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Intro to Data for teams
Businesses today are collecting and generating more data than ever. Yet for many companies a strong, data-driven culture remains out of reach. More often, data literacy in business is the domain of isolated project teams and siloed functions. Academy Xi’s 1-day ‘Intro to Data’ course was built for corporate, government and not-for-profit teams who want to amplify the power of data-driven decision making.
Delivered either in-person or online, this team training course offers up to 20 people the tools they need to use data to make better decisions in their day-to-day work.
- Learn how to interpret and manipulate a dataset
- Use critical thinking to identify key insights and themes
- Create graphs and charts that communicate your insights
- Craft data-driven stories that drive stakeholder buy-in and action
- Increase collaboration between silos by harnessing a shared language around data
- Create a community of problem solvers that use data to make decisions
- Kickstart a culture of continuous learning within your team
- Take away a dedicated Data Literacy toolkit to help embed new practices
- Employee development
Who is this training designed for?
- Corporate, government, not-for-profit and agency teams
- Functional teams looking to upskill
- Cross-functional teams requiring a shared mindset and language
- Founders, managers and creative directors looking to bring a baseline data IQ to their businesses
- Executive teams and boards
- Groups of new starters for alignment with organisational vision and priorities
Data literacy is the ability to read, work with, analyse and communicate with data. It’s a skill that empowers all levels of workers to ask the right questions of data and machines, build knowledge, make decisions, and communicate meaning to others. Until we’re able to accurately interpret data, it’s impossible to use it for the purpose of making more-informed decisions.
Companies are investing in data like they invest in physical assets, IP, and real estate. Without data, as humans we’re horrible at making good decisions because our assumptions get in the way. Employees without the skills to work with data are struggling to match the performance of their data-savvy colleagues. This isn’t surprising given the vast amounts of information being produced every day.
With 78% of people willing to invest more time and energy into improving their data skillsets if given the chance, the opportunity is ripe for organisations to upskill their people.
First, make sure people know how to use the tools. Second, set up the right internal capability for your people to learn in a practical way. Third, use examples and stories in awareness campaigns to teach and inspire others about how to use data well. Fourth, bake data into all important decision making.
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“Academy Xi is my learning partner not my learning provider”
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“a level of learning and enjoyment rarely seen”
Academy Xi bring an energy and passion to education that creates a level of learning and enjoyment rarely seen. They played an integral role in our Tech4Good Challenge Program - providing instructions, content development and class management to train our non-profit partners in Service Design, Product Management and User Experience Design. I would highly recommend Academy Xi as a training and development partner if you are looking for an industry-leading experience.
“a highly rewarding experience”
Working with Academy Xi has been a highly rewarding experience. We worked closely with the Xi team as our strategic design partner, to co-design a customer-centric Way of Working framework, set of supporting capabilities and a guidebook containing tools and templates. We've worked innovatively to test and validate these through a real-life on the job occupational challenge which validated the practicality and ease of use of the artefacts developed. Academy Xi performed deep research insights for the organisation which contributed hugely to the program's success.
“great team building exercise”
The Intro to Human-Centred Design course was a great team building exercise. A lot of interesting concepts were covered. My team also got the opportunity to collaborate with participants from other divisions on problems specific to our organisation (as opposed to hypothetical problems). Every participant got something useful out of the day.