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‘Using Data to Your Advantage’ Webinar Series - Presented by ETSI-BC & Community Futures East Kootenay
Anyone in the Southern Interior of BC with an interest in learning how to find, analyze and present community and economic development data is welcome to attend this informative webinar series.

Good community and economic development data allows communities to:
• strengthen grant applications and access funding more easily,
• guide strategic planning and make decisions on where to put time
and effort,
• support current and new businesses,
• decide which projects are the most important at any given time, and
• measure the impact of community and economic development
initiatives over time.

Session Overview (Wednesdays 9-10:30 am)
Jan. 12, 2022 Introduction to Data 101
Introduction to the series and start to discuss the
importance of data, issues facing smaller communities and
where to start the journey.

Jan. 19, 2022 Clarifying Your Ec. Dev. Questions
Help communities look at the questions they want
answered, and therefore what data they need to source.

Jan. 26, 2022 What Data is Available and How to Use It
Understand how to effectively use the data that exists and
how to avoid pitfalls in its analysis and interpretation

Feb. 2, 2022 Filling the Gaps – Sourcing the Data
Understand the common mistakes in data collection and
interpretation and how to avoid them.

Feb. 9, 2022 Telling Your Story with the Data
To put together everything that has been learned thus far
and leave with a clear set of actions with regards to
accessing and analyzing data in their community.
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