Data + Narrative Workshop

The Power of Data-Driven Storytelling.

Our data storytelling training positions you to engage and influence your audience through powerful data-driven stories.


Give yourself an edge in our online Data + Narrative Storytelling Workshops at Boston University this summer by attending the original university-based, data-driven storytelling training. You’ll receive personal attention from best-in-class instructors in your choice of three levels of training appropriate to your experience in our on-campus and online programs. Review the schedule and read what our students say about the workshop. Your Digital Badge will be proof of your mastery of data-driven storytelling.

In today’s data-driven environment, you need the ability to accurately interpret and showcase vast amounts of data to efficiently unearth key insights and inform decision-makers.


June 2-4, 2020: Session I: Three days, travel-free online plus coursework and assignments prior to the first live class.

Important COVID-19 Update: Because of the uncertainty surrounding the current coronavirus outbreak, all June Workshop lectures will be fully online. Additionally, if you register for June you will have the option to transfer to the September evenings workshop at any time prior to June without penalty. If you have any questions about the alternate choices, please contact Mark Krumm.

ATTEND AN INFOSESSION:  Contact Mark Krumm for a last-minute session.

Infosessions are the perfect way to learn more, see examples of storytelling with data and ask your questions.

Register For Infosession

Register today to join our next Infosession with program founder and director, Maggie Mulvihill and training Manager, Mark Krumm. You learn more about the skills you’ll learn and how Data+Narrative can change the way you think about and present data.


Download our recently-released copy of Seven Core Skills of Data Storytelling and learn how to improve your storytelling skills today. Written by Data+Narrative instructor and Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, Rochelle Sharpe, “Seven Core Skills” was recently featured in Training Industry Magazine and became one of their most popular e-books.


Workshop Info

Session I: June 2 - 4, 2020 (Fully Online)
Session II: September 14 - 30: Monday and Wednesday Evenings 6:00PM to 9:30PM (Fully Online)
Professionals who rely on data to tell a persuasive story. Corporate and non-profit leaders, researchers, educators scientists and lawyers have attended and learned new skills in the Data+Narrative Workshops.
Tuition + Fees
Sessions I & II in 2020:

rates are offered for all registrants until May 8, 2020, after which prices will increase for Session I. (Session II Early Bird rates available until August 14)

For Professionals: $1,750
For Academics, Non-Profits, & Government Entities: $1,300
For BU Alumni & Affiliates: $1,000
For Full-time Students: $550
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Why Data + Narrative?

Data alone can be difficult to consume. But with skills that include impactful information, data visualization, and storytelling, you create a compelling and memorable narrative.

Optimize the power of your data.

Persuade your audience, inform and educate employees, clients, customers and shareholders, disrupt the competition, harness new funding sources or win a pivotal argument.

Data fluency is a must-have skill set.

In today’s digital workplace, success starts with knowing how to find the meaning in every dataset – regardless of its size or format.

Become a master data storyteller.

In our intensive three-day workshop, we will equip you with a practical, ready-to-go toolbox of knowledge, techniques and strategies no matter your beginning experience or skill level.

Storytelling skills are prerequisites to success.

To understand and interpret today’s endless amount of digitized data, you need sophisticated, up-to-date skills. Learn Excel, SQL, Tableau and R to reveal the truth in your data and formulate your story.

Who attends our workshops?

City Planners, Marketing Directors, Engineers, Real Estate Brokers, Public Health Practitioners, Library Scientists, Accountants, Consultants, Public Relations Professionals, and Educators — just to name a few. There are few industries or professions where success does not rely on persuasive storytelling with data.


Have a question or need more information?

Connect with Workshop Executive Director and Founder Maggie Mulvihill at Boston University:  |    617-353-4978

Register Today!