In light of the COVID-19 response, our Asia Pacific Integrity School events will no longer be run face-to-face

Registered participants can still access the activities online and will have been provided with links to join the discussions

Access the program for the 19th March symposium here - and the program for 23-24th March here

The Asia-Pacific Integrity School is a 5-7-day intensive program equipping professionals and young people from all walks of life with the policy understandings and analytical skills to undertake effective integrity and anti-corruption measures in their own institutions and societies.

A partnership between Transparency International Australia and Griffith University’s Graduate Certificate in Integrity & Anti-Corruption program, the Asia-Pacific Integrity School is designed for:

  • young professionals seeking to make a difference in integrity, ethics, compliance, corporate governance and management in their organisations (public or private).
  • civil society organisation members and staff seeking to understand and combat corruption challenges and pressures on integrity in modern society.
  • policymakers and advisors seeking to understand global and regional corruption trends and what can be done about them.
  • business experts seeking to ensure their companies are keeping pace with the requirements and imperatives of responsible business conduct.
  • educators seeking to expand the content and impact of integrity and anti-corruption teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Register for special events

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions there have been some changes to the our Day 1 symposium program. Where possible, some of our speakers will join us via video conference. Go to the, ‘Get the Full Program’ tab below to access the updated schedule.

For the late afternoon lecture, Dr Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International, will now be joining us for a video conversation live from Berlin.

The time and venue for the lecture remain the same and we hope that you will be able to join us for this exciting discussion.

Truth, trust and transparency: meeting the global anti-corruption challenge

Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair, Transparency International

19 March 2020, 4:30 for 5:00 p.m. start

Free public lecture, followed at 6.30 p.m. by Griffith Review event, Reimagining Trust

Ian Hanger Concert Hall, Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium, Southbank

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Special 1-Day Symposium & Integrity School opening

The Future of Anti-Corruption in the Asia Pacific

19 March 2020, 9am - 4pm

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For more information about these events click here.

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I am an Existing Griffith student enrolled in 7008GIR or 7039GIR

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I work for a Business, company or government agency.

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I am a student in another Griffith course, another university or high school program, or am not currently working.

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The Integrity School

As a fully flexible program, we encourage participants to attend in person, but you can also participate online. Attend just to learn, contribute, debate and network -- or earn professional or academic credit:

  • Complete an existing Griffith University postgraduate course If eligible, enrol in one of our existing postgraduate courses, 7008GIR Strategic Approaches to Integrity & Anti-Corruption or 7039GIR Managing Whistleblowing: New Rules, New Policies, New Vision, and attend the whole Integrity School for free. Successful participation can count towards completion of the Graduate Certificate in Integrity & Anti-Corruption (40 credit points), Master of Public Administration (120 credit points) or other eligible program or successfully complete either subject as a Single Course of Study, and receive an official Griffith University transcript (10 credit points).
  • Complete the Integrity School for academic credit Successfully complete the School, additional learning activities, and a 60-hour research project on an approved study topic under expert guidance - and earn a Griffith Credential in the form of a 10 credit point Digital Badge (a shareable asset to showcase your achievement across a variety of platforms and institutions, including for credit in a nominated postgraduate qualification at Griffith University).
  • Certificate of Achievement / continuing professional development (CPD) Participate successfully in all activities and earn a Griffith University Certificate of Achievement in the form of a Digital Badge, for you to seek recognition for relevant training or professional development programs in your own institution or professional field.

Griffith University South Bank Campus, Brisbane, Australia

Wednesday 18 March 2020 Informal welcome evening event
Thursday 19 March Day 1

The Future of Anti-Corruption in the Asia-Pacific

Friday 20 March Day 2

Strategic Approaches to Integrity & Anti-Corruption

Saturday 21 March Day 3

Identifying & Responding to Integrity Risks

Sunday 22 March  

Rest day

Monday 23 March Day 4  

Managing Whistleblowing: New Rules, New Policies, New Vision

Tuesday 24 March Day 5  

Implementing or Reviewing a Whistleblowing Program

Transparency International staff member or volunteer? Apply below for a free place.

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Special Guest Speakers

Delia Ferreira Rubio

Chair, Transparency International (the global coalition against corruption).

The former president of Transparency International’s chapter in Argentina, Poder Ciudadano, Delia Ferreira Rubio has served as chief advisor for several representatives and senators at the Argentine National Congress and has advised the Constitutional Committee of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the National Accounting Office. She has consulted on anti-corruption related issues with international organisations and NGOs, mainly in Latin America. Delia has a PhD in law from Madrid’s Complutense University and is the author of numerous publications on democratic culture and political institutions, comparative politics, and public and parliamentary ethics. She was elected to Transparency International’s global board in 2008 and 2011 and then again as chair in 2017.

Mr Lawrence Chung

Principal International Liaison and Training Officer of the International Liaison and Training Group- Independent Commission Against Corruption, Hong Kong, China

Mr Chung joined the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the ICAC as ICAC Officer in 1998. He was promoted to the rank of Senior ICAC Officer in 2005 and to Chief Youth and Education Officer in 2010. During this period he has worked at various Regional Offices of the ICAC in promoting anti-corruption messages to people from all walks of life. He has also served in the Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre established by the ICAC, and helped the Department in initiating an ethics training programme for company directors launched in a Directors’ Forum in 2007. His current posting is Principal International Liaison and Training Officer of the International Liaison and Training Group and he represents the ICAC to liaise and meet with overseas delegations to share ICAC’s experience in probity building and preventive education. Before joining the ICAC he has worked for both the private and public sectors. Lawrence is an alumnus of the University of Hong Kong, holding the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Master of Public Administration.

Integrity School Instructors

Professor A J Brown

Professor A J Brown, Professor of Public Policy & Law, is program leader in public integrity & anti-corruption research at Griffith University, a board member of Transparency International and 25-year veteran of public integrity and anti-corruption policy and practice in Australia and internationally – specialising in anti-corruption agencies, integrity institutions, whistleblower protection and complex governance reform issues. A former senior investigator for Australia’s Commonwealth Ombudsman, member of the Australian Government’s Ministerial Expert Advisory Panel on Whistleblowing, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, he currently co-chairs Transparency International’s Global Strategy Task Force.

Professor Adam Graycar AM

Professor Adam Graycar AM, professor of public policy at Griffith University and University of Adelaide, was formerly a senior academic leader at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Vienna), Rutgers University (USA) and the Australian National University, where he established the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption (TRIC). Also a former head of the South Australian Government Cabinet Office, and long serving Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, he is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

Serena Lillywhite

Serena Lillywhite is Chief Executive Officer of Transparency International Australia and an experienced corporate accountability practitioner, researcher and advocate, with an extensive career in responsible business conduct. Her expertise includes governance, corruption, human rights, labour rights and land and resettlement issues across the financial services, mining and garment and apparel sectors, having worked in Cambodia, Ghana, South Africa, Mozambique, India, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand. She has also lived and worked in China as the Director of the RMIT University campus, Wuhan.

The Honourable J C Weliamuna PC

The Honourable J C Weliamuna PC is Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Griffith University, and former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia. A leading human rights and constitutional lawyer, he was formerly founding director of Transparency International Sri Lanka, boardmember of Transparency International, chairman of Sri Lanka's Special Presidential Task Force on Recovery of Stolen Assets, and consultant to the World Bank and International Labor Organisation. He has participated in election monitoring in Rwanda, Indonesia and Pakistan, is a past Eisenhower Fellow, and in 2012 received the National Peace Council's Citizen Peace Award.

Dr Wim Vandekerckhove

Dr Wim Vandekerckhove, Reader in Business Ethics at the University of Greenwich Business School (United Kingdom), is convenor of the International Standards Organisation working group developing the first worldwide Whistleblowing Management System Standard for organisations (ISO37002). One of the world's leading whistleblowing researchers and advocates, his publications include Whistleblowing and organisational social responsibility:A global assessment (Ashgate/Routledge, 2006/2016), The whistleblowing guide: Speak-up arrangements, challenges and best practices (Chichester: Wiley, 2019; with Kate Kenny & Mariana Fotaki), and ‘European whistleblower protection: Tiers or tears?’ in D.Lewis (ed.) A Global Approach to Public Interest Disclosure (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010).

Sally McDow

Sally McDow is a lawyer and corporate governance expert who has worked on international investigations and policy developments related to money laundering, corruption, bribery and ethics. In 2016 she was the first whistleblower to bring a legal action in the Federal Court of Australia using whistleblower protections under the Corporations Act. In 2017 she set up CPR Partners to provide guidance to organisations across Australia on corporate governance, whistleblowing and culture, and now delivers assessments, improvement plans and training workshops for ASX-listed, private and government organisations. She also consults for YourCall, Griffith University's own whistleblowing hotline provider.

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