Registration for half-day interactive workshops is now open 

You do not need to be a conference delegate to register for an APSACC workshop.

Workshop facilitators are qualified and experienced practitioners.

Spaces on each workshop are limited. It is recommended that you reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.

Half-day workshops
AUD $450.00 per person per workshop

Morning workshops
9 am-12.30 pm

Afternoon workshops
1-4:30 pm

Policy analysis 2.0 and corruption
How can data, case studies of success, and analytical models catalyse creative problem-solving on sensitive issues? Using examples from around the world, this interactive workshop presents a method for combining policy analysis and local knowledge, with a focus on combating corruption.

Professor Robert Klitgaard, Claremont Graduate University, California

Limited to 50 participants

Preventing corruption in procurement
Governments spend large proportions of their budgets on buying things. There are processes in place to ensure integrity in procurement. There have been numerous scandals where procurement processes have been undermined and flouted. This has severe adverse effects.

This workshop diagnoses types of corruption in procurement and provides tools not only to spot red flags for corruption, but build integrity mechanisms to reduce maladministration and strengthen procurement processes.

Professor Adam Graycar, Professor of Public Policy, Griffith University and University of Adelaide
Dr Stuart Macintyre, Manager, Strategic Intelligence, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Limited to 96 participants

Getting the most out of your corruption prevention training program
The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has been providing corruption prevention training across the New South Wales public sector for many years. In this interactive session, Senior Corruption Prevention Officer Adam Shapiro will draw on that experience, published better practice, and the experience of session participants to tackle the issue of how an agency might approach in‐house corruption prevention training.

Mr Adam Shapiro, Senior Corruption Prevention Officer (Training), NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

Limited to 30 participants

Dealing with conflict of interest     
It is common for public duties to conflict with private interests when working in the public sector and local government. This interactive workshop uses scenarios to illustrate the challenges in identifying and dealing with conflicts of interest. It also explores good practice approaches to recording and managing these conflicts.

Facilitator to be confirmed, Victorian Ombudsman

Limited to 40 participants

Further information on half-day workshops

Policy analysis 2.0 and corruption


By completing this workshop, participants will be better equipped to:

  • Understand and transcend debates about the meaning and measurement of ‘corruption’.

  • Identify and diagnose potentially corrupt systems.

  • Appreciate and apply new techniques for policy analysis that combine what locals know best (their contexts and possibilities) with what outside experts can provide (facts, examples, frameworks).

Who should attend?

People from government, business, civil society, and academia.



Prof. Robert Klitgaard

Claremont Graduate University
United States of America

Robert Klitgaard is a University Professor at Claremont Graduate University, where he served as President from 2005 to 2009.

Professor Klitgaard advises countries around the world on government reform and economic strategy. His recent international partners range from environmental nonprofits to Supreme Audit Authorities; from the World Bank to the OECD; from the Government of Sonora, Mexico, to the Institute of Directors in Thailand; from the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria to the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies in Bhutan. He has participated in the World Economic Forum as a faculty member and as a member of the Global Agenda Council.
He has been the Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School, America’s leading Ph.D. program in policy analysis, where he was also the Ford Distinguished Professor of International Development and Security; the Lester Crown Visiting Professor of Economics at Yale’s School of Management; and an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

His ten books include Addressing Corruption Together (available for free).

Preventing corruption in procurement


By completing this workshop, participants will be better equipped to:

  • Understand how procurement lapses undermine public administration.

  • Identify risk factors.

  • Develop preventive approaches.

Participants should bring an example of a procurement breach that they have seen or read about. Some of these will be used as workshop examples.

Who should attend?

Middle managers and people who see a career in public administration.



Professor Adam Graycar

Professor of Public Policy
Griffith University and University of Adelaide

Professor Adam Graycar has held positions of Professor of Public Policy or Social Policy at:

  • Griffith University (Queensland)

  • Flinders University (South Australia)

  • National University of Singapore

  • Australian National University

  • Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

  • State University of New Jersey

  • University of New South Wales.

He has also been a visiting Professor at numerous leading universities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In 2010 he established the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption at the Australian National University. He acquired extensive policy experience over 22 years in the various senior level posts he has held in the Australian Commonwealth and the South Australian Governments. He now works extensively and globally with agencies such as the United Nations and World Bank, and is the author of approximately 300 academic publications. His latest book Understanding and Preventing Corruption was published in the UK and New York.


Dr Stuart Macintyre

Strategic Intelligence, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Stuart Macintyre is the Manager of Strategic Intelligence within the Prevention and Communication Division, at Victoria's Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC). He joined IBAC in April 2013 from the Professional Standards Command (PSC) of Victoria Police where he was the Assistant Director of the Risk Mitigation Division. He was at PSC since 1997, was awarded the Victoria Police Service Medal in 2012, and had three secondments:

  • Head of Risk at the United Kingdom Gambling Commission

  • Manager of Research and Policy at the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority

  • Manager of the Office of the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police.

Prior to service in the Victoria Police, Stuart was with the Commissioner’s Inspectorate within the Queensland Police. He was awarded his PhD in 2001 by Griffith University in Brisbane.

Getting the most out of your corruption prevention training program


As a session participant you will consider what topics might be included in in‐house corruption prevention training, how to determine your key audiences and influencers, and what strategies you might use to engage workshop participants, challenge their views, and question the impact of their workplace behaviours. The session will also address how formal training can sit within a broader awareness‐raising program.

The session will focus on some key questions such as:

  • What are you trying to achieve with your training?

  • What are the shortcomings of compliance‐driven approaches?

  • Who should I be targeting?

  • How can I use corruption prevention training to support wider organisational change, and lessen corruption risk at a time to change and confusion?

  • Can I use corruption prevention training to help make systems more resistant to corruption?

  • What approach should I take?

  • Do I focus on rule‐setting, ethics, risk management, personal responsibility, system improvement, behaviour change, creating workplace norms, or some combination?

  • What strategy is more likely to create the change my agency wants to see?

Participants should come to this session with a willingness to discuss the issues and share their experiences with others in the room.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in the development and/or delivery of corruption prevention education, such as governance, Human Resources, and Learning and Development practitioners.



Mr Adam Shapiro

Senior Corruption Prevention Officer (training)
NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

Adam Shapiro joined NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption in 2008 from the private sector. An adult educator with 30 years’ experience, his corruption prevention activities include facilitating workshops and giving corruption prevention presentations, developing training and corruption prevention resources, and providing advice at all levels across the New South Wales public sector.

With a background in both public and private sector employment in roles such as:

  • curriculum designer

  • content editor

  • project manager

  • business development manager

  • chief operating officer

  • he brings a number of perspectives to the challenge of preventing corruption.

Dealing with conflict of interest


Drawing from the Victorian Public Sector Commission’s resources, local government guidance and the Victorian Ombudsman’s experience, you will have a better understanding of how to:

  • Create or strengthen your practices in identifying, declaring and managing conflicts of interest.
  • Determine what is and what is not a conflict of interest.
  • Understand and avoid the most common mistakes.
  • Identify and deal with barriers to managing conflicts of interest in your organisation.
Who should attend?

Managers, governance officers, team leaders, public sector and local government employees and anyone responsible for managing conflicts of interest.


Facilitator to be confirmed, Victorian Ombudsman