Telldata-driven
stories that
move people.

Ever wished you could inspire people and change minds with data? Our workshops share the storytelling techniques we use to help your data make a difference.

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Learn to tell data⁠driven stories
Unlock the power of your data and turn it into a compelling story that inspires change.
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Why learn with us?

We’ve been telling data stories for a while now, collaborating with causes to transform their insights into narratives that stick. But we want to do more. All good things must be shared. We want to empower the next generation of changemakers and storytellers through our workshops bootcamps. Our workshops covers all of the principles, techniques, and tools that we use daily—good stuff only!

Our workshop covers the essentials of data storytelling. This includes data collection and curation, storyboarding and structures, and design principles for great data visualisations. 
Curating your data for
maximum impact
Data can be overwhelming and daunting. But not to worry. Our frameworks and principles empower you to create clear, concise data stories on your own.
Principles of powerful
data storytelling
Data strengthens your stories. We'll share our storytelling tips and tricks, and how to understand your audience.
Designing good
data visualisations
A well-designed visualisation is half the battle won. We cover all the essentials of data viz design, such as chart hygiene and effective use of colours.
All workshops are held online
All workshops are held online
All workshops are held online
All workshops are held online
All workshops are held online
All workshops are held online
All workshops are held online
Here’s a full run-down of what we’ll cover in this workshop.

This full-day workshop is content-packed with our favourite data storytelling principles and tips. You’ll participate in group discussions to digest concepts and ideas. Recommended for those with busy schedules, and want an introduction to the basics of data storytelling!

Storytelling & Persuasion
  • The importance of data storytelling and your role as a storyteller
  • Best practices for finding, collecting, and cleaning your data
  • Curating your data and content for a specific audience—and why it’s crucial
  • Building a data story from the ground up
Data visualisation & design
  • Types of data visualisation
  • Picking the right visualisation for your message
  • Principles of good chart design
  • How to use colour effectively
  • Designing for accessibility
Practice
  • Introduction to simple data visualisation tools
  • Participate in group activities to review concepts
  • Deconstruct and analyse data stories

Spread over two days, this workshop has all of the content in the full-day workshop, and additional hands-on activities for a more immersive learning experience. Recommended for those who want more in-depth learning and opportunities to create their own data story and benefit from live feedback sessions.

Storytelling & Persuasion
  • The importance of data storytelling and your role as a storyteller
  • Best practices for finding, collecting, and cleaning your data
  • Curating your data and content for a specific audience—and why it’s crucial
  • Building a data story from the ground up
Data visualisation & design
  • Types of data visualisation
  • Picking the right visualisation for your message
  • Principles of good chart design
  • How to use colour effectively
  • Designing for accessibility
Practice
  • Using free and simple data visualisation tools on the web
  • Work on your own data story project
  • Receive feedback from facilitators and other participants
  • Hands-on practice for your newfound skills!
Storytelling and Persuasion
  • The importance of data storytelling and your role as a storyteller
  • Best practices for finding, collecting, and cleaning your data
  • Curating your data and content for a specific audience—and why it’s crucial
  • Building a data story from the ground up
Data Visualisation and Design
  • Types of data visualisation
  • Picking the right visualisation for your message
  • Principles of good chart design
  • How to use colour effectively in your visualisations
  • Designing for accessibility 
Practice
  • Using free and simple data visualisation tools on the web
  • Hands-on practice for your newfound skills! 
Sneak peek of our workshop
What you’ll get from this workshop...
📍
A whole new perspective on data storytelling! Our workshops are designed to be fun and make the process of creating data stories as straightforward as possible.
💬
The chance to put your learning into practice! You’ll have plenty of time and space to try out your new skills and get immediate feedback—from us and your fellow coursemates.
📝
A data storytelling cheatsheet as a keepsake of your learning! Take home all of the nifty tips and tricks, frameworks, and key principles we use each day.
Is this workshop for you?
🗺️ Changemakers, activists, communications professionals,
📱digital marketers, 📖 academics, researchers, ✍️ journalists, and 📈 data enthusiasts—we’re looking at you! 
No data experience? No problem. Our workshop makes data communication easy to understand. If you work with data, or are curious about getting started, sign up!
*We will not cover data analysis or wrangling or how to use spreadsheet tools, such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.

What our past participants have to say

What our participants have to say

I used to think only professionals with technical training could manage to create data visualisation effectively. However, in this highly engaging and hands-on workshop with Kontinentalist, I’ve learnt essential principles and practical tips for data visualisation through a range of case studies and activities that demonstrated how versatile, relevant and exciting storytelling with data can be!”

Khee Shihui

@taobaogirl

Learnt new tools and wonderful presentation from Kontinentalist team. It is easy to understand, digest with right amount of case study to help bring out each pointers. Thank you Aishah for your great patience and explanation.”

Shu Ting

Creating Narratives for Change Festival Workshop participant

Kontinentalist’s workshop on data visualisation for our staff and project implementing partners in Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand was really tailored to our needs and questions we have on how to build engaging and effective data stories. The workshop also helps us to rethink the ways we use and present meaningful data in our work as a human rights organization.”

Shazeera

Association for Prevention of Torture

The workshop the team ran was super comprehensive, full of examples... I appreciated the attention to detail, from how to use colour to communicate certain emotions in a data story, to accessibility issues. Overall, I left the workshop feeling so much more confident that data storytelling was something I could easily integrate into my skillset as a journalist.”

Sharlene Gandhi

Business and Sustainability Journalist

As a newbie to this work, this workshop was a delightful yet practical dive into data storytelling. It was an eye-opening  introduction to the different principles and processes that go into telling your data-story in a stylish yet substance-rich way. I highly recommend it!”

Kuik Shiao-yin

Cultural Change Strategist

I've always been more comfortable with words than numbers, and wanted to delve deeper into the world of data storytelling for the 'best of both worlds'. I signed up for Kontinentalist's first public workshop and was guided with clear instructions, facilitation, and hands-on practice. The team was professional and friendly—and I'd recommend this workshop for anyone who's interested to dip their toes into the world of data storytelling.”

Yu Ting

Program Manager
DIVERSITY TICKETS
Diversity isn’t just a checkbox to us. Representation matters. We want to make sure that our classes include individuals from all walks of life, and we do not want cost to be a barrier. We’ve set aside seats for this, so please share with us how you think data storytelling can empower you, your work, and your communities!
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Frequently asked questions
Can I use my SkillsFuture credits for this?
I’m not in Singapore, can I sign up?
Do you provide financial support?
What’s your refund policy?
Can I get an invoice?
Can I sponsor someone else to enroll in this workshop?
Do I need to prepare my own data for this workshop?
Do I need to install any special software? 
Do I need a fast or reliable internet connection?
Do you provide any certificationat the end of the course?
Is there a capstone project of sorts?
Frequently asked questions
Can I use my SkillsFuture credits for this?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to do so, as our course is not registered with SkillsFuture.

I’m not in Singapore, can I sign up?

Of course! Our workshop is conducted virtually. If you can attend the course in your timezone, please do so.

I really want to sign up for this workshop, but it’s a little out of my budget. Do you provide financial support?

We have set aside some seats to support individuals from minority communities. Do drop us an email, and we’ll see what we can do!

I’ve changed my mind about the course and wish to cancel. What’s your refund policy?

If you’re unable to attend the workshop, we will refund you the full amount if you inform us at least one week (5 working days) before the course date. Unfortunately, if you inform us less than 5 working days before the course date, we cannot guarantee a full refund. If you fail to show up on the day of the workshop, no refunds will be issued, but we’ll still send you the materials for the workshop.

My company is supporting my funding for this workshop. Can I get an invoice?

Sure! Just drop us an email with your company’s registered name, address, and billing details. 

Can I sponsor someone else to enroll in this workshop?

Wow. Thank you! Of course you can. Your support means a lot to us, and to the beneficiaries of this workshop.

Do I need to prepare my own data for this workshop?

Nope! We’ll be providing you with datasets throughout the workshop to practice on.

Do I need to install any special software? 

After you’ve signed up, we’ll send you instructions on how to create a free account with our preferred data web tool. 

Do I need a fast or reliable internet connection?

Yes—you’ll need a reliable internet connection good enough to host a Zoom call with several other participants. If you’re in Singapore with an unstable connection, let us know. We’ll make space in our office for you.

Is there a capstone project of sorts at the end of the course that I can take home/show to my company or colleagues?

Yes. For the one-day workshop, there will be group assignments you can work on, and a personal project for the two-day workshop.

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Got more questions? Let us know! We are here to help make the workshop an ideal learning experience for you!
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