Confronting the Cultural Roadblocks to a Data-Informed Culture: Data Literacy and Data Denial

Wednesday, November 07 | 5:00PM–12:00AM ET
Session Type: Virtual
Delivery Format: Additional On-Demand Content
In this joint session, two public institutions will discuss their strategies and lessons learned in building consensus, addressing resistance, and creating data-informed & data-literate cultures that reach across all levels of user. Sophisticated data reporting tools and robust analytics are most valuable when they are used by people who have a shared and high degree of understanding of the data, but getting to a place of shared governance and consensus can be challenging. Along with exploring the experiences and insights from the universities, this session will offer attendees the opportunity to learn tactical and conversational skills to navigate roadblocks and make the most of potential collaborations.

Outcomes: Critically reflect on opportunities to build and support a robust data-informed decision-making culture * Identify relevant strategies to overcome barriers to shared governance of data and improve the effective use of data and analytics across your institution * Practice skills to overcome conversational roadblocks and embrace collaborative opportunities


  • Michael Hansen

    CDO, Oregon State University
  • Chrysanthemum Hayes

    Associate Director, Decision Support, Oregon State University
  • Rodger Patience

    Director and Faculty Member, EAB

Resources & Downloads

  • Slides

    21 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Transcript

    150 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Recording

    Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Additional Resource

    Updated on 1/22/2024