Building World-Class Business Dashboards Workshop -- Boston

“Really good practical lessons. Excited to apply in my own work.”

“Fantastic workshop…enthralled, entranced and entertained!”

“Great content, great delivery, funny and energetic. This was a great day.”

"I should have brought everyone that creates dashboards within my organization."


Learn how to build world-class business dashboards from the author of the best-selling book The Big Book of Dashboards.

Describing a visualization

A well-designed dashboard can point out risks, opportunities, and more; but common challenges and misconceptions can make your dashboard useless at best, and misleading at worst. This workshop will discuss the tools, guidance, and models you need to produce great dashboards that inform, enlighten, and engage.

The Audience

This workshop is for anyone tasked with building or overseeing the development of business dashboards, and is applicable to anyone who needs to help others better understand data to make informed decisions.

The workshop will appeal to all levels in the organization, from data analysts to C-Suite executives.

The Benefits

No other workshop presents concepts in data visualization and dashboard design theory with practical, real-world insights from an expert in the field.

Attendees will  be able to immediately apply what they learn to their own work. 

ROI = Better dashboards leads to better understanding which leads to better decisions.



  • Introduction and fundamentals of data visualization

  • Data Representation and Visualization Types

  • Breakout session: how to visualize these data sets

  • Visualizing Time

  • Breakout session: what's wrong with this chart?

  • Engagement through personalization

  • Data visualization best practices and dashboard design

  • Breakout session: chart creation and dashboard layout

  • The case for dashboards and interactivity

  • Thinking critically about data

  • Dealing with the real world

  • Art vs. infographic vs. business dashboard

  • Q&A

Workshop attendees will receive a signed copy of The Big Book of Dashboards, breakfast, lunch, and workshop handouts. Laptops are not required for this workshop.

The Big Book of Dashboards

About the Instructor

Steve Wexler is the founder of Data Revelations and co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios (Wiley, 2017).

Steve has worked with ADP, Gallup, Deloitte, Convergys, Consumer Reports, The Economist, ConEd, D&B, Marist, Cornell University, Stanford University, Tradeweb, Tiffany, McKinsey & Company, and many other organizations to help them understand and visualize their data. Steve is a Tableau Zen Master, Iron Viz Champion, and Tableau Training Partner.

His presentations, workshops, and training classes combine an extraordinary level of product mastery with the real-world experience gained through developing thousands of visualizations for dozens of clients. Steve has taught thousands of people in both large and small organizations and is known for conducting his seminars with clarity, patience, and humor.

What People are Saying about the Workshop

Read Ken Black's review of a recent workshop

I attended your training in Atlanta earlier this year and it drastically changed how I design dashboards. I’m hiring a junior analyst and would like to send him as well. 

"It’s hard to imagine a workshop that’s applicable to as wide a range of professionals as this one.  Anyone who needs to identify patterns, diagnose causes, explore hypotheses, recommend solutions, sell ideas and state business cases will find this workshop useful, regardless of your level of experience in data visualization."

...very knowledgeable - definitely an expert in his field.

"Brilliant with communication and instructions. Gave examples and described situations very well.

… kept energy and interest levels high, exhibiting charisma, passion, and patience in his approach. He also went the extra mile to point me in the right direction in fleshing out a complex data visualization after the workshop had ended.”

“Amazing knowledge and he is well-versed with the subject.”

“I had such a great experience and can’t recommend it enough!”

“I've attended around 15 training courses in my professional career and this was the best instructor I've had. His patient and polite manner really cultivated a positive atmosphere for absorbing knowledge.”

“He has a real desire to teach others what he knows, and is incredibly generous with his time and knowledge.”

“It was an opportunity to learn at the foot of a master.”


Q) Is there a particular tool I need to use?

A) Instruction and examples focus on general best practices and are not tool-specific. 

Q) Will I be using a computer? If so, do I need to bring a laptop with me.

A) Attendees will not be be using a computer. Just bring whatever you like to use to take notes.