Using & interpreting data to enable better infrastructure & service delivery
Conference Date
9th & 10th April 2019
Location
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Day 1 - Tuesday 9th April, 2019

8:30
Registration, coffee & networking
9:00
Introduction
What types of decisions are we talking about?
  • What are the key decision points for infrastructure & service delivery and what are the roadblocks to good decision-making?
Anatomy of a decision
  • Options for defining and delegating risk-reduction tasks
  • Considering causality, prevention and long-term success
Unpacking the decision
  • What is the decision-maker’s relationship with evidence?
  • What are the confounding factors influencing the decision-making process?
10:30
Morning tea & networking
How, what and when – getting the right demographic data to enable decision-making
  • Clarifying the issue and identifying the data required
  • Analysing the data and presenting the results
  • Timing and techniques
12:45
Networking lunch
How demographic data can contribute to better infrastructure and service delivery decisions
  • Assessing demand for and viability of new infrastructure or services
  • Managing the operation of existing infrastructure or services
Understanding the demographics of current and/or future consumers
  • Who are they? What are their demographic characteristics?
  • How many are there now? How many will there be in the future?
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
Understanding the broader demographic context
  • Key frameworks for thinking about demographic trends
  • Forecasting the future
4:30
Closing remarks and close of day one

Day 2 - Wednesday 10th April, 2019

8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:00
Introduction
Interpreting the data 1
  • How to make sense of it
  • What is important?
  • Evaluating the evidence
9:30
Guest speaker focus session

This session will feature a guest presentation and practical workshop

Dr Kim Johnstone, PhD MBA
Associate Director
Astrolabe Group
10:40
Morning tea & networking
Interpreting the data 2
  • Using words to describe numbers
  • Basic Analysis
  • Identifying what works best
1:00
Networking lunch
More complex demographic analysis
  • Examples and when to use
  • Purpose and value
  • Communicating complexity and uncertainty
Visualising demographic data
  • What are the options?
  • Dynamic visualisations
  • Purpose/value/cost
  • Critiquing and improving basic visualisations
3:15
Afternoon tea & networking
Pulling it all together
  • Different approaches for different decisions
  • Versatility and flexibility
  • What is the shelf-life of your demographic data?
  • Monitoring and evaluation
Re-cap and review
  • What else could be done?
  • Measures of success
  • Useful tools
  • References and useful sources
  • Q&A
4:30
Closing remarks and end of masterclass
Workshop A: Introduction to Excel for demographic and social data analysis
Monday 8th April 2019, Sydney, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Attend & learn

  • How to set up and use worksheets
  • Formatting for understanding and clarity
  • Importing data, integrating several datasets into one, sorting, filtering data ready for analysis
  • Writing a basic formula, error checking, replicating
  • How to use TableBuilder to access ABS Census data
  • Producing a useful chart with labels and formatting
  • Interpreting your analysis

What you will take away

  • Practical exercises to reinforce learning
  • Confidence in setting up, using and managing worksheets
  • Comfortable with doing the most common tasks
  • Tips to help you save time using Excel files
  • Introduction to ABS TableBuilder
  • Understanding the basics to make Excel work for you

* Refreshments provided

Price: $599 + GST

Dr Alison Taylor
Director
ALphaDemographics & Planning Information
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Workshop B: Advanced Excel for demographic and social data analysis
Monday 8th April 2019, Sydney, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Attend & learn

  • Advanced TableBuilder techniques including customisation of data and geography and preparing cross tabulations
  • Preparing complex charts including combination charts, population pyramids and dynamic charts
  • Understanding how to produce and use pivot tables to save time and effort
  • Utilising Excel for statistics and modelling purposes
  • How to build a dashboard in Excel

What you will take away

  • Advanced level understanding of how to use TableBuilder to extract maximum value
  • In-depth knowledge of key Excel skills for undertaking more sophisticated demographic and social data analysis
  • Confidence in using Excel tools to produce high quality and relevant charts, tables and graphics
  • Learning to utilise the potential of Excel to enhance your productivity

* Refreshments provided

Price: $599 + GST

Dr Alison Taylor
Director
ALphaDemographics & Planning Information
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Key Speakers

Dr Alison Taylor
Director
ALphaDemographics & Planning Information