This course has now taken place.

Public scrutiny of how organisations are responding to the current crisis is bringing renewed attention to the importance of managing FOI requests.

It is essential that public sector organisations are fully acquainted with the FOI self-assessment toolkit and the ICO’s updated guidance on refusing a request.

This virtual Excel at Complying with Freedom of Information course, led by Paul Gibbons, information rights consultant and author of The Freedom of Information Officer’s Handbook, equips you with the skills, knowledge and processes necessary to excel at remotely dealing with all issues surrounding information requests.

Whether you need to prepare your organisation for the latest developments, improve your request response time or become confident in handling complex requests containing personal data, this training is an essential part of your preparation.

Please note we will be using Zoom to deliver this course. 

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

About the Chair: Paul Gibbons
Paul Gibbons is a leading expert in information rights and management with many years experience in the field. With a background in the pharmaceutical industry, Paul then became the first Parliamentary Records Manager, and later prepared the Mayor of London for the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. His experience also covers working for a London Healthcare Trust and a college of the University of London.

Paul has subsequently worked as an information governance manager, managing compliance with the Data Protection Act and other legislation in the NHS and in higher education. Since 2010 he has been writing the respected FOI Man blog and now provides training and consultancy in information rights and management to the public sector and beyond. He has become well known in the UK public sector and beyond and is regularly asked to speak and write about information rights.