Navigating Complexity: Implementing DORA for Compliance Professionals (Short Course)

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Navigating Complexity: Implementing DORA for Compliance Professionals Short Course







6 Weeks



€560 for Compliance Institute Members - please email [email protected] for the discount code

To register, please scroll down to the brochure and registration details section below and click on the Registration Link 


Start Date: Wednesday 21st February 2024

CPD: 4 hours LCI, FCI (Compliance), CFCP, CDPO, CFRCP, Professional Banker, Chartered Banker, Certified Bank Director, Certified Investment Fund Director, Accredited Funds Professional

Course Overview

Navigating Complexity: Implementing DORA for Compliance Professionals 


Compliance Institute in collaboration with PAT Business School are launching a second intake of the Navigating Complexity: Implementing DORA for Compliance Professionals short course which is due to commence on Wednesday 21st February 2024.


This course is specifically designed to empower you with the skills necessary to excel in today's complex business environment.


Key Features of the Course:

• Master the DORA Framework: Gain a deep understanding of the DORA framework and its principles, enabling you to implement a dynamic and agile compliance strategy within your organization.

• Adaptability in Compliance: Learn how to navigate uncertainty, regulatory changes, and emerging risks through practical strategies and best practices.

• Compliance Technology and Automation: Explore the latest compliance technologies and tools that streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance.

• Resilience and Risk Management: Discover effective risk management techniques to proactively identify, assess, and mitigate compliance risks in a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.

• Case Studies and Real-World Scenarios: Dive into real-world case studies and scenarios, allowing you to apply theoretical knowledge to practical compliance challenges.

• Expert Guidance: Benefit from the insights and expertise of industry-leading compliance professionals who will guide you throughout the course, providing practical tips and advice.

• Interactive Learning Environment: Engage in group discussions, collaborative exercises, and interactive sessions to foster a dynamic learning experience and networking opportunities with fellow professionals.


Course Overview: 


Week 1: Introduction to Digital Operational Resilience

Overview of the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)

Explanation of the key concepts and requirements

Case studies of recent cyber-attacks and the impact on financial institutions

Introduction to the NIS Directive and the relationship between DORA and NIS


Week 2: Risk Management and Cybersecurity

Principles of risk management and cybersecurity

Understanding of the cyber threat landscape

Cybersecurity frameworks and standards (e.g., NIST, ISO, CIS)

Vulnerability management and incident response


Week 3: Governance and Accountability

Importance of governance and accountability in digital operational resilience

Role of the Board and Senior Management

Regulatory requirements for governance and accountability (e.g., IAF/SEAR, EBA Guidelines)

Cybersecurity culture and awareness training


Week 4: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Business continuity planning and disaster recovery

Key concepts of resilience and recovery

Developing a business continuity plan

Testing and validating business continuity plans


Week 5: Third-Party Risk Management

Managing third-party risks in the digital ecosystem

Due diligence and risk assessments

Contractual arrangements and service level agreements

Continuous monitoring and oversight of third-party service providers


Week 6: Compliance and Reporting

Regulatory reporting requirements under DORA

Incident reporting and notification

Audit and assessment frameworks (e.g., ISAE 3402, SOC 2)

Best practices for compliance and reporting


Brochure and Registration details: .

We are delighted to be able to offer Compliance Institute members a discounted rate of €560 for this course. To avail of this fee when booking please insert the discount code that has been sent via email to you at the checkout in the coupon text box prior to clicking the 'Apply coupon' button. If you have not received the discount code please email [email protected]


To book your place on this course please click on the registration link below and once redirected to the webpage, scroll down and click ‘Add to cart’.

Taking up an ACOI Designation:

Upon completion of a short assignment successful participants will receive a Compliance Institute digital badge.



Dermot Kennedy, Head of Operations, Compliance Institute

Dermot is an experienced Director, having gained significant experience in Compliance, Risk and Fraud, Operations, Engineering and Customer Services management primarily in the Information Technology and Fintech areas.

Dermot was most recently CS Director Ireland at Remitly, who are a global cross-border digital remittance provider and led the launch of Remitly’s European operation in Cork, growing the site to 270 team members in just 2 years while ensuring that the activities of REL’s align with regulatory requirements, compliance, local laws, and business requirements

Andrew Quinn, Head of PAT Fintech & Financial Services at PAT Business School

As Head of PAT Fintech, Andrew actively collaborates with the diverse Fintech ecosystem – whether they be ‘new’ Fintech companies or an ‘incumbent/traditional’ Financial Institutions that are providing technologically enabled financial services/products – to develop a range of training courses that are designed, and delivered, in conjunction with industry bodies, professional bodies, and experienced financial service professionals.

Before transitioning into education, Andrew had a broad experience in the financial services industry, including working for banks, hedge funds, an investment consultancy, and co-funding two Fintech related start-ups.


Michelle McGuire, Head of Risk & Compliance at valid8me

Michelle is an experienced risk and compliance professional with more than 15 years’ experience in senior positions in various financial services industries including banking and fund administration. During her time in industry, Michelle was a member of Industry working groups in AML, Data Protection and Regulation. Michelle holds the relevant compliance, risk and legal qualifications and professional body memberships, complementing strong business commercial knowledge. Most recently, Michelle has worked in the ever-growing Fintech industry in senior leadership roles.

As Head of Risk and Compliance for valid8Me, Michelle’s remit covers all aspects of Risk and Compliance for the business, and given her experience in the financial services industry, is able to fully appreciate valid8Me’s clients pain points and frustrations in relation to client onboarding.
Michelle has an active role in the start-up and Fintech communities, both as an advisory council member of the Fintech and Payments Association and an advisory board member for the Fintech Corridor.

Alan Barry – Founder & CEO, Fund Elements

Alan Barry founded Fund Elements in 2015. Fund Elements is focused on enabling the next generation of Apps for Investment Funds by breaking through the current operating silo’s. Fund Element’s App provides a transparent view of requirements by documenting the end to end Investment Fund Operating Model in the cloud where is it accessible to all. Fund Elements is about collaboration between solution providers, enabling the Investment Fund Knowledge and Digital Skills required to build future Apps.

Any Questions?

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Contact: [email protected]

21/02/2024 - 27/03/2024