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Virtual Lunch N Learn

Strategic Business Management skills

PMI Austin Chapter is always looking for new local charities to host our Lunch & Learn sessions. If you know of any charities to highlight, please email our Lunch & Learn Committee Chair at LunchNLearn@pmiaustin.org

We will close registration 3 hours before the event starts. The meeting link and instructions will be emailed to you before the event to the email address entered at time of registration. 

Presentation Title: Once Upon a Time in Metrics- Using Storytelling to Create New Knowledge with Data

Tables. Graphs. Pie charts. Data points. BORING.

How often are we inundated with data that seems to only makes sense to presenter, all the while not hitting the mark of what the audience really cares about? How often have YOU felt that you were doing the same, losing the audience along the way and, more importantly, the message you’re trying to convey?

Enter the power of storytelling and imagery. Through this session you will be inspired to apply storytelling and imagery to data presentations and walk with resources to help begin reinventing your metrics to convey a narrative. Bring your data and an open mind and be ready to tell your story!


Learing Objectives: 

  1. Consider how storytelling and imagery can convey data clearer and with greater impact to a given audience.
  2. Identify and apply narrative guidelines and design principles when reimagining data charts, tables to informative graphics.
  3. View and discuss examples of data presented as stories to connect concept to practice.
  4. Pinpoint one way to put this skill into action in the short and long-term.

Speaker: Elizabeth Raichle Wolfe


Self-proclaimed learning and performance geek Beth Wolfe is currently a manager for K-12 learning powerhouse Houghton Mifflin Harcourt within its Product Offering Management department. Continuing her tradition of leading and inspiring teams to achieve the impossible for more than 20 years, Ms. Wolfe’s “business first, people always” leadership has fostered team success such as constructing global image-guided surgery curriculums that allow surgical teams to achieve incredible outcomes for their patients; building performance-support systems that provide just-in-time support for millions of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s teachers and their students; and establishing an offering-development framework and supporting instruments that ensure quality, consistency, and accuracy each time, every time.

Guided by an agile mindset and armed with a Mary Poppins bag of user-centered, performance-based abilities, Ms. Wolfe continues to employ her unique blend of instructional design-meets-operational excellence to lead organizations and their teams in connecting knowing with doing. Whether it’s applying Design Thinking to revolutionize user needs and expectations or tapping into a technological smorgasbord to support project execution and delivery, Ms. Wolfe consistently delivers innovative operational solutions that focuses on purpose rather than production—and in doing so continuously innovates to exceed customer expectations and solidify a positive and impactful experience.

Ms. Wolfe currently serves as a judge for the Society for Technical Communication’s annual competition and has previously presented at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase and the Association for Talent Development (ATD) international conference. She holds a BA in Journalism and an MA in Organizational Communication from Eastern Illinois University.

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Type of category: Lunch N Learn

Type of activity: Strategic Business Management skills

Date: September 16th, 2021

Hour: 12:00 to 13:00

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00