These courses are tailored to equip the modern African lawyer with the necessary skills in three core areas - Corporate Governance; Information Governance; and Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement.
On completion learners will receive online and physical certificates from UCT as well as carrying CDP points*.
“There is a huge gap in the African legal market for affordable and accessible online learning that equips our lawyers with the skills to build and grow their businesses while achieving improved ethical and professional standards,” said Chief Learning Officer James Leach of Africa Legal, “We are delighted that UCT Law@work shares this vision and we look forward to expanding our course programme over the second half of 2021.”
Early bird seats are available to purchase until the courses open on June 1, 2021.
About the courses
Practical Information Governance for the Modern African Lawyer
This course will provide you with a basic introduction to the principles of information governance, with a focus on preventing data breaches. You will develop an understanding of:
The principles of good information governance;
The anatomy of a data breach;
How to prevent a data breach via the implementation of proactive information governance solutions;
How to respond to a data breach;
The five steps required to formulate a data breach plan;
How to promote information governance principles to your clients and organisation.
Sustainability continues to grow in importance, and effective stakeholder engagement is being recognised as an essential part of most transactions. Taught by leading environmental lawyer, Jennifer Kamerman, the course also has input from global experts who will assist learners in developing an understanding of:
The key elements of meaningful stakeholder engagement;
The benefits, challenges and the opportunities of a more sustainable approach to stakeholder engagement;
How to identify where stakeholder input is required or desired;
Which stakeholders to engage and how to determine the appropriate level of stakeholder engagement;
How to build trust with all stakeholders, incorporating public values and knowledge into resource planning and management;
How to convincingly argue for your client or corporate to shift from regulatory-driven compliance to proactive, innovative multi-stakeholder collaboration;
How to critically evaluate which international trends and practices to incorporate into your organisation’s culture, policies and operational systems.
*Africa Legal is an accredited CDEP provider under accreditation number 50169.
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