This course is available at £1,250 + vat per person. Discounts are available for multiple bookings from the same organisation.
April 2021 – 14th, 15th, 20th and 21st
In addition to the 4 days of interactive training, we also give you access to added-value products and services that allow you to start or continue your work as a DPO:
The course is not all “chalk and talk” delivered by DPOs. Instead we use case studies from our own experience, relevant legal cases, interactive learning, tools we have developed, group sessions and competence-based learning to ensure that DPOs are confident and supported to go back into their organisation and deliver GDPR assurance.
You leave with an action plan for your role as DPO and the free use of our tools and your own personal DPO mentor. We believe in a sustainable skills transfer. Every delegate will be assigned a DPAS DPO Mentor & Coach for 12 months post course. The mentor will be available to support the DPO in their role.
The purpose of the training is to:
The course takes 4 days to complete and will be held virtually across 2 weeks. There is a pre course workbook which will need to be completed before the course begins (8 hours of study).
There will be short exams throughout the course, and a final case study exam which is open book.
You will need access to Microsoft Teams and Onedrive throughout the course. All documents will be shared via Onedrive and sessions will be held via teams.
The course will start at 9:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm daily.
Our course is broken down into 8 units which aims collective to give you these key skills and areas of learning let us look at these key learning outcomes:
We want to ensure delegates understand the context of the GDPR amongst EU Law and each country’s legislation. We take an in-depth look into the role of the DPO in a legal context and the DPO’s responsibility to enforce the GDPR principles. We cover an organisation’s journey to compliance and the role the DPO plays in helping to achieve that. We also teach you how to manage risk from a DPO perspective.
We cover the basics of what is required to be a DPO. The aim of this session is to simplify and breakdown the steps of setting yourself up as DPO. In this session we also cover off some of the technical terms and breakdown the jargon associated with being the DPO.
We then dive into more detail about the exact requirements of a DPO. We ask what makes a good DPO.
What kind of criteria do you need to meet to be a DPO?
Building on the foundations our next stage is to allow the skills to develop that allow the DPO on how to stay independent whilst acting as a DPO. Most DPO’s will have a position/ second job within an organisation and acting as DPO can often be challenging. We aim to teach the delegates how to be neutral and lead on all things data protection, whilst developing a niche and gaining the confidence of the organisation.
We develop your skills required to provide relevant and thorough audit and assurance. We also provide tools. This should allow delegates to act effectively as DPOs. In this section delegates will receive support in:
A core skill set and requirement of the DPO is to be able to provide assurance to Controllers and Data subjects when change occurs. Delegates will be using our DPIA decision tree. We look at DPIA’s in different scenarios within an organisation and work interactively to come up with solutions. We will discuss risks to the data subject, and nine areas of particularly ‘high risk’. We then look at some scenarios, asking the delegate if and when a DPIA may be required in workplace situations. DPO’s will learn how to analyse DPIA’s and ask the right questions.
We give delegates the skills and hands on experience on how to deal with a breach within their organisation and the legal responsibilities that a DPO holds. Data breaches can happen for a number of reasons, we will help the delegates understand what are risks for data breaches and how to avoid this happening. Additionally, we will teach delegate DPO’s how to manage breaches and what the correct processes are to put in place. We will use this session to put in place a scenario and give the delegates the opportunity to deal with a breach using our recommended processes
The purpose of this session is to introduce the concept of creating a Data Privacy Culture. The DPO plays a key role in facilitating a data protection cultural change within their organisation. We give examples on how DPOs may wish to embed a plan to deliver this change. In this unit we will also agree the mentoring plan with your DPAS tutor for the next 12 months. Ultimately we: