Leading With Analytics

Analytics is the combination of science and art that allows organizations to transform data into actionable insights to enable effective decision-making. With increasing amounts of data available to organizational leaders, it can be challenging to generate and apply the ‘right’ information to business and organizational challenges. Learn tools and methods that leaders can apply to real-world problems using data to: determine what happened – assess what might happen – prescribe what should happen.

Short Course

Leading With Analytics

Live Remote

Overview

Analytics is the combination of science and art that allows organizations to transform data into actionable insights to enable effective decision-making. With increasing amounts of data available to organizational leaders, it can be challenging to generate and apply the ‘right’ information to business and organizational challenges. Learn tools and methods that leaders can apply to real-world problems using data to: determine what happened – assess what might happen – prescribe what should happen.

At Your Home or Office

Live Remote Offering

Current Offerings

Start Jul 27, 2021
End Jul 29, 2021

Fee $2100

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Additional Information:

These live sessions will take place 8:30am – 12:00pm Eastern

Start Nov 02, 2021
End Nov 04, 2021

Fee $2100

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Additional Information:

These live sessions will take place 8:30am – 12:00pm Eastern

Who Should Attend

If you have responsibility for leading an organization, initiative/project and/or team that relies heavily on data and information for decision-making, this program will benefit you.

Note:This is a leadership program that focuses on using data and analytics capabilities to guide strategic, organizational decision-making – and helping your analytical experts generate the most relevant insights to answer critical questions. It is not intended to offer in-depth statistical training or technical approaches – rather it is intended to help you make sense of the data at your disposal for data-driven, problem-centric decision-making.

Program Benefits

  • Improve your ability to:
    • Consider organizational challenges for which solution development would benefit from analytics
    • Ask questions and frame problems that empower and guide your technical experts to source and compile the most relevant data to inform your analytics capability development and delivery
    • Understand how to assess your organization in terms of its data and analytical maturity
    • Leverage the technical experts on your team – and the value their efforts can bring the leadership team

Program Content

This course provides strategic, organizational leaders an introduction to analytics; offers insight into how analytics can be used to address challenging business problems and processes; and explores how to successfully build, implement, and maintain an analytics capability at any organizational level.

You will gain an understanding of the analytics hierarchy, examine successful applications of various analytics tools and techniques from business, and explore what organizations need in terms of analytics strategy, human capital, and technology to successfully incorporate analytics into organizational decision-making.

The course culminates in an exercise that will allow you to articulate an organizational problem, identify needed analytics capabilities, apply analytics tools and techniques, and translate analytics outputs to inform strategic, organizational decision-making.

  • Introduction to Analytics
    • What is analytics? Is analytics new? Where did it come from?
    • Descriptive analytics: “Based on our data and problem, what happened?”
    • Predictive analytics: “Based on our data and problem, what’s going to happen?”
    • Prescriptive analytics: “Based on our data and problem, what should we do to get the best results?”
  • Using Analytics to Address Organizational Challenges
    • Ensuring the business and analytics problems are framed with stakeholder buy-in, where quality data is captured, curated, made available…and used!
    • Exploring successful applications of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics
    • Demonstrations of commonly used analytics tools and techniques
  • Investing and Building Analytics Capabilities
    • Analytics strategy – Developing an overarching analytics strategy that drives investment and implementation; Promoting analytics organization-wide for success
    • Organizational changes – Integrating analytics into day-to-day and strategic decision-making
    • Human capital management – Recruiting, developing, and retaining analytics talent
    • Technology needs – Aligning technical capabilities with an analytics strategy
  • Addressing a Real-World Challenges from an Analytics Perspective
    • Applying course elements to identify an organizational problem, propose the building of an analytics capability, and use solution outcomes to inform strategic decision-making
    • Translating quantitative analytics outputs into data-driven, problem-centric decision-making
    • Assessing metrics and applying continuous model lifecycle management and improvement
  • The Future of Analytics Capabilities
    • Technology advances – More data, scalable infrastructure, more automation, and real-time analytics
    • Human capital needs – Pushing analytics skills to the front line
    • Strategy changes – Expanding analytics to explore new processes and challenges

Value For You and Your Organization

Organizational leaders who can ask the right questions, frame the right business and analytics problems, and build the best technical teams are able to make decisions using data-driven, problem-centric approaches that are targeted, accurate, and appropriate for any given organizational problem. This program enables leaders to understand analytics with an eye towards solutions and problem-solving for improved decision-making.

The Executive Programs Short Course Experience

All of our transformational learning experiences provide the right environment for you to quickly develop and apply new capabilities.

Pre-work

You'll have access to a personal learning portal where you will obtain pre-program assignments, travel support (if applicable), and a list of fellow participants. Pre-work prepares you to immediately engage in content and learning allowing for a more effective application of knowledge.

Practical Content

Our learning experiences pair practical action learning and coaching with new knowledge, tools, and perspectives. We'll explore current, real-world examples of how organizations around the globe address critical challenges and how it may relate to yours.

Led by Experts

Plug into our network of thought leaders. Our award-winning teachers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners understand today's leaders and the critical challenges they face. They will work with you to offer guidance before, during, and after each program.

Peer Networking

You'll learn as much from your peer cohort as you do from the instructors! The value of different perspectives coming from different organizations and their challenges are immeasurable.

Faculty

Expert executive faculty who have led significant change within the private and public sectors will provide models and frameworks to help you transform vision into and action plan for results.

Additional Details

Our Learning Solutions Associate will be happy to hold a seat for you in this program. A reservation does not commit you to the program until you submit the registration form online.

Questions? Please call 800-311-6364 or 814-865-3435

  • Discounts on tuition are available for:
    • DoD or government employees
    • Penn State alumni
    • Teams of three or more attending from the same company
    • CSCR Corporate Sponsors and other affiliated groups (with valid discount code)

Discount Rates

In-Person courses: 20%

Live Remote Delivery: 10%

Live Remote Delivery with 20+ participants on same invoice: 20% (please call to register your group)

*Penn State faculty and staff: Please call us to reserve your seat. We hold a limited number of seats at an employee rate.

After you register, you will receive an email including information on accessing your personal learning portal where you will obtain your pre-program assignments, travel coordination and support, and a list of program faculty and fellow participants also registered for the program.

Pre-work prepares you to immediately engage in content and learning when you arrive on campus.

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Transfers, Refunds, Withdrawals

If an accepted Penn State Executive Programs applicant finds it necessary to transfer to another session of the same program, one transfer will be allowed with no charge if arranged more than six (6) weeks prior. Additional transfers, transfers to a different program, or transfers arranged less than six (6) weeks prior incur a charge of 10% of the current program fee.

The sponsoring company may identify a replacement, but the replacement candidate must be accepted for the program through an admissions review.

  • The following refunds will apply for withdraws if Penn State Executive Programs is notified in writing within the time period stated:
    • Full refund with notification received more than six (6) weeks prior to start of the program
    • 50% refund with notification received between two (2) and six (6) weeks before the start of the program.
    • No refund with notification received two (2) weeks or less prior to the start of program.

Note: The registered participant or their agent must confirm all notification of withdrawals, transfers and substitutions in writing. If written notification is not received, the full program fee will be assessed.

Cancellations

The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges by airlines or travel agencies. In the case of postponement, as an alternative to a refund, program fees may be transferred to another session of that program.

If you have any questions or concerns about our cancellation policy, please contact us to discuss further.