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Data Protection Training - Zurich International School

Would you recommend 9ine’s training to a colleague or person involved with data protection within education?

100% of delegates, representing twelve International Schools from across Europe would recommend our data protection training. The event, the first in a series of six training programmes in collaboration with Zurich International School.

“Good blend of information, direction, discussion and sharing” - The International School of Zug & Luzern

Good recommendations are hard to get. Our training is structured so school leaders can take their learnings and apply them back at school in a structured and measurable way. This means attendance and the consequential learnings have a great return on investment. We do this through adopting the following principles:

1. Governance - where a well thought structure links preparatory thinking, participation and organisational progression through the learning outputs.

2. Learning through context - where the content of the training gives consideration to daily experiences of working in a school, with practical examples enabling delegates to understand and be able to apply learnt lessons from others schools at their own.

3. Learning through play - where learning is embedded through structured games, giving opportunity for debate and the distilling of knowledge into practice.

“Great to share where we all are on this. Lots of little action points. And a reassuring feeling that we are on the right track.” - International School of Amsterdam

The focus of this training day was ‘embedding a culture of data protection within schools’. Moving on from definitions and the impact of the GDPR, the agenda was designed to be targeted at the operational impact, lessons learnt and need for collaboration. We feel that this approach lowers the compliance cost for schools and achieves better outcomes.

Topics we covered on the day:

  • 12 Stages of compliance
  • Business as usual roles of the DPO: DPIAs, reporting, monitoring, training & communications
  • Accountability and responsibilities of the GDPR Working Group
  • Developing a data privacy culture
  • Managing ad hoc, unpredictable and high-risk incidents
  • Project management & governance - reporting, risk management, meetings, monitoring & managing progress
  • Utilising the GDPR Planner
  • Data mapping at Zurich International School (ZIS)
  • Assessing third-party processors using the DPA Checklist
  • Hands-on examples of how a data processing agreement assessment works
  • Data breach walkthrough and information rights request examples

“A relevant, understandable and user friendly …  I understood and felt encouraged by the whole day.” - Leysin American School

All twelve schools left with an action plan, membership of an online forum to share, collaborate and learn through, and a list of great lessons learnt to apply at their school.

Next on the agenda is training in cybersecurity on October 11th at ZIS, click here for an overview of the training content. Following that, our Child Protection / Safeguarding training for International Schools is on 15th of November, also at ZIS. The approach will follow the same structure, providing school leaders with practitioner-led examples, measurable actions to complete at their school, and bookended by the opportunity to collaborate and learn now and in the future.

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