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Overview

Learning how to effectively present data is a valuable tool for public sector professionals. This course enables you to present key information in the most visually impressive way. From preparing documents to giving presentations, effective data visualisation can give you the edge and means you can present a stronger case.

This virtual Effective Data Visualisation training course gives you the tools and techniques to help you to turn your data into key infographics, convincing messages and easily understandable information.

Attend this course to understand the key principles to presenting data and how they can apply to your work; learn about the different types of visualisations; gain quick and repeatable visual tricks that draw attention to the key information and learn about what free visualisation tools are available.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Alan Rutter
Data Visualisation Expert

Alan Rutter is a journalist, digital consultant, product owner and trainer.

He oversaw the iPad edition launches of Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue in the UK, and has been working with Condé Nast International as product owner on a bespoke digital asset management system for their 11 global markets.

Until November 2014 he worked with Guardian Masterclasses on curating and delivering new course strands and teaching their B2B data visualisation courses for clients including the Financial Conduct Authority, the Home Office, Novartis, Haringey Council and Gloucestershire Police Constabulary.

Previously he was ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the key principles of data visualisation and how to apply them to your own work
  • Develop the skills required to identify the story in the data and tell it with maximum impact
  • Learn about the basic chart types and how to choose the best chart type for a dataset
  • Discover free online tools and resources that will add impact to your data visualisations
  • Learn design tips and tricks that can quickly improve your data presentations
  • Develop a toolkit of visualisation techniques that you can share with colleagues
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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Agenda

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09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:30

Why Does Data Visualisation Matter?

Why Does Data Visualisation Matter?

  • The reasons for data becoming a crucial way for organisations to communicate with internal and external audiences
  • Introduction to the key elements of a successful data visualisation that will be explored during the day
10:30 - 11:15

What Makes a Good Data Visualisation?

  • Understand how to identity the story in the data
  • Group discussion of good and bad examples of data visualisation, and what makes them that way
11:15 - 11:30

Morning Break

11:30 - 12:15

Data in Context

  • Learn about the purpose and range of visualisations from interactive dashboards for exploratory analysis in web browsers to static publication quality diagrams in print
  • Understand how data visualisation needs to work in conjunction with supporting text and commentary
  • Understand about the different types of data; categorical, numeric, ration, and time-based; and learn how best to visualise these different types
  • Know how to identify the right chart or graph for your data set
  • Be aware of the data governance considerations when using cloud-based online tools
12:15 - 13:00

How People Process Visual Information

  • Understand how to use techniques to give your audience both an instant message and the opportunity to explore further: sort, filter, drill to detail, tool tips, interaction between visuals
  • Short exercises in improving existing data visualisations by applying the lessons learnt to far
  • Understand how people process visual information and use that knowledge to build visualisations that are easier and more helpful for your audience
13:00 - 13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course

  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Design Principles

  • Understand why visual elements must enhance the message rather than clutter and confuse your communications
  • Learn quick and repeatable visual tricks that draw attention to the key information (without needing a graphic designer)
  • Be aware of design and layout principles that will allow your infographics and visualisations to breathe
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

  • Know which tools are available to help you quickly create data visualisations – including them in Microsoft Office and free online options
  • Understand the trend towards digital and interactive data visualisations and routes to further learning in this area
15:00 - 16:00

Design a Data Visualisation Toolkit

  • Know which tools are available to help you quickly create data visualisations – including them in Microsoft Office and free online options
  • Understand the trend towards digital interactive data visualisations and routes to further learning in this area
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close

Pricing

Central Government & Agencies - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Charity - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Private Sector - Virtual

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT