Taught by Ryan Sleeper

Live Tableau Classes & Workshops

Are you looking for the best way to get yourself or your organization up to speed with Tableau Desktop and data visualization?

Learning materials for Playfair Data's in-person training events

Find the format that fits your learning style and budget.

Ryan Sleeper – the only person in the world to earn the titles of Tableau Visionary, Tableau Iron Viz Champion, and Tableau Public Viz of the Year author – has designed four unique modules that combine tactical Tableau Desktop training with his own proprietary strategies to help your company get the most out of their investment in the software.

Upcoming Events

October 15-18

Tableau Flagship Class

Private Training Options Available

  • Industry-leading, group training for your team
  • On-location or virtual training available
  • Interactive personal feedback & instruction
  • Customized to your own environment
  • Led by best-selling Tableau author, Ryan Sleeper

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What’s on the Agenda


Cornerstone Module

We our Tableau classes from the beginning. Learn how to connect to data, cover Tableau Desktop fundamentals, discuss the science behind why data visualization works, and practice making some of the most effective chart types.


Technical Deep Dives

After learning the essentials, we discuss many of the technical aspects of Tableau Desktop such as custom calculations, parameters, and sets. But beyond that, we discuss how they can be used in real-world applications to help you get the most out of the software.


Strategy, Storytelling, and Dashboards

Ryan shares the strategies and storytelling tactics he uses at Playfair Data to help your dashboards cause action within your organization. You will build a dashboard while applying those techniques.


Advanced Topics

Be the know-it-all at your office. During this class, you’ll learn how to better control your data, tips for improving the performance of your dashboards, the ins and outs of several advanced chart types, and some of Ryan’s favorite tricks.

Why Live Tableau Classes?

Learning from the best makes the difference.

An experienced instructor who has trained thousands of users

Proprietary curriculum designed from scratch

Combination of tactical Tableau training, data storytelling, design theory, and data visualization strategy

Hands-on exercises with personal feedback and instruction

Our objective is to help you get into the 80th percentile of Tableau users worldwide.

We’ve experienced the pitfalls firsthand. We’ve tried other trainings. We have real-world experience. This makes us uniquely qualified to help you connect the dots and reduce your learning curve as you complete your Tableau classes.

And as if this wasn’t already the best Tableau training solution…

Every live training attendee receives a one-year Annual membership (a $350 value) to Playfair Data’s on-demand Tableau training platform, Playfair+.

This ensures you not only have the best chance to retain the material by reviewing video versions of tutorials, but you continue learning with new content every month.


Billed Annually

$350 /yr

    Everything in Monthly plan +

  • Two free months (17% savings)
  • Live training event discounts
  • Live webinar events
  • Digital credentials
  • Instructor book giveaways
  • Invites to beta test new benefits

The Tableau course that started it all.

Since 2017, Playfair Data’s “Flagship Class” has enabled thousands of Tableau authors to get the most out of the software.

While the core of the four three-hour modules has remained the same since Day 1, the course has been constantly refined over the past five years to account for the latest product updates and innovations.


About the Instructor

Ryan Sleeper is Founder and Principal at Playfair Data and has consulted with many of the world’s best-known brands.

He is author of the books, Practical Tableau, Innovative Tableau, and Tableau Desktop Pocket Reference, and has shared his data visualization strategies worldwide, including speaking engagements in London, Tokyo, Toronto, and Singapore. Ryan’s work in Tableau has earned him the titles of Tableau Visionary, Tableau Global Iron Viz Champion, and Tableau Public Visualization of the Year author.

Ryan in the studio recording video tutorials