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Navigating Complexity: Implementing DORA for Compliances Professionals

Navigating Complexity: Implementing DORA for Compliances Professionals



A  comprehensive 6-week training course designed to equip compliance professionals with the knowledge and skills to navigate the evolving landscape of regulatory requirements and effectively implement the DORA (Digital Operational Resilience Act) framework.





DOWNLOAD TIMETABLE – February 21st 2024 Intake


*New intake for 6 weeks of ‘Navigating Complexity: Implementing DORA for Compliances Professionals’: Starting February 21st 2024


Course Fee:

Compliance Institute Members: €560**

Non-Members: €680

*The Compliance Institute members – email  [email protected] to request the discount code.

*Limited IFS funding (30% discount on both fees) available – first come first served*



In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business environment, compliance professionals play a crucial role in ensuring organizations meet their regulatory obligations while maintaining operational resilience. This course will provide you with the tools and strategies needed to adapt, innovate, and thrive in the face of uncertainty.


Key Features of the Course:

  1. 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.
  2. Adaptability in Compliance: Learn how to navigate uncertainty, regulatory changes, and emerging risks through practical strategies and best practices.
  3. Compliance Technology and Automation: Explore the latest compliance technologies and tools that streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance.
  4. Resilience and Risk Management: Discover effective risk management techniques to proactively identify, assess, and mitigate compliance risks in a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.
  5. Case Studies and Real-World Scenarios: Dive into real-world case studies and scenarios, allowing you to apply theoretical knowledge to practical compliance challenges.
  6. 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.
  7. Interactive Learning Environment: Engage in group discussions, collaborative exercises, and interactive sessions to foster a dynamic learning experience and networking opportunities with fellow professionals.


Who Should Attend?

This course is tailored for compliance professionals across industries who are eager to enhance their skill set, gain a competitive edge, and successfully implement the DORA framework.

Whether you are a compliance officer, risk manager, auditor, or regulatory consultant, this course will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate uncertainty and achieve operational resilience.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the regulatory curve and advance your compliance career. Enroll today in “Navigating Complexity: Implementing DORA for Compliance Professionals” and unlock your potential in the ever-changing world of compliance.


Start Date: 21st February 2024



6 weeks of 4 hour ‘live on line’ classes per week



This training course will provide financial service professionals with the practical skills and knowledge required to implement the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act. By the end of the six weeks, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, requirements and best practices for digital operational resilience.



Weekly competency based MCQ’s and a final scenario based written report.



100% industry practitioners focused on dealing with operational realities:

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 tech-nologically 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.


Dermot Kennedy (Chief Operations Officer at The 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


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




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


Additional information

Funding Type

IFS Funding, Direct Payment