Avado Webinar Series New

VFSG Workshops

Workshop 1:
Why Data Visualization
Thursday 31st March 12 PM
Workshop 2:
Storytelling with Data
Thursday 21st April 2022 1PM


Amanda Patist

VFSG Director of Community Engagement

Amanda is a Data Experience Designer in the Netherlands, helping people learn best practices in data visualization as well as building up an internal data community. Having been part of VFSG since its start, Amanda has been key to growing the awareness of VFSG through hackathons and speaking events such as the Tableau Conference in Berlin. As the VFSG Director of Community, Amanda focuses on engaging, motivating and growing the volunteer community through Regional Leads. She partners with Marketing and Operations to promote projects, publications and events through social media and develops the strategy for VFSG’s volunteer experience.

Aida Horaniet

VFSG Regional Leader EMEA

Aida Horaniet Ibañez is an engineer with an International Master in Management. She has worked for more than 10 years in technology, mostly in projects related to data integration, reporting, data analysis and visualization, across different industries. She is currently working as a Doctoral researcher in Data Visualization at the University of Luxembourg.After several years participating as a volunteer for Viz for Social Good, in 2020 she joined as Luxembourg Chapter Leader, and in 2021 as EMEA Regional Leader. Aida believes that the most valuable about data is the conversation around the analysis.

In these sessions, you will:

Effective data visualisation for consumers
Storytelling with data
Communicating your insights
Best practice amongst your peers

What will we cover?

Workshop1: Why Data Visualization

During this session Amanda will walk us through why we visualise data, how we learn and tips and tricks for directing your data consumer to the insights you want to share with them, to help them make their data driven decisions.

Workshop 2: Storytelling with Data

We all love storytelling, because it grabs our attention, we often identify in some way with the story, we naturally process new information and remember it, and we even experience emotion. Data does not always speak for itself, during this session we will see how to use storytelling to communicate the results of your data analysis, understanding who your audience is and what prior knowledge they have, and which communication methods are most effective, depending on how you want to approach your data visualization.

Please note that you will sign up for BOTH webinars, links to which will be sent in your confirmation email.

Introducing our partnership with Viz for Social Good. An optional addition to your Data Analyst Apprenticeship, we're offering you the chance to channel your data visualisation skills towards the greater good. 

Over the course of the next few months, you're invited to work with Viz for Social Good and a charity of their choice to make sense of their data and create visual data dashboards. The best ones will be chosen by the charity and used across their marketing, presentations and more. 


What makes learning with us so special?

Our connected learning experiences blend the best practices of virtual learning and digital assessment. We use the 'apply, reflect and discuss loop.' This is a learning technique designed to ensure that learning lasts long after delivery. That means, after your course you'll understand how to apply your learning in real life. What's more, our programmes are flexible, allowing you to mould a learning experience that works for you.