Practical Approaches to Developing an Information Governance Program
Information governance is a key management issue for information practitioners and their organisations. There are numerous and sometimes conflicting views on what it is, what steps need to be taken to improve it and who needs to own it. Even though there is a greater awareness of information governance today, we may still be at a loss to know what it is or what needs to be done about it. As an information manager, you can have a role in information governance. So, what do you need to do?
This one-day course will explore the principles and practices that underpin information governance, and which are needed to ensure it becomes embedded in your organisation. Practical examples will be used and approaches and templates and will be provided. At the conclusion of this session you will have useful step-by-step guide and templates to help you develop an information governance program in your organisation.
It would be helpful if participants had:
- A basic understanding of information governance; and
- Knowledge of your organisation's governance structure.
This course will cover:
- The relationships between corporate governance and information governance;
- The key contexts of an information governance program;
- The elements of and relationships within an information governance program;
- How to identify the scope and appropriate level of an information governance program for your organisation; and
- Steps to developing an information governance program.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the key contexts for information governance;
- Understand the elements of and relationships within an information governance program;
- Identify the scope and appropriate level of an information governance program for your organisation;
- Develop an information governance program.
At the end of this course you will have:
- A methodology to develop an information governance program; and
- Tools to assist you with developing an information governance program.
Dr Janine Douglas
B App Sci (Info& Library Studies), Grad Dip Policy Science, MA (Future Studies), PhD
Dr Janine Douglas joined Information Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd as Associate Consultant after more than 20 years in the Western Australian Public Sector. During her time working in government agencies Janine developed specialist skills in strategic planning, policy development and service options for information and knowledge management. She also La held management positions in the areas of policy, planning and evaluation.
During the course of her career Janine served on various professional bodies, and she was also Chair of the Information Sciences Consultative Committee at Edith Cowan University for more than five years. Currently, Janine is a member of Standards Australia's subcommittee on records management compliance. As a complement to her experience in working with governance issues, Janine has completed Northumbria University's Information Governance and Security Program.