Led by professional Archivists/Records Managers working in the field, this workshop takes a practical view of the Data Protection Act, 1998, exploring the issues involved and outlining the key steps necessary to achieving compliance in the workplace, with particular regard to the Arts & Heritage sector.

When: 17 September 2013

Where: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 16 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3JA

Cost: £150 (£90 unwaged)

Organised by: The recordsmanagementconsultancy

Facilitators: Charlotte Brunskill, Archivist & Records Manager at the Paul Mellon Centre and Samira Teuteberg, Records Manager at the National Portrait Gallery.

Workshop content: 
Are you:
•	unsure what the Data Protection Act covers?
•	concerned about what information you can disclose to the public?
•	confused about how to collect and manage personal data?
•	unclear how to comply with the Act?

This training workshop explores the eight principles of the Data Protection Act and examines what these principles mean in the workplace.  By using real life examples, the sessions will provide a practical step-by-step approach to Data Protection helping you to mitigate risks and ensure compliance within your organisation.  The workshop is highly interactive and tailored specifically to the Arts & Heritage sector.

The facilitators are experts in the field who have between them over 20 years of experience managing records and advising on DPA compliance in a variety of Arts & Heritage organisations. They present the highly successful ‘Nuts & Bolts of Records Management’ training programme offered by Renaissance & the London Museums Hub.  Charlotte Brunskill is co-author of Records Management for Museums & Galleries: an introduction (pub. Chandos 2012).

Who should attend: Administrators, Information Managers, Development and Personnel staff, Librarians, Curators, Archivists & Archive Assistants,and anyone responsible for managing records and personal data in an Arts & Heritage environment.

Previous participants said: ‘An excellent, clear and well structured course. I would have no hesitation in recommending it.’  [I] ‘feel much more confident in my understanding of the Data Protection Act and how it applies [in the workplace]‘ 'I really enjoyed the day - you both have a very welcoming & open style - you looked after us beautifully!' For a full review from the ARA New Professionals see:

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