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 workshop will help you make powerful use of data storytelling to turn the mountains of raw data into meaningful stories that inform decisions and drive change.

You will learn technical hands on skills that will show you how to use and apply Power BI, a free Microsoft business analytics application that lets user’s visualize data. This workshop is a deep dive into the world of data and data visualization. This is a software heavy class and in it, you will learn how to create, analyze and evaluate large data sets and turn them into visually impactful stories that drive business results. 

Check out this recent blog post about how a digital marketing firm is using data to make smarter decisions! 

Register: June 17-19, 2020

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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

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!”

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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: $2,000
15% discount available for DU Alumni, Daniels Corporate Partners, and 3 or more individuals from the same organization: $1,700
20% discount available for Non-profits, Current or Former Military, Government: $1,600

For 2 Graduate Level Credits: $2,852

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 1 week prior to the start of your course.

If you are not sure which option to choose, please contact us for advising at 303-871-3676.

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 days (72 hours) prior to your class. If you provide us with less than three days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be responsible for the entire workshop fee.

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