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Beyond the Data: Charting a Path to Economic Opportunity Through Storytelling

Beyond the Data: Charting a Path to Economic Opportunity Through Storytelling


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What story of your community does your data tell? Is it a story of a community where everyone thrives, or maybe one where disparities in housing, education, and job opportunities persist? This course will foster better understanding of how to harness data to tell stories about the realities of your community in a way that meets audiences where they are, gives them the information they need (and nothing they don't!), and inspires them to take actionable steps with the information being presented.

We will cover some basic structures and types of stories, how to make sure you're telling the story your data says (and not telling anything it doesn't say), and help your audience understand how to recognize and acknowledge bias when telling stories with data. Case studies and examples will feature uses of data stories to support local leaders in implementing actions to narrow inequities experience in housing, job opportunities, education, and more, ultimately helping to advance upward economic mobility for residents of their communities.

PRACTICE AREAS: [11] Technological Literacy and [14] Communication and Information Sharing

TOPICS: Data Management and Economic Development

JOB TITLES: Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (ACAO), Department Head, Mid-Management and Entry-Level Staff, and Student and Intern

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