E-Learning on Good Governance

E-Learning on Good Governance

E-Learning on Good Governance

1 Junio–10 Julio 2020
El curso está disponible en English

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. 

Key features
LEARN DIFFERENTLY

Integrated e-learning

THREE PHASES

Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging "real time" sessions and ends with an individual assignment

PEER-TO-PEER ASSESSMENT

Critical insights from professionals of ISSA member organizations

Presentación del curso

Investing social security funds appropriately and responsibly requires a firm grasp of the underlying concepts and principles of investment. This E-Learning course will allow participants to expand their knowledge and abilities through focusing on ISSA's Guidelines on Investment of Social Security Funds, with an overview of (1) investment governance principles, (2) investment governance structures, (3) common processes and (4) processes specific to internal and external investment management. Participants will learn best practices in investing a social security fund from implementation to monitoring of an investment policy.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

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
What topics does this course cover?
  • Governance
  • Social security
  • Social protection
What will I learn?

This course uses the recently updated ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance as a framework for assessing challenges and identifying innovations.

  • Principles for the board and management: principles, frameworks, structures, challenges and response
  • Strategic planning and operational risk management: definitions and understanding of risk management activities; monitoring of internal and external events affecting social security institutions
  • Actuarial soundness and internal audit: understanding actuarial measures and valuations; actuarial sustainability and investment benchmarks
  • Investment management: key principles; main concepts of liquidity, risks, necessary diligence and aligning incentives; valuation of investment portfolio and measures for asset safekeeping
  • Corruption and fraud in contributions and benefits: prevention and control; effectively governing rights and obligations of members and beneficiaries
  • Service standards for members and beneficiaries: why service standards are relevant; how to improve service quality and key parameters
  • Human resources policies: development, retention and succession; improving HR policies, defining a performance appraisal system; key components and limitations
  • Investment in ICT infrastructure: evaluation of new investment proposals; ex-post evaluation and infrastructure maintenance
What will I be able to do?
  • Understand core approaches to promote and support good governance practices based on international best practice
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of social security professionals in ensuring good governance
  • Utilise the ISSA Guidelines as a framework for improved governance within national social security institutions
  • Develop country-tailored innovations drawing on experience from other countries
Why should I join?

This new e-learning course is designed specifically for social security professionals from ISSA member organizations.

  • ISSA-accredited experts with decades of international experience in social security administration
  • Join and interact online with a global network of professionals from other ISSA member organisations to share learning and best practices
  • This new e-learning course consists of a blend of online resources on good practices and case studies, 'real time' interactive sessions led by highly experienced trainers, individual and collaborative group exercises using our eCampus platform
  • Successful candidates receive an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement
How?

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:

  • Pre-course learning: Flexible (asynchronous) self-guided online learning on eCampus and an end of phase assessment
  • Real time' learning: Live interactive sessions and engaging video presentations by highly experienced trainers, blended with individual and collaborative group exercises, peer-to-peer assessment and online technical forums on eCampus 
  • End of course assignment: Individual assignment applying ISSA Guidelines to the participants’ organisation. Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

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