An Introduction to Data Analytics

Wednesday 17 July 9:30am to 1:00pm
Location: PFP Leeds House, Stanley House, The Boulevard, Clarence Dock, Leeds, LS10 1PZ

Specialist data consultant, Jonathan Jedrczak of Wakefield-based Data Consulting Ltd, leads this unique event focusing on the fascinating and emerging subject that is Data Analytics.

What is data analytics? It's the science of analysing raw data so that conclusions can be made about that information. Techniques can reveal trends and metrics that would otherwise be lost in the mass of information. These conclusions can then be used to optimise processes to increase the overall efficiency of a business or system.


Workshop Agenda

09:15 09:30 Arrival and registration

09:30 - 10:00 Introduction
- Why do data analytics?
- The importance of good / clean data

10:00 - 10:15 Data Analytic Phases
- Plan
- Import
- Prepare
- Analyse
- Report

10:15-10:30 Break & refreshments

10:30 - 12:30 Practical workshop
- Delegates will be taken through the key data analytic phases and achieve results using a targeted data set in Excel

12:30 - 13:00 Do's & don'ts of data analytics
- Vital hints and tips of data analytics followed by a re-cap and wrap up.

This event is for 10 attendees only, so it is first come, first served. One free place per paid membership and HIAF member only per organisation. £50.00 for additional attendees. Attendees must bring a laptop with Excel installed for their use during the workshop. Refreshments available.



Brexit Webinar: How do we play 'Deal or No Deal'?

Date: 28 March 2019
Venue: Webinar
Time: 10:30 to 13:00

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With an end almost in sight, the Brexit negotiations have been a time of political and economic uncertainty; only the political satirists and commentators have been a constant with their analysis of & debates on the daily posturing by politicians on both sides.  And the uncertainty looks to continue as the UK heads into unchartered waters of the unknown long term macroeconomic effects of a disorderly Brexit.
On 14 February 2019, the regulator clarified its expectations and cited 6 key areas that must be considered in order to be prepared for Brexit; but to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, these areas should, however, be business as usual. Internal audit should ensure that we have appropriate resilience and contingency plans in place, robust supply chains, adequate stress testing and mitigation plans, together with sufficient liquidity to survive the unknown strategic and operational impacts. Yet many providers still feel none the wiser about how to actually prepare for the final outcome.
So how 
do we plan and prepare for the uncertain road ahead?
How do we play ‘Deal or No Deal’? is the first in HIAF’s series of webinars which are designed to give you industry updates more conveniently and easily from the comfort of your office chair.  During this webinar, you will hear how Places for People, Home Group and County Durham Housing Group are preparing their organisations by undertaking strategic risk assessments, human resource evaluations and ‘what if’ analysis to ensure potential risk exposures are identified and proportionate mitigation measures are agreed.

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Presentation slides - October 2018

There was a good turnout at October's members' seminar, "Trick or Treat: Uncovering what lies beneath", kindly hosted by Places for People at their HQ in King's Cross, London.

Our sincere thanks to our first class speakers - Liz Sandwith, Kelsey Walker, Karen Doran, and HIAF's chairs, Angela Gooch and Helen Young - who took attendees on an informative journey through the social housing green paper, customer engagement governance, Sector Risk Profile 2018 and the new Corporate Governance Code.

We were delighted to welcome both old and new members to the event, all of whom enjoyed a delicious lunch courtesy of Places for People.

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Trick or Treat: Uncovering what lies beneath

Date: 31 October 2018
Venue: Places for People, London
Time: 09:45 to 15:30

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09.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.15 Chairs' Welcome

Presented by: Angela Gooch and Helen Young

10.15-11.15 A new deal for social housing
Presented by: Karen Doran, Assistant Director, Investigation & Enforcement, Regulator of Social Housing (RSH)

The social housing green paper proposes fundamental reform to ensure social homes provide an essential, safe, well managed service for all those who need it. This session will provide valuable insight into the proposals as part of the consultation which closes on 6 November 2018.

11.15-11.45 Customer engagement governance and involvement in audit
Presented by: Angela Gooch and Helen Young

Open discussion around how to embrace the principles within the green paper: for example, should we engage customers in audits and how should we do this; and have you considered if you have the right governance arrangements in your organisation to embed customer engagement and truly listen to the customer voice?

11.45-12.00 HIAF AGM

12.00-12.45 Lunch & Networking

12.45-13.45 Sector Risk Profile 2018

Presented by: Kelsey Walker, Director of Housing Consultancy, Savills

The Sector Risk Profile 2018 was launched on 11 October 2018 by the RSH. This session will highlight the key elements and areas to focus on.

13.45-14.45 Corporate Governance Code and Risk in Focus 2019
Presented by: Liz Sandwith, Chief Professional Practice Advisor, Chartered Institute of Internal Audit

The FRC publicised its new Corporate Governance Code in July 2018. This session will provide you with the information you need to understand the implications for your organisation.

Liz will also provide some valuable insight into the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors' recent Risk in Focus 2019 publication.

14.45-15.00 Final questions & close


Presentation slides - April 2018

The membership attended an informative and engaging seminar kindly hosted at RSM in Nottingham. Covering the latest hot topics members were treated to invaluable presentations on the new Value for money standard, Cyber culture, Criminal finances act and the skill sets for ethical decision making at a board level. Download the seminar slides through the links below: