  • Access to the Course

    Enrollment is available ANY TIME, and access to the course is open for 90 days after the enrollment.

  • Certificate of Completion

    IACA Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion.

  • Course Community

    Participants can use the course community to discuss the topics among the peers.

Target Group

The course is primarily aimed at:

  • Practitioners and experts involved in developing or improving national CoI legislation and system

  • Trainers, researchers and professionals from academia

  • The course will be also useful for students and anyone interested in possible approaches to the development and implementation of CoI tools

Curriculum

INTRODUCTION

SELF-ASSESSMENT

PART 1. DEFINITION

  • Definition Models
  • Conflict of Interest and Corruption
  • Personal Interest
  • Related Persons

SELF-ASSESSMENT

PART 2. TYPICAL SITUATIONS

  • Importance and Ways of Use
  • Examples of High Risk Areas

SELF-ASSESSMENT

PART 3. PREVENTION

  • Restrictions and Prohibitions
  • Declaration of a Potential CoI
  • Employer’s Decisions

SELF-ASSESSMENT

PART 4. IDENTIFICATION

  • Declaration of Interests
  • Other Sources of Information
  • Whistleblowing

SELF-ASSESSMENT

PART 5. RESOLUTION

  • Approaches to Resolution Measures
  • Fake Resolution
  • Important Remarks

SELF-ASSESSMENT

PART 6. SANCTIONS

  • Acts Affecting Personal Interests
  • Violations of the CoI Regulation Procedure

SELF-ASSESSMENT

PART 7. INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Responsible Bodies
  • Guidance and Training
  • Control and Monitoring

SELF-ASSESSMENT

CLOSING REMARKS

Price

This course is financially co-sponsored by the Russian Federation and offered for a special fee

Contact us:

onlinetraining@iaca.int

IACA Online Training Catalogue:

https://www.iaca.int/iaca-programmes/online-training/training-catalogue.html