Building World-Class Business Dashboards

Learn the art and science of building world-class dashboards from the best-selling author of The Big Book of Dashboards, Steve Wexler.

A well-designed dashboard can point out risks, opportunities, and more; but common challenges and misconceptions can make your dashboard useless at best, and misleading at worst. This workshop will discuss the tools, guidance, and models you need to produce great dashboards that inform, enlighten, and engage.

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Who is this for?

This workshop is for anyone tasked with building or overseeing the development of business dashboards, and is applicable to anyone who needs to help others better understand data to make informed decisions.

Why this workshop?

No other workshop presents concepts in data visualization and dashboard design theory with practical, real-world insights from an expert in the field. Attendees will be able to immediately apply what they learn to their own work.


  • Data representation and visualization types

  • Introduction and fundamentals of data visualization

  • Visualizing time

  • Breakout session: what’s wrong with this chart?

  • Changing behavior through engagement and personalization

  • Data visualization best practices and dashboard design

  • Breakout session: chart creation and dashboard layout

  • Dashboards? Storytelling? Static? Interactive? How do these all fit together?
  • Thinking critically about data

  • Art vs. Infographic vs. Business Dashboard

  • Dealing with and thriving in the real world

  • Q&A

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“Steve’s Dashboard class is the single best data training I’ve been to hands down! And I’ve been to Edward Tufte’s workshop. If you want to hit work the NEXT DAY with actionable learnings and enthusiasm, this is an incredible resource”

Zach Bowders, Sr Data Analyst, ALSAC St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

This was genuinely one of the best workshops I’ve attended. Steve balanced his instruction with relevant and engaging examples and group exercises.  Steve is clearly an expert at his craft, but he made those of us who are new to creating visualizations and dashboards feel comfortable. His follow up post-training has been phenomenal. His passion to educate the world on data visualization and to be of service to his audience is inspiring.

Molly Schmied, Chief Analytics Officer at Ohio State University
“Steve’s workshop armed our team with the right tools to have meaningful discussions with our stakeholders and fostered an appreciation for how good data visualizations leads to better insights. Applying what we learned to our own work has been a game changer.“
Michael Switzer, Data Analytics Senior at FreddieMac

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About the Instructor

Steve Wexler is the founder of Data Revelations and co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios.

Steve has worked with ADP, Gallup, Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, Convergys, Consumer Reports, The Economist, ConEd, D&B, Marist, Cornell University, Stanford University, Tradeweb, Tiffany, McKinsey & Company, and many other organizations to help them understand and visualize their data. Steve is a five-time Tableau Zen Master, Iron Viz Champion, and on the advisory board to the Data Visualization Society.

His presentations and training classes combine an extraordinary level of product mastery with the real-world experience gained through developing thousands of visualizations for dozens of clients. 

Steve has taught thousands of people in both large and small organizations and is known for conducting his seminars with clarity, patience, and humor.

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