Welcome to The Polis Center at IUPUI's Education and Training Portal!
What we do: We collaborate to create innovative place-based solutions that lead to healthier and more resilient communities.
How we do it: We create actionable information, develop creative collaborations, do place-based research, and employ technology effectively to enhance the capacity of communities to respond meaningfully to change.
More about us: As a self-funded research unit of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, our approach is practical, applied, and entrepreneurial. We work collaboratively and often serve as the nexus among diverse community-based organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, arts and cultural organizations, businesses, charitable endowments, and faith-based organizations. We are committed to linking university and community expertise and to the smart use of advanced technologies to help solve problems and help communities take advantage of opportunities.
SAVI Education & Training: To help you more effectively use the data offered by the invaluable SAVI community information system, The Polis Center offers free training workshops, twice-yearly SAVI Talks! public forums, SAVI Online Magazines, and Community Trends reports.
The SAVI Education Program aims to equip local community-based organizations with the skills to incorporate data and analysis into their decision-making processes. It focuses on competencies in the use and interpretation of data. The program is a hands-on curriculum focused on data literacy from end to end with 11 modules that teach you to ask the right questions, find the right data, find meaning in the data, and then use the data to make and communicate decisions.
The SAVI Talks! events are offered twice yearly and feature the findings from reports that subject matter experts have prepared addressing community trends of note.
The SAVI Online Magazines and Community Trends reports are available to view and download on the savi.org website. They provide case studies and real-world examples of how SAVI data was used to provide meaningful impact.
On this site, you can browse and register for Polis Center and SAVI workshops, webinars, events, and training programs; manage your profile; create alerts about your upcoming programs; and contact us with any questions. If a program for which you register is full, you will automatically go on an alternate list. If a position opens up, you will automatically be registered and receive online confirmation.
The registration process will go as follows:
*Create a Participant Profile. You will be prompted when you register for a class and before checkout. If you do not have a profile, please click on the Log In/Sign Up button and follow the instructions. If you have an account in this system, choose "Yes I do," log in with your credentials, and follow the instructions.
If you have any questions, please call 317.274.2455.