EEDL Webinar: Data Literacy Assessments 

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About the Webinar

Ask any data professional and they will agree: The workplace would operate more effectively if everyone understood how to use, produce, interpret, and explain data and the insights they produce.  

Even if an organization achieves full agreement to invest in data literacy, significant questions remain: How data-literate are workers now?  How will we know when they are sufficiently data-literate?  

The truth is there is no single, accepted measure of data literacy. Nor is there a designated set of attributes encompassed by literacy. Assessments range from a few abstract questions about levels of comfort and familiarity, to long, detailed, in-depth, terminology-laden lists of items covering six levels of 18 different capabilities.   

In order to gauge progress in data literacy, ironically, we will need better, more consistent data about current levels and changes in literacy.   

In this session, we will explore existing metrics and discuss the need for consensus in definitions and measures.  

About the Speaker

Wendy D. Lynch, PhD

Founder, and Lynch Consulting

For over 35 years, Wendy Lynch, PhD has converted complex analytics into business value. At heart, she is a sense-maker and translator. A consultant to numerous Fortune 100 companies, her current work focuses on the application of Big Data solutions in Human Capital Management.

In 2022, she was awarded the Bill Whitmer Leadership Award for her sustained contributions to the science of corporate health.

As a research scientist working in the business world, Dr. Wendy Lynch has learned to straddle commercial and academic goals, translating analytic results into market success.

Through her roles in diverse work settings—including digital start-ups, century-old insurers, academic medical centers, consulting firms, health care providers and the board room—she became familiar (and fascinated) with the unique language of each. She also became familiar with the difficult dynamic that often exists between business and analytic teams—preventing them from collaborating effectively.

Those experiences led to her true passion of promoting clear and meaningful conversations that produce mutual understanding and success. The result is her new book Become an Analytic Translator, and an online course.

According to McKinsey there will be a need for 2-4 million analytic translators in the next decade. Dr. Lynch hopes to train many data professionals to fill those positions.

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