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Course Description

Explore the components of effective information management, privacy, and access program(s) and learn how to establish an effective data governance model, and develop and implement a privacy management program. Gain an understanding of the privacy operational lifecycle that supports best practices for information management and access to information.

Topics in privacy for the digital age will be broadly explored, including how data protection laws are being interpreted to support digital innovation.

While more broadly applicable, the course utilizes examples from the school board environment. You are invited to apply your knowledge and experience while engaging in the learning.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Develop a data governance and privacy strategy that incorporates regulatory and organizational requirements
  • Define privacy metrics for information management, as well as assess the maturity level of a privacy and access program
  • Operationalize privacy best practice with documentation, third-party oversight and security controls
  • Take the necessary steps to manage privacy incidents in accordance with data protection laws and best practice

Course Topics

  • Privacy Legislation Overview
  • Privacy Regulator Resources (guidelines, investigations, orders)
  • Establishing a Data Governance Model
  • Developing a Privacy and Access Program
  • Defining and Analyzing Appropriate Privacy Metrics
  • The Privacy Operational Lifecycle
  • Incident Response Planning and Managing Privacy Breaches



Weight %



Assignments – individual and group 


Final Examination 


Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Design and Delivery of Information Management, Privacy, and Access Programs
Remote Instruction
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00AM to 4:00PM
July 17, 2023 to July 20, 2023
Final Examination
9:00AM to 11:00AM
July 21, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Early bird registration ends 60 days ($855.00) and 30 days ($895.00) prior to the start of the course. Regular registration is less than 30 days prior to the start of the course ($955.00).

If due to extenuating circumstances there is a need to reschedule, the rescheduled class will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (or portion thereof), and the Final Exam rescheduled for Monday, July 24, 2023, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. ET.

CourseLink access begins Friday, July 14, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. ET.

This course is delivered remotely in real time and uses the following:

* CourseLink (The name for the University of Guelph learning management system)

* Zoom (Video conferencing service for virtual meetings/classes)

You will need the following:

* Computer

* Webcam (Built-in or USB plug-in)

* Headset or a Microphone and Speaker (Built-in, wireless, or USB plug-in)

View the Technical Considerations for CourseLink and Zoom.

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