Bespoke Programs

LGC provides in-house bespoke programs to organizations that wish to place 15+ delegates onto a program. The LGC’s strategic partner, The AACI, experts have worked with many organizations throughout the world in developing anti-corruption knowledge and skills of their management and staffs.

Benefits of in-house learning include:

PRE – WORKSHOP ONLINE TEST (OPTIONAL) – Your delegates may sit for the CPMT. 

POST – WORKSHOP ONLINE TEST (OPTIONAL) – Your delegates may sit for the Post – Workshop Online test. On October 1, 2014, The AACI started to offer the post-workshop Online test for each of its workshop/training programs. Effectively from January 1, 2015, The AACI does not accept a CPE obtained through any workshop/training program offered by The AACI unless it is evidenced by the post-workshop Online test PASS certificate.

QUALITY – We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning programs we provide to our clients. All our programs are quality assured by the AACI Quality Advisory Committee; a subcommittee of The AACI Board of Advisors.

FLEXIBILITY and CUSTOMIZATION – We can include examples and processes unique to your organization, tailoring the learning program to meet your specific requirements.

EXPERIENCED EXPERTS – The AACI experts present hundreds of programs per year in a range of countries and regions including the U.S., Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, the Middle East and Africa, Bahamas and Europe. All The AACI experts possess the dual quality of practical industry expertise and excellent communication skills.

COST – The cost of the in-house learning program depends on the number of attendees, venue, and the degree to which we are required to develop a new program but you will save a significant amount compared with the public program fee. 

DISCOUNT ON THE AACI MEMBERSHIP Annual Dues – Management and staffs of the organization will get 10% discount off The AACI membership annual dues during the calendar year in which the organization has the in-house training program.

In-House Learning Conditions

  • Your organization will provide the venue, any audio-visual equipment, and refreshments. A microphone will be needed if there are over 40 delegates.
  • You will notify us of the expected number of delegates attending at least two weeks before the event. 
  • In-house learning programs are normally operated on the basis that 15 – 25 delegates will attend.

Please read the LGC Programs Terms and Conditions

We would be delighted to have the opportunity of discussing the benefits of in-house learning with your organization, either face to face, email, Skype, or by telephone in the first instance. For further information, please fill this form or contact us.

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PRINCIPLES OF INTERNAL CONTROL: MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS©

Those charged with governance should have proper and adequate anti-corruption intelligence to prevent and deter corruption and avoid negligence or gross negligence in performing their duties.

The AACI defines anti-corruption intelligence as: " The minimum, optimum knowledge a decision maker should have to avoid fraud and corruption intelligently. Such knowledge includes the proper blend of due diligence, internal controls, anti-corruption, governance, decision making, process auditing ( from a management perspective and duties) to avoid anti-corruption and fraud. By avoidance, we emphasize the concept of deterrence and prevention.  Corruption prevention is less expensive and better than any cure."

Internal control is a pillar of anti-corruption intelligence. Regardless of one's background, a decision maker should master the concept of internal control.

This learning program is not technical oriented: it is designed to support executive management and board members decision-making processes.  Over four days of brainstorming sessions, there will be intensive discussions and case analysis of the concept of internal control and its components and principles. The AACI experts will discuss the management delusions of internal control and clarify what internal control cannot do.

By the end of the program, delegates will be able to participate effectively in addressing internal control systems. They will also be able to make well- informed management decisions concerning internal control systems and/or internal control-related choices. Delegates will also be able to avoid the hidden traps and overcome the “bounded awareness” phenomenon in decision-making and decision-making processes. This will enable them to competently and intelligently assess the impacts of daily routine decisions on internal control and those that prevent, deter, or even detect fraud and corruption.

Burke FILES, CACM, CDDP

President of The AACI

Mr. Files is a recognized international expert in due diligence, financial investigations / asset recovery, and valuation of IPCI - Intellectual Property and Critical Information.

His case assignments have covered over 50 countries and billions of dollars in assets.

He is an international financial investigator and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Association of Due Diligence. He has been quoted in articles, has authored articles, and has authored 4 books - the most recent is Due Diligence For The Financial Professional, 2nd Edition - winner of two book awards.

As a president of the American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI), Mr. Files currently leads The AACI globally and takes the fight against fraud and corruption innovatively to the next frontier: management and those charged with governance.

Mike J. MASOUD, CPA, CACM, CFE, MBA

Senior Director, The Middle East and Africa

Mike J. Masoud is an internationally known expert in the anti-corruption field and leads The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) business and initiatives in the Middle East and Africa.  He is a senior instructor and researcher for The AACI in the fields of internal control, governance, and corruption prevention methodologies.

Mr. Masoud is the co- founder and managing director of BZ Consulting International, an advisory and training firm specializing in internal control, anti-fraud and corruption, corruption risk management and fraud and corruption examination. He has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of the corruption investigation, auditing, and anti-corruption advisory and based in the firm’s headquarter in Tempe, AZ, USA.

He has extensive experience with an international auditing firm and has consulted worldwide, helping corporations investigate allegations of corruption, and served as a litigation consultant working with attorneys representing shareholders in complex court cases involving serious allegations of corporate fraud, improper financial reporting, and economic crimes.

Advising too many public, private, and non-profit organizations in the Middle East and Africa, Mr. Masoud brings financial expertise, a strong understanding of strategy and risk, and detailed regional and international insights into anti-corruption ethics and compliance.

He graduated from Pittsburg State University, KS-USA in December 2000 with distinction holding MBA and majoring in accounting. He passed the CPA exam in California in May 2001 with distinguished scores. Besides, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM). He is a member of the following American professional institutions:

1- American Institute of CPAs

2- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

3- The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI)

Mr. Masoud serves as a member of the ACFE Advisory Council, a member of The AACI technical advisory committee, and a member of The AACI academic initiatives committee. Mr. Masoud served as an adjunct professor at several universities. He leads The AACI educational initiatives in the Middle East and Africa.

  Four Days, Dubai - UAE
  • 2nd, April 2018 to 5th, April 2018.
  • 24th, September 2018 to 27th, September 2018.
  • 19th November 2018 to 22nd, November 2018
  • 17th December 2018 to 20th,  December 20182

DAY 1

  • Introduction to Internal Control: What is Control?
  • Internal Control: Definition and Categories
  • Effects of Information Technology on Internal Control
  • Case Analysis: Tone Is Set at the Top

DAY 2

  • Internal Control Components: Control Environment
  • Principles of Control Environment: Integrity and Ethical Values
  • Principles of Control Environment: Board of Directors
  • Case Analysis: Internal Control and Strategic Management

DAY 3

  • Hidden Traps in the Decision Making
  • Hidden Traps in the Decision Making (Continued)
  • Decisions with Optimum Awareness
  • Conclusion
DAY 4
  • Meet the Experts
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Senior and Executive Management, Board of Directors, Board of Directors Committees, Internal Auditors, Operations Management, Accounting Department, Credit Department, Finance Managers, Controllers. Regulators, Lawyers and Management Consultants.
  • Learning material (paper and professional soft copy)
  • Daily two coffee breaks and lunch
  • Certificate of Attendance issued by The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) when a delegate attends at least 80% of the programs’ designated time
  • Waiver of the first year annual membership dues in The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) – subject to approval of The AACI Certification Committee
  • Sitting for the post-program online test. Pass this test and print your “Certificate of Achievement
Fees: 4500 $
Delegates will be able to participate effectively in addressing internal control systems. They will also be able to make well- informed management decisions with respect to internal control systems and/or internal control-related decisions. Delegates will also be able to avoid the hidden traps and overcome the “bounded awareness” phenomenon in decision making and decision making processes. This will enable them to competently and intelligently assess the impacts of daily routine decisions on internal control and those that prevent, deter, or even detect fraud and corruption.
  1. Learn what control means. You will also have an overview of what internal control system means in the context of management and corruption prevention.
  2. Learn what the categories of internal control are. You will also learn the basic design of such controls and the way they are implemented effectively.
  3. Understand the information technology opportunities and challenges for controls and internal control systems
  4. Obtain a comprehensive understanding of the internal control components and how they interact and interrelate in practice.
  5. Learn what control environment means and obtain proper understanding of its role and importance in success or failure of any internal control system.
  6. Understand the meaning, nature, and importance of the principles of control environment. You will also appreciate the holistic critical importance of control environment and internal control.
  7. Learn the attributes of the integrity and ethical values principle and how management can effectively put it into practice.
  8. Understand the attributes of the board of directors principle and how the board can effectively put this principle into practice.
  9. Learn how internal control is integrated with corporate strategic planning and strategic management. You will also learn how internal control plays a significant role in deterring, preventing, and detecting fraud and corruption.
  10. Learn how management override controls and how vigilant leadership can minimize the likelihood of management override of controls.
  11. Understand the nature of the decision making hidden traps and their impact on effectiveness of the entire decision making process.
  12. Learn what the “bounded awareness” phenomenon is, its impact on internal control- related decision making, and how to overcome this phenomenon.
  13. Conduct brainstorming and critical thinking analysis of relevant anti-fraud and anti-corruption controls.