Every social security programme is imbued with public interest that demands exemplary governance in its administration. This course draws on international best-practice guidelines to assess the main principles, structures and mechanisms that promote and support good governance practices in key areas of social security administration. This is one of seven courses run in partnership with the International Social Security Association (ISSA) offered in an innovative e-learning format from 2020.
This highly specialized course enables you to join a virtual global network of social security practitioners flexibly and without needing to travel.
Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging "real time" sessions and ends with an individual assignment
Critical insights from professionals of ISSA member organizations
The recently updated ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance provide board members and managers with practical guidance in nine areas of major concern: strategic planning; operational risk management; internal auditing of operations; actuarial soundness; enforcement of the prudent-person principle in investment management; prevention and control of corruption and fraud in contributions and benefits; service standards for members and beneficiaries; human-resource policies on development, retention and succession; and investment in ICT infrastructure. The training will provide an in-depth analysis and understanding of the ISSA Guidelines.
The course is designed for social security professionals of ISSA member organizations. Participants should hold positions that are involved in decision-making directly or in an advisory capacity and are interested in applying the ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance. Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English. The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course: - The ability to use and access a computer with internet - Working knowledge of written English
This course uses the recently updated ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance as a framework for assessing challenges and identifying innovations.
This new e-learning course is designed specifically for social security professionals from ISSA member organizations.
The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the eCampus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks from 1 June to 10 July 2020, for an estimated total of 60 learning hours.
The course is broken down into three phases: