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Sep 2021

Introduction to Data Visualisation: Presenting Insights From Data (Live Stream)

Course Information

Start Date3 Sep 2021, Friday
End Date3 Sep 2021, Friday
Time9.30am to 4.30pm
VenueOnline via Zoom
Fee$680 (excluding GST)
ContactRoshini | 6720 3333 | training.aventis@gmail.com
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With so much information being collected through data analysis, organisations must have a way to paint a picture of that data so that it can be interpreted easily. Data visualisation gives us a clear idea of what the information means by giving it visual context through maps or graphs. This makes the data more natural for the human mind to comprehend and therefore makes it easier to identify trends, patterns, and outliers within large data sets.

No matter what industry or sector you’re from, data visualisation can be applied to your data as it can help with identifying which areas need to be improved, which factors affect customer satisfaction and dissatisfaction, and what to do with specific products. As one of the essential steps in the business intelligence process, data visualisation takes the raw data, models it, and delivers the data so that conclusions can be reached.

This hands-on and practical data visualisation course aims to provide you with a broad but practical overview of the entire analytics value chain, with a specific focus on presenting data to convey the right message to an audience. You will learn the fundamentals of data visualisation and get your hands “dirty” building different visualisations with large data sets.

Be A Certified Data Analyst

This is ONE of the FOUR virtual workshops that transform you to be a Certified Data Analyst. Each workshop is modular in nature, addressing different aspects along the analytics value chain.

  1. Data Management and Data Reporting – focuses on processing and managing data to deliver insights
  2. Data Analysisfocuses on the technical aspects of mining data for objective insights
  3. Data Visualisationfocuses on presenting data inaccessible forms to get the right message across using data visualisations
  4. Data Storytellingfocuses on presenting analyses and proposals in a concise, coherent, and compelling fashion to facilitate decision-making
Course Highlights
  • Gain an overview of the data analytics landscape and the key ingredients for sustainable analytics
  • Learn the roles that data visualisation and communication play in the data analytics value chain
  • Explore case studies and gain hands-on experience in building your own visualisations using Excel
  • Gain exposure to various analytical and visualisation techniques and tools to glean insights from the data
  • Appreciate the thought process as well as the key technical and visual considerations to designing effective data visualisations and assembling data visualisations into coherent and impactful dashboards
Target Audience

This workshop is targeted at professionals in non-analyst roles but may be required to work with or make sense of data and presenting data in their work. This course is suitable for beginner-level participants across all industries and job functions.

[IMPORTANT] Prerequisites

Participants are required to bring a laptop with:

  • Internet/wifi connectivity
  • Microsoft Excel (version 2010 or later)
Course Outline

Module 1: What is Data Analytics?

  • A general introduction of the concept of analytics, including the general applications and the potential of analytics to inform, explain and guide decision making
  • Case studies – see how some notable organisations have successfully deployed analytics to great effect (Walmart, Target, Google etc.)
  • Foundations for sustainable analytics – understand what it takes to build analytics capabilities

Module 2: The Analytics Value Chain and Role of Data Visualisation and Communication

  • The analytics value chain
  • The right combination of hard and soft data skills

Module 3: Conveying the Message Through Data Visualisation

  • Key principles in data visualisation
  • Thought process in selecting the right visualisation for the intended message
  • Selecting the right visualisation
  • Hands-on exercises on MS Excel

Module 4: Self Service Analytics using Infographics

  • What is an infographic?
  • Why deploy infographics?
  • Class Exercise: Building interactive infographic on MS Excel Analysis


Module 5: Self Service Analytics using Dashboards

  • What is a dashboard? Why deploy a dashboard?
  • When do you deploy dashboards and how do you measure success?
  • Key design requirements – Purpose, Development, Delivery and Evolution
    • Purpose – Why is the dashboard supposed to accomplish? Who is the dashboard intended to help and how?
    • Development – Data sources, frequency of update, data quality, distribution method, technology platform etc.
    • Delivery – How will users gain access to the platform? Is access exclusive? Are there data concerns? Training and technical support?
    • Evolution – Measuring and ensuring success, evolving with maturing organisational needs
  • Class Exercise: Building interactive dashboards on MS Excel Analysis
Data Analytics Master Trainer: Michael Lee

Michael Lee is the Principal Consultant and Trainer at FYT Consulting, where he helps businesses grow and succeed by building their data analytics capabilities. An IT professional by training, he brings with him more than 25 years of consulting and practical experience across various functions such as sales, client management, business operations, and customer service.

Prior to joining FYT, Michael led the Asia Pacific Sales Operations and the Business Operations for Customer Service at Cisco. He has also conducted numerous training programs on data analytics, data visualisation, data storytelling, and virtual team management for local and international enterprises. In addition, he was invited to speaking engagements in partner events, as well as in major international sales conferences.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics and an MBA from the National University of Singapore.

Data Analytics Expert: Joanna Tan

An accomplished Senior HR Business Partner with more than 25 years of diverse industry experience, Joanna has worked with reputable multinational and local corporations such as Sage Software, Hasbro, Apple, IBM, Rockwell Automation, and Wing Tai Holdings. She has a strong background in talent development and management, leadership development, organisational design, strategic change management as well as employee relations and engagement.

Joanna is currently an Associate Consultant and Trainer with FYT Consulting. She helps FYT clients build HR analytics capabilities and has worked with clients from various backgrounds such as technology, government, pharmaceutical, finance, and more.

Joanna holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the National University of Singapore and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Singapore Institute of Management. She is also an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) Certified Trainer and has delivered numerous training programs in topics relating to personal and team development as well as management, data analytics, and leadership skills development.


“Michael is very clear in his teaching, and is very patient! This is the first IT-related course I have attended where I did not feel like the instructor was impatient with people who may be slower in their progress.”

– Nicole Hilary Teo, National Heritage Board

“Micheal is very engaging! Even though it is a zoom class, he managed to include many interactive elements and easy to follow. I enjoyed the class. I’ve learned the importance of data visualisation and how we can use it for presentation. It was a positive experience and a very well-managed session.”

– Shermin Tham, MINDEF

“Mr Michael Lee is very knowledgeable on the topic. The experience was beyond my expectation. I expected a lecture, but it was an interactive two-way approach with hands-on practice & exercises. There are many good takeaways from the session.”

– Nur Zalifa Andeera Binte Fadzillah, MyLustre Pte Ltd

“Michael is a very knowledgeable trainer. He knows his stuff. He is very engaging. He does not only emphasize on theory but practical too which is very good. I would recommend this course. It made my brain working and a very engaging class.”

– Nur Haslindah Hassan, Elmos Semiconductor

“Trainer was very engaging and was able to keep a constant steady pace. We covered a lot of material, so again, he kept things moving and relevant. The course was informative and comprehensive.”

– Wilson Lee, Singapore American School

“Michael is very clear in his explanation and guides us very well. His materials are interesting and he uses real-life problems to bring the context in.”

Leong Mok Kam, Rosyth School

“Mike is very experienced, and the entire course is very interactive. Mike also putting great effort to ensure the team is engaged. Recommended trainer as the entire course is not bored, useful material and there is video in between to refresh the mind.”

– Lo Siew Khim, Advanced Micro Devices