So I am considering launching a new learning community in early 2021. Before I do, I would like to ensure that there is enough interest to make the project viable.
Already know you want to be on the list?
To learn more, read on!
A Learning Community for Creative Data People
This would be a peer learning group, not just me telling you how to do things. It’s for data people (researchers, evaluators, public health professionals, etc.) who are interested in exploring and building up their creative side.
It’s for the people who believe as I do, that if we want people to make data informed decisions, we (the people who know the data) have to be more creative in how we approach doing and sharing our work.
Things it will have:
- Virtual Co Working Sessions – We’ll meet on Zoom, likely biweekly, to talk about the work we are doing, ask each other questions, and motivate one another. Think about it like a creative writer’s workshop, but with data people trying to explore their creative sides.
- Seminars – Monthly presentations/workshops featuring inside and outside community experts on topics of interest (tools, approaches, and case studies, etc.).
- Collective Activities/Projects – Group creative data projects
- Showcase Opportunities – Virtual get togethers where participants can practice sharing their work in a low-stakes friendly setting.
- Self-Paced Mini-Courses – A growing collection of self-paced modules designed to give participants exposure to different creative strategies and software useful when working with data.
- Private Facebook group – For sharing the work you are creating with your peers and asking questions (yes, I also dislike Facebook and it would not be required to do everything else. But it does make moderating these types of groups much easier).
The Community Facilitator and Instructor
This community will be led by myself, Chris Lysy. I have two decades of data design experience working with small and large organizations, federal/state government, for-profit, non-profit, and NGOs. I also have experience building, growing, and facilitating virtual learning programs and CoPs.
When I say data design, I mean that sometimes I am designing, sometimes I am doing data work, and sometimes I am doing things in the overlapping region between the two professions. I also cartoon and create a lot of stuff.
The goal would be to create an affordable experience for all attendees.
- The base price would be all inclusive, $29/month or $290/year.
- A no explanation necessary scholarship would be available to all who need it, making the price $15/month or $150/year.
- Organization Partners (wanting their full team to take part/bulk purchase) would also qualify for discounted registration.