Data-Driven Storytelling Workshop, June 2014
June 24-26, 2014
Data-Driven Storytellers help leaders use HR data to have highly interactive dialogues that lead to decisive action that fuels high-impact and measurable business results.
Why think about your HR data differently? We know from neurological research that the brain does not respond positively to numbers. Providing leaders and managers with more and more bar charts and pie charts, whether in dashboards, research reports or presentations, are unlikely to drive results because numbers do not lead to the emotional connection needed for people to take action. Action requires an emotional connection to the story in the data. Learning to tell stories with HR data or creating power stories - stories powered with data - is a goal of the Data-Driven Storytelling workshop. Data-Driven Storytelling skills are used to transform your HR data meetings from one-way conversations to highly interactive, action-focused sessions.
Data-Driven Storytelling is a skill that helps your organization shift to results. Participants learn to use strategic decision processes to analyze their HR data. Whether for an organization or a small team, participants learn to build custom metrics strategies to help the managers they support achieve their own personal business goals. Data-Driven Storytelling is not a quest for more data but a process focused on helping HR professionals use the HR data they have to drive interactive dialogues that lead to action and results.
Participants use tools and processes from the science of the narrative, blended with traditional data analytics, to learn how to coach managers to take action with their HR data. Data-Driven Storytelling will take your HR metrics to the next level.
This program is focused on building skills. You will be given a pre-work assignment and will use a variety of tools to learn, practice, and build your Data-Driven Storytelling skills during the workshop. Participants will take part in team coaching and will actively practice the skills they learn with their peers in the program.
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Three webinars are available to provide you with more detail on Data-Driven Storytelling.
Can't make the public program? Learn about our custom data audit and Data-Driven Storytelling programs.
In addition to the public program, we offer customized on-site workshops for organizations that have teams of HR, communications, or organization development professionals interested in the content. The custom Data-Driven Storytelling programs are accompanied by the data audit process, which provides not only feedback on the HR data being used in the organization but also results in cases that are then used in the data coaching program. Thus, participants in custom programs work on their own HR data when going through the workshop.
Data-Driven Storytelling for Leaders
We also offer a Data-Driven Storytelling program designed for leaders who want coach the managers who work for them. The focus is on development of their own story telling skills and then helping managers learn to use their own data to tell stories that impact their own employees toward action and results.
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- University of Southern California
- 3415 S. Figueroa Street
- Davidson Conference Center 200
- Los Angeles, CA 90089–0871
- usc marshall school of business