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Probity in Practice

Probity in Practice
Thursday 21 October 2021 (9:00am to 5:00pm)

Via Zoom interactive workshop

Professional & Associate Members $675.00 incl. GST
Affiliate Members $775.00 incl. GST
Non Members $875.00 incl. GST

If you are a NSW public sector employee, then you are eligible for Affiliate membership free of charge. Click here to join.
This course is also available for in-house delivery. For more information please contact the Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected] for a quote.

Course Overview

This workshop has been developed in consultation with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and equips participants with an understanding of the essential aspects of ethics and probity and how they apply in practice.  Defined as ‘complete and confirmed integrity, uprightness and honesty’, probity is evidence of ethical behaviour in a process, and contributes to sound procurement processes that give equal opportunities to all participants.  NSW Public Sector procurement and contracting staff as well as those in finance and administrative roles have key responsibilities to ensure that probity is maintained.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Attain an understanding of ethics and probity
  • Explain the probity environment of the NSW Public Sector
  • Identify and explain the legal framework of probity
  • Identify and explain specific procurement processes
  • Identify and explain the role of ICAC
  • Identify and explain sensitive areas and issues related to probity 
  • Illustrate how probity can be embedded through leadership, processes, and culture.

Probity Statement by Philip Gardner - Deputy Secretary, Commercial - NSW Treasury


The importance of probity by Michelle Robinson - Manager, Procurement Contracts and Supplier Relationship - NSW Treasury

Program Outline

  • Understanding Ethics (Essential knowledge to inform practice)
  • The Probity Environment (The idiosyncrasies of the Public Sector)
  • Legal Framework
  • Case Study review
  • Specific Procurement Processes
  • Role of ICAC 
  • Probity Sensitive Areas and Issues
  • Embedding Probity Through Leadership, Systems and Culture.

NSW Public Sector Framework Capabilities

This course is targeted at Adept to Advanced level. The following behaviours from the framework are covered:

Personal Attributes: Act with Integrity
  • Represent the organisation in an honest, ethical and professional way and encourage others to do so.
  • Demonstrate professionalism to support a culture of integrity within the team/unit.
  • Set an example for others to follow and identify and explain ethical issues.
  • Ensure that others understand the legislation and policy framework within which they operate.
  • Act to prevent and report misconduct, illegal and inappropriate behaviour.
  • Model the highest standards of ethical behaviour and reinforce them in others.
  • Represent the organisation in an honest, ethical and professional way and set an example for others to follow.
  • Ensure that others have a working understanding of the legislation and policy framework within which they operate.
  • Promote a culture of integrity and professionalism within the organisation and in dealings external to government.
  • Monitor ethical practices, standards and systems and reinforce their use.
  • Act on reported breaches of rules, policies and guidelines.

Course Facilitator

 Paul Vorbach

Paul is a Director of IPAA training partner AcademyGlobal and Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney. He has over 15 years experience training leaders and staff across all levels of government in Australia and internationally.  

Paul holds degrees in law, commerce and business administration, and specialises in the areas of probity and integrity, negotiation, financial management, procurement and contract management. Through assignments in over 20 countries on 5 continents, Paul has collaborated with leaders in government, commerce and not-for-profit sectors to design and deliver programs that address critical organisational challenges and opportunities. Prior to entering executive education, Paul held senior management roles at Deloitte and Citigroup Inc. 

Course Materials

All course materials (including the workbooks) will be made available through our digital learning space, Illuminate. Your Illuminate access details will be provided 7 days prior to the course date.

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Enquiries: For more information on our learning programs, please contact the IPAA NSW Learning Team on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected].
When
21/10/2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where
Via Zoom Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
Online registration not available.
 
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  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the event – 50% of the fee is payable
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  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
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  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the start date – no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the start date – 50% of the fee is payable
  • Cancellation received less than 6 business days prior to the start date – 100% of the fee is payable
  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
  • Registrations received less than 6 business days prior to the start date are non-refundable.
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We may in our discretion waive cancellation charges in exceptional circumstances, but we will not waive cancellation charges on account of work commitments.

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