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Develop Analytical Skills: Streamline Your Decision Making

Duration: 1 Day
Course Price: $450

Analytical thinking involves the process of gathering relevant information and identifying key issues that are related to it. This type of thinking also requires you to compare sets of data from different sources; identify possible cause and effect patterns, and draw appropriate conclusions in order to arrive at solutions. This seminar will give you the basic analytical tools to assimilate, assess, organize, and analyze new knowledge so that you can use the information advantageously for your organization and career.

Class Length: Full Day

Outline

  • Analytical Skills and Data Analysis (2 hr session)
    • Identify and Assess Core Analytical Skills
    • Explore Challenges in Collecting, Evaluating, and Presenting Information
    • The Planning Phase
    • Define the Purpose of the Analysis and Clarify Relevant Issues and Questions
    • Identify Issues that are Essential for a Comprehensive Understanding and Decide on Your Analytical Approach
    • Learn How to Create a Data Collection Plan for Obtaining Information
    • Create a Mini Action Plan
  • The Analyze Phase (2 hr session)
    • Learn to Organize, Collect, and Evaluate Data Via Graphic Tools
    • Use Affinity Grouping to Aggregate Unstructured Data Into Segments
    • Evaluate Ideas and Analyze Strategies with a 2x2 Grid and SWOT Analysis
    • Perform a Cost-Benefit Analysis and Determine Risks
    • Create a Mini Action Plan
  • The Conclusion and Reporting Process (2 hr session)
    • Determine Characteristics of Valid Conclusions
    • Develop Your Conclusions Graphically and Create Recommendations
    • Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Presenting Your Story to Multiple Audiences
    • Create and Deliver a Brief Presentation to Increase Buy-In
    • Create a Mini Action Plan

 

Target Audience

Supervisors and mid-level leaders who are seeking to increase their leadership effectiveness as well as emerging leaders who will soon be taking on larger leadership roles can benefit from this course. This course is suitable for any person who wants a better understanding of the best practices for managing organizational change and driving results during uncertain times.

Analytical thinking involves the process of gathering relevant information and identifying key issues that are related to it. This type of thinking also requires you to compare sets of data from different sources; identify possible cause and effect patterns, and draw appropriate conclusions in order to arrive at solutions. This seminar will give you the basic analytical tools to assimilate, assess, organize, and analyze new knowledge so that you can use the information advantageously for your organization and career.

Class Length: Full Day

Outline

  • Analytical Skills and Data Analysis (2 hr session)
    • Identify and Assess Core Analytical Skills
    • Explore Challenges in Collecting, Evaluating, and Presenting Information
    • The Planning Phase
    • Define the Purpose of the Analysis and Clarify Relevant Issues and Questions
    • Identify Issues that are Essential for a Comprehensive Understanding and Decide on Your Analytical Approach
    • Learn How to Create a Data Collection Plan for Obtaining Information
    • Create a Mini Action Plan
  • The Analyze Phase (2 hr session)
    • Learn to Organize, Collect, and Evaluate Data Via Graphic Tools
    • Use Affinity Grouping to Aggregate Unstructured Data Into Segments
    • Evaluate Ideas and Analyze Strategies with a 2x2 Grid and SWOT Analysis
    • Perform a Cost-Benefit Analysis and Determine Risks
    • Create a Mini Action Plan
  • The Conclusion and Reporting Process (2 hr session)
    • Determine Characteristics of Valid Conclusions
    • Develop Your Conclusions Graphically and Create Recommendations
    • Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Presenting Your Story to Multiple Audiences
    • Create and Deliver a Brief Presentation to Increase Buy-In
    • Create a Mini Action Plan

 

Target Audience

Supervisors and mid-level leaders who are seeking to increase their leadership effectiveness as well as emerging leaders who will soon be taking on larger leadership roles can benefit from this course. This course is suitable for any person who wants a better understanding of the best practices for managing organizational change and driving results during uncertain times.

Analytical Skills and Data Analysis

  • Identify and assess core analytical skills
  • Explore challenges in collecting, evaluating and presenting information

The Planning Phase

  • Define the purpose of the analysis and clarify relevant issues and questions
  • Identify issues that are essential for a comprehensive understanding and decide on analytical approach
  • How to create a data collection plan for obtaining information
  • Mini Action Plan

The Analyze Phase

  • Learn to organize, collect and evaluate data via graphic tools
  • Use affinity grouping to aggregate unstructured data into segments
  • Evaluate ideas and analyze strategies with a 2x2 grid and SWOT analysis
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis and determining risks  
  • Mini Action Plan

The Conclusion and Reporting Process

  • Determine characteristics of valid conclusions
  • Get from conclusions to recommendations and develop your conclusion graphically
  • Tools, tips and techniques for presenting your story to multiple audiences
  • Create and deliver a brief presentation that gets buy-in
  • Mini Action Plan
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