This is a foundation level class for everyone.

With the advent of automation, humans’ role has become to do what computers cannot. Many more white-collar workers—perhaps all of them—will end up “working with data” to some extent.

Using data to provide insights and guidance that computers alone cannot requires “data literacy”, which is doubly important for anyone working alongside, supporting, leading, or hiring a data-science and analytics team.

Data literacy involves a broad range of skills, including:

  • Appreciating the language of data
  • Understanding uncertainty (expressed as probabilities) and complexity
  • Interpreting relationships in data (multivariate correlation) and visual representations of them
  • Reading visual representations of data
  • Ability to think rigorously and abstractly about evidence-based decision-making and manipulate data accordingly

This course introduces a range of skills and applications related to critical thinking in areas such as forecasting, population measurement, set theory and logic, causal impact and attribution, scientific reasoning and the danger of cognitive biases.

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Additional Information

Audience C-Suite, Management, Business
This is a must-do course for any white collar professionals looking to add value in the 21st century. This is thus a course of immediate relevance to anyone in all areas including sales, project management, marketing, HR, operations, and others, as well as the senior management suite. It is a also a prerequisite for management-level decision making courses.
Prerequisites No prior knowledge is required to take this course.
Objective
  • an appreciation of the language of data
  • understanding uncertainty (expressed as probabilities) and complexity
  • interpreting relationships in data (multivariate correlation) and visual representations of them
  • reading visual representations of data
  • learn to think rigorously and abstractly about evidence-based decision-making and manipulate data accordingly
Format Class
Duration 2 days
Course Author Dr Eugene Dubossarsky
Trainer Courses are taught by Dr Eugene Dubossarsky and/or his hand-picked team of highly skilled instructors.
Delivery Method In-person classroom training at OpenGov Academy locations
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This is a must-do course for any white collar professionals looking to add value in the 21st century.

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Private and Corporate Training

In addition to our public seminars, workshops and courses, AlphaZetta Academy can provide this training for your organisation in a private setting at your location or ours, or online. Please enquire to discuss your needs.

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Testimonials

Eugene’s courses are not your standard technical courses where you learn how to put data into a model and get a result. The real life experiences – warts and all – he brings to the instruction mean that attendees walk away with a better understanding of the real life challenges of analytics as well as the technical know-how. We routinely send our team members on these courses to help them get the capabilities that really help our clients get better insights from their data.

James Beresford, Director, Agile BI

Eugene’s introductory course to data science was outstanding. I found the subject matter and delivery fascinating, accessible and informative. I found Eugene approachable, interesting to listen to and excellent at simplifying complex concepts. I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to know what data science—and all the buzz surrounding it!—are all about.

C.T. Johnson, Director, Statecraft