SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics

The Summer 2021 SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics will be offered as virtual modules.
More information to come in early February 2021.


For one week at Harvard University, engage in candid conversations about your strategic goals and analytic challenges, strengthen your technical skillset, and make plans for data-informed progress in your organization.



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SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics - 2021

Network with Data Leaders

Network with Data Leaders

Roundtable Discussion

Plan your Strategic Analytic Initiatives

Tom Kane and Participants

Consult with our Faculty and Experts

SDP Institute Participants Roundtable

Discuss Rigorous Education Research

What You'll Learn

Our SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics provides a unique opportunity for data leaders to reflect on their organization's data use, formulate future plans, and gain practical insights into important topics in education research. The Institute provides an immersive, hands-on learning environment and meaningful opportunities to connect with an extraordinary peer group of data-driven colleagues.

Institute Objectives

  • Assess the current state of your school system or organization, identifying goals for future analytic projects
  • Learn how to communicate data effectively with internal and external stakeholders to implement change that makes a meaningful difference for students
  • Develop technical skills to complete either college-going or human capital anlayses that can be applied in your own context
  • Identify useful approaches to visualizing information and sharing your data with policymakers and practitioners
  • "This was BY FAR the best PD experience I've had since I've worked in education! Thank you for putting together such an amazing, smart, and well-designed program. I'm leaving Harvard ready to make positive change back home."

    SDP Institute Participant 2016

  • "Having like-minded and skilled participants helped elevate the conversation about how we can improve our systems. I now have a network of colleagues that I can use to support my work. What a great group of thought partners!"

    2016 SDP Institute Participant

  • "It was a really great experience for me.  I learned so much and the learning is immediately applicable in my work. I really appreciate all of the networking opportunities we had and how supportive and responsive SDP was throughout."

    2017 SDP Institute Participant

  • "Thank you for an amazing five days. It was the best workshop I have attended in years. I will be able to take back on what I learned and apply it directly to my work."

    2017 SDP Institute Participant