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.


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

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 the 2021 recordings here).

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 CsoP.

2023-24 Training & Development Prospectus & Prospectus Summary

Use the search function after the table below to find details of all the courses in the Prospectus, including links to registration forms.  

UP AND COMING TRAINING: The following training sessions are starting in the next couple of months.

Course / training name  Audience Next course start date Format Link to webpage / registration
Improving decision-making practice
Systems Thinking in health and care Anyone 05/12/2023 1 day online Click to register
Understanding and reporting Hospital Mortality Statistics Anyone 19/12/2023 Half day online Click to register
How to allocate resources: allocative efficiency using socio-technical approaches (STAR) (Midlands+) Anyone 23/01/2024 Half day online Click to register
Strengthening analytical capability
Introduction to R and RStudio Analysts 17/01/2024 3 ½ days online Click to register
Introduction to Quarto Analysts 23/01/2024 2 ½ days online Click to register
Introduction to Git and GitHub Analysts 20/02/2024 2 ½ days online Click to register
Developing analytical leaders
Data visualisation Analysts 21/02/2024 1 day online Click to register

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


  • Events
  • Training
  • Developing analytical leaders
  • Evidence and evaluation
  • Improving decision-making practice
  • Insight
  • Leadership development
  • Moving beyond the numbers
  • Softer skills
  • Strengthening analytical capability
  • Technical skills
Course type
  • Festival
  • Long
  • Short
Target audience
  • Analysts
  • Decision makers
  • Mixed
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