Standardized (Open) Trainings





Took part in IACA’s open trainings in 2019

Summer Academy 2019 Round Table

IACA offers a wide range of standardized (open) trainings for individual anti-corruption and compliance practitioners, ranging from two days to a few weeks in length. These programmes strengthen participants’ knowledge, tools, and practice in specific areas of anti-corruption.

In 2019, along with its well established Summer Academy and in continuing its successful format with a regional approach, IACA delivered its fifth and sixth Regional Summer Academies for anti-corruption and compliance practitioners in Seoul (for South and East Asia) and São Paulo (for Central and South America) respectively.

Since it began in 2015, the IACA Regional Summer Academy format has attracted and empowered 340 professionals from around the world. Past editions were organized in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November 2015 (for Latin America), in Kampala, Uganda, in September 2016 (for Eastern Africa), in Kuwait City, Kuwait, in December 2017 (for Middle East), and in Beijing, China, in September 2018 (for East and Southeast Asia).

Participants of 49 nationalities from all sectors attended IACA’s open trainings throughout the year, and many professionals received full scholarships or benefited from tuition fee waivers thanks to the support of institutional sponsors and the IACA scholarship fund.

Summer Academy

4.19 out of 5 Overall evaluation score a scale from 1 to 5.

IACA’s renowned, interdisciplinary Summer Academy enables participants to analyze corruption from diverse angles, including economics, psychology, sociology, law, ethics, integrity, and political science. The ninth edition in June and July 2019 welcomed anti-corruption and compliance professionals from 34 countries, from the public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations, the media, and academia.

Throughout these nine years, the programme has attracted almost 610 participants from nearly 140 countries, and feedback continues to be positive. In 2019, the Summer Academy received an overall evaluation score of 4.19/5.

The first five editions of the IACA Summer Academy (2011 - 2015) were organized with the kind support of Siemens under the Siemens Integrity Initiative. Since 2016, the programme has mainly been financed by tuition fees. A number of scholarships were granted by Siemens and the Austrian Development Agency in 2016 and 2017. From 2016 to 2019, some participants benefited from scholarships granted by Siemens.

Jennifer Katusiime

Inspectorate of Government, Uganda

Being granted a scholarship to study at the prestigious IACA was a dream come true for me. When I got there, the experience was exhilarating, especially the vast knowledge imparted by the experienced speakers and the organization exhibited by the IACA staff. I left IACA with a changed mindset and determination to do whatever it takes to excel in the fight against corruption in Uganda. The networks I made with participants from other countries broadened my perception of corruption indicators and inhibitors. The IACA experience is one I shall carry with me throughout my professional life. Asante Sana.

Regional Summer Academy - South and East Asia

In August and September 2019, IACA delivered its fifth edition of the series in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The session was attended by nearly 50 professionals from 11 countries in the South and East Asian region: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Republic of Korea. Participants contributed insights from their experiences working in the private and public sectors, anti-corruption bodies, civil society, and academia.

Muhammad Talib Uz Zaman, CCEP-I

Head of Ethics and Integrity SEED Private Limited, Business Integrity Initiative of the UK Government

At the IACA Summer Academy I received hands on advanced knowledge both from the world-renowned experts delivering the training and from the diverse group of colleagues I met. The academy has developed my understanding of current practices in the global fight against corruption and spurred my interest in collective action. My main takeaway from the course is that corruption is caused by systemic failures and is not a simple case of good versus evil. I thank IACA for providing me with this valuable knowledge and insight.

Regional Summer Academy - Central and South America

In September 2019, IACA held the sixth Regional Summer Academy - Central and South America in São Paulo. The session brought together a total of 70 participants from 12 countries of the region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru.

The training programme blended theory and practice, addressing anti-corruption and compliance topics and issues from diverse perspectives. It included teambuilding exercises, intensive in-class sessions, round-table discussion on third party due diligence and a panel discussion on Collective Action, social events in the city of São Paulo and a festive closing ceremony.

Marlos Correa Da Costa Gomes

Senior Anti-Corruption Compliance Advocate, Renova Foundation, Brazil

IACA provides practical and theoretical learning, converging best practices and highly qualified teachers who promote contemporary reflections. In addition, students enjoy networking with professionals from around the world and from different levels bringing the two main players against corruption- the public and private sectors.

IACA Regional Summer Academy Competition

From 9 to 12 December, IACA welcomed 39 Alumni from 25 different countries for a Special Anti-Corruption Training which was the first of its kind.

The group of anti-corruption and compliance professionals included the 18 winners of the Regional Summer Academy Competition, which was organized in October 2019 for participants of IACA’s last three Regional Summer Academies: East and Southeast Asia in China in 2018; South and East Asia in the Republic of Korea in 2019; Central and South America in Brazil in 2019.

The 18 winners were selected based on their entries’ originality and clarity in explaining how attending the respective Regional Summer Academy has helped them in their anti-corruption journeys in their home countries and regions. All the winners were invited to attend the Special Anti-Corruption Training Programme, with the support of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.

Among the group attending the training were also 21 IACA Alumni including Master’s students and graduates, or former participants of IACA’s annual Summer Academy, tailor-made trainings, and other programmes.

The group had the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned experts from the private sector, academia, and various leading institutions. During the training, the winners presented their competition entries to the rest of the group.

Marlos Correa Da Costa Gomes

Senior Anti-Corruption Compliance Advocate, Renova Foundation, Brazil

IACA provides practical and theoretical learning, converging best practices and highly qualified teachers who promote contemporary reflections. In addition, students enjoy networking with professionals from around the world and from different levels bringing the two main players against corruption- the public and private sectors.

Tailor-made Trainings

IACA’s tailor-made trainings address the specific anti-corruption and compliance needs of individual organizations, such as government ministries, national anti-corruption authorities and audit institutions, and private and state-owned companies. Delivered at the IACA campus and occasionally other locations worldwide, each programme is unique and adapted to the requirements of the requesting institution.

The custom-designed programmes are delivered by leading international academics and practitioners, and often include study visits to Vienna-based organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Austrian anti-corruption authorities, and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI).

Demand for IACA’s tailor-made trainings continued to increase throughout 2019, with many new and repeat programmes delivered for partners from around the world.

In 2019, the Academy delivered programmes for institutions and groups including, among others, the Central Vigilance Commission of India, the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea, and National Anti-Corruption Commission and Investigation Agencies of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia .

During the year, IACA also organized tailor-made trainings for experts from Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan (supported by a contribution from the Russian Federation), representatives of the Police Academy and Police Forces of the Slovak Republic, and Chinese government officials from central and local authorities.

Tilek Murzakulov

Senior Prosecutor, General Prosecution’s Office of the Kyrgyz Republic

From IACA’s workshop I have gained a lot of valuable knowledge about the best practices to combat corruption, which will allow me to improve my contribution in the fight against corruption in Kyrgyzstan.

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