Managing regulation, enforcement and compliance

In this dynamic five-day online workshop, Professor Malcolm Sparrowformer senior British Police Officer and Professor of the Practice of Public Management at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will explain the complexity of social regulation, managing compliance, enforcing the law and security in a world that emphasises harm reduction and risk-control.

Develop a clearer understanding of the resources and authorisation needed to run effective risk-control, solve problems and manage compliance operations.

You will discuss current prescriptions for reform, such as customer service and process improvement, considering the regulatory task which values broader public purposes. You will discover how an agency can use innovative compliance tools without being ‘soft’.

What will you learn?

Over five days, Professor Sparrow’s workshop will include guest presentations, case studies and interactive discussion about the issues that challenge regulators. 

Managing regulation, enforcement and compliance content will include:

  • strategic public management
  • defining mission and consequences for operational methods
  • pressures for ‘better regulation’
  • the risk-based regulator
  • risk-control and measuring performance
  • managing discretion
  • different regulatory structures
  • categories of risk and the implications for effective control
  • choices and pragmatism in strategy and tactics
  • tackling major risks
  • implementation issues.

Outstanding teacher and facilitator of learning. Inspirational. Excellent guide through the complexity.

Time commitment

There will be a 1.5 hour introductory session held from 11am to 12.30pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 4 November. From 9-13 November, each day will commence at 9.00 am (AEDT) (except Wednesday which will commence at 10am) and end at 2.00 pm (i.e. 5 hours each day), with an additional 1.5 hours from guest speakers on Tuesday and Wednesday (the 10th and 11th) from 2.30pm until 3.45pm.

Who should attend?

  • Mid-to- senior-level managers in law enforcement, social regulation, security, intelligence and other risk-control roles in government.

Who will lead the course?

How much will it cost?

$5,500 (inc. GST)

ANZSOG alumni receive a 15% discount*
*Every person that completes the Executive Master of Public Administration, Executive Fellows Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumni.

To enquire about this workshop, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form.

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Customised version

ANZSOG workshops can be customised to suit the needs of your government or department. Different versions of our workshops have been designed specifically for staff in all jurisdictions, across Australia and New Zealand. To enquire about running a tailored workshop, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form.

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