Data visualisation bootcamp for community service organisations (a three-part series)

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Understanding data visualisation is a critical skill for emerging analysts, data practitioners, and anyone seeking to effectively convey information using supporting data.

If you’re a data analyst, student, research officer, volunteer, project officer, evaluation lead, manager, or simply interested in learning more about data visualisation you may be interested in enrolling in one or more of these sessions.

QCOSS Research and Evaluation Network webinars are open to everyone, as they are about sharing resources and collaboration - however community service staff in research and evaluation roles are particularly encouraged to attend.

Each session is one hour long and hosted online by QCOSS and guest speakers.

Session One: Data Presentation Best Practises – Mastering the Art of Visualizing Information

Date: Friday, 1 September 2023
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for an enlightening webinar led by Dave Keys, Director and Founder of Key Data, as he delves into the intricacies of data presentation best practices and data visualisation excellence! 

Dave will provide valuable insights into how our brain processes visualisations, leveraging this understanding to unveil essential design practices. These practices encompass defining the purpose of your visualisations, mastering layout choices, optimising chart selection, crafting impactful titles, utilising space intelligently, and harnessing the power of colours.

Webinar highlights: 

  1. Understanding how our brain perceives visualisations
  2. Exploring various layout options for maximum impact 
  3. Selecting the most suitable charts to answer your questions and present your data effectively
  4. Harnessing Business Intelligence (BI) tools to create dynamic and visually compelling data displays and dashboards
  5. Summarising the best practices for creating impactful data presentations. 

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and enhance your data presentation skills.

Session Two: Data Storytelling Principles

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

Visualisation and storytelling can transform data into a powerful and actionable resource for effecting positive social change. With an increasing need for not-for-profits to use data for decision-making and to demonstrate the impact of their work, data visualisation and storytelling have become highly valued and transferable skills.

This webinar will focus on key data storytelling principles that not-for-profit professionals can use to turn data into captivating narratives that inspire action and drive meaningful impact. 

Join us for this one-hour webinar with guest speakers Catherine Baker (Marketing Team Lead) and Nadya DeBeers (Data Analyst) from Seer Data & Analytics.

Key topic areas:

  1. Data storytelling and visualisation fundamentals.
  2. Effective, memorable, and actionable communication with data.
  3. Bringing together visual data storytelling elements for maximum impact.

We'll share our three top tips to help you build your data visualisation and storytelling capability.

Session Three: Communicating Impact and Purpose with Data

Date: Monday, 25 September 2023
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

In session three, you will hear from community organisations leading innovative data work to address complex issues such as homelessness, poverty, and inequality. We will showcase data projects from two leading organisations working with data in the sector, unpacking the challenges they have faced on their data discovery and analysis journeys.

Hear from community services and their data leaders - sharing lessons and insights on communicating impact and purpose with data, including a focus on data visualisation and storytelling.

Guest speakers: 

  • Penny Dorsch, Project Manager and Researcher for the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), leading work on the UNSW/ACOSS Poverty and Inequality Partnership
  • Carmel Haugh, Brisbane Zero Systems Change Lead, who will unpack the role and usefulness of data for systems change to prevent, reduce and end homelessness in Brisbane.

Summary of session times

Session One:
Date: Friday, 1 September 2023
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

Session Two:
Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

Session Three:
Date: Monday, 25 September 2023
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

Please note: Registering for one session will automatically register you for all three. You will receive a reminder email before each session.

25 September 2023 - 10:00 am through 11:00 am