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Dojo: Councillor

Dojo: Councillor is a dedicated cyber awareness and GDPR eLearning solution for elected members. Co-designed by DPOs and Information Governance Managers from nine local authorities in collaboration with BAFTA award winning film-makers Matobo, it is has been developed to support Councillors securely and appropriately undertake their full portfolio of work.

Councillors face a complex set of GDPR challenges, which change depending on whether they are working on behalf of the council, their constituents or political party. Added to this they are key targets for cyber criminals, not only at election time, but as a potential way into the council – and wider government and partner – systems.

Dojo: Councillor is unique in terms of offering Councillor focused content. It also builds on the success of Dojo: Cyber and aligns the key cyber security modules across both staff and members, offering councils a comprehensive, organisational approach to cyber security and GDPR training.




Dojo: Councillor is video based with supporting eLearning, sub-titles and can be viewed on any device independently or in a classroom setting. The full course takes under an hour and gives members clear, accessible guidance whilst also acting as a resource to refer back to when required.

Modules cover:

  • Introduction
  • What Is Personal Data?
  • Handling Personal Data
  • Controller vs Processor
  • Cyber Awareness Matters
  • Passwords
  • Scams
  • Social Media
  • Internet Security
  • Online Services & File Sharing
  • Email Accounts
  • Portable Devices & Apps
  • Offline Security
  • We’re Here To Help

Dojo: Councillor is available as an externally hosted service or delivered via SCORM on your own Learning Management System (LMS), which enables tracking of training completion which is essential for audit purposes. Videos come with subtitles and is fully accessible. 

The Dojo: Councillor series continues to be steered and supported by a collective of public sector bodies who have signed up alongside the original co-funders. The training is maintained and undergoes regular reviews and updates to ensure it reflects the evolving cyber landscape.