Course Description

In this course, you will look at the way data is set up in an organization and how to leverage that data through the lens of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to make data-driven decisions. You will also look at defining the roles of data for effective decision-making in the modern workplace, as well as how to break down a data fluency framework. Finally, you will learn to effectively identify where data can add value to an organization.

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Learner Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you will know how to:

  • Examine how organizations use data to make decisions or improve operations
  • Conduct a high-level gap analysis for data skills to identify key roles for hire 
  • Build KPIs for an organization to make decisions. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Data for Decision Making
Lecture - Online Synchronous
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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 03, 2024 to Oct 03, 2024
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Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $715.00
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Section Notes

This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams or Zoom and  Brightspace(D2L). Virtual sessions will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays starting September 3 and ending October 3, 2024, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience.

Required Software/Technology/Textbooks/Supplies:

Included and access provided: 

  • Student version of Microsoft 365 and Brightspace (D2L) online learning platform.
  • Zoom/Teams virtual communication/collaboration app

You’ll need to supply:

  • Internet access and a computer system with a functional webcam and microphone that meets minimum technical requirements to use Brightspace(D2L)
  • Required textbooks: 
    • Digital Decisioning: Using Decision Management to Deliver Business Impact from AI, James Taylor 

    Publisher: ‎Meghan-Kiffer Press; Illustrated edition (Nov. 27, 2019)
    Language ‏ : ‎English 
    ISBN-10: ‎0929652649
    ISBN-13: 978-0929652641

    • Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Data Communication, Zach Gemignani, Chris Gemignani, et al. 

    Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (Nov. 3, 2014)
    Language ‏ : ‎English   
    ISBN-10: ‎1118851013
    ISBN-13: 978-1118851012 

On Course Start Date:

  • Ensure your computer, mic and webcam function properly.
  • Follow instructions to log in to Microsoft 365 and check your MS Outlook inbox for any course-related emails from your instructor. Click on the Brightspace (D2L) icon/link to access online course content and further instructions to get started. You’ll be provided with instructions in your course on which app, Zoom or MS Teams, you’ll be using to access virtual sessions.

If you have any questions, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca.

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