Good Governance

E-Learning on Good Governance

Good Governance

ISSA GUIDELINES, KNOWLEDGE-SHARING AND INNOVATION

22–26 mai 2023
Le cours est disponible en English
Présentation du cours

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.

Groupes cibles

The course is designed for social security professionals of ISSA member organizations. Participants should hold positions that involve decision-making directly or in an advisory capacity and application of the ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance. The following requirements are therefore essential for participation in this course: the ability to access and use a computer with an internet connection; a working knowledge of written English.

What will I learn?

This course uses the 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 promoting and supporting 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?
  • ISSA-accredited experts with decades of international experience in social security administration
  • Join and interact with a global network of professionals from other ISSA member organizations to share learning and best practices
  • Mix of training methods: lectures, plenary discussions, good practices, case studies, group work and individual exercises
  • Successful participants receive an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement.
Prove your skills with a Diploma

This course is part of one Diploma programme:

To achieve the Diploma, successful candidates must complete four courses within a five-year period and undertake a capstone assessment.

How?

The course consists of 60 total hours of learning, broken up into three phases.

  • Pre-course (10 hours): Self-guided study through the online eCampus platform. Includes a pre-course assessment
  • Residential week (45 hours): 5-day interactive sessions at the ITCILO in Turin, including developing an individual presentation
  • Post-course assignment (5 hours): Individual assignment applying ISSA Guidelines to the participant’s organization.
How to apply?

Find the application form at https://oarf2.itcilo.org/STF/A9016134/en  and apply before 21 April 2023.

Price
  • Tuition €1,710 Euros
  • Subsistence €635 Euros
  • Total €2,345 Euros
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