Data Skills for Leaders
Building practical skills for data-informed decision making
Imagine you’re a manager reviewing a summary of a recent survey conducted by one of your teams.
- What if the data suggests that you take a politically inconvenient action?
- How do you balance what the data says with other priorities, like your values?
- What questions should you ask of the survey team to ensure the data is inclusive?
- How do you detect bias in the way data and charts are presented to you?
A new training program to help leaders translate data into informed and ethical decisions
To effectively serve their communities, tomorrow’s public and civic leaders must be equipped to make sense of a dizzying and growing onslaught of data and statistics. This will require more than just collecting, cleaning, or visualizing data. Instead, decision makers must be confident:
- Communicating data-informed decisions effectively and empathetically.
- Balancing insights with other priorities, political economies, and pressures.
- Drawing meaningful conclusions from data by interpreting it accurately.
- Evaluating the quality of data to ensure it reflects gender equity and social inclusion considerations.
We facilitate in-person workshops and virtual activities (with tools like WhatsApp) in order to leave a legacy of learning and reflection that outlasts any single activity.
How well do you interpret charts and tables?
Take our quiz to find out:
Learn more about the quiz (PDF, 365 KB).