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WSS Short Course on Statistical Leadership
/* * This is a WSS event- This event has a fee **/ Instructor: Dr. Gary Sullivan (Espirer Consulting, LLC) Leader/Presenters: Dr. Barry Nussbaum (2017 ASA President and Chief Statistician of the Environmental Protection Agency (retired)) Dr. Sally C. Morton (2009 ASA President and Dean of the College of Science at Virginia Tech) Course Content: What is leadership? Why is it important for our profession? Moreover, how do you develop as a leader? Much has been written and discussed within the statistics profession in the last few years on these questions. This course will provide an understanding of leadership and its importance, as well as how statisticians can develop their leadership skills with a focus on business/ organizational acumen & influence. It will feature leadership speakers from different sectors of statistics talking about their personal journeys and providing insights into how they developed as leaders. Through personal reflection, group discussion and targeted exercises, you will develop a greater awareness of leadership and chart your path forward on your leadership development journey. Who Should Attend? • Statisticians who have a significant desire to become a student of leadership—a process you can start from any position by taking small but continuous steps • Statisticians with an open mind; an eagerness to learn and improve; and a willingness to share their thoughts, insights and experiences with others • Recommended for statisticians/professionals who have at least three years of work experience outside of their academic training, but students with the first two characteristics are welcome Note: This is NOT a career Development Course. This course will focus on understanding and developing leadership skills in current and future roles of the attendees About the Instructors: Dr. Gary Sullivan is a leadership development specialist for Espirer Consulting, LLC, and is the current chair of the Ad Hoc Leadership Training committee for the American Statistical Association. Dr. Barry Nussbaum became 2017 ASA President after he retired as Chief Statistician for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He had been with the EPA since 1975. Dr. Nussbaum was in charge developing statistical policy and overseeing statistical consultation for EPA’s many varied offices. Dr. Sally C. Morton is dean of the College of Science and professor of statistics at Virginia Tech. She previously served as chair of biostatistics and directed the Comparative Effectiveness Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining Pitt, Dr. Morton was vice president for statistics and epidemiology at RTI International. She began her career at the RAND Corporation and was head of RAND’s Statistics Group. Dr. Morton was president of the ASA in 2009 and chair of Statistics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2013. She is a fellow of both organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences, a master’s degree in operations research, and a doctoral degree in statistics, all from Stanford University, as well as a master’s degree in statistics from the London School of Economics. Advance registration: Registration will open August 15. Please go to to register and pay for the class. Online registration will close at noon on 9 November 2018; earlier if the course fills up. Registration Fee: Full-time students (at most 5): $63.58 advance, $80 at the door WSS members: $186.66 advance, $200 at the door All others: $217.43 advance, $240 at the door Contact person: Mark Otto,[masked], [masked]

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