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Data Governance Training Coming Soon
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
There are currently many exciting initiatives within the Commonwealth to help us utilize data as an enterprise asset to make evidence-based decisions, ultimately creating better outcomes for our constituents. For us to be successful, it is important to be well-versed in foundational data governance topics. Everyone, no matter what your job or title may be, plays an integral role in creating a culture where high quality data is valued and informs our decision making. The Office of the Chief Data Officer is developing Data Governance Training to be offered to state employees through the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center. The training will be available in the coming months, more information on how to take the course will be sent out soon.
Some of the topics covered in the five self-paced modules include: the data governance framework for the Commonwealth, data lifecycle steps, different types of data (reference data, master data and metadata), what defines a golden record, data owners vs. data stewards, data curators, data custodians and open data policies.
Carlos Rivero, the CDO for the Commonwealth, commented on the modules, stating, “These modules are really the foundation of what the office of the CDO has been trying to do. Data sharing and discovery is the ultimate goal, but we have to get everyone on the same page first. Participation in this training will contribute to the commonwealth's success leveraging data as an enterprise asset.”