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Skills for Success: Turning data into stories

Understand how to effectively communicate data to engage your stakeholders.

The ability to present data in a way that is informative and influential is a critical skill for public sector professionals. Turning data into stories explores how professionals can express complex statistical ideas effectively across various mediums to engage with stakeholders – including ministers and senior executives.

Is this event for you?

Do you need to communicate data and statistics simply, informatively, and persuasively?

Would your work benefit if you could better integrate relevant insights?

Our Skills for Success series helps you develop the foundational skills you need to succeed in your public sector career.

This series gives you the tools to thrive in our changing working environment. Designed in collaboration with your public sector leaders, our six-part series covers topics that help you do your job more successfully and knowledge to support you to manage better in your responsibilities.

IPAA’s Skills for Success webinar series is delivered for free as part of our Cluster partnership arrangements.

What will you gain?

Each one-hour workshop builds your understanding of a critical capability and gives you tips and tricks to apply your new learning to your workplace.

Our Data into stories workshop will help you effectively use data and communicate your findings clearly and concisely. This webinar will help you avoid the blank stares and the ‘so what’s by exploring how you can tell a story and make your data sing.

At this interactive session, you’ll be able to ask your questions and learn how you can develop your data skills even further.

Facilitated by:
Mary Harwood – Ethos CRS

Mary Harwood has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in government departments. Mary draws on her extensive experience to show how to present information that is clear, engaging and persuasive.

Mary Harwood - Full bio

Mary Harwood has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in government departments. She knows how departments work with ministers, parliaments, industries and communities.

Mary has a deep understanding of public sector processes and the analytical work that underpins good policy and program development. In her presentations, Mary draws on her extensive experience, showing how to present information that is clear, engaging and persuasive.

How to register

Please use this registration page to register for the session: Skills for Success: The caretaker conventions and other pre-election practices.

If you are interested in the entire Skills for Success Series 2, please register using the package page here.

If you are a NSW public sector employee, click here to become an Affiliate member free of charge.

Event Details 


 10:00AM – 11:00AM (AEST/AEDT)


 Tuesday 14 March 2023


 Virtual event via Microsoft Teams


 Affiliate / Pro Members: Free
 Non-members: $99

Be at your best, for NSW. 
Register now to secure your spot

Sponsor acknowledgement
This event is presented with support from our partners.
Tuesday, 14 March 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Professional & Affiliate Members $0, Non Member $99

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