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WEBINAR: Ask Val Anything! (within reason!)

webinar Dec 04, 2020

DATE/TIME:  Thursday, December 17, 2020  11:00am - 11:45am EDT

DESCRIPTION:

Wrapped up an exciting year of Data Literacy program development at The Data Lodge and had the opportunity to ask our founder, Val Logan, a bunch of questions! 

Questions covered multiple topics from our audience, both live and presubmitted!

Some of the questions asked include:

  • What is her favorite part of Data Literacy?
  • What are the characteristics of those who are pioneering  data literacy programs?
  • What are your top 3 'must do's' when seeking to start a Data Literacy initiative?
  • How you explain Data Literacy importance to Senior Leaders? How to justify investment in it by showing business benefits coming from it?
  • How did your mascot get his name, and who is his favorite client?
  • What is her favorite thing to do as an entrepreneur?

You'll have to listen to the replay to hear more exciting, and difficult(!) questions asked of Val.

 

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7 Ways to Build the Case for Data Literacy (and What if You Don't?!)

data literacy webinar Nov 23, 2020

Val joined Drew Smith for an IIA webinar to discuss the important topic of building the case for Data Literacy, and what could happen if you don't.

Take a few moments to listen to this all important replay, found on the IIA website.

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Announcing: Our Partnership with Juice Analytics

partners Oct 15, 2020

The Data Lodge is so very excited to announce our new partnership with Juice Analytics, providers of an efficient and exciting way to visualize data sets and share them with others.

As a company that has long been as passionate about data as we are, Juice has enabled companies and individuals bring the communication through data to the masses through their intuitive Juicebox application.

Why partner? As Val has said,

"Data Literacy and Data Storytelling. Together like ‘peas and carrots’, as Forrest Gump would say. And The Data Lodge and Juice Analytics partnership is the same. From the day I read his book Data Fluency, to the first day I spoke with Zach about his vision, and how he and Juice help clients to simplify complex stories, I knew our missions were aligned. Committed to pioneering new ways to help simplify the ever-complex data and analytics space into meaningful narratives that we all can understand."

We are excited about this partnership, as together we work...

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Come Celebrate International Literacy Day at The Data Lodge!

data literacy webinar Aug 21, 2020
Mark your calendars!  
Join us at The Data Lodge (virtually, of course!) to celebrate International Literacy Day and the first year anniversary of the Lodge!
 
Our CEO & Founder, Valerie Logan, welcomes you to join for:
  • a look back at the progress of pioneers and change-makers in the field of Data Literacy
  • how 2020 has been an unexpected awakening for the need for Data Literacy
  • and a look forward to how we can all play a part in this movement- in big or small ways.
 
Look forward to panelists, pragmatic advice, and a behind-the-scenes look at The Data Lodge (including our mascot who is also turning 1)! And maybe even a prize or two!
 
 
The agenda and panelists for each event are as follows:
 
The agenda for the APAC Session:
1. Opening Remarks (30 min- Val)
2. PANEL 1: Pioneering Data Literacy (30 min)
  • Ima Okonny, CDO, Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Jenifer Cartland Ph.D., Vice President- Data Analytics and Reporting, Ann &...
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WEBINAR: Data Literacy Matters- A Conversation with Nationwide Building Society

DESCRIPTION:  

A rare, in-depth conversation with Lee and Greg looking back at the 3+ year Data and Analytics journey so far at the Society, welcoming their next CDO, fostering data literacy as part of a data-informed culture, and Greg’s experience as one of our Inaugural Bootcamp and Community members at The Data Lodge!


A CONVERSATION WITH:

  • Lee Raybould-  Nationwide Building Society, Chief Data Officer (Feb 2017 – July 2020)
  • Greg Abrams-  Nationwide Building Society, Data & Analytics (and Inaugural Bootcamp Member at The Data Lodge)

 

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Webinar: Making the Case for Data Literacy: 7 Reasons Why

DATE/TIME:  Thursday, June 18, 2020  11:00am - 11:45am EDT

DESCRIPTION
How do you know when it's the right time for your organization to start a Data Literacy program?  How do you advocate and "make the case" for Data Literacy, and is it ever the "right" time?

In this month's webinar, we looked at the key ways to assess readiness, build the case and overcome classic objections and concerns.

Register to listen to our replay where we discussed:
1)  What is a Data Literacy program, and who is placing this bet now?
2)  Weighing the dynamics of "why or why not" now?  Classic concerns and objections.
3)  Outlining 7 tips to help you make the case for kickstarting your Data Literacy program.

 

 

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Webinar: What I Heard from 12 Leaders: Data Literacy Program Planning- Now and for 2021

DATE/TIME:  Thursday, May 21, 2020  11:00am - 11:45am EDT
 
DESCRIPTION

Given the times we're living in, I wanted to know: "what do Data & Analytics leaders need most right now when it comes to driving their Data Literacy and culture work"? 

So, I asked.

In this month's webinar we discussed:

1)  What I learned about their views and intentions around the role of Data Literacy.

2)  How these leaders are balancing new demands with real constraints and challenges.

3)  What they said that they need most, and how I'm going to help them. 

 

 

 

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Data Literacy Programs 101: The What, Why and How to Get Started

Listen in on a Data Foundation interview with Val on how to get started on a successful Data Literacy Program.

https://www.datafoundation.org/events-list/data-literacy-programs-101-the-what-why-and-how-to-get-started/2020

Overview

While living in unprecedented times, one thing is clear:  the ability to make data-informed and evidence-based decisions has never been more critical in our work lives and personal lives.  Data literacy has been emerging steadily as a top priority for workforce upskilling, yet we now also see firsthand the criticality of citizen data literacy.  

As a basis for near-term steps and longer-term planning, this webinar set a baseline and common language to address:

  •  What is data literacy and why does it matter now (individually and collectively)?

  •  What does a data literacy program include, and who is doing this today?

  •  What are the key steps to get started?

 

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Webinar Replay: Fostering Critical Data Literacy as a Life Skill: 3 Ways You Can Help Now

data literacy webinar Mar 19, 2020
If you ever questioned the value of data literacy, and that it is a life skill (as much as it is a work skill), then current dynamics should eliminate any doubt. As Data & Analytics Professionals, we have an unprecedented opportunity and responsibility to help our leaders, managers and associates navigate overwhelm of information, and the need to make key decisions in their personal (and work) lives. 
 
In this webinar we discussed: 
 
1)  Understand the role that Data Literacy is playing in navigating the CVID-19 Crisis.
2)  Identify 3 practical actions that we can all take now to help!
3)  Determine how to use this time to accelerate planning of pragmatic Data Literacy Programs.
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Val Joins The Data Foundation Board of Directors: Supporting U.S. Agency CDOs

media press release Mar 18, 2020

We are excited to announce on March 17, 2020, Valerie Logan is one of the five new members of The Data Foundation's Board of Directors.

 

Washington, D.C. – The Data Foundation, a non-profit think tank focused on encouraging the use of data to benefit society, welcomes five new members to the Board of Directors. 

These current and former leaders from the private sector, academia, government, and nonprofits will support the Data Foundation to expand and diversify our research, programming, and education initiatives. 

“The Data Foundation is...

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