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Developing Your Analytical Skills: How to Research and Present Information

AMA - American Management Association
Training overview
Professional Course
2 days
From 2,345 USD
Start dates
Online
2,345 USD
4/19/2021

Chicago
2,345 USD
4/19/2021

San Francisco
2,345 USD
5/20/2021

New York City
2,345 USD
6/28/2021
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

Developing Your Analytical Skills: How to Research and Present Information

When making decisions, how do you assess the credibility of information? Do you conduct research and gather data methodically, or act on instinct and follow the latest trends? Do you know what key questions to ask? Feel confident you’re making valid decisions?

Whether you are developing a new product or service, presenting findings on a competitor’s product, or deciding how to allocate resources, you need the analytical skills to be able to support your conclusions with valid and credible evidence. In this course, you’ll learn the basics to implement a process for data analysis that ensures you’re focusing on the most critical information, involving the right people, and conveying your message in terms your audiences will understand.

Who should attend?

All business professionals who want to learn basic analytical skills that they can apply to their jobs to make more informed and successful business decisions.

Training content

Lesson One

Learning Objectives

  • Apply Techniques to Information to Determine What Is Relevant
  • Put Information into a Form That Can Be Analyzed Analyze Information in Order to Identify the “Best” Opportunity for Your Business, and Explain Your Reasoning
  • Recognize Patterns and Discern What They Can Mean for Your Business
  • Identify a Framework for Creating Presentations That Uses Information You’ve Derived from Your Analysis

Analytical Skills for the Business Professional

  • Identify Core Analytical Skills Commonly Used By Business Professionals
  • Describe Some of the Challenges Business Professionals Face in Collecting, Evaluating, and Presenting Information and Recommendations
  • Identify the Basic Steps of the PAC Model Analysis Process

Lesson Two

The Planning Phase

  • Identify the Purpose of the Analysis
  • Use a Tool for Clarifying Questions
  • Decide on an Approach for an Analysis
  • Discuss the Importance of Considering the Needs of Your Requester and Audience When Developing the Plan
  • Create a Data Collection Plan

Lesson Three

The Analyze Phase

  • Use an Outline to Organize Data for Analysis
  • Aggregate Unstructured Data into Segments
  • Organize Data via Graphic Tools
  • Assess the Potential Risk Associated with an Analysis
  • Explain the Significance of a Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Develop a Decision Matrix ? Use an Outline to Evaluate Data and Deal with Information Gaps

The Conclude Phase

  • Describe How to Develop Valid Conclusions
  • Explain How to Get from Conclusions to Recommendations
  • Develop Recommendations That Can Be Used in a Presentation

Telling Your Story

  • Discuss Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Presenting Your Findings/Telling Your Story to Multiple Audiences
  • Deliver a Brief Presentation Highlighting Your Conclusions and Recommendations

Costs

The course is priced as follows: $2345 - Non-members
$2095 - AMA members
$1984 - GSA price

Certification / Credits

  • Identify relevant information
  • Research and organize data from multiple sources in appropriate formats
  • Categorize data for analysis
  • Make difficult decisions involving qualitative data
  • Perform analysis from multiple perspectives
  • Recognize patterns and determine what they mean for the business
  • Evaluate the evidence to identify the best opportunity or most rational solution
  • Communicate findings and recommendations clearly

About AMA

About American Management Association International

For over 90 years, American Management Association International (AMA) has been a world leader in professional development. AMA supports the goals of individuals, organizations, and government agencies with a complete range of corporate talent transformation solutions, including public open-enrollment seminars...


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