People Power Data – Online Course
Lead and grow your team and data literacy with confidence
People Power Data is our online course designed for leaders, managers and HR professionals to help develop an understanding of their organisation’s data needs.
This course is a must-have in your professional development journey if you work with employees or teams who use data.
Learn how to define and source your skills requirements and develop or source employees with the proper knowledge.
During the course, you will examine the challenges of upskilling an organisation within the context of strategic and societal expectations, with practical tools and techniques to inform your learning.
Who is this course for?
This course is for you if you are involved in building or growing a data literate team. You may be looking to develop an understanding of your organisation’s data skills needs, or actively working to define and source new employees. It is for organisational leaders, HR or recruitment professionals in charge of building data capacity and teams, or any data-curious person looking to improve their data literacy, and understand what best-practice looks like.
The course is not industry-specific and applies to learners across all sectors from anywhere in the world. The course is self-paced and will take approximately 14 hours to complete.
What will you learn?
- Understand what data profiles exist or are needed within your organisation
- Identify specific skills requirements by considering both what your people and your organisation need to succeed
- Learn how to maximise the talent you have, and understand your talent and recruitment gaps
- Develop a strategy for embedding data literacy across your whole team
You will leave this course with the confidence to articulate and justify the upskilling and reskilling plan required by your organisation, and your people, to succeed in today’s data-driven society. You’ll have a clear roadmap unique to your journey, an increased understanding of your skill requirements, and the next steps for success.
Our courses are not technical and can be done at your own pace. They are guaranteed to have an impact on the way that your business uses data. These courses have been created specifically for those working in businesses or organisations – which differ from the traditional personal upskilling journey of other courses in this realm.
Module 1: Understanding People’s Needs
Outcomes: Identify the skills required for your organisation to succeed in today’s data-driven society.
- Explore the data profiles of your organisation, and society
- Consider how these data profiles map and apply to your organisation
- Identify your specific skills requirements to succeed
Module 2: Setting Yourself up for Success
Outcomes: Think widely about what drives your upskilling needs and guiding principles to steer your upskilling plan.
- Understand society’s data expectations and how this impacts your organisation
- Align your upskilling needs with your business ambitions
- Identify how to mitigate bias in data
Module 3: Creating your Upskilling and Reskilling Plan
Outcome: Create your own unique upskilling plan through a three-stage process:
- Capture the organisational opportunity you are striving for
- Identify the skills gap between what you have and what you need
- Build your upskilling and reskilling plan from proven resources
Why study with The Data Lab?
The Data Lab is hosted by the University of Edinburgh and funded through Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Government. We are a respected and trusted provider of professional development, business support and innovation within Scotland, the UK and beyond.
Our courses provide actionable material to make an immediate impact. You’ll get precise instructions, step-by-step guidance, relatable case studies, and valuable material to use in your work – all without the jargon. Plus, they’re entirely non-technical – meaning that anyone can benefit, regardless of previous data knowledge.
All courses from The Data Lab benefit from a digital badge on completion that is compatible with LinkedIn and an asset to your CV or portfolio. These official credits are emailed directly to you and are easy to integrate following course completion.
Beyond your learning, you’ll have access to The Data Lab Community – an online community of over 2000 data professionals and business leaders worldwide. You can join online learning groups, discussion boards, access events, job postings and more.
Don’t just take it from us …
“The content kept me engaged and enthusiastic throughout. The most impactful part was providing the definition and clarity around skills and requirements, which encourages thinking around capability and future needs.”