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Analysing and Presenting Data

  • VHA Meeting room Level 6, 136 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia (map)

Quantitative information – in particular financial data – can provide compelling insights into the health and future direction of a government department or program. However, knowing where to look and which elements of your data to use is a skill that often goes far beyond basic statistical comparisons.

In this practical full-day workshop, seasoned financial strategist Mark Priadko examines the different purposes and types of data analyses, and presents various time-tested methods for presenting results to specific government audiences. Participants will be introduced to a range of analytical techniques that can help them make the most of the data available to them – and reduce the time and cost of applying their data in the development of evidence-based policy.

What will you learn?

By the end of the workshop, you will understand:

  • The purpose of data and financial analysis, and what it is trying to achieve

  • Different analysis techniques and methods – trends, growth, benchmarking, etc.

  • How to gather and construct datasets

  • Common traps and pitfalls in data analysis

  • Incorporating data and financial analyses into reports and proposals

  • Techniques for presenting data in tables and charts.

What should you expect?

This hands-on workshop focuses on practical approaches to working with the data of our organisations and policy areas, seeing it from different perspectives, and considering ways in which we can share our data – and the findings from our data – with others. Through a variety of real-life case studies, the workshop will help you identify those analytical and presentation methods that are best suited to your specific work.

Who is the facilitator?

Mark Priadko is a highly regarded consultant and facilitator, with a deep knowledge of financial management gained from many years in executive roles in the South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance.

Analysing and presenting data was a central part of Mark’s work as a budget analyst and executive in Treasury. Analysing data is now a major ingredient of his work in reviewing organisations and projects, while presenting data is a major part of the reports he produces to reveal his findings to public sector clients.



  • Non-Member $1,118.00

  • Personal Member $894.40

  • Fellow $670.80


  • Bronze $894.40

  • Silver $838.50

  • Gold $782.60

  • Platinum $670.80

All prices are GST inclusive

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is ideal for anyone working in government who is required to understand trends, patterns and evidence in datasets, as well as those who contribute data to reports, submissions and proposals designed to help others make decisions.


Please email profdev@vic.ipaa.org.au to be added to our waitlist.

Contact us for more information.

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