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The Role of a Data Steward

A Data Steward fills one of the most critical roles in the successful implementation of Data Management initiatives. Data Stewards are responsible for ensuring the integrity, availability and useability of data assets. Data Stewards need to understand, implement, and promote best-practices within the Data Management Knowledge Areas. Data Stewards should strengthen the Data Culture through their passion for Data and play an essential role in the organisation’s Data Eco-system.

Who is a Data Steward?

Data Stewards are usually Subject Matter Experts, with a good understanding of a particular area of the organisation’s Data. They are normally in a position to be able to help and guide others in gathering the Data, understanding it and working to get the most out of it.

Nowadays some of the most high-potential employees are those with strong Data Skills and who have a desire to share them with others. They should be the Data Champions for the organisation.

Workshop Overview

In this Practitioner’s workshop delegates will gain a thorough understanding of what is required to be an effective Data Steward and what is needed to unlock the value of Data through this role.

This workshop will cover the following modules:

  • The role of Data Steward:
    • Who are the Data Owners and Data Stewards
    • Why do we need Data Stewards
    • Key responsibilities of a Data Steward
    • What skills does a Data Steward need
    • What experience does a Data Steward need
  • What a Data Steward needs to know about:
    • Data Ethics and Compliance
    • Data Privacy, Protection and Security
    • Data Analysis and Interpretation
    • Data Visualisation and Storytelling
    • Metadata Management
    • Data Assessments
    • Data Quality Improvement
    • Monitoring and Measurement
    • Reference and Master Data Management
    • Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
    • Data Governance
  • What a Data Steward does in a typical day:
    • Data Analysis
    • Issue Resolution
    • Root Cause Analysis
    • Data Correction
    • Reporting
  • Practical exercises to help you become a successful Data Champion:
    • How to communicate more effectively through Data
    • How to get others to appreciate what can be done with Data
    • What to be aware of when assisting others to do more with their Data
    • How to create more interest in Data Management
  • An overview of what else Data Stewards can do to increase their skills and knowledge.
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Workshop Type

Classroom & Virtual


4 days

Workshop dates

3 - 6 Jun
9 - 12 Sep
4 - 7 Nov

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, delegates will be equipped to perform the role of a Data Steward:

  • Managing the processes and procedures required to ensure the quality, control, protection and effective usage of data
  • Delegates will be well-equipped with the knowledge and skills required to assist effectively in all areas of Data Management
  • Moreover, they will have an opportunity to participate in practical exercises designed to help them become successful Data Stewards and Data Champions, empowering them to walk the talk
  • Delegates will gain a profound appreciation of the pivotal role they play and its significance in today's data-driven world.

* A certificate of attendance will be provided on completion of the workshop

Intended participants

This is an ideal workshop for anyone who is fulfilling the role of Data Steward or aspiring to.

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