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Sat, Feb 18

T1: Putting Your Best Loafer Forward

Sat, Feb 18, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Atlantis A

Instructor(s): Bill Williams, Organizational Learning Consultant

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As professionals, the outcomes of our work are a critical part of our success. But we don't always give sufficient attention to how we achieve those outcomes and, particularly, the impressions co-workers, managers, clients, and others get from interacting with us. The purpose of this tutorial is to help you honestly assess what “foot” you put forward as a professional, enabling you to do the following: clarify the impressions you want others to have of you as a professional; and identify specific actions you can take to convey those impressions at work, in work-related activities after hours, and online.


T2: Promoting Your Consulting Career in the Era of Web 2.0

Sat, Feb 18, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Instructor(s): Stephen David Simon, P.Mean Consulting

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Web 2.0, defined by Wikipedia as "web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web" offers new opportunities for you to promote your consulting career. These tools are mostly free or very inexpensive, though they are labor intensive. In this talk, I will describe some Web 2.0 tools that I have used to promote my independent consulting career (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), as well as some of the unwritten rules about appropriate usage of these tools. I will contrast these tools with simpler Internet methods (static websites, email newsletters) and some non-computer methods that can help promote your consulting career. Web 2.0 will not replace more traditional modes of career promotion, but it offers some unique opportunities to supplement these efforts.


T3: Measurement Systems Analysis

Sat, Feb 18, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Atlantis B

Instructor(s): Jennifer H. Van Mullekom, DuPont

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Measurement Systems Analysis is critical to any development or improvement effort in your business. A poor measurement system can result in the inability to distinguish between product development candidates or the inability to determine the success of an improvement. This tutorial will provide basic instruction on how to complete and communicate measurement systems analysis for continuous variables, attribute (discrete) variables, and in-line systems. Multiple software packages will be demonstrated. Examples will include both transactional and engineering/R&D examples. The emphasis in this tutorial will include the practical aspects of designing, executing, analyzing, and communicating the measurement system study within the context of multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams. Tutorial content prepared by Patrick DeFeo, DuPont.


T4: Bayesian Analysis in SAS

Sat, Feb 18, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Crystal B

Instructor(s): Mike Patetta, SAS Institute

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The tutorial focuses on Bayesian analyses using the PHREG, GENMOD, and MCMC procedures. Most of the examples are in the area of clinical trials. The specific topics that will be covered are: • Fit a logistic regression model in PROC GENMOD • Fit a survival model in PROC PHREG • Use prior distributions in a Bayesian analysis • Fit a logistic regression model, general linear mixed model, and zero-inflated Poisson model in PROC MCMC • Illustrate a Bayesian approach to clinical trials using PROC MCMC • Illustrate the Bayesian approach to meta-analysis