21-22 Sep 2023
An introduction to

Data Skills & Capabilities for Non Specialists

A practical guide to help you understand and use data to drive decisions

Build the skills & the confidence to use data to drive decision making

Today’s ever-growing volumes of data and the easy access to tools to make sense of that data is driving organisations, both public and private, to use data to answer questions and support decision making.

Using data to support decisions helps organisations move from a “I think the answer is…” mindset based on intuition to a “I know the answer is…” mindset based on facts. However, simply having access to the data and the tools is not enough to promote data-driven decision making. The people answering the questions and making the decision must have the ability to define questions in the terms of data and then locate, interpret and analyse the data to come to an answer.

In this interactive workshop you will learn the language of data and how to apply a simple, structured process that will show you how to ask the right question, obtains the most relevant data, make sense of the data, come to conclusions supported by the data and present the results to stakeholders in a way that is easy for them to comprehend and act on.

Key benefits

An understanding of key terms related to making decisions with data

Knowledge of how people make decisions using data

Practical experience with a simple, structured process you can follow to make decisions using data

Knowledge of key data & analysis concepts

The ability to have an informed conversation with data professionals in your organisation

Meet your facilitator

Steve Remington

Principal Consultant, Founder, Minerra


Steve Remington is Principal Consultant and Founder of Minerra. Steve is a consultant, architect, advisor and trainer with more than 25 years of expertise in analytics, business intelligence, data warehouse and decision support projects. His background includes seven years of academic research and teaching at Melbourne Business School, Monash University and Latrobe University.

Why attend


  • The support and guidance of a data visualisation expert– Ask your questions and work through challenges
  • Highly rated: Paul has received an average customer satisfaction of 98% for his content and presentation
  • Practical: Featuring a live and interactive tutorial demo
  • Connect: Make new connections with like-minded professionals

Who will attend?

Federal, state and local government representatives. This workshop is ideal for anyone with a role or responsibility for representing or communicating insights or concepts using data and want to improve their data storytelling capabilities. The workshop is well suited to those with roles and responsibilities for:

  • Business, Statistical & Intelligence Analysis
  • Data & Analytics
  • Research & Reporting
  • Performance & Strategy

This workshop is designed as an introduction. A basic understanding of how to use Excel would be an advantage but is not necessary.


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