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Requirements to become a Fellow

To become a Fellow you need a high level of experience. The achievements and engagement in, and contributions to, O.R. can be demonstrated by meeting a number of the criteria listed below:

Practice Criteria

  • Contributions to improved performance or well being, directly or indirectly, through O.R. applications in public, private or voluntary organisations, or in the community.
  • Management of significant OR budgets, staff or facilities (including in education) and promotion of O.R. in the organisation and/or senior non-O.R. management roles.
  • O.R. project management and supervision, including of practice-based student projects.
  • Authorship of written or oral reports, conference and workshop presentations, and case studies which contribute to the practice of O.R..
  • Contributions to the development, maintenance and implementation of innovative O.R. systems through academic/practitioner collaboration.
  • Successful creation of own business in O.R. consultancy.
  • Theoretical developments that have led to improved practice.

Education, Training and Development (ETD) Criteria

  • Management and development of O.R. courses, including in-company training in O.R. or M.Sc. course director.
  • Substantial introduction of new O.R. courses, teaching methods or curriculum developments.
  • Delivering effective O.R. teaching or training, including mentoring and coaching, whether in a business or educational environment.
  • Active development of your own knowledge and professional skills.
  • Participation in, and contribution to, the organisation of Society conferences, workshops, seminars, regional societies, study groups, the management of The OR Society, and similar participation in EURO or IFORS.