Heads of Knowledge and Information Management (KIM) and Departmental Record Officers (DRO) Training

This training is designed for Heads of Knowledge and Information Management and Departmental Record Officers. Our training is specifically designed for staff from government departments and public record bodies.

Thanks so much for an informative, engaging and even entertaining day! This is the best training I’ve attended at The National Archives and I have come away inspired and positive about the support offered by the organisation.

Description of training

The National Archives are running this bespoke training session to enhance and cement your understanding of your roles and responsibilities, under the Public Records Act and Information Rights legislation. We aim it to be meaningful and to support your conversations in the Knowledge and Information Management (KIM) community.

The morning includes presentations from different teams within The National Archives, speaking on topics including:

  • GDPR
  • Web Archive
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOI)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Digital Transfer

These presentations will be interactive and aim to inform and make evident how The National Archives can work with you and support your understanding. There will be time for you to unpick relevant legislation and consider how it affects your role and responsibilities.

The afternoon is very interactive, allowing for open discussion. There will be consolidation activities, chances to network and time to discuss key questions and challenges as a group.

To finish the training there will be an opportunity to take a tour of The National Archives’ repositories and go ‘Behind the Scenes’.

Location of the training

The training is held at The National Archives in Kew.

When is the training?

Please contact us to find out when the next available training is.

How to attend training?

This training is invitation only and is based on Information Management Report (IMR) data. We group according to a variety of factors, like new staff or a ministerial/parent department and their Arm’s-Lengths Bodies.

How to get in touch?

If you wish to find out more about our training please email our Government HelpDesk: governmentaudience@nationalarchives.gov.uk.

If you have a new staff member who is a DRO, DDRO, Head of KIM, or shares some of their responsibilities, please get in touch and we can try to prioritise you.

The training found a great balance between ‘telling’ and interactivity. I very much liked the board game activity – it was fun and affirmed some of what we’d covered in the morning sessions.