Public and Private Workshops

Public and Private Workshops2023-08-01T23:23:20+00:00

The Big Picture: What Every Businessperson Needs to Know About Data Visualization

Whether you’re creating your own charts, using someone else’s, or you just need to be more confident in how to use and interpret graphs, this workshop will help you become fluent in the language of charts and dashboards.

Packed with great examples created in Excel, Tableau, Power BI, and Qlik, among others, this one-stop resource empowers you to extract the most important information from data visualizations quickly and accurately, act on key insights, solve problems, persuade others, and make the right decisions for your organization every time.

Building World-Class Business Dashboards

The workshop for creators is called Building World-Class Business Dashboards and it is based on my book The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios.

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.

Use the matrix below to decide which workshop is best for you.

Person The Big Picture Building world-class business dashboards
Businesspeople who do not create charts and dashboards but need to draw insight from them Yes
People who are new to data visualization and will be tasked with creating charts, dashboards, and presentations Yes Yes
People who will be giving presentations and have a say on what charts should go in them (but will not be making the charts themselves) Yes
Intermediate to advanced graphic designers and dashboard designers Yes
People who manage data visualization practitioners and need to know the challenges they face Yes
Advanced practitioners who want help evangelizing data visualization in their organizations Yes
Workshop length Half-day Full-day or  two half-days

Interested in a private workshop?

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do private workshops?2020-01-09T01:06:57+00:00

Yes, and these are often combined with an onsite Masterclass Click here for more information..

How much does it cost?2020-01-09T01:05:48+00:00

The cost for a public workshop ranges from $595 to $695 per attendee.  The cost for a private workshop ranges from $12,000 to $25,000 depending on the number of attendees.

Will I need a computer?2020-01-24T00:24:25+00:00

Attendees will not be using a computer. Just bring whatever you like to use to take notes.

Is there a particular tool I need to use?2020-01-09T01:05:08+00:00

Instruction and examples focus on general best practices and are not tool-specific.

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