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Becoming a Visual Organization: The Power of Data Storytelling

A picture is worth a thousand words – or a thousand spreadsheets. In today’s complex business world, where the amount of data is overwhelming, being able to create and communicate through compelling data visualizations is a must have skill for all business professionals. 

For too long data has been trapped behind scripts, wizards and code. That can change! 

This online workshop is a deep dive into the world of data and data visualization. You will learn how to create, analyze and evaluate large data sets that will enable you to turn mountains of raw data into meaningful stories that inform decisions and drive change. This is a software-heavy class where you will have the opportunity to practice technical skills in Microsoft Power BI, a free software application that lets users visualize data. We look forward to working with you in a hands-on and fast-paced program! 

Register: October 23, October 30, & November 6 (three consecutive Fridays) – Online Workshop

Register: April 15, 22 & 29, 2021 (three consecutive Thursdays) 

*If you are interested in taking this class for graduate level credit and you do not work at DU, please see the credit vs. non-credit information below or contact us for more information. 

Workshop Benefits

  • Know thy data: Understand your data by recognizing that data must have relationships
  • Find the needle in the (data) haystack: Learn how data visualization techniques provide valuable opportunities to discover strategic insights and hidden relationships
  • Tell your story with data: Find the compelling narrative along with giving an account of the facts and establishing the connections between them
  • BYOD-Bring Your Own Data: Learn how to use and apply Power BI to tell your data story

As a relevant update, we are working with realtime data based on the current health crisis. In one of the modules in this workshop, you will learn to visualize and apply current global case data from John Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering Covid-19 Dashboard. This is one of the richest and most important data sets available in history.  You will learn in real time how to analyze and apply this information, using Microsoft Power BI. 

Key Faculty

Amy Phillips

Amy Phillips is a Teaching Professor in the department of Business Information and Analytics, Daniels College of Business. When working with the media, Phillips offers comprehensive knowledge of management information systems. She is the co-author of the leading MIS textbook, Business-Driven Information Systems.

  • MEd, Educational Technology, Plymouth State College, New Hampshire
  • BS, Honors, Botany, Plymouth State College, New Hampshire

“Amy was an amazing instructor. Her lectures were engaging, thoughtful, and critical. Her emphasis on visualizing what your data should show you before building any dashboard resonated with me.”

“This class was amazing. Amy has been one of the best instructors I have ever had. I really enjoyed seeing how to use Power BI and get the step by step instruction. It was a perfect class for me. LOVED it! LOVED Amy!”

“Amy’s enthusiasm was incredible!! She is truly passionate and experienced. I learned that it all begins with how good your data is and that it must have relationships. I would absolutely recommend this workshop!”

More Details

Please note this is a technology heavy class. We will be on laptops utilizing Excel and Power BI most of the workshop. 

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Who should attend?

Business professionals interested in uncovering untapped data in their organization and transforming it into actionable business intelligence.

Tuition & Cost

Non-Credit: $1,980
15% discount available for DU Alumni, Daniels Corporate Partners, and 3 or more individuals from the same organization
20% discount available for Non-profits, Current or Former Military, Government

For Credit: 2 credit hours at DU’s tuition rate 
For more information on DU’s current tuition rates, check the Registrar’s website

Should I take this for credit or non-credit?


This option is for participants who are not interested in receiving graduate level credit and are participating for professional development and to update their skills, knowledge and abilities. Upon request, Executive Education is pleased to provide a Certificate of Completion for professional development credit for any Executive Education workshop completed. Please click on the link, download the form, and follow the instructions therein.

Credit – Graduate-Level Academic Credit

This option is for those interested in receiving graduate credits for their participation. In order to apply, you need to have completed your undergraduate degree and provide us with an unofficial transcript of that degree.  These credits and your course grade will be on your official transcript. Please be aware that there is a mandatory assignment and once the workshop begins you are no longer able to switch your status from for-credit to non-credit.

*If you are a DU Employee wanting to use your tuition waiver, you will receive further instructions from Executive Education approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of your course.

**If you are in a Master’s degree program at DU, and want to take this class for elective credit, please contact us before you register for the class. Your academic advisor will need to be involved in the registration process and it will require prior approval.

If you are not sure which option to choose, please contact Camila for advising at

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration in any of our workshops, you may transfer your enrollment to a future workshop (within 1 year), send someone to take your place, or cancel without penalty at any time up to three business days prior to your class. If you provide us with less than three business days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be responsible for the entire workshop fee.

Contact Us

Assistant Director of Business Development
Executive Education
Joy Burns Center 307

To schedule a meeting with Camila CLICK HERE


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Please visit DU’s COVID-19 website and subscribe to @uofdenver Twitter for updates regarding COVID-19.