High Performance Data Governance


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3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Apply modern business architecture practices, risk management principles and Agile methods to achieve High Performance Data Governance!

Course overview

Move over DAMA and DCAM, this isn't your Grandma's Data Governance!

Nothing has the power to transform your organization as quickly or as profoundly as Data Governance.

Data Governance is your gateway capability to Digital Transformation, Data Security, AI success and Agile Operations. There is no time to waste and plenty of work to get done. Every organization needs Data Governance and they need people like you to make it work.

Unfortunately, failure is all too common since standard Data Governance reference models are theoretical and vague on how to operationalize real-world Data Governance.

This course lays out the essential Data Governance building blocks and teaches you how to put them together smartly and efficiently. We start by answering the questions : "What does good Data Governance look like ?", "What works ?", "What doesn't ?" and "Why ?" using three case study organizations from different industries different structures and different scales.

More than that, we’ll infiltrate and invigorate Data Governance with Business Architecture Frameworks, Risk Management methods and Agile Delivery concepts to create a new generation of High Performance Data Governance (yes, the Unicorn!).

This course is for


Data Governance professionals who are tired of hitting the wall and ready to finally achieve success.


IT Professionals and Data Analysts looking to expand their knowledge to better influence Data Operations.


Risk Managers and Information Security professionals who want to become twice as good at what they do.

What you’ll get out of this course

Explain Data Governance like a Pro.

You'll be able to crisply articulate what Data Governance is and does : the Data Governance framework, its Value Proposition and Ecosystem with credibility and ease using terms that capture everyone's attention.

Overcome the barriers to success.

Learn what is it about Data that makes it so tricky to manage and why failure is so common. Master modern techniques to leapfrog traditional challenges like siloed culture and legacy systems.

Speak clearly and precisely about Data.

Data is your organization's common language . Learn to speak it like a linguist using clearly defined terms. Preempt arguments and structure productive discussions by adhering to a professionalized lexicon of the most important Data concepts and terms.

Solve real problems.

We'll compare realities from different industries, work on case studies and solve real problems including some of yours. More than knowledge, you’ll leave with workproducts and results.

Become the flagship for Executive engagement.

Learn how to run committees no one will want to miss. Pick the right people to be Data Stewards and build an exciting Next Level Data Governance organization that everyone wants to be a part of.

Did I mention having fun ?

Cohort learning is the most fun way to learn. Step out of your comfort zone, get and give feedback with peers and build your personal professional support group.

This course includes

7 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

41 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

10 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jan 16—Jan 21

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jan


      Session 1 : The Strategic Positioning of Data Governance

      Tue, Jan 16, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC

    • Jan


      Session 2 : The Data Governance Capability Model

      Thu, Jan 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC


    • Top 10 Reasons Data Governance Fails

    • The Link Between Data Governance and Data Strategy

    • The Tenets of Modern Data Governance

    • Key Stakeholder Analysis : Who are they, what they want and need

    • Introducing Data Governance Business Capabilities

  • Week 2

    Jan 22—Jan 28

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jan


      Session 3 : Core Data Governance Capabilities

      Tue, Jan 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC

    • Jan


      Session 4 : Data Governance Operating Model

      Thu, Jan 25, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC


    • Data Literacy : How to talk Smart About Data

    • Data Traceability : Know your Data Topology

    • Data Governance Operating Model : Not one size fits all!

    • Data Stewardship : How to Mobilize People to Do The Right Thing

  • Week 3

    Jan 29—Feb 2

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jan


      Session 5 : Master Data and Data Quality Management

      Tue, Jan 30, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC

    • Feb


      Session 6 : Data Democratization and How Not to Boil the Ocean

      Thu, Feb 1, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC


    • Master Data Management : Secure the Foundation

    • Data Quality Management : The Golden Ticket

    • Data Democratization : The Data Catalogue

    • Fix and Focus : Risk Management Tricks to Prioritize High Value Initiatives

  • Post-Course


    • Feb


      Session 7 : Sprint Review and Closing Ceremony

      Tue, Feb 6, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC


    • Data Governance Policy Management

    • Data Governance Committees

    • Hone Your Data Governance Elevator Pitch

    • Sprint Review and Closing Ceremonies


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What students are saying

What people are saying

        Louise’s training is a must for organizations looking to improve their Data Governance initiatives. She can show you how Agile principles and stakeholder collaboration foster effective Data Governance. Don't hesitate. Do it! 
Jean-Marc De Jonghe

Jean-Marc De Jonghe

VP of Strategy & Digital Products, LaPresse+
        I was lucky to be accompanied and mentored by Louise for 2 years, during the implementation of a new Data Governance function in a large organization. She masters Data Governance. An ideal person to learn from."
Joé Morin

Joé Morin

Director of Data Strategy and Analytics, Centraide Montreal
        Louise is exceptional at distilling complex concepts into savvy and actionable insights. I wholeheartedly recommend Louise’s "High Performance Data Governance" course to any professional or organization.
Jean-Francois Tremblay

Jean-Francois Tremblay

Executive VP & Partner, Pomerol Groupe Conseil
        Louise consistently impresses me with her deep understanding of modern Data Governance. She is exceptional at simplifying complicated concepts.
Mohammed Harb

Mohammed Harb

Data Scientist | Machine Learning Engineer | Physics PhD
        Louise’s creative and open-minded approach made it possible to foresee all the possibilities and to consider the advantages and disadvantages of every option for our Data Governance function.
Noémie Caron

Noémie Caron

Senior Director of Digital Technology Governance, CDPQ

Learn from an Expert.

Louise Davey

Louise Davey

Former COO and CTO, M.Sc. Physics, Business Transformation Architect and Leader specialized in Data-Driven Operations.

I design and implement High Performance Operating Models and help companies realize critical shifts in operations: Digital Transformation, Data-Driven Operations, Regulatory Remediation, Rapid Growth, M&As and Agile@Scale.

I’m an architect, a leader, a systemic thinker, a fixer, a heavy lifter, a teacher, a guide and a coach. 

I'm also an eager organizational hacker who loves complex problems. None has captured my professional attention as much as Data Governance. I have spent the last 12 years solving it over and over again in all different types of organizations. I want to show you why Data Governance is so interesting, how to master its subtleties and to avoid its pitfalls.

I bring passion for the field, Enterprise Architecture expertise, Data and Technology Risk Management know-how, 10 years in C-Suite roles, large scale transformation battle scars, and 25+ years of experience in more than 100 cross-industry organizations including finance, manufacturing, digital media, professional services and pharma.

Public speaker on the collision of art, science, business and humanism.

I look forward to meeting you in my next cohort!

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Course schedule

4-6 hours per week
  • Five highly interactive workshops over three weeks.

    Two live 90 min sessions a week

    Each day will be a dynamic deep dive into a specific topic, blending theory with concrete examples and exercises.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays

    1:00pm-2:30pm ET, 10:00am-11:30am PT

  • Weekly projects

    Get immediate results.

    Solve real problems, including your own. Tap into the powerful impact of peer reviews to better understand and improve your work.

  • Graduation

    More than a moment in time.

    You’re not in it alone. Beyond knowledge, cohort based training builds long term support networks. Recognize and be recognized by your peers.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects.

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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