Training and Events

The training and events programme has been designed to support the development of staff in intelligence functions in the Midlands, alongside a wider cohort of analysts and decision-makers working in health and care organisations in each system.

Training and events are delivered through structured development programmes, short courses and a series of events – including INSIGHT, our annual festival of learning and sharing – see the INSIGHT 2022 recordings here (and see last year’s recordings here).  The training programme is grouped into four key themes:

  • Improving decision-making practice – providing system leaders with practical tools & techniques for making better, more analytically-informed decisions
  • Strengthening analytical capability – building technical skills to undertake high-quality strategic analysis
  • Developing analytical leaders – fostering the skills analysts need to work more closely and effectively with decision-makers
  • Moving beyond the numbers – ensuring decisions are informed by findings from a range of disciplines

We also share information on a range of topics in the fortnightly Midlands Analyst Network Huddlesclick here to request to join the Midlands Analyst Network – we welcome new members!  And see the other communities of practice (CoP) for details of how to get involved with the Knowledge Mobilisation and Evaluation CoPs.

See the 22/23 Prospectus:  Training & Development Prospectus 22-23

And the 22/23 Prospectus summary

The following training sessions are starting in April/May 2023

Name of course Next course start date Format Link to webpage / registration
Midlands Analyst Network Huddle 06/04/2023 1 hour online Click to register
Fundamentals of Data Science 17/04/2023 8 1/2 day sessions (online) Click to book
Decision Quality 24/04/2023 1–day face to face  Click to book
Population Health Management 11/05/2023 6 sessions (online) Available to book shortly
Population Health Management for analysts 11/05/2023 11 sessions (online) Available to book shortly

For more information, please contact: Programme Manager: Rachel Caswell or Programme Lead: Professor Mohammed A Mohammed


The tiles below have further details of the courses in the Prospectus, including links to application forms.  Use the search function to find the course you are interested in.

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‘Economics for non-economists’: 1-day workshop

One day workshop: Dates available 27/03/23

Introduction to Data Science

Eight sessions - 9.30am to 1.00pm. Starting: 17/04/23

Improving and evaluating services across organisational boundaries

One day, online. Dates available: 07/06/23, 07/09/23

Arguing with numbers

One-day online course . Date/s available: 04/07/23, 10/10/23

Data visualisation

One-day online course. Date/s available: 22/06/23 and 20/09/23

Health Economics and Evaluation

Dates: 01/03/23, 07/03/23, 16/03/23, 21/03/23, 28/03/23

Thinking tools for decision making: 1-day workshop

One day Workshop: Further dates to follow

Improvement Science

One day, online. Dates available: 01/03/23