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Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization


Registration deadline: June 5th

This workshop will be conducted via a virtual Zoom meeting online format and Canvas. Access to a computer/laptop with internet access is required. Please contact Professional Development with any questions.

15 CEUs/CPH units - (9 live, 6 self-paced)

Ted Floros, MPH
Evaluation & Resource Development Associate, Justine Peterson
Adjunct Faculty, Brown School

This class will provide an introductory experience with Tableau, currently one of the best software programs for optimally visualizing and explaining data. Class meetings are heavily practice oriented, with hands-on activities working with data, designing visualizations, and creating interactive dashboards.

The primary focus of the course is to develop core proficiencies in Tableau and to develop the confidence to continue your practice towards great mastery. During class meetings, we will also discuss data visualization theory and design, how to identify metrics, and ethical considerations related to data visualization. The class will also review but not use additional software packages to provide context and options for future use. Like all technology based skills, Tableau skills atrophy quickly and will develop best when used. Participants will have the opportunity work on a personal project to be submitted following the close of our class meetings.

Workshop will consist of live Zoom webinars from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. starting Monday, June 22nd for the first 2-3 days for instruction and skill building. Final days will be self-paced material in Canvas. Virtual office hours from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. will be available daily.

Class size is limited to 20.

$650 General admission
$450 Non-profit/government employees (1st Summer Institute class)
$400 Non-profit/government employees (Additional Summer Institute classes)

This class will include both degree-seeking graduate students and practicing professionals. Individuals registering through Professional Development will receive continuing education units - but not academic credit - for the class.

For more information on classwork and reading expectations, please click here.

Important Notice:  A recent Chrome update is causing some registrations completed with Chrome to post in our software with missing data. For the present, we recommend using an alternative browser (such as Firefox, Explorer, Edge or Safari). Chrome users may experience a delay with registration confirmations.

About the Instructor:

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Ted Floros has a passion for using data and technology for good. Currently he works for Justine PETERSEN,
a local nonprofit CDFI loan fund, as the Evaluation Associate with a focus on automating and simplifying technical processes and enhancing both data quality and data use. Ted is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Brown School, teaching Data Visualization.  He holds a Master of Public Health Degree from the Brown School.

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