Friday, February 24
CS05 Statistical Collaboration Fri, Feb 24, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
River Terrace 2

Panel Discussion on Statistical Volunteers (303377)

*David J Corliss, Peace-Work 

Keywords: Volunteer, pro bono, professional development

This panel discussion brings together experts in different areas of statistical practice to share their experiences as statisticians volunteering for organizations, charities, and academic research. Pro bono work, much like that done by physicians, attorneys and professionals in other areas is rapidly growing in statistical practice as important part of a statistical career, offering the opportunity to utilize your skills in a places where they are so needed but cannot be supported in a for-pay position. Statistical volunteers also gain important learning experiences, mentoring, networking, and other opportunities for professional development. The panel discussion will include experiences from serving as a volunteer for local charities, NGO's and other organizations and causes, both in the US and around the world.