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Visualizing Data for Government Officials

A 1-Day Hands-On TMS Experience

You work data every single day, but no one understands what you’re trying to prove with your tables and graphs.  You need better visuals, that create discussions, and enable your leadership to make better decisions.  This workshop looks at everything from complex system to simple worksheets and helps you analyze what differentiates a good data display from a bad one.

 

Course Objectives:

    • Defining Your Goals
      • What decision are you supporting?
      • Who is your audience?
      • Single-time graphic, or long-term dashboard?
    • What Does Data Say Already?
      • Trend analysis and traditional displays
      • Binary choice analysis and traditional displays
    • Table and Graphic Design
      • Simplicity in every line
      • Matching visual impact to importance
      • Using color and line weighting
      • Best practices for table design
      • Merging tables, graphs, and text effectively

     

    • Note: This workshop will reference tools found in Microsoft ™ Excel, but all work is done with pen on paper.  Steps required to create charts inside the software will be covered by reference.

     

    Additional Information

    CPE Credits: 7.0

    CEU Credits: 0.6

    Suggested Program Prerequisites: None

    Advanced Preparation: Introduction to Analytics for Government Officials

    NASBA Program Level: Intermediate

    NASBA Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    Delivery Method: Group Live – Classroom