Using insights from neuroscience, this practical and interactive workshop explores the mechanisms underlying why influence attempts often go wrong, and what to do about it. We explore key threats inherent in communication and how they can unintentionally trigger resistance in others, resulting in disengagement and push-back. Participants will learn a framework and practical tools to help them influence more effectively by neutralising potential social threats and maximising the receptivity of others to their message.
This is a highly interactive masterclass that has transformed the careers of many analytics and technical teams in the past. It goes well beyond just ‘presenting’ and its influence and affect bridges across to communication as a whole. It is run by Michelle Bowden, a 20+ year veteran and recognised leader in persuasive presentation skills and a coach to many business leaders. Group sizes are limited to only 10 people – the learning experience is interactive, personalised, and packed with personal coaching from Michelle.
The Optimising Business Engagement in Analytics workshop is to improve team engagement in analytics projects by providing a common understanding of the activities involved in an analytics project. Participants also learn a process that helps them elicit a clear definition of business, data and analytics outcomes.
Report automation can deliver powerful, time-saving results. This course teaches analytics professionals to automate the creation of PowerPoint packs from input Excel workbooks using R. Time is allotted for students to implement techniques taught so that, by the end of the course, students will have wrangled input data, created plots and tables, defined a PowerPoint template, and built a sample set of slides.
This course prepares data analytics professionals to communicate analytics results to business audiences, in a business context while being mindful of the skills, incentives, priorities and psychology of the audience. It also equips analysts [...]
This course is a vital first step in the data literacy journey, and the one that introduces the most vital and basic skills of the effective 21st century professional or leader. Working with data is not just about manipulating software tools : it is first and foremost about effective reasoning, using all available information. As such, this course loads the key “software” into the most vital hardware of the business - the human professional, enabling them to reason effectively with data, and thus realise the value that data analytics promises, deriving more reliable and correct insights and making better decisions.
This R training course will introduce you to the R programming language, teaching you to create functions and customise code so you can manipulate data and begin to use R self-sufficiently in your work. R is the world’s most popular data mining and statistics package. It’s also free, and easy to use, with a range of intuitive graphical interfaces.
Python is a high-level, general-purpose language used by a thriving community of millions. Data-science teams often use it in their production environments and analysis pipelines, and it’s the tool of choice for elite data-mining competition winners and deep-learning innovations. This course provides a foundation for using Python in exploratory data analysis and visualisation, and as a stepping stone to machine learning.
The Enterprise Digital Portfolio Management course covers key concepts required to manage an enterprise digital investment portfolio, including classical and goal-driven approaches. The course considers both the organisational and technological change potential of such investments.
Traditional enterprises struggle with the agility of the IT development process. A cultural change is needed to enable predictable, repeatable, frequent, transparent and reliable releases in a cost-efficient manner. This one day DevOps Overview [...]