Power BI for Social Measurement: The new tool for evaluators

$500.00 (GST incl.)

Thought PowerBI was just for reporting on finance? Join us for this hands-on introductory workshop to see how data visualisation technology is being harnessed to help track and drive social impact. We’ve got case studies across many social and environmental initiatives using PowerBI to improve their reporting, support data-driven decision making, and see impact in real-time. If you’re a program evaluator, manager or director who wants to produce dynamic reports and communicate your results with stakeholder via real-time, visually-engaging ways, we urge you to attend this 1-day session.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop after working with our experts, you will be able to:

  • Understand simple data models of 3-4 table relationships and basic functions of Power Query
  • Get data from Excel and websites into Power BI
  • Build new visuals on Power BI
  • Format visuals (core and custom visuals including AI visuals)
  • Understand which visuals to use when
  • Understand how to share reports

Take home materials and documentation

  • How to video links covering most aspects of the course
  • “Cheat sheets” with main points covered
  • Links to useful material or resources for further reading
  • Summary slides of what was covered


Adriana Mendieta – Specialist in the field.

Jen Riley – Chief Innovation Officer, Clear Horizon. Jen has been working with Power BI since it was launched to the public in 2015 and has built over 30 dashboard solutions for government, non-government and philanthropic organisations. You can view some of these case studies here: https://www.clearhorizon.com.au/track2change.aspx

Eryn Coffey – Digital Solutions Manager, Clear Horizon.

Kim Salgano – Power BI Developer, Clear Horizon.


That you have a basic knowledge of Excel and bring a laptop and charger on the day. We want you to walk away with the tools and confidence to develop your own dashboard, therefore we ask that you download a free version of PowerBI (available here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads) prior to the workshop. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.

Special notes

  • People will not be able to learn everything about Power BI in this 1-day course, however, this will be the first in a series of professional development on Power BI in this space.
  • This introductory course is based on Power BI Desktop. It will not touch on Power BI Service, Power BI Mobile App or Power BI for Developers.
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Upcoming courses

5 December, 2019


Jen Riley


1 day


Clear Horizon

Level 1

6 Palmer Parade



Mode of learning

Face To Face

Australian Evaluation Society members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount. Please contact us at info@clearhorizonacademy.com to discuss your options.

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Additional information


24 February, 2020


  • (+61) 3 9425 7777
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  • 129 Chestnut Street, Cremorne, 3121, VIC

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Dr Jess Dart

CEO & Founder

Inventor of practical methodologies and highly demanded facilitator, Jess navigates complexity with comfort and helps her clients to become clear about their desired outcomes and how to get there.

Recipient of the 2018 AES Award for outstanding contribution to evaluation, Jess has over 25 years experience in evaluating and designing social change initiatives and strategies in Australia and overseas.

In October 2005, Jess founded Clear Horizon Consulting and is now CEO. She is also a board member of the Australasian Evaluation society.

Jess is passionate about developing and designing real world evaluation and strategy for social justice and sustainability. She particularly works with systems change interventions, large scale strategy and social innovation. After completing her PhD she co-authored the Most Significant Change (MSC) guide alongside Dr Rick Davies, which is now translated into 12 different languages.

MSC is well suited to evaluation in the complex emergent context. The latest innovation by Jess, Collaborative Outcomes Reporting (COR), is a collaborative form of impact evaluation.

Jess is also an active mum and has two teenage boys. In a quiet moment, she loves reading far-future science fiction and enjoys long distance running.