Public Sector Event

Self Defence against Fraud and Corruption

Venue: University of Salford

Date: 25 Jun 2014

Synopsis: The countless numbers of high profile frauds perpetrated against companies and organisations; the well publicised fall from grace of former prominent leaders; and the fact that fraud and corruption is always in the news has ensured that we can never be too careful. Those who attend this course will gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of the key issues surrounding fraud and corruption.



Despite a somewhat increased awareness of fraud and corruption in everyday life, and copious new legislation and compliance requirements, very few management courses really explain what fraud and corruption is and how to defend against it in practice.   Most courses occasionally incorporate a review of fraud and touch on it a brief and abstract fashion through a Business Ethics or Operational Risk module or explore it through a rigid, compliance or legal-focussed governance framework. Fraud and corruption is an everyday occurrence where every manager has some ability to defend his organisation against the commercial 'dark arts'.

This course is designed for managers and will equip them with life skills that they can utilise in their day to day work, wherever they are based in the world, be it the UK or Europe, India or Asia or Africa. The course will teach tomorrow’s leaders that whilst fraud and corruption is a hidden cost today, if we can recognise it and find what causes it then we are then able to reduce it and thereby add value back to the organisation. Fighting Fraud and Corruption is in effect “Defence against the Commercial Dark Forces”. Managers should be encouraged to consider the consequences of fraud and corruption on their organisation’s resources, culture and reputation, whilst also exploring how the risk and incidence of fraud and corruption can be mitigated through organisational culture, structure, systems and processes. Through cases, exercise and examples, working in groups and individually, delegates will learn to bring fraud and corruption to life in a “safe setting” so that delegates can learn to deal with the key issues in an effective and mature way.


Those who attend on the day will gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of the key issues, including:

  • Understand and evaluate the impact and effect of fraud and corruption on organisations and individuals, and how this can be applied to the delegate’s own organisational context
  • Understand the mechanics (and anatomy) of fraud and corruption, what causes it, why it is often not discovered, and how it erodes organisational performance
  • Discuss, appraise and criticise the effectiveness of international and local legislation has, over the years been developed to combat corruption and fraud
  • Examine what organisations could do to more effectively combat corruption and fraud, and what new paths and strategies lie open to them
  • Explain how fraud and corruption affects and impacts on their organisation and themselves 
  • Identify and describe methods of fraud, and failures of control which give rise to fraud and the characteristics of the individuals responsible for fraud and corruption
  • Describe the most important pieces of legislation and regulation in the context of managing the risk of fraud and corruption, and how these are used in practice
  • Explain the various strategies available to an organisation to defend against (i.e. mitigate) fraud and corruptions
  • Identify and describe the considerable barriers that prevent an organisation from adopting effective fraud and corruption management strategies
  • Perform a high level assessment of an organisation’s fraud and corruption management strategy and identify areas where improvements are needed
  • Lead a brainstorming session to identify specific risks of fraud and corruption
  • Design a basic training program for raising fraud and corruption risk awareness within an organisation
  • Know how to identify and deal with the red flags of fraud and corruption
  • Design a basic incident response strategy

Use discount code PSN10 at booking to receive a 10% discount exclusive to users.


Paul Bolton t: 0161 295 4376 e: