I'm running 4 web analytics clinics during June. How is a clinic different to a normal training course? Well, you set the topics you want to learn about. There's no set course of lessons. The focus of these clinics is to walk people through their own agency's web analytics to understand how to find and use good data.
This is an opportunity to get some help and advice, learn some new techniques, take a peek at how other sites set up their reports, and you'll meet some people from other agencies who have the same challenges and issues that you do. It's 100% hands-on.
Why a web analytics clinic?
When I talk to people around government about web analytics, this is what I hear:
"I don't have enough time or skills to do this quickly."
"There's so much data, but I'm not sure how to interpret it. Is this number good or bad?"
"My content owners and site managers want ad-hoc reports all the time, and I'm not quite sure how to set them up."
Yes! Sign me up!
First in, first served. Sessions are strictly limited to 10 people each.
The Digital Engagement team at the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is hosting these clinic sessions.
Each clinic is strictly limited to 10 people because we have small physical space, and a group this size will give you more time to learn, play and share your ideas. If you're an employee of a public sector agency (permanent, fixed-term or secondment) and you're "the analytics person" for one or more websites then sign up for one of the sessions. Vendors? Sorry, this isn't for you.
Since we want to reach the widest possible number of agenices and teams, please limit enrollment to 1 or 2 people from each for this round of clinics. If more people in your department would benefit from clinic-style sessions, let’s talk about that on the day.
If sessions fill up, there will be a waiting list in case of cancellations.
The discussion and topics covered in each session will probably be slightly different. If you're interested in attending more than 1 session let me know. If there's room left in a session, I'll get in touch the day before the clinic and offer you a spot.
If we get overwhelmed with interest, I will explore the option to run more sessions, but I can’t commit to a time frame for that at this stage.
You need to bring
You’ll need to bring/have:
- a laptop or tablet device that’s wi-fi capable – you’re welcome to bring a personal device if you don’t have something issued by your department – you won’t be connecting to any DIA systems, you just need internet access
- access to the Google Analytics account for whichever site(s) you look after
- some basic* Google Analytics skills (*if you're a complete newbie that's OK too; it's a good reason for me to run some more clinics and training sessions over the coming months)
- a couple of questions, an example report you want to improve, or some data you want to get some help interpreting.
After the session
At the end of the session you should walk away with:
- some more GA skills,
- a shiny new report or 2, and
- some contacts you can call upon the next time you're scratching your head and wondering if you're doing the "right thing".
The sessions for June are:
- Thursday 4 June, 3pm-5pm
- Thursday 11 June, 3pm-5pm
- Friday 19 June, 2pm-4pm
- Thursday 25 June, 3pm-5pm
All sessions will be held at the National Library on Molesworth Street, Wellington.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
On the day, come to the main reception area on the Ground Floor at the National Library and you’ll be met and shown to the room.
First in, first served. Sessions are strictly limited to 10 people each. Don't wait to sign up, sessions are filling up fast.
29 May 2015