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Training Course: "Practical Leadership in Open Data"

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TC Beirne Building

315 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006


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Practical Leadership in Open Data

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Data is changing the face of business. In a data-led economy, companies increasingly need leaders who have the vision and ability to lead organisational change and provide a strategic vision.

Practical Leadership in Open Data is the first of four modules which have been developed to equip decision-makers with the understanding and skills to lead open data programmes at the organisational level. Each module covers an aspect of open data leadership. This course will focus on making the case for open data. Subsequent modules will cover creating a data strategy, building your data infrastructure and leading a culture of open innovation.

Each module can be taken independently to suit your schedule.

Course aim

You will learn:

  • language to communicate the opportunities of open data to decision-makers
  • techniques for building an effective business case for open data in your organisation
  • how to prioritise action and lead change in open data outcomes
The course combines a practical focus on operational requirements, with case studies from the field to equip your staff for a more data-led future.

Who is this course suitable for?

Practical Leadership in Open Data is ideal for those at the 'Pioneer' level of the ODI's Open Data Skills Framework.

This course will suit managers and decision-makers from organisations of all shapes and sizes, who are responsible for or are exploring the integration of open data into their data strategy.

What prior knowledge do you need?

No previous experience of data is required, however good literacy with basic management and operational processes is an asset. Participants should also have familiarity with the vision and strategy of their own companies.

What to bring

Please bring a wifi-enabled laptop.

What we provide

Morning Tea (tell us if you have any special dietary requirements)

Course length

3 hours (9.30am to 12.30pm). Arrive between 9.00 and 9.30am.

Your trainer

Ellen Broad

Ellen is a leading international expert in open data. Ellen just returned to Australia from the UK, where she was Head of Policy for the Open Data Institute. While in the UK, Ellen was recruited by then Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Elisabeth Truss (now Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary), as her expert adviser on data. Ellen steered Defra's #OpenDefra commitment to publishing 8,000 datasets as open data and changing the way Defra's 22,000 staff worked together. Ellen also designed the open data board game, Datopolis together with ODI CEO Jeni Tennison, which is being played in 19 countries.

Course date

Tuesday 24 October from 9.00am for a 9.30am start to 12.30pm at our training facility at the TC Beirne Building, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

Course cost: $250 + GST

20% discounts are available for our Members and employees of our Foundation Sponsors, Supporters and the Queensland Government.

About ODI courses
Co-founded by the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and leading expert in artificial intelligence, Sir Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI offers courses that are friendly, supportive, fun, and take place in various training facilities within the Australian ODI network. No question is a silly question in our classrooms, and our expert trainers will arm you with all the practical skills you need for applying what you’ve learnt to the real world.

All slides and exercises are made available for anyone to access, use and share under an open licence.

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