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Master data utilization in 8 weeks: online leadership program to acquire crucial skills for converting data into decisions. Virtual mentoring by an online Leadership Coach.


ICMA  in partnership with the Professional Leadership Academy, presents the Leading in Analytics Academy, a unique 8-week leadership program that will provide lessons and insights from industry leading executives, professors from top universities, and subject matter experts who convert data into decisions that, in turn, create higher levels of operational efficiency, organizational effectiveness, and business value.

These experts, along with your online Leadership Coach, provide virtual mentoring on the best ways to identify and overcome the challenges of analytics to harness data as an asset that can address the increasingly complex environments leaders navigate today.

Who Should Attend?

Executives, CAOs and ACAOs who want to fully understand how to establish and nurture an analytics function within their organization will find the roadmap they need without getting too deep into the weeds.

Department Heads, Mid-Level Managers and process owners will gain an understanding of the analytics process, which will result in an enhanced ability to manage an analytics function and team to maximize the likelihood of success.

Technical professionals with IT and data sciences backgrounds will likewise gain an understanding of how to integrate the technical and business operations to produce meaningful, actionable results.

Why Enroll?

The growing demand for analytics is unprecedented. So too is the need for analytics professionals who are equipped as leaders, capable of aligning teams, navigating the complexity of organizational change, and delivering increased value to stakeholders. For every analytics professional in an organization there are up to ten business professionals who need to understand, and provide leadership to, the analytics team. True success is found in the alignment of these business and analytics professionals with informed executives who ultimately define analytics success. THAT is why Leading in Analytics was conceived and created: To build successful analytics teams.

What our Academy Graduates have said about this program:

“This program has given me the insight, understanding, and know-how I'll need to help bring my organization into the world of data analytics.”
- Academy Graduate

“I don't think there are many other courses that give so much exposure to so many leaders in such a diverse array of industries. This course has given me knowledge that would take decades to learn on my own.”
– Academy Graduate

“If you manage or lead analytics projects, this is the course for you! The material in this course is very well thought out and well organized.”
– Academy Graduate

Leading in Analytics was designed specifically to inform executives, and to develop and mentor promising leaders from both the technical and business sides of an organization, regardless of the industry or setting. Leadership matters, and this is even more important in successfully executing analytics.

Course Modules

Leading in Analytics-PDA

New, Reduced Membership Dues

A new, reduced dues rate is available for CAOs/ACAOs, along with additional discounts for those in smaller communities, has been implemented. Learn more and be sure to join or renew today!