Non-Invasive Data Governance Public Course

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Date(s) - 04/06/2020 - 04/07/2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sheraton Station Square


How to Build and Implement a Non-Invasive Data Governance Program
Monday and Tuesday, April 6 & 7, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA

Have you implemented, or are you in the process of implementing, a Data Governance or Information Governance program? Are you experiencing acceptance and success? Have you taken a non-invasive approach with your practice? Should you?

This two day interactive course with Bob Seiner, of KIK Consulting & Educational Services ( and The Data Administration Newsletter (, provides an alternative to the traditional and command-and-control approaches being used by many organizations. Seiner’s approach, Non-Invasive Data Governance, is practical and sensible and can be implemented by leveraging existing levels of governance already taking place in your organization.

Benefit from Seiner’s lengthy experience implementing successful Data Governance programs. Discover lessons learned from Seiner and other organizations through knowledge sharing with course attendees over an energetic two days. You won’t regret it.

Topics to be discussed include:

Day One
1. Selecting the Most Appropriate Definition of Data Governance
2. Applying the Non-Invasive Data Governance Framework
3. Defining Your Program Value, Purpose(s) and Required Level of Success
4. Sharing the Approach with Management (What to say/Not to say)
5. Gaining Senior Leadership Support, Sponsorship and Understanding
6. NIDG Best Practices and How to Assess Against Them
7. Building an Actionable Program Roadmap and Action Plan
8. Development of an Operating Model of Roles & Responsibilities

Day Two
1. Building a Data Governance Communications Plan
2. Metadata Governance and It’s Relationship to Data Governance
3. How to Build and Use Proven Data Governance Tools and Templates
4. Identifying the Most Appropriate Approach for Your Organization
5. Selling Data Governance to Your Organization
6. Addressing Future Opportunities with Data Governance
7. Delivering a Successful and Measurable Program Pilot
8. Immediate Application of the Information Provided in this Course

As an added bonus, every attendee will receive a copy of Seiner’s book, Non-Invasive Data Governance: the Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success (Technics Publishing) as well as a copy of all of the tools and templates shared by Seiner during the course.

Logistics for the How to Build and Implement a Non-Invasive Data Governance Program course• To be held at the Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Dates: Monday and Tuesday, April 6th and April 7th, 2020
• Registration – Through March 13, 2020 – $1299.00, After March 13, 2020 – $1499.00
Click here to register and pay for the class. Class size limited to 25.
• Discounted Room Rate: Gen Std King rate – $129.00 – Click here to register at hotel. Rate Available until 3/23.
• Register three people and get the fourth registration free. Email Bob Seiner for more information.
• Cancellations by 3/6/2020 will be refunded at 100%. After that date will be refunded at a 60% rate.

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Robert S. Seiner

Robert S. Seiner

Robert S. (Bob) Seiner is the publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter ( – and has been since it was introduced in 1997 – providing valuable content for people that work in Information & Data Management and related fields. is known for its timely and relevant articles, columns and features from thought-leaders and practitioners. Seiner and were recognized by DAMA International for significant and demonstrable contributions to Information and Data Resource Management industries. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, a data and information management consultancy that he started in 2002, providing practical and cost-effective solutions in the disciplines of data governance, data stewardship, metadata management and data strategy. Seiner is a recognized industry thought-leader, has consulted with and educated many prominent organizations nationally and globally, and is known for his unique approach to implementing data governance. His book “Non-Invasive Data Governance: The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success” was published in late 2014. Seiner speaks often at the industry’s leading conferences and provides a monthly webinar series titled “Real-World Data Governance” with DATAVERSITY.

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