This is a session of Topic 3: Statistics education at the post-secondary level Full topic list
(Tuesday 4th, 14:00-15:30)
Teaching consultancy skills to statisticians
The skills required of a consultant include the substantive knowledge to provide clients with a useful answer as well as communicate with the client. How we teach these communication skills in the theory classes, and in our consulting classes is the focus of this session. Key elements include visualization of the solution, nuclear elements of the theoretical models, interpersonal skills to allow information to flow, and a deep understanding of the substantive field.