Leadership and Management for Integrity (July 1 - July 6, 2013)

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Central European University, Budapest announces its international postgraduate summer course on "Leadership and Management for Integrity" (July 1 - July 6, 2013) for graduate students and junior researchers and faculty preferably in humanities.

Detailed course information: http://www.summer.ceu.hu/LMI-2013


Course Directors:

Fredrik Galtung, Integrity Action, London, UK

Course Faculty:

Ellen Goldberg, Integrity Action, 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 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

Language of instruction: English

Application deadline: February 15, 2013