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Foundations of Data Governance Structures (DM 203.07)

START DATE: March 30, 2021; END DATE: April 27, 2021
REGISTRATION ENDS: Friday, March 19, 2021

Strong data governance practices support an organization’s ability to leverage its data assets to inform decision making and meet its goals while promoting stronger security, transparency and accountability. This course provides an introduction to data governance principles and organizational structures.
Important dates and time commitments:
- Duration: 4 Weeks
- Expected time commitment: up to 5 hours per week, on average
- Course Kickoff virtual live session: Tuesday, March 31, 2021, Time: 2 P.M. ET.
- Weekly virtual live sessions: 1 hour each week on Tuesday at 2 P.M ET, starting April 06, 2021.
Through this course, you will:
- Learn the role and value of data governance practices
- Understand the foundational elements of a data governance plan
- Begin to plan for or strengthen a data governance team within your own organization
This is an online, instructor-facilitated 4-week course developed by GovEx Academy, part of the Centers for Civic Impact at Johns Hopkins University. Check our FAQs for more details: https://govex.academy/faq
If your city is a part of What Works Cities, you may take this course for free. If you don’t know your city’s WWC access code, please email govexacademy@jhu.edu.
This course aligns with the following What Works Cities Certification Criteria focused on Data Governance. The full list of criteria can be found at https://medium.com/@WhatWorksCities/5c514f1dff1b.

Start Date: 03/31/2021

  • About the course
  • Meet Your Instructors
  • Introduction to Data Governance
  • Course Syllabus
  • Assignment List: Week 1 - Week 4
  • Welcome to the Course!
  • Course Readings and Resources (Complete list)
  • Synchronous Sessions: How to join, Schedule and Recordings
  • How to navigate your online course
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • How to Navigate the Course and the LMS
  • Transcript How to Navigate the Course and the LMS
  • Week 1 - Fundamentals of Data Governance
  • Week 2 - conceptualizing data governance and building buy-in
  • Week 3 - Developing a data governance structure
  • Week 4 - Implementing and Assessing Your Data Governance Structure
  • Final Assignment Submission
  • SUBMIT Week 4 Assessment - Data Governance Pitch
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed