Influencing With Data and Visual Analytics

Wake Forest University School of Business

Wake Forest University School of Business

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Who should attend

This program is designed for analysts, managers, directors, and other leaders wanting to learn more about data visualization/influencing and gain the skills needed in leveraging data to reveal valuable insights that can advance your career.

About the course

While we often have data that can help make important business decisions, the tools and skills needed to analyze and show a course of action can significantly impact outcomes. It is often difficult to notice deficiencies or errors in datasets, so visualizing data is very important. Ultimately, influencing colleagues, senior leadership, and customers requires the ability to powerfully communicate data-driven findings with clarity in a concise and easy to understand approach.

What you’ll learn:

In this one-day program, you will learn to optimize and present the key benefits of the data you have available. Valuable tools will be shared to maximize the impact of data along with best practices in design, layout, and messaging. Hands-on exercises in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint will be utilized along with a case study as we start with simple datasets and move to more advance applications. Participants are asked to bring a slide deck/presentation from a previous project involving analytics and data.

Key program takeaways include:

  • Data visualization principles and best practices
  • When and how to question data
  • How to effectively communicate data findings
  • Pitfalls to avoid in presenting data in your organization and to customers
  • Hands-on creation of graphs, charts, dashboards that will present data in a user-friendly manner.

Course Agenda

7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 Introductions and the Agenda

8:15 – 10:15 Visual Analytics – Is Every Picture Really Worth a 1000 Words?

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:00 Questioning Data – Biased versus Unbiased Data

11:00 – 12:00 Analytics in the Board Room – Influence and Persuasion through Visual Analytics

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 Hands-on Storytelling

1:45 – 2:45
Case: Redesigning P&G’s Supply Chain

2:45 – 3:00
Break

3:00 – 4:00
“Making Your Case” – Creating/Updating your Presentation

4:00 – 4:45
Presentations

4:45 – 5:00
Lessons learned today

Program Materials

Course materials are included in the cost of tuition. Course materials will be distributed electronically in advance of the program start date. Participants must have a laptop or tablet computer to access course materials.

Experts

Jeffrey Camm

Jeffrey Camm is Associate Dean of Business Analytics and the Inmar Presidential Chair in Business Analytics at the Wake Forest University School of Business. His scholarship is on the application of optimization modeling to difficult decision problems in a diverse set of application areas includi...

Influencing With Data and Visual Analytics at Wake Forest University School of Business

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