SACOG offers a variety of training courses — both in-house training as well as hosting other trainers such as U.S. Census Bureau staff.

The SACOG Youtube channel includes a wide variety of trainings, workshops and other events.

Census Training

The Census Bureau Educational Resources website includes a variety of webinars, trainings and assistance with using Census materials.

SACOG traditionally hosts one to three FREE Census Workshops per calendar year. For information on upcoming Census Workshops, or to request particular workshop topics, please contact Tina Glover.

Past Census workshop information and materials can be downloaded and/or viewed below.


Using Census Data: How to Track Trends

This presentation was held on March 2, 2016 and provided training on ways to determine changes in data over time and make it useful for research and planning purposes. The training included  a basic overview of navigating American FactFinder and Census websites, a brief review of data collection methods, defining and locating time periods for comparison, and creating tables to track the results.

Contact Tina Glover with any questions.


The 2012 Economic Census: An Update, and Important Changes for California

This presentation was held September 10, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and provided an overview of the Census Bureau’s economic data for California, focusing on the largest economic program Census conducts, the Economic Census. An update on which reports have already been released (and which are coming soon) was provided, with highlights of the important industry, geographic, and other changes that will impact data users. This presentation profiled the Census Bureau’s web site, a valuable resource for businesses, chambers of commerce, and economic development staff.


Census Data for Grantwriters

Duplicate sessions of the “Census Data for Grantwriters” hands-on workshop were held Wednesday, February 26, and Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. to Noon in Sacramento, offered in collaboration with the City of Rancho Cordova and the Non-Profit Resource Center. This workshop reviewed the basics of using census data in grant proposal writing. Learn where to locate census demographics to help build an effective case for project funding.