Great Graphs – Design Principles (Registration opens October 1, 2020)


Registration Open October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

Through a partnership with Ann Emery, a renowned excel and data viz guru the CES e-Institute is pleased to offer Great Graphs – Design Principles. This software-agnostic data visualization course walks you through a step-by-step design process.  You’ll learn how to customize your visualization for your audience; choose the right chart for your message; declutter your visuals so that viewers’ attention is focused on the data; reinforce your branding with custom colour palettes and typography; and increase accessibility by ensuring that your visuals are legible for people with colour vision deficiencies.  Finally, you’ll learn to tell a story through dark colours (saturation), explicit titles, and call-out boxes (annotations).

Cost: $1,100.
Estimated Time to Complete:  about 20 hours with lifetime access to course materials
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Excel
Evaluation Competencies addressed:  [ ] reflective; [X] technical; [] situational; [ ] management; [ ] interpersonal.

Registration is open from October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020.
The course begins November 1, 2020.


Great Graphs will help you create your own before/after data visualization makeovers.

The course includes:

  • The equivalent of a 2-day workshop
  • 22+ handouts and templates
  • 117+ recorded lessons
  • Software-agnostic data visualization principles
  • Before/after makeovers inspired by research, evaluation, and analytics teams
  • Examples from a variety of industries (public health, government, education, grantmaking, international development, hospitals, universities, and more)
  • Practical how-tos in Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, & R
  • A team of 14 instructors
  • 2 live Office Hours sessions every month
  • Private Facebook community
  • Lifetime access

Check out the full list of course topics.

Cost: $1,100.

Click here to register.   The course begins November 1, 2020.

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