Castleview Training
Castleview Training

Leadership Development – Making Sense of Data

This one day course is for:

Data processors and managers who want to feel fully confident with numbers, charts and statistics.

This course will help you to:

Recap numeracy essentials such as percentage changes, types of average. Learn how to use Excel pivot tables to help you understand your data. Turn data into information by using charts in Excel. Take your reports to the next level by learning tips for summarising your data and rules for report writing and chart production that the professionals use.

We can move from theory to practice by applying these principles to your own case studies; or, if you prefer, we can extend further into statistical modelling, learning how to test between expected and unwarranted variation and how to use past data to forecast the future.

Course objectives:

  • To recap numeracy essentials – calculating percentage changes; what precision means; decimals and fractions
  • To define statistical variation and deviation; a reminder on mean, mode and median; how to deal with outliers in the data
  • To show the power of Excel pivot tables for summarising large amounts of data, including: Pivot table set up; grouping fields; producing Pivot charts; using vlookup formulae
  • To explore the different chart types within Excel and learn what to use when
  • An introduction to the theory of the management information value chain and moving from data to information to insight; practical tips to help you summarise data
  • Learning how to make your charts and reports professional: labelling charts properly, how to simplify complex findings
  • Understanding the variation in your data and how statistical modelling can help you to make forecasts


Our pricing is competitive and flexible. We can offer discounts for new business and offer a price based on either the number of delegates or an all inclusive package. We understand your need to stay within budget, so contact us now. You will find our prices realistic and affordable.

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