DATES: SEP 25 - OCT 6, 2017
   
       
TUITION: $3950    
       

 

 

 

 

Overview

This seminar focuses on skills necessary to sustain a modern legislature. Elected officials and legislative staff at the National, State, and International level are ideal candidates for this seminar. Legislatures work under constant pressure to enact laws and review national policies efficiently and effectively in an ever-changing and complex environment. Working in this environment requires close attention to how the process is managed and how the institutions function. The focus of this seminar will be organizational structure and practical techniques for managing legislative institutions. Considering the ILI’s location in Washington, DC, references and site visits will be made to the U.S. Congress and a State Assembly.

Course Outline

  

Role of Legislative Staff

  • The relationship between career and political staff appointments
  • Effective allocation of staff to support member offices, committees, leadership and administrative services

 

Legislative Organization

  • Comparative analysis of legislative and parliamentary models
  • Review of unicameral and bicameral structures
  • How to work with leadership offices and through committees
  • How can the legislative branch have a more productive relationship with the executive branch?

 

Legislative Support Offices

  • Budgeting, staffing and training
  • Determining what legislative support offices are appropriate for a specific country or state; e.g. research, legislative drafting, committees, administration and members' offices

 

Site Visits

  • United States Congress
  • Library of Congress
  • State legislatures in Washington, DC area

 

Course Advisor

H. Stephen Halloway is the Director of ILI's Center for Comparative Legislative Management. He has over 35 years of experience in senior legal and policy positions in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Senate, the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank. He was Chief Regulatory Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce and a civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. He is co-founder of the Multilateral Procurement Group, an informal steering committee of multinational companies and consultants regularly doing business with the MDBs and UN.

 

 

DATES: SEP 4 - 22, 2017    
       
TUITION: $5950    
       

 

 

 

Overview

The International Procurement program covers the institutional, legal, financial and procedural issues involved in the procurement of goods and services by public entities and discusses reform programs to improve transparency, efficiency and accountability. It provides participants with a detailed analysis of the project-procurement cycle including a full presentation of the procurement policies of international financial institutions (IFI) such as the World Bank, and comprehensive coverage of the open tender system. The seminar incorporates the recent developments in procurement policy undertaken by the World Bank, African Development Bank and other regional multilateral financial institutions.

 

Course Outline

 

Public Procurement Reforms

  • Reform programs and approaches to enhance transparency, efficiency, integrity and accountability

 

National Procurement Laws and Institutions

  • Differing approaches under common law and civil code systems
  • UNCITRAL model law
  • Transparency and accountability; ethics and corruption

 

 

International Procurement

  • Procedures of international financial institutions such as World Bank, AfDB, ADB, IDB, etc.

 

Procurement Planning

  • Role and objectives
  • Policy and institutional aspects
  • Project cycle: procurement issues
  • Procurement process under goods, works and PPP
  • Budgeting, budget utilization and monitoring

 

Selection of Consultants

  • Procedures of IFI
  • Terms of reference, evaluation of proposals, QCBS, QBS
  • Contracts: lump sum, time-based

 

International Competitive Bidding (ICB)

  • Objectives, principles, and key features
  • The bid package: preparation and scheduling
  • Bid advertising and prequalification
  • Preparation of bidding documents
  • Bid examination, evaluation, and award

 

Other Methods of Procurement

  • Limited/restrictive international bidding, national competitive bidding
  • Direct purchase, shopping
  • Internet bidding, electronic procurement
  • Green Procurement
  • Versatile and adaptive procurement

 

Contract Administration

  • Principal types of contracts, terms, and guarantees
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Oversight and monitoring
  • Performance-Based Contracting

 

Course Advisor

Bernard Becq is the World Bank´s former Chief Procurement Policy Officer, Head of the Procurement Policy and Services Sectors Board, and now Director of the ILI Center for Public Procurement Law and Policy. Today Dr. Becq works as an independent consultant with more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Becq´s experience includes working with French development agencies, in particular, he was the Deputy Chief of the International Consulting Firm of ENPC, and Project Officer and Adviser to the President at Agence Coopération et Aménagement (ACA). Dr. Becq holds graduate degrees in Mathematics from Paris VI University and in civil engineering from ENTPE in Paris, France, and a Master degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles, USA, where he also completed post graduate work (PhD ABD).

 

 

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: 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 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.