Workshop Series
Everyday Data-Driven Decision Making
Learn a systematic approach to identifying issues leveraging data and objective decision making to produce the best results for your team.

February 16, 2018

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Rocky Top Student Center on the Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus
RTSC 303
305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518


Group discounts are available – please contact us directly.

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Event overview

Learn more about our team

Managers and employees make decisions every day based on personal experience, conventional wisdom, widely accepted best practices, or even the latest trend in business thinking. In many situations, the decisions may be appropriate. But how do you know for sure?

Analytical thinking, or the ability to systematically and logically work through an issue, focuses on using evidence as the basis for decision-making. The Center for Evidence-Based Management lists numerous benefits to using an analytical approach when making decisions. It states that judgments based on hard data are more accurate than those based on individual experience. According to a study published in Harvard Business Review, the best decision makers are “informed skeptics” who possess strong analytical skills. However, only 38% of employees fall into this category.

This workshop is designed to prepare you with the ability to take an unbiased, analytical approach to decision making that focuses on producing positive, verifiable outcomes for your organization.


Learning objectives

During this workshop, you will increase your ability to:

  • Clearly define the question or issue you are looking to address.
  • Determine the information needed to address these situations.
  • Formulate a hypothesis and gather the highest-quality data to test it.
  • Take an unbiased approach to analyzing the data.
  • Discover effective strategies for managing challenges.
  • Effectively present your data and encourage objective decision making.

All who attend will also receive access to course materials for a full calendar year..

Who should attend?

This boot camp will be most beneficial to individuals in active decision-making roles who are seeking to improve their strategic leadership skills. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Directors
  • Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Managers
  • Emerging Leaders

All topics discussed are applicable to a variety of fields and industries.

Topics Covered

Join us and learn how to follow a systematic, analytical process that leads to objective, verifiable conclusions. Explore a variety of topics, including:

  • What differentiates analytical thinking from critical thinking.

  • How to clearly define the issue in a way that focuses on what you want to know and why you want to know it.

  • Determining what information you’ll need to address the issue.

  • What resources can be used for varying types of information and how to isolate the highest-quality data in each.

  • Using the principles of logic and reasoning to develop a hypothesis or conclusion that can be tested.

  • Understanding the difference between correlation and causation.

  • How to avoid bias and surface hidden assumptions.

  • Creating visual aids that clearly convey your analysis and the evidence that supports it.

  • The ways you can apply your analysis so that it encourages objective decision making.

What You'll Receive

WhAt the course offers

In addition to the intangible skills and strategies that you will build throughout the workshop, this program provides all attendees with:

  • An interactive learning setting that provides the opportunity to apply the program's concepts in a risk-free environment.
  • Copies of all materials used throughout the course, including:
    • Instructor guide
    • Participant guide
    • Presentation slideshow
    • Learning summary
  • A continental breakfast, lunch, and light afternoon snack.



Location & Directions


Our Everyday Data-Driven Decision Making workshop will be held at:

Rocky Top Student Center on the Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus
305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

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Business casual dress is required at the Everyday Data-Driven Decision Making workshop.

Event lead

Explore our discovery process

Joe Carmen
Director of Client Relations for Leadership Development 

Joe Carmen brings close to three decades’ worth of practical, real-world leadership experience to Quinnipiac Corporate Training.  Joseph draws from his experiences at West Point and in the US Army as well as various engineering, operations, sales and leadership roles within Fortune 50 corporations and national award-winning schools. Through these various roles, he has developed unique processes for helping organizations succeed by turning management and leadership ideas into action.

Rocky Top Student Center
Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus

305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

February 16, 2018

9:00AM - 3:00PM


Group discounts are available – please contact us directly.

Register Now >