Audit and Governance

Public sector organisations have a central and value status in society given the unique and wide range of services they provide.  Whilst they are expected to deliver such services in a responsive and effective manner, public service organisations are also supposed to demonstrate they uphold, at all times, the values of integrity, honesty and fairness that are essential parts of the public sector ethos.  In order to ensure their continued earning of public trust, these organisations need indeed to maintain good governance practices and embed such culture of integrity into their operations.  It is accepted that culture shapes long-term thinking and behaviour in organisations and encourages behaviours that support (or impede) the achievement of objectives.  The challenge faced by public sector organisations is how to nurture a culture that promotes a behaviour consistent with organisational objectives and the overall public sector ethos.

This half-day course aims to provide concrete guidance to assist staff of Departments, State Bodies, Local Authorities and also Not-For-Profit organisations and Charities involved in the delivery of public services, in understanding the key challenges of embedding an appropriate culture and behaviour into the operation of their organisation.

Culture, Ethics and Governance for Public Sector Bodies

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Key Facts

Commences

4 April 2019

Application Deadline

March 2019 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

Half Day

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this half-day workshop is €195 for Corporate Members of the Institute and €240 for Others.

The fee includes course materials, lunch and refreshments.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

Public sector organisations have a central and value status in society given the unique and wide range of services they provide.  Whilst they are expected to deliver such services in a responsive and effective manner, public service organisations are also supposed to demonstrate they uphold, at all times, the values of integrity, honesty and fairness that are essential parts of the public sector ethos.  In order to ensure their continued earning of public trust, these organisations need indeed to maintain good governance practices and embed such culture of integrity into their operations.  It is accepted that culture shapes long-term thinking and behaviour in organisations and encourages behaviours that support (or impede) the achievement of objectives.  The challenge faced by public sector organisations is how to nurture a culture that promotes a behaviour consistent with organisational objectives and the overall public sector ethos.

This half-day course aims to provide concrete guidance to assist staff of Departments, State Bodies, Local Authorities and also Not-For-Profit organisations and Charities involved in the delivery of public services, in understanding the key challenges of embedding an appropriate culture and behaviour into the operation of their organisation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this half-day course, participants will have:

  • an understanding of public sector values and ethical behaviour
  • an awareness of the key steps in embedding a public sector culture in an organisation
  • an understanding of how to reconcile unavoidable clashes of values and address conflict / unethical behaviour
Course Content

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Role of management and leadership in fostering a sustainable organisational culture
  • Processes and procedures with collectively represent an organisational culture
  • Practical examples of governance areas where culture can be analysed and improved (risk management, accountability etc.)
Course Leader

This half-day course will be delivered by members of our Governance Team who have first-hand experience of the challenges faced by State Bodies in embedding public sector ethos in their operations.

 

 

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