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Advancing Data Governance in the Public Sector

Embedding Policies and Practices to Enable Modernisation

Monday, 22 & 29 April 2024

10:00am - 2:30pm AEST

Next intake: Monday, 22 & 29 April 2024 | 10:00am - 2:30pm AEST


Without modern data governance, 8 out of 10 digital business expansions will fail. Public sector CDAOs prioritise data governance as it fuels data-driven innovation and streamlines services for citizens. Yet, data volume explosion, increased sharing, and complex organizational structures elevate the challenge of data governance for public agencies. Recognising this, public sector data professionals are ditching the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach and crafting tailored data governance models.

PSN’s Advancing Data Governance in Public Sector course equips data governance experts with future-proofed policies and practical insights to navigate the complexities of the public sector. Based on a proven framework built on real-world public sector success stories, this course will provide even the most mature data specialists with key insights.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for designers, specialists, editors, and officers, in charge of transforming all three levels of government, including:
Data Governance
Information Management
Data Management

Learning Outcomes

Uncover the evolving landscape of data governance through the lens of the data lifecycle.
Equip your team with the tools and strategies for continual improvement and innovation.
Prepare your organisation for the challenges and opportunities of the data-driven landscape.
Navigate the future of data with cutting-edge data governance practices and frameworks.

Online Training

Advancing Data Governance in the Public Sector

Session details

  • Gain insights and practical tools to modernise data governance in your organisation.
  • Learn from a renowned expert and network with peers facing similar challenges.
  • Develop a customised roadmap for successful data governance implementation.
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Level: Advanced

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Key Sessions

This course offers a comprehensive and interactive learning experience to equip public sector professionals with the skills and knowledge to modernise their data governance practices and drive successful digital transformation.

A Refresher on Data Governance 101

  • Reiterating the need for Data Governance in a public sector context
  • Unpacking Data Governance: Framework and Structure
  • A Chief Data Officer’s Data Governance priorities

Understanding the Key Elements of a ‘Good’ Data Governance Policy

  • What is the purpose and benefit of a Data Governance Policy
  • Definitions across the Data and Analytics spectrum
  • Assessing the applicability and principles

Establishing a Data Governance Framework and Policy

  • How to embed data governance: Mindsets and behaviours
  • Unpacking data stewardship and lines of responsibility
  • Communication to optimising take-up


Managing Data at Different Stages of its Lifecycle

  • Uncovering the lifecycle of your data
  • Defining accountability at each stage
  • Guidelines for making data-related decisions at each stage

Developing a Fit-for-Purpose Data Governance Model

  • Crafting a data governance policy
  • Establishing an understanding of the key pillars of data governance: People, Process, Information, Technology and Data
  • Key considerations: Creating a roadmap and data governance model to close the gap


Evaluating Data Governance Maturity

  • Defining maturity levels and the determining characteristics
  • Assessing your current maturity levels vs. future state maturity level
  • Discussing

A Capability-based Approach to Improving Data Governance Maturity

  • An overview of Business Architecture
  • Understanding Capability modelling
  • Applying these principles to improve data governance maturity

KPIs and Monitoring Effectiveness of your Policies and Strategy

  • Defining the KPIs of Data Governance
  • Establishing what good looks like
  • Capturing, monitoring and visualising metrics

Embedding Data Governance and Setting up for Continuous Improvement

  • Creating a community of practice
  • Stakeholder engagement and change management
  • Tailoring a data governance initiative brief

Meet Your Facilitator

Nigel Schmalkuche

Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Strategic Architects

Forget digital dead ends! Nigel’s expertise in data, cloud, and enterprise architecture has revitalized governments, businesses, and non-profits. He’s a renowned coach, trainer, and author, sharing his insights on “Data to Insight” and demystifying AI on his popular “AI Friday” series.

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