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Upcoming Training

Data Storytelling

When: Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Where: The Kollective, 145 17th Ave, Tauranga (The Classroom next to The Kollective) 

A follow-up workshop to the Local Data resources workshop. 

Now that you know how to find the data that is relevant to your mahi (work), this Data Storytelling workshop will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively communicate data stories.

Through interactive activities and hands-on exercises, participants will practice:   

  • identifying relevant data 

  • framing data so key insights are revealed (story forming) 

  • communicating these insights using narrative and visual elements (story telling) 

Participants will gain an understanding of how to use data storytelling to enable change, with new tools and confidence to create meaningful data stories.

It is recommended that you attend a Local Data Resources workshop prior to attending this follow-up workshop. Alternatively, let us know when you register your interest that you need some time with someone from the Community Insights team prior to this workshop. 

Bring your laptop for a hands-on workshop.

Tableau - Change the way you think about data – with Mubashir

When: Tuesday, 9 April & Wednesday, 10 April 2024

Where: The Kollective, 145 17th Ave, Tauranga

This 2 day workshop will guide you through using Tableau platform to transform  data to assist with reporting and planning, showing you the power and flexibility of your data. 

Mubashir Mukhtar, Contracted Data Scientist with SociaLink’s Community Insights, and founder of Data n Dashboards Ltd will expertly guide you through developing a dashboard relevant to the social services sector while you learn to:

  • Connect, visualise and work with data

  • Develop the skills to create your own smart,interactive Dashboards, combining multiple views of data to get richer insights.

Some Excel experience is required, if you are unsure if you should attend please contact the Community Insights team to discuss joining us. 

Please bring your own laptop (a tablet / phone cannot be used for this workshop). 

Tableau Refresher - with Mubashir

When: Thursday, 11 April 2024, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Where: The Kollective, 145 17th Ave, Tauranga

This half day workshop is specifically designed for those who have already attended the 2 day workshop or who are familiar with the Tableau platform. 

Mubashir Mukhtar, Contracted Data Scientist with SociaLink’s Community Insights, and founder of Data n Dashboards Ltd will expertly guide you through the next stages of your Tableau journey and answer any burning questions. 

Tableau experience / previous training is required.

Please bring your own laptop (a tablet / phone cannot be used for this workshop).

Using Google Forms

When: Thursday, 16 May 2024, 9.30am - 12pm

Where: The Kollective, 145 17th Ave, Tauranga

Learn how you can save time by using Google forms for and registrations feedback. This workshop will cover:

  • What types of questions to include

  • Accessing the information collected via Google sheets

  • Transforming data in Google Sheets into basic charts

You will need access to a gmail account prior to attending the workshop. Please contact us if you need assistance with setting this up. 

Please bring your own laptop as this is a very hands on workshop.

Local Data Resources

When: Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 1.00 - 3.30pm

Where: The Kollective, 145 17th Ave, Tauranga

Join the Community Insights team to find out about CI Social Data and resources created specifically for Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty.

Specifically designed for groups working in the community & social services space, come along for a hands-on workshop to find out how you can access good local data.

This workshop is suited for all abilities – you don’t need data skills to participate or get something out of the workshop.

Explore and discover the answers to questions like:
● How many of our rangatahi left school with an NCEA L3 qualification?
● How many residents in my suburb own their own home?
● How many local people currently receive government income support?

Bring your laptop, and gain confidence in navigating your way around the dashboards and other data resources we have available.

Annual Reporting

When: Tuesday 11 June 2024, 1pm - 3.30pm

Where: The Kollective, 145 17th Ave, Tauranga

Use your annual report to tell the story of your organisation using your data correctly and creatively. 

Liz Flaherty has been working on using data and knows how the social sector works. Richard Dey from William Buck, Chartered Accountants, knows the mechanics of annual reporting from a financial perspective.

Together they can help you to use your data creatively and correctly, so your annual report will meet all requirements and also tell a story that will interest your members, clients and funders. 

Excel Spreadsheet - A thorough grounding

When: Dates to be confirmed

Where: The Kollective, 145 17th Ave, Tauranga

Learn how to create and use spreadsheets in Excel, identify elements of a workbook, enter, format and edit data, generate basic calculations and graphs, and use built-in spreadsheet functions. Topics covered will be:

  • Understanding a Spreadsheet

  • Entering Data

  • Copy & Paste

  • Working with Columns and Rows

  • Merging Cells

  • Basic Formulas

  • Show/Hide columns & rows

  • Freezing panes

Bring your laptop along with Excel loaded for a hands on workshop. 

Excel Spreadsheets - Advanced

When: Dates to be confirmed

Where: The Kollective, 145 17th Ave, Tauranga

For those who already know their way around an Excel spreadsheet, this workshop will build on that existing knowledge.

Topics covered will be:

  • Functions

  • Formatting

  • Sorting & Filtering

  • Pivot Tables

  • Charts

  • Shortcuts, tips and tricks

Bring your laptop along with Excel loaded for a hands on workshop. 

Get in touch!

Get in touch with the Community Insights team to talk with us about your data needs, questions or ideas. We’ll support your organisation to build your skills and expertise in using both your own and relevant external data to enhance and grow your work in our community.

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