Aug 2020

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Developing a Data Strategy for Public Sector Leaders (half-day remote seminar)

Public bodies and government are increasingly collecting and processing data to support and develop evidence-based practices and policies, for more operational reasons and with a view to taking advantage of the growing benefits of AI and the data economy.

Given this there is a growing need for public sector leaders to have the level of data literacy and associated conceptual 'toolbox' to understand data and information as core strategic assets for the delivery of services.

By the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of why it is imperative for public sector bodies to have a developed data strategy, the ability to use the Castlebridge Data Strategy Framework and the associated governance structures to plan for the future, as well as insight into the importance of the level of maturity of the organisation in terms of data management capabilities and functions.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Building the Business Case for Data Change
Join Daragh O Brien on August's webinar for a look at how simple metrics and measures can be built to help demonstrate quantifiable value and build a business case for data change in your organisation.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Data Governance Basics - All Sectors (half-day remote seminar)
Introduction and Purpose Information & Data Governance is a critical core skill set and discipline in business today. It is at the hub of a variety of other strategic and operational issues in organisations, including: Data Protection and Privacy (including privacy engineering and privacy by design) Information Security Data Quality Regulatory compliance obligations under an array of legal requirements. Introduction to Data and Information Governance offers a pragmatic and practical understanding of the basics of Information & Data Governance. This half-day course provides an intense introduction into fundamental concepts, key models and frameworks. This course also provides pragmatic tools and techniques to develop a coherent Information and Data Governance strategy that helps align disparate driving forces in your organisation. Key Objectives Learners will come away from the course with FIVE key diagrams every Data Governance Professional should be able to draw FOUR key roles we all play in relation to Information and Data THREE critical conversations you need to prepare for TWO fundamental areas of focus for EVERY Data Management Professional ONE Vision for Information & Data in your organisation. Delivery Training will be delivered through a ½ day interactive seminar. Delegates will receive a certificate evidencing their attendance and...

Sep 2020

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Measuring and Improving Data Quality (half-day remote seminar)
Introduction and Purpose No matter the size or type of your organisation, the quality of your data assets affects your ability to make good business decisions, create better products, and innovate. Strategic use of data and Digital Transformation are built on the fundamentals of good quality data. However, less than 3% of organisations have data that is “fit for purpose” ​and problems of poor data quality plague organisations. Improving the quality of organisational data will reduce risks of costs incurred due to of poor quality data, improve efficiency and productivity, and enable you to unlock the value of your organisation’s data. This half-day seminar is designed by Castlebridge, Ireland’s foremost expert on Information Quality, aligned to the syllabus of the DAMA CDMP Data Quality subject exam. It provides an overview of key concepts and tools in Data Quality Management to support delegates in developing effective data quality management for the data assets in the organisation. It introduces a practical and flexible framework to identify data quality issues and improve the value of data in your organisation. Key Objectives Delegates will understand: Dimensions of Data Quality The Data Quality improvement life cycle Standards and requirements for “fit for purpose” data Key...
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Data Sharing for Public Sector (half-day remote seminar)
Introduction and Purpose This course is an extended version of a session developed for the Data Protection Commission’s DPO Network Conference. Data Sharing in the public sector presents unique challenges to governance and compliance. Challenges include ensuring appropriate and lawful data sharing across government departments and public sector organisations and sharing of personal data in the public sector. These challenges have become a particular focus of the Data Protection Commission in 2019 and 2020. This seminar is designed to prepare delegates to properly identify, plan for, and create a strategy for appropriate and lawful data sharing in the public sector. Key Objectives Delegates will understand: Data Controller and Data Processor relationships Identifying Joint Controller relationships Requirements for Data Sharing Agreements Identifying a Lawful Basis for data sharing between public sector bodies Data Governance and Data Sharing The Bara Ruling The Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019. Delivery Training will be delivered through a ½ day interactive online instructor-led seminar. Delegates will receive a certificate evidencing their attendance and the content covered for their own Continuous Professional Development records.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
GDPR Essentials 2-day remote course split over 4 half-days
24/09/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 30/09/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 01/10/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Introduction and Purpose This course is designed to provide practical guidance regarding the application of EU Data Protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679/EU). The course builds on five years in-class delivery at Public Affairs Ireland and has been redeveloped to meet the needs of the online learner. This course delivers a principles-based approach, introducing learners to: Core concepts, definitions, and principles in GDPR Specific requirements for Transparency, Accountability and Governance Requirements specific to Irish data protection law in the Data Protection Act 2018. Key Objectives This workshop will introduce delegates to core principles of GDPR, and address theory and principles in the practical context of real-life scenarios. Delegates will be able to: Understand the context and basics of Data Protection law Discuss the seven core GDPR principles Understand the legal grounds for processing data Identify core obligations under GDPR Understand requirements around Accountability and Governance Discuss requirements in the event of a personal data breach Understand key details of the Data Protection Act 2018. Delivery Training will be delivered through four ½ day interactive online instructor-led workshops....