DATES: AUG 31 - SEP 11, 2020    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $4200    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

This seminar is designed to introduce participants to the strategies, approaches and tools for developing effective country public procurement systems. It highlights the essential aspects of a well-designed country procurement system covering legal, institutional, operational, professional, and transparency aspects. It approaches the public procurement system of a country as part of its governance framework, looking at transparency and accountability within policies, legislation and regulations. Recently, the World Bank, African Development Bank, and the Asian Development Bank have changed their procurement frameworks. Such developments are a testimony to the increased reliance on the use of countries’ institutions and systems. Utilizing a country´s own procurement system strengthens its capacity to sustainably define, execute and account for its policies.

Course Outline

Overview of Public Procurement Reform and Country Procurement Systems

  • Role and importance of public procurement in governance
  • Examination of trends in public procurement reform and implementing strategies
  • Assessing public procurement systems: Methodology for the Assessment of Procurement Systems (MAPS)
  • Risks in procurement and accountability, procurement audits

Legislative and Regulatory Framewor

  • Main components of legal and regulatory framework for a public procurement system
  • UNCITRAL Public Procurement Model Law
  • Anti-corruption, integrity and ethics, Code of Ethics, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)
  • Sustainable procurement and socio-economic considerations
  • Trade and economic integration in public procurement and the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

Institutional, Operational and Organizational Resource

  • Main institutional, operational and organizational issues in a public procurement system
  • Informational systems and management
  • Collection and reporting of data on procurement activities

Professional Procurement Workforc

  • Main features of a professional workforce for a public procurement system
  • Designing and institutionalizing public procurement curricula and training 
  • Establishing performance incentives and performance reviews

Introducing new Procurement Policies and Practice

  • Strategy for implementing e-procurement
  • Innovative procurement methods, framework agreements and e-Reverse Auctions

Course Advisors

Sabine Engelhard is a lawyer specialized in procurement whose career focus has been in international development, capacity building and governance-related issues. She held various senior positions at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She also worked at the World Bank, with a prominent international law firm, and headed the Washington office of an international consulting firm. Sabine has been involved in high-profile initiatives with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to strengthen country procurement governance. Today Ms. Engelhard consults for different international organizations. She is an independent expert with the United Nations (UN) Award-Review Board, advising on procurement challenges resolution. She is a course advisor and a lecturer at the International Law Institute (ILI) in Washington DC, and lectures in the Procurement Master’s Program of the International Training Center of the International Labour Organization (ITC/ILO) in Turin, Italy. She holds master-level and post-graduate degrees in Law, International Relations, and European Studies.

Bernard Becq is the World Bank´s former Chief Procurement Policy Officer, Head of the Procurement Policy and Services Sectors Board. 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 Masters 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  17-28, 2020    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $4200    
       

 

 

 

 

 

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 each seminar. To see descriptions of the topical areas covered, please refer to the two descriptions above or in the ILI Brochure. 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 immediate past President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.

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: JUL 27 - AUG 7, 2020    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $4200    
         

 

 

Overview 

Court Administrators, Clerks of the Court and other Court Administrative Officials have to contend with constant changes and increasing complexity in the Court Administration environment. This seminar focuses on the principles and techniques for the development and administration of a modern, efficient, fair and transparent court system, from a court administrator’s perspective. References will be made to the experience of court administrators in the United States as a basis for discussion. The seminar will include presentations on case and document management for the efficient processing of cases through the courts, as well as site visits to local federal and state courts and court support institutions. Selected sessions and site visits will be combined with the “Judicial, Court and Case Management for Judges” seminar which will be conducted concurrently with this seminar. Read more...

Course Outline

 

Basic Concepts and Principles (presented concurrently with Judicial Seminar)

  • Overview of the United States legal system and its component state court systems
  • The role of an independent judiciary in trial and appellate courts
  • Court structures
  • Fundamental principles of judicial management and court administration

 

General Issues of Judicial and Court Administration

  • Court administration at the national level, regional and local level
  • Non-judicial court management
  • Court staff integrity: ethics and codes of conduct for court managers

 

Specific Issues of Judicial Management

  • Budget and finance
  • Space and facilities
  • Legislative and public affairs statistics
  • Court staff training
  • Strategic and long-range planning

 

Case Management (presented concurrently with Judicial Seminar)

  • Case management principles and practices
  • Evaluation of court procedures and case processing
  • Developing and implementing a case management plan
  • Establishing a case management system
  • Technology for case management
  • An efficient clerk's office: filing and other systems

 

Course Advisor

James G. Apple is Center Director for the International Judicial Academy [IJA], a technical center of judicial expertise within the International Law Institute. Dr. Apple was former President of the IJA. Prior, Dr. Apple served as senior staff officer at the Federal Judicial Center, the U.S. federal courts’ agency for education, training, and research. He has conducted or co-conducted almost 100 seminars and conferences on issues of judicial and court administration and other topics related to modern court systems for judges, and court and legal officers from countries around the world.

 

DATES: AUG 24-28, 2020      
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
         
TUITION: $2245      
         

 

 

 

 



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 the Director of Programs at the International Law Institute in Washington D.C. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Gerhard 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 36 years’ experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Gerhard 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: JUL 27 - AUG 7, 2020    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $4200    
       

 

 

 

 



Overview
 

Judges and other Judicial Officers face increasingly complex challenges in managing and adjudicating cases. This seminar focuses on the principles and techniques for the development and management of a modern, efficient, fair and transparent court system and judicial proceedings, from a judge’s perspective. References will be made to the experience of judges in the United States as a basis for discussion. The seminar will include presentations on the judge’s role in court and case management for the efficient adjudication of cases, as well as site visits to local federal and state courts and court support institutions. Selected sessions and site visits will be combined with the “Court and Case Administration for Court Administrators” seminar which will be conducted concurrently with this seminar. Read more...

Course Outline

 

Basic Concepts and Principles (presented concurrently with Court Administration Seminar)

  • Overview of the United States legal system and its component state court systems
  • The role of an independent judiciary in trial and appellate courts
  • Court structures
  • Fundamental principles of judicial management and court administration

 

General Issues of Judicial Management

  • Securing the independence of the judiciary through administration
  • Judicial leadership
  • The role of the judge as manager
  • Judicial integrity: ethics and codes of conduct for judges

 

Specific Issues of Judicial Management

  • Court governance
  • Budget and finance
  • Judicial education
  • Strategic and long-range planning

 

Case Management (presented concurrently with Court Administration Seminar)

  • Case management principles and practices
  • Evaluation of court procedures and case processing
  • Developing and implementing a case management plan
  • Establishing a case management system
  • Technology for case management
  • An efficient clerk's office: filing and other systems

 

Course Advisor

James G. Apple is Center Director for the International Judicial Academy [IJA], a technical center of judicial expertise within the International Law Institute. Dr. Apple was former President of the IJA. Prior, Dr. Apple served as senior staff officer at the Federal Judicial Center, the U.S. federal courts’ agency for education, training, and research. He has conducted or co-conducted almost 100 seminars and conferences on issues of judicial and court administration and other topics related to modern court systems for judges, and court and legal officers from countries around the world.