The public sector holds large volumes of data, from patient records to local government data. Access to such huge volumes of information gives your organisation an excellent opportunity to utilise data to make more effective decisions.

The effective use of your data can help inform a policy recommendation, improve the performance of a project and streamline outdated processes.

This public sector tailored Utilise Data to Make Better Decisions training course, gives you and your organisation the necessary tools and skills to identify what data to use, and use data

Through interactive sessions and the use of laptops, attendees will use free and publicly available software to use data to enhance decision making.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how data can best be used in decision making
  • Identify what datasets to use
  • Utilise data analysis tools to extract meaning and inform decisions
  • Practise using raw data to improve the quality of decision making
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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0800 542 9414
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Data in Public Sector Decision Making

  • How is data currently used in decision making?
  • Examine best and bad practice
  • Benchmark how data is used against other organisations
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Identify What Data to Use

  • Identify what datasets to use
  • Ensure the integrity of the data
12:00 - 13:00

Data Analysis Tools

  • Learn the best methods and techniques to analyse data
  • Learn how to measure your datasets
  • Examine real-life public sector datasets
  • Ascertain what your data is telling you
  • Identify the KPIs
  • Find useful insights from your data
  • Easy tips on how to navigate through a bank of numbers – like shares, indices, ROI calculations
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Data to Improve a Decision

In groups, delegates will be given a scenario and a dataset, which they will have to use to come to a better decision.

  • Learn how to use free and available data analytical tools
  • Use predictive analysis to improve decision making