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Day 1 - Tuesday 23rd November, 2021
• Why do a problem-based project?
• Problem-solving protocols: The stages of problem-solving
• Essential disciplines. Choosing an appropriate level of rigor and granularity
• Is it really a problem-solving project? Different types of “problem”. Making “Go/No-go” decisions, and triage for other types of work
• Ethical challenges involved in portfolio management (including terminating projects with non-zero residual risk levels)
• A challenging question: “How many projects have you finished?”
• How problem-centric work feeds into agency performance accounts. What it takes to demonstrate impact
• Implications of some “wicked categories” of harm. (Special challenges associated with tackling invisible problems, problems involving adversaries, and catastrophic risks)
• Common obstacles to implementation. How others have overcome them
Day 2 - Tuesday 30th November, 2021
• Historical and prevailing motivations for moving away from prescriptive regulation
• Strengths and weaknesses of the various models. On what basis to prefer one to another
• Implications of different structures on performance monitoring and evaluation
• How success will be described. And when failures occur under each model, who will have failed, and how?
- Why it matters whether self-regulatory approaches (such as SMS) are seen as a replacement for prescriptive regulation, or a supplement?
Malcolm K Sparrow is a leading international expert in regulatory and enforcement strategy, security and risk control. Malcolm is the Professor of the Practice of Public Management at Harvard’s John F Kennedy School of Government and he is Faculty Chair of the school’s executive program “Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies.”
Professor Sparrow served 10 years with the British Police Service, rising to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. He has conducted internal affairs investigations, commanded a tactical firearms unit, and has extensive experience with criminal investigation. His research interests include regulatory and enforcement strategy, fraud control, corruption control, and operational risk management.