How to be Clear and Compelling with Data – Principles I – (10811) – Limited Spots

About the Course 

How to be Clear and Compelling with Data – Principles is designed to help you to understand the advantages of and options for presenting data visually in your reports and briefings. This course starts with the fundamentals of how people perceive data, underlying the principles for presenting data effectively. You will learn how to use those principles to help your audience see what your data says, clearly and immediately.

Course duration: 1 half day

For who: Those who need to decide what kind of data visuals will be most effective or will be required, whether or not they will be doing the actual production of the work, and at those who will be themselves creating data visuals.

Course Format

This course is delivered using Internet-Based Video Conferencing, specifically Zoom Meetings and also uses web-based collaboration tools that can greatly enhance productivity in an online medium. It takes four hours, with ample time for breaks and discussion. Some preparation will be suggested, so that participants can bring their own examples, to consider and discuss – this is highly suggested in order to get the most out of your course.

This workshop is followed by a second course for those who intend to produce data visuals and reports themselves and want some “hands on” training.

Specific Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will:

  • Understand and be able to use the principles of effective data visualization
  • Understand what kinds of reports and displays make best use of optimized data visuals
  • Understand how to conceptualize, design and narrate visual data displays, dashboards and infographic-style approaches for professional applications
  • Understand the options available for creating and using concise, data-driven digital reports and briefing materials


John Burrett helps organizations use and make sense of their data and their complex world. He focuses on developing effective tools: visual analytics, social/dynamic network analysis and effective presentation; and on building capacity to use data effectively for evaluation, research and performance measurement in government, public good and business organizations.


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March 9, 2021




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