Short Courses

DIIS, in association with Nottingham Trent University (UK) and dg Anti Fraud Consultants Ltd (UK), conducts various Specialised Short Terms Courses, ranging from 3 days to 4 weeks, in different domains and specialities.

Our Short Term Courses are meant for Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries as well as other finance professionals at various levels in the corporate sector and government departments, besides police and law enforcement agencies working to prevent, tackle and solve economic offences.

Candidates are imparted an NTU-recognised and acknowledged certificate, after successful completion of these courses.

A brief overview of our Specialised Short Term Courses is provided here below:

Short Courses

Anti-Fraud and Transparency Policy Making (1 Week)

Because transparency is a necessary factor to promote and continuity in any organisation, this course will be of benefit to professionals in a variety of capacities. This includes managers who oversee the administrative processes in their organisations, project managers, officers responsible for the management of contracts and procurement, policy-makers and advisors. This course will also be of interest to financial investigators and members of law enforcement agencies and those involved in compliance, due diligence and prevention activity.

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Courtroom Skills (1 to 2 Weeks)

The witness box is a lonely place. Many witnesses or indeed experts feel they are on trial, standing in the dock rather than giving independent testimony to assist the court. Often these people are unfamiliar with this environment as few cases go to full trial, but a poor performance can undermine confidence and credibility.

This Courtroom Skills training is an intensive one/two week, highly practical and experimental training course. This is no mere lecture with hints and tips. An experienced lawyer, who is a trained trainer, will examine the theory, practice and procedure of giving evidence, and demystifying the process. This course will be run in partnership with Nottingham Trent University whose facilities are set up for such activity. An experienced Magistrate will be presiding over the proceedings to bring a sense of realism to this training.

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Creating & Managing a Compliance Team (1 to 2 Weeks)

This course identifies the principles essential to ensuring effective compliance within an organisation. It provides delegates with the hands-on, practical knowledge essential to introduce and implement a suitably trained compliance team. Core topics, such as fraud prevention and response planning, are scoped and developed within practical workplace scenarios to test the delegate’s practical approach to problem solving and removal of possible fraud.

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Cyber Crime (1 Week)

This course profiles the modern way to fight cyber crime and the ever present need to have talented and diligent employees equipped with smart and reliable information technology tools. It is seen today that there is a requirement to remain vigilant of an enemy that is global in reach, technologically mature, and communication savvy. In the wake of catastrophic events like September 11th and the ever-evolving national security and criminal threats, there are lessons to be learned, changes to be made, courses to correct and new problems to solve. To keep pace with these events this course will develop skills to keep ahead of the criminal fraternity.

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Corruption Management in the Workplace (1 to 2 Weeks)

This course looks at the implications of corruption upon government, public and private sector organisations and the individuals within those organisations. There is a strong emphasis on how to combat corruption, with the use of practical workshops to re-enforce identified learning outcomes, as well as covering topics such as risk assessment, prevention and investigation issues, evidence management and the use of financial investigation.

This course is aimed at those decision-makers, managers and all members of public and private sector organisations, who require an understanding of corruption and its ramifications in the workplace. The course is also a must for members of law enforcement agencies and those directly involved within the procurement management arena, as well as project managers, contract managers, policy makers and advisors.

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Evidence Gathering & Interviewing Skills (1 or 2 week – Two level course)

This course is designed at two levels. Firstly, covering general awareness issues to interviewing and its associated skills required to undertake these function. Secondly, a more in-depth understanding of the subject for the working practitioner. It is suitable for internal and external auditors, forensic accountants, and financial investigators, members of the police service and other law enforcement agencies and those involved in compliance due diligence and crime prevention activities.

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Forensic Auditing and Accounting for Business and Government (1 to 2 Weeks)

This module provides development for internal auditors and financial investigators to help them to effectively perform their tasks and set up a system to detect and combat White Collar Crime. This will integrate practical knowledge with current auditing techniques to facilitate the prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and prosecution of economic crime. It will make all managers aware of their responsibilities in this area.

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Fraud Management for the Practitioner (1 to 2 Weeks)

This course looks will introduce the skills necessary to develop policies and utilise internal procedures necessary for the investigation of fraud, corruption and the overseeing of individual propriety. It will develop knowledge and understanding of a range of resources and approaches, which underpin the requirements for due diligence and fraud prevention activity. The aim of this course is to develop peoples’ skills and competencies to undertake the management of fraud investigations in accordance with current law and regulatory requirements. It will combine technical knowledge with practical application, best practice methodology and prevention techniques.

This course is aimed at those decision-makers, managers and all members of public and private sector organisations, who require an understanding of corruption and its ramifications in the workplace. The course is also a must for members of law enforcement agencies and those directly involved within the procurement management arena, as well as project managers, contract managers, policy makers and advisors.

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Fraud and Corruption Awareness for Financial Managers (1 to 2 Weeks)

The purpose of this module is to develop an understanding of how organisational processes can be developed to benefit departmental and corporate functions. These processes will enable organisations to be more efficient and productive. By implementing these principles and concepts of transparency within their respective organisations it will contribute towards securing the trust of the public and respective stakeholders.

This course is designed to increase the awareness of those in managerial positions to the potential for fraud and corruption to occur in their workplace. It is especially useful to managers and project managers responsible for budgets, contracts or procurement as well as those managing compliance teams managing the risk factor.

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General Awareness in Law and Compliance (1 Week)

This course will be suitable for internal and external auditors, forensic accountants, financial investigators, members of the police service and other law enforcement agencies. This course will also be ideal for middle and senior managers who have ownership of the responsibility of overseeing the audit process as it relates to the detection and prevention of economic crime.

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Global Economic Crime (1 to 2 Weeks)

This course addresses the global problem of economic crime, money laundering and transnational fraud, because without such awareness it would be easy to lose hope. It is hard enough to ensure effective law enforcement in domestic jurisdiction. It seems almost impossible to expect law enforcement agencies and state machinery to succeed when the challenge comes from outside the country. Lawyers and practitioners usually think in jurisdictional terms. Therefore this course covers methods that tackle the manageable problems that are local but at the same time to allow practitioners to develop their skills to confront the elusive criminal who manipulates cyberspace or who pulls levers from an every shifting overseas base.

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Interviewing Vulnerable & Intimidated Witnesses (1 to 2 Weeks)

This course is ideal for Police officers, local government officers and all types of investigators. For example, local government officers would greatly benefit from this type of awareness training. It will assist practitioner investigators to identify and profile witnesses early and develop individual interviewing skills.

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Money Laundering – Levels 1 & 2 (1 to 2 Weeks)

This course is aimed at all managers and financial investigators to increase their awareness and knowledge of how criminal proceeds are obtained and disseminated both locally and internationally. It also explores how national and international cooperation is necessary; to ensure both criminal and preventative measures are adequately implemented, to combat the professional money launderer. The course highlights the concept of financial investigation and the investigation of money laundering.

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Sound Risk Management – Corporate Governance & Control (1 to 2 Weeks)

This course looks at the implications of Fraud and Corruptions upon Government, Public and Private Sector Organisations and the individuals within those organisations. There is also a strong emphasis on how to combat fraudulent activity and corrupt practices, with the use of practical work shops to re-enforce identified learning outcomes, as well as covering such topics as risk assessment, prevention and investigatory issues, evidence management and the use of financial investigation.

This course is aimed at those decision-makers, managers and all members of public and private sector organisations, who require an understanding of corruption and its ramifications in the workplace. The course is also a must for members of law enforcement agencies and those directly involved within the procurement management arena, as well as project managers, contract managers, policy makers and advisors.

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Strategic Approach to the Identification & Control of Alternative Global Financing (1 to 2 Weeks)

In an increasingly complex world there are now far greater opportunities for organised criminal organisations to launder their proceeds of crime both nationally and globally. This module provides an understanding of how criminal proceeds are obtained and disseminated both locally and internationally and how national and international cooperation is necessary to ensure both criminal and preventative measures are adequately implemented to combat the professional money launderer.

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