The Royal Statistical Society Professional Development Centre

The Royal Statistical Society Professional Development Centre are offering courses that may be of interest to you and your colleagues.  

Building a Career as a Statistician by Dr Trevor Lewis on 27th January 2009, London
The aim of the course is to introduce a framework for planning Continuing Professional Development and to introduce an awareness of the range of skills that are required to be a successful statistician in a team-based work setting, where role and organisational changes are the norm.  It is expected that the course will enable participants to enhance their CPD plan to build a strong career foundation.
For:   Applied Statisticians with 2 to 5 years of work experience.
Prices:  From 225 plus vat

Introduction to Bayesian Methods by Dr David Lucy on 25 - 26 February 2009, Lancaster University
Introduces the use of Bayesian methods for data analysis in the social and empirical sciences, including basic concepts such as the subjective interpretation of probability and the use of Bayes' theorem in updating information.

Bookings being taken by the PostGraduate Statistics Centre, University of Lancaster.

Consultancy Skills by Roland Caulcutt & Dr Julie Bullen on 9 March 2009, London
A highly participative workshop for statisticians who wish to improve their ability to help non-statistical clients.  Discussions and interactive exercises will allow participants to explore the non-statistical issues that can undermine effective consultancy.
For:  All statisticians who wish to improve their ability to help non-statistical clients.
Price:  From 195 plus vat

Presenting Data by Ed Swires-Hennessy on 12 March 2009, London
This one day course is the foundation to all presentations of statistical information.  The basic principles of presenting information in tables, charts, maps and text are explained.  These are illustrated and then reinforced through practical exercises.

For:  Anyone who is involved in communicating statistics or the message contained in them.  It covers the interpretation of information by non-statisticians, the reporting of data - of any description - within organisations, and the presentation of a message to specific communities and the general public.

Price:  From 195 plus vat

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