Real-world Skills for Decision Analysts and Analytics Professionals

Sunday, March 30
This full-day workshop, held on Sunday, provides information and practice in using the “soft skills” needed to work with people to employ the techniques of business analytics, operations research and management science.  A popular feature of the meeting, the workshop follows a case study through various phases of an analysis project, providing participants with a hands-on approach to the important soft skills that can make or break a successful implementation.

Who should attend: Those who employ business analytics, operations research/management science techniques.  Anyone interested in developing their interpersonal or group facilitation skills. A basic understanding of analytics, operations research/management science topics is assumed for workshop participants.

Topics include:
Framing/Definition of a problem
Team forming
Interviewing for data gathering

Lunch Break

Group elicitation
Client interaction
Presenting results


Cost: $75. Fee covers morning and afternoon refreshments and a box lunch.


Conference Track on Soft Skills

Conference attendees can also select sessions from a full track on soft skills as part of the regular conference program.  If you cannot attend the Sunday workshop, you can select from the five Soft Skills Track sessions on the regular program.