In House Training in the Age of a Global Pandemic


The first thing to suffer when there is a pandemic requiring social distancing and remote working is training courses particularly those that are off site. Gone are the days when employees could take time out of the office to sit in a hotel with others to talk about GDPR compliance or the vagaries of the FOI exemptions. With that goes the ability to share ideas, learn from others (may be even complain about the boss!) and have a nice lunch. 

But just because we have lockdown restrictions, does not mean that training must stop. If remote family get togethers and online drinks parties are all a rage why not information governance training? Here at Act Now Training we have developed our training programme so that it can now be delivered both online and in the classroom. Early on during the lockdown we launched our online GDPR Practitioner Certificate of which all seven courses so far have been fully booked. We recently launched the online FOI Practitioner Certificate which is also fully booked. 

Off the back of this success we are now delivering our full portfolio of online courses on an in house basis. They are specifically designed to ensure delegates receive all the fantastic features of our location-based courses but in a live online learning environment customised to the needs of the organisation. The courses are designed to be interactive and challenging, yet fun. To enable this, we use a range of tools including quizzes, case studies and discussion. The feedback from recent online delegates has been very positive: 

The course is very well structured and as Act Now only allow for small groups online, there is opportunity for everyone to ask questions and share knowledge. There is a lot of information to take in, but the speakers examples really brought the subject to life. I was particularly impressed that although it covers the legislation, it is based around understanding how to implement it in practice. I came away feeling much more confident in dealing with the GDPR.” AS, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. 

ActNow webinars are exceptional and very interactive with latest industry news and information. Their training courses are excellent too and I highly recommend them.” RM, Office for Students. 

Very topical, the trainer picked up on issues which are actually going on now.
The course was very informative, the trainer very knowledgeable and open to answering questions throughout the session.” SK, Kings College.  

Act Now can deliver everything from short briefing sessions to full day workshops as well as certificate courses, using your organisation’s preferred platform be it Zoom, Go To Training or Microsoft Teams.  

We have been providing in house training and consultancy services for many years.
Most local authorities and public sector organisations have engaged us at some point as well as many private sector companies. We pride ourselves on having the most well known experts in the fields of Data Protection, Surveillance Law, Freedom of Information and Information Management. All have many years of experience of training and advice in this area. 

We have trained over 20,000 individuals from different backgrounds. Our strength lies in having a strong client base in all relevant sectors. This means that we are well informed about the most current information management issues in every sector. 

Feel free to get in touch to discuss your online in house training needs. 

Author: actnowtraining

Act Now Training is Europe's leading provider of information governance training, serving government agencies, multinational corporations, financial institutions, and corporate law firms. Our associates have decades of information governance experience. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality training that is practical and makes the complex simple. Our extensive programme ranges from short webinars and one day workshops through to higher level practitioner certificate courses delivered online or in the classroom.

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