Cyber and Digital Leadership Training

Monday 26 October 2020

Cyber Protection and Digital Leadership Training

Join our new training this October, an online two-parter which will equip you in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to cyber security, and help you to get to grips with maximising the potential of digital leadership within your charity.


Cyber protection in uncertain times

Monday 19 October 2020: 10:00-12:00

The working landscape has dramatically changed in 2020, and protecting against cyber crime is as important as ever.

This online webinar workshop will provide you with a briefing on the cyber landscape before focusing on how you can protect yourself online in uncertain times and in an increasingly agile environment. Designed to bring your concerns into a facilitated discussion, you will be able to share experiences with your peers.

This webinar will be best suited to those who have responsibility or input into risk but who may not have a tech or security background.

Topics will include:

  • The current cyber landscape
  • Attack vectors - where and who are threats coming from?
  • Protecting yourself in an online world
  • Remote working considerations
  • Flexing your privacy and confidentiality approach to the agile working model
  • Surgery session.

Look out for our questionnaire after booking where you can ask your questions in advance.


Digital leadership: understanding the potential

Monday 26 October 2020: 10:00-12:00

Digital leadership is of fundamental importance for charities in 2020 as we seek to stay connected and optimise digital opportunities.

This online training will focus on digital leadership for those without a digital transformation background. This event is a briefing session, and will provide an overview of the concepts, techniques and thought processes needed to both drive and support your organisation on its digital journey.

Topics will include:

  • The digital landscape – why it’s important
  • Understanding your stakeholders
  • Unlocking the insights you may already have
  • Managing a digital organisation – what makes a digital leader
  • Surgery session – your questions answered.


How to book

A link will be sent a week before each session is due to take place.

If you would like to attend only one session, please email us at with the name of the session you wish to attend.

Book below to attend both online sessions for £50. Attending one session is £35 for CFG members, and £45 for non-members.


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David Fardell, Managing Director, Buzzacott Giving Solutions (BGS), Buzzacott

David joined Buzzacott in 2003 and is Managing Director of Buzzacott Giving Solutions (BGS).

David has more than 25 years’ experience in technology, digital, finance and operations. Since 2003 David has headed up Buzzacott’s internal finance, technology, compliance and administration teams, where he oversaw considerable workflow, operations redesign and change management projects. David is a a qualified accountant who also holds a digital leadership and privacy diploma. He is a passionate advocate for change, security and privacy and has considerable expertise advising clients in the not for profit sector on these matters.

Through his experience, David can provide advice that goes well beyond the technical and considers clients’ organisations as a whole.  He and his team assist clients with:

  • Technology and digital strategy
  • Organisational process
  • Workflow and efficiency
  • Business intelligence
  • Information security, safety and privacy

David also specialises in helping clients find a solution on philanthropy, mainly through Blackbaud products, for which, Buzzacott is the UK and European partner. His clients include charities and foundations, local authorities, research organisations, social aid organisations and Livery Companies based not only in the UK but all over Europe and the Middle East. A passionate advocate of improving organisations through the appropriate use of technology to ensure that effort is geared towards mission rather than a slave to the machine.

Outside of Buzzacott, David is the lead clarinettist in a community military band and a passionate skier, hill walker and lover of the outdoors and high places. He is also a chauffeur and banker to his two teenage daughters!

Charities - Members£50.00
Charities - Non-members£65.00

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