Strategic Customs Planning and Management (Caribbean), 4th Edition

 Thanks to our donors and partner countries: 


Course direction:

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (www.iadb.org), through its Integration and Trade Sector.


Sponsor:

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (www.iadb.org), through its Integration and Trade Sector in collaboration with The Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) (www.iadb.org/es/intal).


In collaboration with:

The Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) (www.indes.org). Contributes to the pedagogical review of the materials and tutor's training.

The Center for Distance Foundation for Economic and Technological Development (CEDDET) (www.ceddet.org) works in the academic monitoring of the participants through their virtual learning platform.

General Secretariat of Central American Integration System (SG-SICA) (www.sica.int/sgsica).


Objectives:

General objective

  • To introduce participants to the main tools required for designing, implementing and tracking institutional strategies.

  • To analyse the key components of effective strategic planning.

Specific objectives

  • Capacity building in the field of strategic planning applied to customs authorities.

  • To encourage debate on the main tools used for strategic planning in customs authorities.

  • To promote the exchange of information and experiences between civil servants and customs employees in Latin America.


Duration:

The course will last six teaching weeks (plus one week for Module 0 and two weeks for retakes) organised in weekly modules.


Course dates: August 7 to October 8, 2017 (a total of 9 weeks).

 


Applicant profile:

This course is only open to participants who have been invited to take part by the Directing Body. 

A total of 45 participants will be selected. Generally speaking, participants will be civil servants from customs authorities, ministries, national agencies and agents from the Latin American private sector, who are involved in the regulation, control and taxation of foreign trade.

Participants must hold a university degree or equivalent. Professional experience of at least three years relating to customs or other tax departments is advised.


Price for the general public:

The price for participants without a grant is USD 3,000.00.

However, in order to contribute to modernisation and institution building in Latin America, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has provided 45 grants for all Latin American participants who pass the selection process.


Teaching methods:

This is an online course delivered on a virtual platform on which a small group of participants (45) will all start and finish the training at the same time. During this period, participants will be monitored on a regular basis according to a systematic and individualised monitoring plan. The activities on this course are designed to maximise collaborative learning among participants, and between participants and the course teacher.


Teaching Team:  

TO BE CONFIRMED


 STUDY PLAN: 

 

Module 0: “USING THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM” (one week).

Module 1: “THE MISSION AND VISION OF CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES” (one week).

  • Introduction to the module and its aims.
  • Customs modernisation strategies from the perspective of the WCO.
  • Concept and characteristics of the terms "Mission" and "Vision" used by the organisations The road map and processes behind its creation.
  • Strategic customs management: "Mission" and "Vision" of customs organizations.
  • Establishing strategic targets in Central American customs organizations. 

Module 2: "STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ITS CONNECTION WITH CUSTOMS MANAGEMENT" (one week).

  • Introduction to the module and its aims
  •  
  • General planning.
  • Strategic planning.
  • A practical approach to strategic planning in customs organizations. 

Module 3: "TOOLS FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING IN CUSTOMS ORGANISATIONS" (one week).

  • Introduction to the module and its aims.
  • SWOT analysis.
  • Analysis of interested parties.
  • The Logical Framework Approach.
  • The Balanced Scorecard.
  • Managing intangibles through processes of organizational change. 

 

MID-COURSE CATCH-UP (ONE WEEK). 

 

Module 4: "MANAGEMENT INDICATORS FOR CUSTOMS ORGANISATIONS" (one week).

  •  Introduction to the module and its aims.
  • General theory of management indicators.
  • Customs management.
  • Management indicators for customs organizations.
  • Case study: the IADB indicator system. 

Module 5: "RESULTS-BASED MANAGEMENT IN THE CUSTOMS SECTOR" (one week).

  • Introduction to the module and its aims.
  • Results-based management.
  • Results-based management structure.
  • Methodological tools.
  • System components.
  • The Spanish experience. 

Module 6: "BEST PRACTICES FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING IN CUSTOMS ORGANISATIONS" (one week).

  • Introduction to the module and its aims.
  • WCO recommendations for strengthening strategic planning in customs organizations.
  • Strategic risk management; a key complement to strategic planning in customs organizations.

 

END-OF-COURSE CATCH-UP  (ONE WEEK) 


The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Integration and Trade Sector in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development Bank (INDES) and their Learning and Knowledge Sector, will  issue a certificate of achievement to all participants who fulfil the aims of the course and pass the corresponding assessment tests.

Bali Ministerial Declaration and decisions 


Certification

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Integration and Trade Sector in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development Bank (INDES) and their Learning and Knowledge Sector, will issued a certificate of achievement to all participants who fulfil the aims of the course and pass the corresponding assessment tests.

The Directing Body, based on each tutor's assessment of participation in the proposed activities, will be responsible for deciding if the participant meets the minimum criteria for receiving the diploma.


Feedback and Quality Improvement:

All participants will be asked to  complete a satisfaction survey. The CEDDET Foundation guarantees the responses will remain strictly anonymous since all data is stored on the server of a notary in Spain. 


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