Developing Your Analytical Skills: How to Research and Present Information

| Learning Path: Business Acumen

Apply a framework for synthesizing data, determining implications and making informed decisions.

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.

How You Will Benefit

  • 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



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.

Live Online classes are delivered in partnership with American Management Association.


$2,595 Non Member Fee
$2,345 Member Fee

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Course Reviews

  • Past Participant, Manager Licensing Jun 6, 2023

  • Marlene Rumboldt, Clinical Product Manager, Canon Medical Systems Canada Ltd Dec 14, 2021

    I loved the content of the course as it was a real eye opener for me. It really laid out the positives about delegating within an organization and made me realize that the reason why I'm in the position that I am, is because someone delegated to me and allowed me the chance to grow, make mistakes and learn from them.Mike was great, he kept things fresh and very informative! I would recommend this course.

  • Sandra Morin, Senior Service Management Analyst, Payments Canada Dec 14, 2021

    I feel that the course was fast paced to fit everything in. I would have benefitted from an extra day or half day to perform work exercises to practice using the numerous tools shared with us.

  • Mireille Hamlyn, Chief Operating Officer, Government of Northwest Territories Jul 15, 2021

    The amount of information and examples certainly filled a day. Plenty of extra reading suggestions as well to augment the course. I did have a couple of "Ah Ha!" moments, and I wrote down 2 pages of point form notes. It is a well laid out course.

  • Past Participant, 407 ETR Jun 4, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, friendly.

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