Take Advantage of Lodestar’s FREE Educational Workshops!


It is time to start thinking about investing in your company's continued education. Lodestar's FREE Educational Workshops are a great investment of your time and allow you to make pragmatic changes for your company without spending a dime.

Lodestar has developed a ton of awesome education that your company won't want to miss out on before year end! From webinars to live workshops in your city or a city near you, we have worked with our clients to listen to what their largest business challenges are and have built educational content that will help your business succeed! Our events will take place virtually as well as in Chicago and Tampa. As winter approaches, it is a great time to get down to sunny Florida to take advantage of the amazing, warm weather! 

Tampa Event! 

First, we are holding our "Why BI and Analytics Fail in the Office of Finance & How to Succeed", in Tampa, FL on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 sponsored by Financial Executives International (FEI) Tampa Chapter. It will be held from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET at The Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park.

FREE Educational Workshops

What You Will Learn:

The Executive's Guide to Why BI Fails and How to Succeed!
  • Why BI Fails in Many Organization (a candid discussion)
  • The Financial Executive's Role in Business Intelligence Projects
  • How to Increase the Productivity of the Office of Finance
  • Dealing with the​​​​ Generational Gaps
  • Requirements Discovery: Getting to the A’ha Sooner
  • Fielding the Best Team
  • How to Find Gold in the Data
  • Implementation Strategy for Success
  • Pragmatic Solutions You Can Implement Today

Register HERE and to find out more!

One Attendee Will Be a Winner! (A $497 value)

One randomly drawn winner will receive access to one of our online programs for 1 year.  Winner will be able to select either our Destination Dashboard Online Course (software agnostic) or our Cognos Analytics C11 Online Training Program.  

Chicago Event! 

Next, for those located in the Midwest as well as Chicago, we are hosting a "Why BI and Analytics Fail in the Office of Finance & How to Succeed" workshop in Chicago! This workshop will be on Thursday, November 16th, 2017. It will start at 9:30 AM and end at 12:30 PM CT at 71 S Wacker Drive, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL. 

FREE Educational Workshops
  • Executives and Managers that need a better understanding of BI & Analytics
  • Department heads who are challenged with the solutions IT provides
  • IT Professionals who are frustrated with users not communicating requirements
  • Project Managers who want to learn the secret to delivering "Faster, Cheaper Analytics" 
  • CFO's and Directors of Finance who want to increase the productivity of their teams

Register HERE and to find out more!

One Attendee Will Be a Winner at The Chicago Event as well! (A $497 value)

Cognos Analytics Summit!

FREE Educational Workshops

Lastly, if you weren't able to make the Analytics University in New Orleans and are in the Tampa area you will not want to miss the Cognos Analytics Summit. Even if you are not in the Tampa area, it's a great time to head down to sunny Florida to escape the cold! This event is a technical deep dive and your chance to ask the experts and your peers about the latest and greatest regarding Cognos Analytics.  Additionally, we'll be hosting a live, two day Destination Dashboard workshop following the Summit. 

The great part about this event is that it's a FREE all day event sponsored by IBM Analytics Lab Services and Lodestar Solutions!

It will be held on December 5th from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM ET at:

​​Jabil, Inc.

10560 Dr M.L.K. Jr St

St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Register HERE and to find out more about this event! 

If you are looking to better your analytics education you will not want to miss out on these events! If you cannot make these events, we will also be holding various webinars the rest of the year that are packed full of useful information to take your analytics initiatives to the next level. Due to limited seating in these workshops, please register as soon as possible to be sure to secure a seat. After all, you don't want to miss out on FREE educational workshops! See you there!

If you have additional questions relating to attending these events, please reach out to sales@lodestarsolutions.com.


Convenient Cognos Training At Night Opportunity

Convenient Cognos Training At Night Opportunity

As we were planning our training calendar for the year, someone made a joke about night school for Cognos training.  We all laughed then stopped and thought, hmm… maybe this is a good idea.  I know a lot of you probably struggle to get training approved and what most of your bosses do not understand is how important it is to help insure success.  A doctor goes to school for many years and could you image them performing their first surgery without all of the hands on training they receive?  While Cognos TM1 modeling or BI report building isn’t necessarily brain surgery, it is vital to provide analytics to your executive team so they can make correct decisions about current or future areas in the company.  Since it is vital, necessary Cognos training is a critical part of your success. 

I will let you in on a little secret. Are you ready?  We are offering all classes and workshops in either a virtual or on-site atmosphere and all will be led by a Lodestar certified instructor. Please reach out to us at 813-254-2040 or at Coaching@LodestarSolutions.com.

Now on to this Cognos training night class idea.  We issued a survey last week (if you haven’t taken it please click here to take https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SVSSNYM , where you could win 1 of 10 Starbucks gift cards just for taking 5 minutes of your time) and a lot of people have an interest in taking a Cognos training class on “your” time, which was in the evening, while your employer pays for it.  Win – Win if you ask me!  Based on the feedback so far from the survey, we will be offering a couple of night classes so keep checking your email and our website for information!  Speaking of our website, if you have not already done so, please take 1 min and register in our new opt in area.  Canadian spam laws will go in to affect soon and the only way you can get the great information like Cognos training and much, much more is to opt in.  It is really simple!  Click here https://lodestarsolutions.com/ and find the sign up area on the right side of the home page (see image below) and enter your name and email address and click sign up.  You will receive an email asking you to confirm…. Simply click the link and you are in!