2022 Professional Development Webinar Series

NC ASA will continue to host webinars in 2022 as part of the NC ASA's Industrial Interests Group Professional Development Webinar Series.

Navigating Difficult Conversations in Statistical Collaboration 
By: Dr. Emily Griffith
Date: November 4 
Abstract: Statistical practitioners face difficult conversations in their interactions with their clients and collaborators. The topics of these conversations vary widely, from completion timelines to the use and interpretation of p-values. While there are no universal guidelines for navigating tough conversations, thoughtful discussion about common experiences and lessons learned; reflection on differences among individuals and situations; and exercises such as role playing can be helpful to prepare and build confidence for engaging in future tough conversations. In this talk, I will provide suggestions to approach and engage in these difficult conversations, with a focus on leveraging individual personality and skills to have these conversations in each individuals’ own style. This is joint work with Julia Sharp (Colorado State University) and Zach Weller (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).

Digging into Data Science and Statistics in K-12 Spaces: Current Trends, Issues and Opportunities
By: Hollylynne S. Lee
Date: April 12
The past two years have shown how data-based reasoning can impact or be ignored in decision making from the policy to personal level. Meanwhile, careers and post-secondary programs in data science and statistics have been flourishing. But what about in K-12 spaces? Many in the ASA community are concerned about how to prepare the current and next generation for a data-intensive world. Join us to learn about efforts in K-12 related to data science and statistics and engage in a conversation about ways NC ASA members can get involved.

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