Corruption Prevention Network"Providing Opportunites for Those Involved in Corruption Prevention and Fraud Control to Learn From Each Other
Average number of attendees at CPN Monthly Seminars – 180 / 200
Source: ACFE 2016 Report to the Nation - 81.1% of organizations had a code of conduct in place at the time the fraud occurred.
Source: Transparency international - Australian Rank 13/180 Globally (2017)
What We do
The Corruption Prevention Network (CPN) primary purpose is to support anti-fraud and corruption practitioners throughout the state of NSW, to better understand the current issues and techniques in today’s market place and bridge the gap between public and private sectors by highlighting risks that span both industries.
The CPN’s strength is in it membership. We welcome participation and we interact with practitioners and members in a number of ways, but all for the same purpose, to raise awareness in skill, capability and to inform on current and emerging fraud and corruption risks.
- Subscribe to our Membership for:
- FREE attendance to our face to face seminars
- Access to many research documents and material
- Regular communications
- Invitation to attend our annual CPN forum
- And much more
- Knowledge 80% 80%
- Educational 45% 45%
- Resources 95% 95%
What We Offer
Education & Training Opportunities
The Corruption Prevention Network (NSW) provides valuable training, knowledge and discussion forums to our membership to enable them to learn and discuss issues relating to fraud, corruption and maladministration. Our strength is in our membership and partnerships in Government and Corporate Industry. We provide seminars free to our membership on a monthly basis and an annual themed forum. We are constantly working to engaged with partners in this journey to excellence including recognised education institutions and other organisations dedicated to the management and mitigation of fraud and misconduct. It is our intention to provide further benefit to our membership through the provision of video streaming of these sessions and in the future a partnership with a recognised VET and University level institutions to provide our members the ability to undertaken career education and programs.
Networking with Peers in Industry
Networking across industries and with like-minded peers is critical to the success of any fraud and corruption prevention practitioner. Our seminars and forums provide an excellent opportunity for all members to engage with other practitioners in a cohesive learning environment. We hold these networking events monthly as part of the seminar series held on a weekday. In addition it is our intention to hold up to four evening seminars in 2018 to allow other members to engage with us outside of standard business hours. Not to mention our annual Forum which will be held in September of each as has been the case for the past 25 years.
Provision of Better Practice Materials for Practitioners
With the advent and update of our technology platform we are implementing the ability for our members to access better practice materials sourced from our membership across Government and Corporate sectors that will be accessible to all members. During its inception this will be available free of charge and as our content grows and expanded this will be moved to a fee for use model to ensure we can continue to provide services to our membership. Content will include video seminar sessions, templates, whitepapers etc. But don’t worry the fees will be kept to a minimum and will be enough to cover our running costs to provide these services to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there a cost to join the CPN and attend its seminar series?
Q: Do you offer certified training programs with Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points?
Q: Are there any education seminars held outside the Sydney Metropolitan Area?
Q: What is the content of the seminars and forum?
Q: What type of organisations does the CPN work with?
Q: What benefits can the CPN provide to my organisation?
Q: How does the CPN provide educational opportunities for its membership?
Q: I run a business is there any opportunity for sponsorship opportunities with the CPN?
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“Significant weaknesses in procurement systems facilitated these arrangements, but the fundamental problem from a corruption prevention perspective was a human one: employees were loosely managed and noncompliant behaviour went unchecked, managers lacked the skills to do their jobs properly, and when corruption was suspected or reported managers’ actions were often ineffectual, allowing the corrupt conduct to continue.”
“The scale, breadth and duration of corruption at the Council cannot be attributed to a few rogue individuals alone. Overwhelming failures in the Council’s procedures and governance framework created significant opportunities for corruption, and they took full advantage.”
“The ‘tone at the top’ is regarded by many as the single most important factor in an organisation reducing corruption. The systemic nature of the corruption exposed by this investigation pointed to failings in the management of probity risks at an organisational level, which were indicative of failings in overall governance and management competence”