Half or full day training sessions are available on the following topics or customize your own session:

Model Building Start Up for Education using IBM SPSS Modeler 

Interested in developing a predictive model for admissions, retention, graduation, or alumni giving or another student outcome? In this hands-on workshop, you will follow CRISP-DM to build and evaluate a predictive model. Attendees will begin to build a predictive model for their institution. 


Data Preparation with IBM SPSS Modeler

Concerns with data quality or wondering how your data could be improved for modeling? In this hands-on workshop, attendees will explore several useful techniques for evaluating their data and organizing them for use in predictive modeling or other analyses.

Item Analysis with IBM SPSS Statistics

Would you like to evaluate constructs in an assessment or survey? Evaluate how useful each item is in relationship to the overall assessment score? Determining measurement accuracy is key for evaluating student success in a course, and in this hands on session, participants will explore item analysis techniques using IBM SPSS Statistics.

IBM SPSS Statistics Refresher Course for Educators 

​Has it been a while since you rolled up your sleeves and analyzed data? Do you feel like you need a refresher on descriptive and inferential statistics that will help inform instruction or evaluate institutional effectiveness? In this hands-on session, attendees will review the techniques used often in education and processes that will make data analysis more efficient and effective. In this session, you will upload various file formats, merge data, create new variables, analyze data, graph results, and export findings.

IBM SPSS Statistics for Survey Research 
​Analyzing survey data can be fun using IBM SPSS Statistics! In this session (or a series of mini-sessions), attendees will learn to prepare data for analysis, create a summated rating scale, conduct a factor analysis, and prepare results using charts and tables. 

So What? Using Logic Models to Evaluation Program Impact
How can you determine if programs and services are having the intended impact? Did the activities produce results, and if so, so what? 
What does it mean for the target audience, the organization, future actions? Whether you are seeking to measure the impact of a grant funded program or develop plans for measuring the effectiveness of an offering at your organization, this workshop will help guide your team in data collection and evaluation processes. Logic models serve as a structure for the plans, and you will create a logic model during this workshop. In addition, data collection and analysis procedures will be discussed so that you are efficient in the work needed to identify program results.



Nicole is an excellent organizer and facilitator. She is able to grasp what is important and help others focus on that so that they and their organization can move forward. - Ken O'Connor, "The Grade Doctor," consultant and author

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Martin's Point hosted an SPSS Modeler and SPSS Stats class that Nicole taught through Alla Breve Consulting. She was very professional and extremely knowledgeable in these 2 areas. The BI Reporting Analysts walked away with new perspectives on how to enhance their models. Nicole took the time to customize her training to fit our needs. I would highly recommend her and Alla Breve if you have training needs around SPSS Modeler or SPSS Stats. 

- Jeff Guevin, Manager Business Intelligence Architecture , Martin's Point Health Care