Healthy Food Connect Event: Presenting Data Effectively

September 11, 2017
Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, Michigan 48152

General Session: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grantee Training: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

When communicating your impact and other important information to the community, crystal clear charts and graphs are valuable – they save an audience’s mental energies, keep a reader engaged, and make you look smart. This event will teach you the science of presenting data effectively.

At this Healthy Food Connect event, you will walk through the Evergreen Four Step Visualization Process to structure visual presentations. Along the way, you will learn how audiences engage with visuals and how to leverage simple design skills to sharpen your presentations. You’ll leave this event full of guidelines to help you better represent your impact.

This half-day morning session is open to the public of all skill levels. Registration is required.

Grantee Training Session

In the afternoon, Healthy Food Connect grantees are invited to continue their data training with one of two workshops, General Evaluation and Data Tools or Hands on Data Visualization.

The General Evaluation and Data Tools workshop will provide an overview of various tools to help your organization to gather and present important information for evaluating program success. Participants will also have time to discuss their Healthy Food Connect projects and learn from fellow grantees.  This session will be conducted by JFM Consulting Group, the external evaluator for Healthy Food Connect. (No laptops necessary.)

In the Hands on Data Visualization workshop conducted by our consultant from Evergreen Data, you will walk step-by-step through creation of newer types of data visualizations and how to adjust the default settings to customize graphs so that they have a more powerful impact. Using your own laptop, you will work with a prepared spreadsheet to learn the secrets to becoming an Excel expert. Attendees will get hands-on practice implementing direct, practical steps that can be immediately implemented after the workshop to clarify data presentation and support clearer decision-making. (Participants should be comfortable with Excel and bring their own laptops. Grantees from the same project may work together on a single computer.)

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