BOARD ETHICS, ACCOUNTABILITY & COMPLIANCE

TARGET AUDIENCE: Board of Directors, Head of the Organization, & Unit / Dept. for Board Affairs

DESCRIPTION

Board ethics is the set of principles and practices that set the parameters and provide guidance for ethical conduct and decision making by board members.  The Board of Directors is the governance body whose main responsibility is to set policies and provide oversight of the implementation of those policies by Management.  The power that is vested on the Board is such that they wield overwhelming authority over the organization’s ability and capacity for meeting mandate critical goals and objectives. Board members have a responsibility to commit and adhere to the highest ethical standards.

This training program provides the basics of ethics and accountability, and tools and protocols for implementation and oversight.  Attendees will acquire the knowledge and skills for good governance and accountability as members of the Governing Board of Directors.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

  • To present the basics of a good set of code of ethics , parameters of conflicts of interest, and provide guidance on how to develop one for the Board
  • To expound on code of conduct, ethical and unethical behavior
  • To Provide the parameters for complying with the code of ethics and how to manage accountability
  • To expatiate on conflict of interest (unethical personal gain and managing boundaries) and issues of confidentiality
  • To Identify the risks of non-compliance
  • Present how to establish a whistle blower policy, manage it, and protect whistle blowers

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • To promote good governance, accountability, and responsible management on the Board and in the organization
  • To differentiate between ethical and unethical conduct
  • To manage the boundaries of conflicts of interest
CURRICULUM
  SESSION I
DAY ONE Introduction to  Ethics, Accountability, and Compliance

Ethical Standards and Compliance with, Rules, and Regulations

The Board’s Role in Promoting Ethics, Ensuring Accountability, and Managing Compliance, on the Board and in the Organization
DAY TWO Overview of the Most Important Ethical Issues , Key Policies and Expectations

Developing the Code of Conduct: what should be Covered

Developing the Conflict of  Interest  Policy: What should be covered
DAY THREE Introducing Accountability and Compliance Framework Managing

Risky Behavior Dealing with Infringements

Establishing a Whistle blower Policy, Managing out, and Protecting Whistle Blowers

Problem Solving for the Home Board

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