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Ann is often asked to speak on data storytelling, translating scientific information for non-technical audiences, and research on the effectiveness of data visualization, among other topics
Urban Institute’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative
Washington, D.C.
Southeast Evaluation Association
Tallahassee, FL
Southeastern Library Assessment Conference
Atlanta, GA
Continuous Quality Improvement Conference
Champaign, IL
CDC Data Visualization Science Advisory Group
kick-off event
Atlanta, GA
Texas Association for Institutional Research
Austin, TX
Alabama Power Foundation’s Elevate Movement
Birmingham, AL
Continuous Quality Improvement Conference
Davis, CA
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, PA
Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement for Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

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What People Are Saying

“As a 20+ year Excel user I can not BELIEVE the things I didn’t know, and that I learned to master in moments from Ann’s brilliant and engaging teaching. [Simple Spreadsheets] is by far the most well prepared and executed online course I have ever taken. The videos are short, and perfectly instructed. The course materials are actual Excel files embedded with the skills, tricks and formulas that are taught in the video segments. As far as who this course is best suited to, I think it could help Excel users of all levels, from beginners to advanced (which is what I would have called myself before taking this course and realizing my knowledge gaps!). For beginners it would be a one-stop shop of all you need to know to excel at Excel. For long-time users it will provide short-cuts, helpful formulas and other tricks you might not have known were hiding in this program. I truly can’t say enough about it, and have already recommended it to research colleagues, data/social indicator experts and policy folks.”
Lynn Davey, Ph.D, Davey Strategies
“I am a university researcher and have a lot of familiarity with data collection and statistical analysis programs/platforms (e.g. SPSS, SAS, etc.), but needed a low-cost, widely-used data collection and analysis tool I could recommend and teach to the community partners with whom I conduct research. I have known for a long time that Excel was likely the solution to my problem, but could never find time to learn to use it, except in the most basic ways (sort, sum). Last summer, I took Ann Emery’s Simple Spreadsheets course and dramatically improved my Excel acuity. *Plus* the course was fun, straightforward, and immediately useful. Having the modules available for lifetime access meant that I could make up sessions I missed, and revisit material on which I needed refreshers. This course was more than worth the time and money I put into it, and I continue to learn and benefit from it (almost a year later). I highly recommend this course!”
Sarah V. Suiter, Vanderbilt University
“I’ve known Ann for 10 years and in that time I’ve learned a lot from her. Her vision for turning text into something that a lay person would understand, visually, has been a life-saver. She has creative ideas that many organizations can turn into real world application. I’ve valued the trainings I’ve received from her and continue to learn new things in each class.”
Joyce Shelton, Senior Child Welfare and Education Operations Specialist, ICF
“This [Simple Spreadsheets] course is great for staff at small non profits who use Excel. It’s an affordable way to get professional development in segments that are easy to fit into your schedule. It’s great to be able to digest the info, try it out in your own scenarios and then re-watch segments as necessary. This course helped me display data in easy ‘bites’ for our board and staff to digest. I also really enjoyed the pivot table set of videos–they were way more helpful than anything I’ve ever seen before. Ann’s explanations are very clear and her examples are relatable to our nonprofit work. Thanks, Ann! I’m so glad to have found this course!”
Mary Henriques, Development Director, Valley Family Center
“Ann’s course will be a real timesaver for independent evaluators, non-profits and public agencies alike! The logically organized videos show you step-by-step hacks and best practices for organizing and cleaning datasets. It covers all the tricks you wish you learned in grad school. I also appreciated Ann’s encouraging demeanor and generosity in taking time to answer my questions. If you want to improve your data cleaning/management knowledge, invest in this course! Knowing how to use conditional formatting to create data bars and highlight duplications in my large dataset has saved me tons of time. Thanks Ann!”
Robin Kipke, Evaluation Associate, University of California, Davis

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