Data protection reform – an introduction to the GDPR for the voluntary sector

In 2018, new regulations come into force intended to give individuals greater control over how organisations use their data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how charities work with data and look after this valuable information. The new laws are more detailed and carry the potential for hefty financial penalties. We recommend you plan for this now. This course will be your first step toward becoming GDPR compliant.

Date 12 July 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location The Orange Rooms, Leicester LE1 5SN

This interactive course will help you understand and implement your data processing in terms of storage, access, what you do if there is a data breach and training your staff.

By the end of the day you will have:

  • a full understanding of the principles and conditions of data processing and data subject rights under GDPR
  • used practical tools to ensure your organisation complies with Data Protection legislation
  • discussed the role and responsibility of your data controller, information asset owners and SIRO
  • looked at subject access requests and how to deal with them, consent and other conditions for processing, international transfers of data and how to protect your data when using third party suppliers such as printers
  • understood how to identify risk in your organisation.


The Orange Room, Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, Leicester, LE1 5SN 

Who should attend?

Whatever type of organisation you may be, if you process personal data you will need to be GDPR compliant. This would include anyone within an organisation that handles or processes the personal data of staff, service users, beneficiaries, volunteers, customers, members and supporters. If you process special category data such as health, sexual orientation and religious beliefs or children's data this course will help to guide you through your extra responsibilities you have under the new legislation.

This course will also be suitable for individuals that procure services from third parties where personal data is shared.

I came here knowing very little about GDPR. I now feel confident to share what I have learnt today with my colleagues.


Clear, concise and sufficiently detailed for an introduction. Pointed me to additional resources as required and fantastic knowledge from the trainer who was happy to address questions. A very informative and interesting day.

– Solent Mind

The content matter was well thought out, clear and concise. All aspects of what I was looking to find out about were covered.


Who runs it?

Mark Burnett is an NCVO associate and a fully qualified Data Protection Officer. He is an experienced fundraiser and marketer and can offer a unique insight into how GDPR will impact on the voluntary sector. He is Head of Privacy at ClearComm which is part of the Kingston Smith group as well as a Committee member, treasurer and recognised Trainer for the IoF South East and London regions.

Book a place  

Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. We also offer a 30% discount for NCVO members.

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You can also read our Knowhow Nonprofit guidance on data protection and GDPR.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7520 2587

Would you like to run this training for your organisation?

We offer bespoke and in-house training on a range of topics, including governance and leadership, sustainable funding and strategy development. For more information please complete our online contact form.


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