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

Do you need a different date or location? We offer Courses On Request.

When colleagues learn together, everyone benefits!

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32 Reviews 4 Star

Course Reviews

  • Past Participant, Communications Advisor Jan 22, 2024

    Jon was a great facilitator and had great examples to provide on each learning topic. The course covered all of the questions and beyond that I had and I may even consider taking another course in the future.

  • A.J. S., Manager, Business Development (Supplier Diversity) Jan 22, 2024

    Jon was fantastic - Data analysis is not the most entertaining subject around, but his anecdotes and stories from his time in the field went a long way in making this an enjoyable and engaging experience.

  • Matthew G., Business Advisor Dec 12, 2023

    Well executed course overall

  • Past Participant, Programs Officer Nov 14, 2023

  • Past Participant, Business Advisor Oct 19, 2023

    The course met it's objectives plus high level overview on topics beyond the course.

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