The public sector must manage a greater volume of data than they have ever had to before.

Globally, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day and 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. There is pressure to harness this resource, whether to improve efficiency or increase transparency.

Presenting data has never been more important for public sector organisations, with remote working now the norm, it is even more crucial that data is presented in the right way, to help communicate effectively with internal stakeholders and external audiences.

This course will involve a host of online learning tools. Delegates will have the opportunity to create and assess their own data visualisations using breakout rooms and collaborate with other delegates through the interactive whiteboards. Receive expert advice on your data visualisations from our trainer Andy Pemberton by presenting to the wider group and network using the chat.

This specifically designed virtual Effective Data Visualisation course for the public sector gives you the necessary skills to visualise your data and to turn raw data into infographics, presentation slides, dashboards or reports that tell a clear story and drive the right actions.

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. 

Reviews from our previous delegates:

  • “The tutor Andy Pemberton was excellent. He made things interesting and the course was very useful.” Corporate Performance Management Officer, Carmarthenshire County Council
  • “The course has improved my understanding of data visualisation and how to make my own visualisations more effective.” Data Analyst, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
  • “I have learned a great deal with many tips and ideas to enable to improve the authority’s reports.” Corporate Performance Management Officer, Carmarthenshire County Council
About the Chair: Andy Pemberton
Furthr’s director, Andy Pemberton, is a content expert with international experience. He edited Q magazine in London, launched Blender magazine in New York, which won Ad Age’s Launch of The Year, and also edited Spin magazine. He has written for the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, The Sunday Times, The National (Dubai), and the world’s largest newspaper, The Times of India.

He writes columns for Yahoo.com, and the Huffington Post in the US, and trains social media, data visualization and content strategy. He has worked as a content consultant for the RNLI, Time Out, BT, and more. He is also a leading data visualization expert, and includes the United Nations, the World Food Programme, and Aviva among his clients. He is a judge at this year’s British Media Awards.

09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • A quick video tutorial will be shown on using Zoom
  • Breakout rooms will be used for delegates to introduce each other
10:00 - 10:30

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 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

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

Round Up and Key Takeaways

Andy Pemberton

Director, Furthr

Furthr’s director, Andy Pemberton, is a content expert with international experience. He edited Q magazine in London, launched Blender magazine…

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Virtual

Q: Can I make a provisional booking?

A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here

Q: Can I book without a purchase order number?

A: Yes. Simply email enquiries@moderngov.com after you have booked the course, with your Purchase Order Number. Please quote your order number and the course you are booked onto.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

Q: I have special dietary requirements, how can I request this?

A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to enquiries@moderngov.com or call 0800 542 9440. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.

Q: I have just registered for the course, when will I receive the joining instructions?

A: You will receive the joining instructions and reminders, 6 weeks, 2 weeks and 3 days before the course date. Please check your spam box to see whether the joining instructions were sent there, if not please call 0800 542 9440 so we can have these sent to you immediately.

Q: Will there be WI-FI?

A: Yes, all our venues have the latest technology, offer full audio visual support and WI-FI.

Q: I can no longer attend the course, can a colleague attend in my place?

A: Substitutions may be made at any time but must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 542 9440 or email enquiries@moderngov.com with the replacement's details.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee.

Q: Why haven’t I received the speaker’s presentation?

A: Speakers presentations are sent a week after the event date. Please contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or enquiries@moderngov.com if it has been more than a week.

Q: Can’t find what you are looking for?

A: Why not contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or email enquiries@moderngov.com.