Virtual Cohort-Based Bootcamps
for Data Literacy Program Leads
(Custom Bootcamp options are also available)
Applied training as a small cohort with peers from other organizations on the same journey. A virtual bootcamp for your Data Literacy Program Lead. A train-the-trainer approach by the world’s leading expert on data literacy programs. Certification upon completion. (Custom, on demand, and onsite Bootcamp options also available.)
Data Literacy Program Leads will engage in weekly virtual meetings (60-120 minute live video conference sessions, recorded and available for playback) typically scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays. Each week, a topic will be taught in Monday’s session, an assignment will be given, and a live Q&A session will follow on Thursday.
Bootcamp Members will be collaborating with their peers (from up to 5-8 organizations per Bootcamp), driving and sharing innovative ways to pioneer workforce data literacy.
Rather than “figuring out” data literacy on the fly, Bootcamp Members will be learning and leveraging, proving value with targeted pilots, and then refining for scale.
Each Bootcamp Member will work through 9 key steps of a data literacy program and blueprint, aligned across 3 key phases:
Participants will create (or enhance) their Data Literacy Case for Change, including relevant examples, assessments, visioning and blueprint definition.
Participants will create (or enhance) their Data Literacy Program Plan, including: setting scope and priorities, picking pilot areas, enlisting key stakeholders, and creating their own resource foundation.
Participants will conduct a Phase I pilot, reflect and refine their program plan based on pilot results, and craft their Phase II and beyond roadmap.
"As a new field and not a lot of literacy out there, it is great that Valerie has filled a need of consolidating and enhancing the material to move the field along."
"The bootcamp pace is great which is in addition to our day to day job. The content is very rich and relevant to what our company is looking for. "
"The Blueprint Sample overview has been very helpful, as is the three elements of program design rubric."
"Great material - great interaction with Valerie."
"It's good to have a learning conversation instead of just reading material online."
"I love the materials and templates. They are so helpful and take the burden of thinking about how to display the message off me so I can concentrate on the content rather than developing compelling visuals."
"Absolutely content rich. Significantly more content rich than similar experiences I've had."
"Very good material, thoughtful roll-outs/staging of the content, building of the modules over each week."
"Engaging approach, best practice content, required accountability and follow up paced over the 10 week period, willingness to adjust for our organization."
January 20 – April 4
April 21 – June 27
July 14 – October 19
October 6 – December 19
see if our Bootcamp is for you
It means you are a pioneer, that you get the value and criticality of data literacy, and that you are smart enough to not go it alone and waste time.
Our Bootcamp is right for your company/organization if it:
Bootcamp participation is a significant investment for both the company/organization and participant, both committing to:
Bootcamp Members must be nominated by senior leadership and have the full support of their leadership and company/organization.
If you are a leader who would like to nominate someone for the Bootcamp, please fill out the For More Info form below. We will contact you for further steps including an initial call, procurement contacts, logistics, etc.
If you would like to attend the Bootcamp, please contact your leadership to ensure they will meet the commitments as outlined above. Please fill out the For More Info form below and let us know you are working with your leadership to obtain a nomination for yourself. We will get back in touch with you regarding next steps.
Absolutely! We are open to working with you to customize the length and delivery style for our Bootcamp. We have worked with clients for a shorter delivery as needed, as well as a mix of in person/on site sessions in addition to or in place of online sessions. Our Bootcamp is typically 10 weeks and includes weekly guidance through the completion of the Pilot Workshop. We also offer a 5 1/2 week version that allows the participant to run the Pilot after the initial 5 weeks, with follow-up calls during and after the Pilot Workshop has been completed.
We also offer a self paced version of our Bootcamp, called Base Camp, for those who would like to have access to the teaching and materials through an online, work at their own pace option. Base Camp includes two paths: one to learn the material in a self paced environment, and the second to journey further into the Bootcamp materials and complete their pilot workshop, earn certification and be eligible for the Community and Library. For more information see our Base Camp page.