DATES: SEP 4 - 15, 2017    
       
TUITION: $3950    
       

 

 

 

Overview

This course is designed to introduce participants to the strategies, approaches and tools for developing effective country procurement systems. Recent reforms in the World Bank´s procurement policy, as well as other regional development banks show that the increasing reliance on of using a country's own institutions and systems, including in procurement, strengthens the country's sustainable capacity to define, execute and account for its policies to its citizens.

Course Outline

Overview of Public Procurement Reform and Country Procurement Systems 

  • Examination of trends in public procurement reform
  • Maximizing synergies of procurement reform and other initiatives
  • Implementing a reform strategy to address common weaknesses in public procurement systems
  • Assessing procurement system architecture and performance measurements
  • Mobilizing financial and other resources to strengthen procurement systems
  •  Case studies
  •  Negotiating and drafting exercise (participants will engage in mock negotiation exercises)

Legislative and Regulatory Framework 

  • Main components of legal and regulatory framework for a public procurement system
  • National and International models for developing procurement laws
  • Establishing mechanisms for independent review of bidder complaints
  • Important ancillary legislation and regulations: planning and budgeting; advance notice of opportunities; public access to information; contract administration; anti-corruption; e-procurement
  • Enforcement and sanctions
  • Trade and economic integration agreements in public procurement

Institutional, Operational and Organizational Resources 

  • Main institutional, operational and organziational issues for a public procurement systems
  • Designing the functions of a central policy office for a procurement system: comparative analysis of national models
  • Informational systems and management
  • Financial control and audit in public procurement systems
  • Collection and reporting of data on procurement activities

Professional Procurement Workforce 

  • Main features of a professional workforce for a public procurement system
  • Establishing qualification and certification requirements for a procurement workforce
  • Role and staffing of procurement units
  • Development of a code of ethics
  • Establishing performance incentives and performance reviews
  • Designing and institutionalizing public procurement curricula and training 

Introducing new Procurement Policies and Practices 

  • Features of a sustainable procurement program including "Green Procurement"
  • Strategy for implementing e-procurement
  • Innovative techniques of developing framework agreements
  • Mainstreaming public procurement systems

Course Advisor

Don Wallace is Chairman of the ILI and a law faculty member of the Georgetown University. As U.S. Chief Delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law ("UNCITRAL"), Professor Wallace was a key participant in drafting the UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction, and Services, and is internationally known as a procurement law expert. He has advised foreign governments on public procurement and was involved in drafting the procurement rules of USAID.

 

DATES: AUG  21 - SEP  1, 2017    
       
TUITION: $3950    
       

 

 

 

 

COURSE LINKS: 

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEGOTIATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Overview

This seminar offers an exciting opportunity for personal and professional development, and consists of a combination of two courses: Leadership and Management in International Development; and Negotiations in International Development. Participants in this course will receive two certificates indicating completion of the each seminar. To see descriptions of the topical areas covered, please refer to the two previous descriptions in this booklet. In addition, the participants who enroll in this two week combination seminar will have more opportunities to network and can take part in the optional weekend sightseeing tour of Washington offered to participants who attend seminars lasting two weeks or longer at the ILI.

 

Course Advisors

Kim Phan is the Executive Director of the International Law Institute, where she oversees all of ILI’s practice areas. Ms. Phan also serves as the Project Director of all ILI projects with various donors and has worked on projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Mauritius, Angola, Honduras, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Bangladesh and the APEC region. Prior to joining ILI, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Manila/Office of the U.S. Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank where she served as the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Liaison to the Asian Development Bank. She has a Masters in the Study of Law from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Allegheny College with a focus in Nuclear Warfare Strategy. Ms. Phan is the President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.

Greg Swanson has over 30 years of experience serving as a senior executive and officer in both private industry and international development consulting agencies. He has extensive business development, HR, marketing, policy, and strategy formulation experience. He has worked in the U.S., Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean and has served as a Senior Director with various donor projects, countries, and partners.

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiations, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa. He has over 25 years experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M in Labour Law, from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.

 

DATES: AUG 21 - 25, 2017      
         
TUITION: $1995      
         

 

 

 

Overview

 

This course empowers participants to become effective leaders and managers in the international development context. International development work involves multi-stakeholder cooperation and delivery in challenging environments. We designed this course to target governments from developing countries as well as practitioners in the international development community. The course tailors leadership and management training as it pertains to the public service sector and public sector reform. The skill set that needs to be developed includes leadership and decision-making, organizational management, human capital development, accountability and reporting standards, negotiations, navigating through political waters, and effective communications.

 

Course Outline

Leading Teams and Organizations

  • Developing personal leadership competencies: self awareness; courage; vision; strategic and analytical thinking; learning agility; decisiveness; energy; results driven; credibility; influence; communication
  • Planning for and achieving team and organizational results
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Recognizing human potential and delegating appropriately
  • Building diversity
  • Fostering innovation
  • Handling risks, changes, complications and conflicts
  • Coaching and appraisal
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Cultural adaptation

 

General team and organizational management skills: change management; communication management; conflict management; constraint management; crisis management; decision management; financial management; human resource management; information management; operations management; perception management; performance management; process management; project and program management; quality management; resource management; risk management; skills management; strategic management

Leadership and Management in the International Development Work

  • Meeting donor and other key stakeholder requirements
  • Building strong relationships with strategic partners
  • Executing in challenging political environments
  • Working with limited resources
  • Institutionalizing open and participatory communication channels

Course Advisors

Kim Phan is the Executive Director of the International Law Institute, where she oversees all of ILI’s practice areas. Ms. Phan also serves as the Project Director of all ILI projects with various donors and has worked on projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Mauritius, Angola, Honduras, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Bangladesh and the APEC region. Prior to joining ILI, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Manila/Office of the U.S. Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank where she served as the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Liaison to the Asian Development Bank. She has a Masters in the Study of Law from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Allegheny College with a focus in Nuclear Warfare Strategy. Ms. Phan is the President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.

Greg Swanson has over 30 years of experience serving as a senior executive and officer in both private industry and international development consulting agencies. He has extensive business development, HR, marketing, policy, and strategy formulation experience. He has worked in the U.S., Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean and has served as a Senior Director with various donor projects, countries, and partners.

 

DATES: AUG 28 - SEP 1, 2017      
         
TUITION: $1995      
         

 

 

 


Overview

 

This highly interactive seminar focuses on the development of effective negotiation skills, styles, and strategies, with special emphasis on multilateral negotiation with and within international organizations and companies. Through in-depth analysis of theory and practice with exercises and simulated negotiations, participants will gain the necessary skills to become confident negotiators, overcome impasse in the negotiation process, and utilize strategic tactics to further their own positions and interests. Officials and practitioners from developing countries, who have been confronted by the challenges of negotiating with their domestic and international counterparts as well as international development institutions, would find this seminar highly beneficial.

 

Course Outline

  • Negotiation and conflict styles
  • Approaches to negotiation
  • Preparing for negotiation
  • Process and key stages of negotiation
  • Analyzing positions, interests, options, and more
  • Techniques and skills
  • Exploring power and cultural dynamics
  • Overcoming impasse
  • Dealing with difficult negotiators
  • Multilateral negotiation in international organizations and companies

Course Advisor

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI.  Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development.  Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiations, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa.  He has over 25 years experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development.  Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M in Labour Law, from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.

 

DATES: AUG 21 - 25, 2017      
         
TUITION: $1995      
         

 

 

 

Overview

 

All over the world, talented, ambitious women are being held back from achieving their potential at the top of organizations by a range of cultural, social, educational, and emotional barriers. The ILI Women’s Leadership Program has been designed to equip women with the career strategies and self-awareness that allow them to reach the highest levels within their organization. After attendance at the seminar, participants should leave with greater self-knowledge and greater confidence in their own abilities and leadership style. The seminar will equip participants to diagnose workplace situations, also to master powerful communication tactics, and to set a path for professional success.

The course will address the following questions: How can organizations innovate or solve complex problems if their leaders are all pressed from the same mould? How can they respond to the needs of their customers if they have no insight into half of the people who make up that customer base? How can we possibly hope to build a better world for everyone without drawing on everyone’s skills and experiences? Progressive governments and organizations have introduced well-meaning policies, but change is occurring at a slow speed. As with all complex problems, it’s going to take a range of approaches to address it.

As someone considering this program, you will have experience and will be responsible for leading others and making important decisions. As a middle-senior manager or executive, you may be moving through the organization or welcome an opportunity to re-examine your leadership reach. On this program you will be part of an international peer-group of participants working in a wide range of sectors from many regions across the world.

 

Course Outline

Key topics will include:

  • Leadership—aligning your leadership strategy and style with your own personal values and self-image
  • Innovation—identifying opportunities for new or enhanced products, services, and business models, while supporting entrepreneurial initiatives
  • Communication—capturing maximum value through skillful and effective communication
  • Service Management—helping your organization enhance service and differentiate on service excellence
  • Change—leading organizational change and creating an environment that inspires and sustains results-focused change
  • Values—implementing ethical communication and decision-making strategies across all levels of the organization

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand how gender shapes the way power and leadership are experienced
  • Be able to diagnose situations to select appropriate individual leadership styles
  • Master successful communication tactics –how to leverage influence and achieve win-win agreements
  • Learn tactics for building effective, supportive professional networks
  • Acquire new tools to achieve balance and cultivate personal fulfillment
  • Analyze a current personal career challenge to develop problem-solving skills for immediate application

Course Advisors

Kim Phan is the Executive Director of the International Law Institute, where she oversees all of ILI’s practice areas. Ms. Phan also serves as the Project Director of all ILI projects with various donors and has worked on projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Mauritius, Angola, Honduras, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Bangladesh and the APEC region. Prior to joining ILI, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Manila/Office of the U.S. Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank where she served as the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Liaison to the Asian Development Bank. She has a Masters in the Study of Law from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Allegheny College with a focus in Nuclear Warfare Strategy. Ms. Phan is the President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.

Greg Swanson has over 30 years of experience serving as a senior executive and officer in both private industry and international development consulting organizations.  He has extensive business development, human resource, marketing, policy and strategy formulation experience, leading multidisciplinary teams, and promoting innovative approaches in countries with minimal institutional capacity.  He has worked in the US, Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean and served as Senior Director with various donor projects, countries and partners.