Online Program

Friday, February 19
CS05 Improving Collaboration Fri, Feb 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Crystal II

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Statistical Consultants (303085)

*Alan Curtis Elliott, Southern Methodist University 

Keywords: Presentation, communication, ethics, consulting, collaboration, leadership

The vast majority of training for statistical practitioners is in the technical aspects of data analysis. This talk presents material from a graduate-level consulting course designed to help newly minted statisticians launch effective and successful careers. Primary topics covered are the development of communication, leadership, and collaboration skills. Communication skills include using writing, presentation, and oral abilities to effectively present statistical results to non-statisticians. Leadership skills include developing a proactive career plan and understanding the crucial role integrity and ethics plays as a member of or in managing a team. Collaboration skills include knowing how to work with people from other disciplines and with different learning styles. Loosely based on the popular Seven Habits book by Steven Covey, this presentation highlights seven ways a practicing statistician can develop effective career-enhancing skills.