An Introduction to Data Skills & Capabilities for Non Specialists


Two Day Online Masterclass
30 & 31 January 2024 | Online

Today’s ever-growing volumes of data and the easy access to tools to make sense of that data is driving organisations, both public and private, to use data to answer questions and support decision making.

Using data to support decisions helps organisations move from a “I think the answer is…” mindset based on intuition to a “I know the answer is…” mindset based on facts. However, simply having access to the data and the tools is not enough to promote data-driven decision making. The people answering the questions and making the decision must have the ability to define questions in the terms of data and then locate, interpret and analyse the data to come to an answer.

In this interactive workshop you will learn the language of data and how to apply a simple, structured process that will show you how to ask the right question, obtains the most relevant data, make sense of the data, come to conclusions supported by the data and present the results to stakeholders in a way that is easy for them to comprehend and act on.

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Key Benefits:

  • An understanding of key terms related to making decisions with data
  • Knowledge of how people make decisions using data
  • Practical experience with a simple, structured process you can follow to make decisions using data
  • Knowledge of key data & analysis concepts
  • The ability to have an informed conversation with data professionals in your organisation

Who will attend?

This workshop is ideal for public sector professionals working in non data specialist roles who are interested in developing their data skills and capabilities to support decision making.

Don’t worry - we don’t expect you to be an expert. The workshop has been designed as an introduction and no prior knowledge of data analysis concepts or methods are required.

Facilitated by:

Steve Remington

Principal Consultant and Founder, Minerra

Steve Remington is the Principal Consultant and Founder of Minerra. Steve is a consultant, architect, advisor and trainer with over 25 years of expertise in analytics, BI, data warehouse and decision support projects. His background includes seven years of academic research and teaching at Melbourne Business School, Monash University and Latrobe University.

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