As a Data Protection Officers (DPO) you are at the forefront of understanding, managing, and advising on data protection issues within your organisation. You must often carry out this role with limited support and technical guidance.

Our Excelling in the Role of Data Protection Officer bespoke In-House training course has been specifically designed to help you and your team as a DPO to successfully manage your increased workload, responsibilities and embed information governance best practices.

Discuss the potential impact of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill on your organisation. Take away a DPO toolkit full of tools and techniques to comply with GDPR, Data Protection Act and the ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice; better manage and handle data breaches and understand how to carry out data protection impact assessments.

There will be plenty of opportunities for you to network, share resources, experiences with other delegates and gain valuable contacts to create that invaluable DPO support network.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ensure the DPO role complies with the data protection legislation and guidance: GDPR, Data Protection and Digital Information Bill and Data Protection Act
  • Embed more effective data sharing procedures
  • Manage and reduce personal data breaches
  • Carry out a data protection impact assessment
  • Design and take back a DPO toolkit to your organisation
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

The DPO Role and Data Protection Legislation

  • Gain a quick overview of data protection regulation: DPA Act 2018, GDPR, FOI and revised ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice
  • Discuss the potential impact of the  the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill for you and your organisation
  • What does the legislation say about being a DPO?
  • Understand key roles and responsibilities
  • Ensure compliance with data protection regulation
11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:00

DPO and Your Organisation

  • Engender an appreciation of data protection within your organisation
  • Make the DPO role stand out within your organisation
  • Confidently communicate data protection advice to senior management
  • Develop effective training programmes for your staff
12:00 - 12:30

Embedding Effective Information Sharing Techniques

  • Apply the ICO’s Data Sharing Code of Practice
  • Establish when data sharing is necessary
  • Understand and apply the lawful basis for information sharing
  • Develop effective working partnership with other organisations to securely share data
  • Identify and overcome cultural barriers to sharing information
  • Review relevant Information Sharing Agreements
12:30 - 13:00

Managing and Reducing Personal Data Breaches

  • Learn how to identify a data breach
  • Understand when to report a data breach
  • Effectively respond to a data breach
  • Understand how to prevent a data breach
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflective Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Designing an Effective Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

  • Gain an overview of data protection impact assessments
  • Examine bad and best practice examples
  • Learn when to carry out a data protection impact assessment
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Designing a DPO Toolkit

  • Ensure full compliance with data protection regulation
  • Develop strategies to enhance your organisation’s information governance procedures
  • Learn how to mitigate and manage privacy risks
  • Learn how to communicate with the ICO
  • Take back a DPO toolkit to your organisation
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways