Continuing Education Workshop

Essential Practice Skills for High-Impact Analytics Projects
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University
November 17-18, 2016, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Learn practical frameworks and systematic processes for addressing complex, real-world problems and how to facilitate effective action. This intensive hands-on course is developed by the largest organization of analytics professionals, INFORMS.

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Seating is limited!  Register now!

Attending the INFORMS Annual Meeting?  Take $150 off the workshop registration fee.  To take advantage of this offer, please contact Bill Griffin, Continuing Education Manager:   bgriffin@informs.org

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Learn to link their subject-matter expertise to the challenges of messy, unstructured problems, organizational noise, and nontechnical decision makers.
  • Understand best-practice techniques, including: problem statement summaries, issue trees, interview guides, work plans, sensitivity analysis, stress-testing recommendations, the “Pyramid Principle” of story logic, story-boarding, slide-craft, delivering presentations, and fielding Q&A.
Workshop Featuring Renowned Educator Patrick Noonan, PhD

Patrick Noonan, a former management consultant, business owner, and educator leads the Essential Practice Skills workshop. Patrick combines a hands-on teaching and learning approach honed from faculty positions at Harvard, Duke, and most recently Emory, with real-world experience from his business career starting at global management consulting giant McKinsey & Co.