Managing regulation, enforcement and compliance

Professor Sparrow from the Kennedy School of Government and a former senior British Police Officer will explain the complexity of social regulation, managing compliance, enforcing the law and security in a world that emphasises harm reduction and risk-control.

“People in regulatory, compliance and enforcement roles in different agencies may speak different professional languages but they face common managerial challenges,” Professor Sparrow says. “Today’s regulators do a lot more than compliance.” 

Key benefits

Participants attending Managing regulation, enforcement and compliance will 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, in light of the regulatory task which values broader public purposes. You will discover how an agency can use innovative compliance tools without being seen as ‘soft’.

You will go back to your workplace with the capacity to accelerate development, and with a clearer understanding of measuring performance. 

Course details

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.


Non-residential: $6,495 (inc. GST)
Residential: $7,865 (inc. GST)

ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount*
Non-residential: $5,520.75 (inc. GST)
Residential: $6,685.25 (inc. GST)

Workshop fee includes

  • all learning materials
  • morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • two dinners

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Venue information

  • Venue: The Australian National University - Crawford School of Public Policy
  • Address: 132 Lennox Crossing,
    Acton ACT

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