Analytical training

Analysis training brochure

We run courses and workshops on analytical methods and techniques to boost in-house analysis capabilities, tailored to our clients' needs.

  • Ensure your organisation has the latest analytical methods in its toolkit
  • Develop analytical resilience to permit rapid reaction to changing events
  • Establish a common language to allow your teams to more quickly communicate complex ideas
  • Create institutional knowledge within teams with an analysis function
  • Help managers better lead teams of analysts
  • Offer professional development to analysts
  • Draw conclusions when information is scarce, faulty, incomplete or even overwhelming
  • Detect cognitive biases before they infect your work
  • Use quantitative data in a way that is methodologically sound
  • Communicate your conclusions to disparate audiences
  • Understand concepts which help you stand out from your peers
  • Lead teams of analysts more effectively
  • Our course draws on the methodological underpinnings and experience gained in 40 years of analytical practice
  • Courses are tailored to individual client needs, but typically last two days
  • Delivered in person by practicing analysts with teaching experience
  • Sessions are interesting and enjoyable as well as educative
  • All participants receive an Oxford Analytica Training Handbook covering the key points from the course.

Improving crisis management

Client team: Senior diplomats at the League of Arab States

Issue: The League of Arab States wanted to enhance its capacity to more accurately predict future crises in the Middle East and develop effective responses to them.

Engagement: Scenario-based analytical training from our Advisory practice, delivered in person in Cairo, gave League staff theoretical and practical tools for the practice of analysis, including avoiding bias and constructing scenarios.

Result: The client enhanced its predictive accuracy and crisis-response strategies.

Strategy analysis

Client team: Strategic intelligence at a global technology company

Issue: The client wanted to better forecast future events and trends which would affect its business model, particularly those of low probability but high impact.

Engagement: Two-day analytical training workshop run by our Advisory practice.

Result: The client developed frameworks to bolster its decision-making process, both for individual executives and collectively.