Telling a Compelling Story with Data

Telling a Compelling Story with Data

Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd March 2022 (9:30am to 12:30pm each day)

Delivered via Zoom interactive workshop

Professional & Associate Members $745.00 (incl. GST)
Affiliate Members $850.00 (incl. GST)
Non Members $965.00 (incl. GST)

If you are a NSW public sector employee, then you are eligible for Affiliate membership free of charge. Click here to join.


This course is also available for in-house delivery. For more information please contact the Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected] for a quote.


Course Overview

This course provides participants with the skills to interpret and communicate technical information to varying audiences. Participants will learn how to integrate data into their documents and produce statistical insights relevant to their work. Participants will complete several exercises to develop their understanding of data and will test this understanding using real datasets relevant to their work.


Learning Outcomes

After attending Telling a compelling story with data, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand how best to interpret data and communicate technical information to a non-technical audience when drafting documents
  • Understand why, how and when to integrate data into government documents
  • Present complex data in documents in a visually interesting way
  • Avoid misleading graphs and representations
  • Combine text and graphical devices in documents to communicate a logical and influential narrative

Participant feedback

‘Mary was great. This was the best virtual training I have done. I was engaged beginning to end, and I really got a lot out of it.’

Senior manager in Commonwealth government workshop

‘I have only positive feedback. I was a bit apprehensive about doing it totally interactively via Zoom but Mary made everyone feel very comfortable.’

Virtual workshop participant

‘Mary is a very knowledgeable presenter with extensive personal experience which was the real value of the program.’

Recent Workshop participant


ZOOM Virtual Classroom

Our virtual classroom consists of a facilitator teaching the class to students who are dialled in remotely to the class session. Presentation slides and other digital files can be presented during the training session using the Zoom platform and the student may either focus on these resources or the facilitator.

To enable connection, you will require the following set-up:

  • Sufficient internet connection – Zoom is successful on a 4G network. Any network better than 4G will enhance the student’s experience;
  • A PC with a web-camera, microphone and the capacity to run the Zoom application to allow the facilitator to better interact with students in the same manner as a traditional classroom; and
  • Sufficient sized monitor or screen

NSW Public Sector Framework Capabilities

This course is targeted at the Adept-Advanced levels for the following focus capabilities:

  • Think and solve problems
  • Communicate effectively
  • Influence and negotiate
  • Demonstrate accountability

Course Facilitator

Mary Harwood

Mary Harwood has extensive experience as a senior executive, having worked as a first assistant secretary in three Australian Government departments. She understands, from long professional experience, the workings of government, including how departments can best work with ministers, Parliament and external stakeholders. She is an expert in policy development, program management and stakeholder relations.


Course Materials

All course materials (including the workbooks) will be made available through our digital learning space, Illuminate. Your Illuminate access details will be provided 7 days prior to the course date.


Enquiries: For more information on our learning programs, please contact the IPAA NSW Learning Team on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected].

When
2/03/2022 9:30 AM - 3/03/2022 12:30 PM
Where
Zoom NSW AUSTRALIA
 
Terms and Conditions
Payments

Payment is required prior to attending the event or course. Please contact an IPAA NSW staff member if an exception is required.

Payments - Online Events

If you have an outstanding invoice for the event, you will not receive a link to the live event. 

Online Events

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Cancellation policy - Events
  • Cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by an IPAA NSW staff member
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event – no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the event – 50% of the fee is payable
  • Cancellation received less than 6 business days prior to the event – 100% of the fee is payable
  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
  • Registrations received less than 6 business days prior to the event are non-refundable.
Cancellation policy - Scheduled Courses
  • Cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by an IPAA NSW staff member
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the start date – no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the start date – 50% of the fee is payable
  • Cancellation received less than 6 business days prior to the start date – 100% of the fee is payable
  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
  • Registrations received less than 6 business days prior to the start date are non-refundable.
Cancellation policy - Self-paced Courses
  • Cancellations are not permitted.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend and event or course, 100% of the fee must be paid.

Transfer policy - Events
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Scheduled Courses
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Your course registration can be transferred to another course without penalty if requested more than 10 business days prior to the course start date. Otherwise, the above cancellation policy applies. Transfers can only be requested when the course fee has been paid in full.
  • Transferring your registration to another person can be done at any time without penalty if nominee details are provided within a minimum of 2 business days prior to the course start date. Transferring from a member to a non-member will result in a fee increase in line with the non-member course fee.
Transfer policy - Self-paced Courses 
  • Transfers to another course are not allowed for self-paced courses.
We may in our discretion waive cancellation charges in exceptional circumstances, but we will not waive cancellation charges on account of work commitments.

Program Changes

IPAA NSW reserves the right to change programs/speakers/venue, or to cancel programs if the enrolment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. All registrants will be notified in the event of cancellation and their registration fee will be refunded.

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