John Ingram is available to talk about how big data can add value to marketing, no matter the size of your company or what role you play.

  • Educational conferences
  • Grant writing seminars
  • Business and non-profit associations

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"Great energy, enthusiasm and knowledge. [The workshop] was also a great way to get practice with type of data we use."

"There was some great tips offered in this workshop and I am grateful for those takeaways."


In-person IPEDS training is back!

This past year, I was so happy to get back to in-person training. In 2024, I’ll be doing more programs about IPEDS reports and processes, as well as special sessions designed for financial aid officers and human resources teams.

Below are some workshops that I will be teaching virtually. You can build your skills in the comfort of your own home or office. To check out upcoming programs, register here.

IPEDS Student Financial Aid - If you are new to the IPEDS Student Financial Aid survey, or just want to feel more confident in your ability to complete it accurately and effectively, consider attending my workshop. Everything you need to know to complete the IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey, from an overview of financial aid concepts to how to create frozen data files from enrollment and financial aid systems. Learn how to leverage these files for internal reporting and benchmarking as well.

Drowning in Reports? Grab onto this. IPEDS is a great tool for students trying to compare colleges and every institution wants to be sure it strong points are clearly represented. My IPEDS New Key Holder Workshop will show you how to spend less time buried under piles of data and still develop and impressive IPEDS profile.
Are you a data driven HR professional? If not, you really should be. My IPEDS Human Resources Workshop will teach you how to compile and submit data for the mandatory IPEDS HR report. I'll show you how the power of consistent data applicated to functional standard definitions. We'll also talk about how to establish a culture to improve coordination between the data and those who use it.



“Data can be your advocate,” says John.
"It is apolitical, objective, and convincing. With data on your side, you can move mountains – even if they started as molehills.”


John Ingram teaches institutional researchers in colleges and universities how to create or locate high-quality data and use it to make informed decisions. He works through the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) on these specific topics:

  • New IPEDS Keyholder (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)
  • Benchmarking
  • Institutional Research Best Practices
  • IPEDS Student Financial Aid
  • IPEDS Essentials
  • IPEDS Keyholder Efficiencies: Reducing the Reporting Burden