Professional Certificate in Strategic Regulatory Reform

Day One: 

09:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Introductions
Looking ahead to the week
Delegates’ introductions and experience
What is means to be “strategic”
10:15 What is Regulatory Reform?
Improving the quality of government regulation
Reform supporting competition, innovation and growth
Who are the key stakeholders?
What are the main benefits and challenges?
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 The Institutional Architecture for Regulatory Reform
Regulatory institutions and systems
Political commitments
The role of international institutions, supranational institutions, national governments, regional authorities
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Recent Developments and Initiatives
What are the main developments?
Who is implementing new initiatives?
Variations in pace and implementation across regions
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Regulatory Strategies Compared
Classic command and control approaches
Self-regulation and “meta-regulation”
Incentive-based approaches
Market approaches
Rights-based approaches
16:15 End of Day Wrap Up
16:30 Close

Day Two: 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
10:00 Regulatory Reform and Governance
In search for better governance
The relationship between governance reform and regulatory reform
Application of regulatory governance policies
Centralization and de-centralization
Networks and regulation
Multi-level regulation
Accountability and regulation
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Case Study: Responsive Regulation
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Better Regulation
Reducing regulatory burdens
Ensuring regulation and its enforcement are proportionate, accountable, consistent, transparent and targeted
Risk-based approaches
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Regulatory Reform and Growth
The relationship between business and better regulation
Regulatory reform and economic development
Varying reform priorities
Case study: the economic crisis
16:15 End of Day Wrap Up
16:30 Close

Day Three: 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
10:00 From Adoption to Implementation
What are the key challenges?
How can they be integrated and overcome in strategic reform?
Case studies of implementation processes
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Strategies and Approaches to Regulatory Reform
The difference between a strategic regulator and one that is not
The importance of focus Organisational strategy
13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Sectoral Case Study
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Comparative Experiences of Regulatory Reform
16:15 End of Day Wrap Up
16:30 Close  

Day Four: 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
10:00 Building Capacity and Support Structures
The role of different structure
How can technology play a role?
The importance of transparency and accountability
Standards Consultation
Regulation inside government
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Reduction of Administration Burdens
Measuring administrative burdens
What key initiatives can be introduced?
Pitfalls and how not to fall into them
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Enforcement and Compliance Issues
Monitoring mechanisms
How to ensure new reforms are enforced?
Different approaches to enforcement and compliance
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Impact Assessments
Regulatory impact assessments
Best practice case studies
The challenges and ways to overcome these
16:30 End of Day Wrap Up
16:45 Close

Day Five: 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
10:00 Monitoring and Evaluation of Regulatory Reform
Indicators and mechanisms of monitoring
Evaluation strategies
How to integrate these into your reform strategy
Comparative examples
11:00 Morning Coffee
11:15 Long Term Trends in Regulatory Reform
What are these long term trends?
What are the current and likely future impacts?
How will this alter the regulatory environment?
12:00 Guidance on Achieving a Chartered Management Professional Qualification
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment: generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending strategic regulatory reform content into these structures
13:15 End of Course Wrap Up
Certificate presentation and group photo
Evaluation forms
13:30 Lunch and Close