Professional Certificate in Governance and Accountability
1st - 5th November 2021, Virtual Learning

Course Overview

Accountable governance is crucial to ensuring that the state has the capacity to respond to the needs of its citizens in an inclusive and equitable manner. The empowerment of society with the ability to hold their governments to account has become a crucial point of debate as the world moves closer toward the goals of the UN's Post-2015 Development Agenda.

This course has been designed primarily for those working in the public sector, across all departments and sectors, to enhance institutional knowledge of the mechanisms for governance and accountability.

Through practical case studies, workshops and discussions with leading practitioners in the field, this programme provides the essential skills to strengthen institutions. Participants will gain crucial knowledge of international and national frameworks, methods of empowering citizens and minorities, alongside monitoring frameworks amongst other issues. Examining topical issues such as whistleblowing, gender responsiveness and transparency, participants will benefit from best practice case studies alongside knowledge of the UN's post-2015 agenda, essential to transparent and effective governance.

Institute of Leadership & Management

The Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) has approved this training course. ILM combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for all and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on ILM’s core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:

  • Membership of ILM and will receipt of an ICPS/ ILM joint Certificate of achievement for the course
  • Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
  • A community of over 30,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
  • Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
  • Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstLM (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management) after your name for business correspondence

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  1. Have a better understanding of different types of governance
  2. Develop effective coordination and cooperation strategies
  3. Learn to be more inclusive and equitable
  4. Grasp key concepts around transparency and anti-corruption
  5. Critically analyse the role of accountability and auditing systems

How You Will Benefit

  1. Gain an understanding of global frameworks and developments in governance accountability
  2. Learn about methods of empowerment for citizens
  3. Examine various forms of accountability and governance
  4. Determine the pros and cons of monitoring frameworks and enforcement mechanisms