Good Governance

E-Learning on Good Governance

Good Governance

ISSA GUIDELINES, KNOWLEDGE-SHARING AND INNOVATION

22–26 Maio 2023
O curso está disponível em English
Apresentação do curso

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.

Perfil dos participantes

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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