Demystifying and Uplifting
Data Governance in Government

28 & 29 November 2023 | 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM EST | Online

Training Overview

Adopting a Proactive Approach that Enables Modernization and User-Centric Initiatives

As public sector agencies become increasingly data-driven the need for effective data governance is more important than ever before. With data informing policy, fueling AI initiatives, and shaping digital customer service; it is essential that your data governance programs are fit for purpose.
Although the importance of effective data governance is well-recognized, initiative often falls short.

Organizations often make three key mistakes: attempting to tackle every data issue simultaneously, failing to grant anyone accountability, and not clearly defining roles and responsibilities. This online training course will provide you with insights to establish data governance programs that align with strategic goals. It explores strategies to operationalize and embed data governance. It will explore key artifacts and roles and responsibilities. In addition, it will enable you to discern your current maturity level and outline steps to modernize your systems.

This course will take a simple approach that leads to improved data practices, data-driven decision-making, and, ultimately, enhanced public service delivery.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for heads, directors, assistant directors, managers, and team leaders responsible for managing data and ensuring compliance with data governance policies and regulations including:

Data and Governance Teams

Privacy, Policy and Compliance Teams

Program Managers and Teams

Learning Outcomes

Gain insights that will enable you to Change Behaviors and Practices to Modernize Data Governance in Your Organization

A bespoke, interactive program designed specifically to fix the data governance problems facing the public sector

Learn from a pioneering leader in information management and data governance  

Build knowledge on how to optimize your data to drive modernization, transformation, and user-centricity  

Meet Your Facilitator


Stephanie Delgado
CEO & Chief Data Officer
DataCents Analytics, LLC

Stephanie Delgado is an applied economist with over 15 years’ experience in state and local government environments, working on operations optimization and digital transformation with budgeting, strategic planning, procurement, public safety, economic development, power utilities, K-12 and higher education

Specializing in data strategy, data valuation, impact estimation and applications of both public and private sector data, Stephanie is a leader in creating value centers from what is usually seen as a liability
and a cost center – an organization’s data. She has a keen talent for maximizing the value that data can bring to an organization, and she leverages these skills to help organizations manage and govern these
assets confidently.

She is the Founder of DataCents Analytics, LLC, as well as a Professor of Data Science for Impact Measurement at Lynn University, a Preceptor for Data Initiatives at the Watson Institute, an Advisory Board member of AtliQ, a Thought Leadership Partner with Public Sector Network, and a Contributor to Forbes Ignite.

Learning Modules

Day 1: Module1 to 2:Day 2: Module 3 to 4:

Understanding Data Governance:

Demystifying Data Governance: What it is and Why it Matters

  • Understanding the importance of data governance in government organizations
  • What is the benchmark of ‘good’ data governance
  • The long-term implications and immediate impact of inadequate governance

Delving into the Why of Data Governance and Applying this to Support a Business Case

  • The practical and measurable impact of good governance
  • Translating the consequences of bad governance to business leaders
  • Building a business case

Unpacking your Data and the Data Lifecycle: What Data Needs to be Governed

  • Identifying the stages of the data lifecycle
  • Understanding the different approaches to governance at each stage
  • How does this apply to your own organizations

Data Governance Components:

A Roadmap to Effective Meta Data Management and Making it the Norm

  • How to best define metadata and are we on the same page?
  • Best practice on metadata capture and representation
  • Addressing the operational challenges of capturing metadata and strategies to overcome them

Framing Your Data to Drive Better Organizational Outcomes

  • Understanding Data Lineage: Map your Data Journey through your IT Systems
  • Best Practices to create Data Catalogues, Data Libraries and other usable assets
  • How to Improve Data Usability to deliver better outcomes
    for your organization; from data sharing, privacy, and digital transformation for greater user outcomes

Improving Data Access, Security and Quality for Modernization

  • Discussing key criteria and factors that impact data quality
  • Best practices to improve data quality across the organization
  • Addressing the Data Security and Access

Data Ownership and Products:

Who Should Own Data Governance: Roles and Organizational Structures

  • Who is best placed to own data governance: Discussing the pros and cons
  • Understanding different structures
  • How to Identify the best approach for your organization

Data as a Product and Data in Data Lakes: Optimizing your Data for your Organization

  • How to optimize the utility and usability of your data
  • What is Data-as-a-Product and its role in government?
  • Setting up and optimizing your data lakes for your

Implementing Data Governance:

Assessing your Data Governance Maturity

  • Understanding the data maturity scale; key factors and influences
  • How to measure data governance maturity in your own organization
  • Discussing strategies to close the gaps

Creating and Implementing a Data Governance Roadmap

  • Closing the Gaps and Optimizing your strengths
  • Building a Business Case
  • Embedding effective practices and changing behaviors

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Additional discounts are available for group registrations of 10 or more.
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* Registration for this training is exclusively for professionals currently working within the Public Sector.

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