Online training courses


We offer a range of topics to support our members, and the wider operational research, data science and analytics community. We can help build your skills and confidence as an OR professional. 

All courses are delivered by subject matter experts, so you can immediately apply the latest best practice.

Our virtual training courses accessible from the comfort and convenience of your home or office.   

Whether you’re a new employee seeking core analytical methods, a business aiming to develop its team with project-specifiskills, or perhaps a seasoned professional looking to update your knowledge our courses are perfect for you.      

If you are interested in further information, have any requirements (e.g. an alternative course date) or have difficulty booking a course online, then please contact Jennie Phelps. Email: [email protected]

It is recommended that courses are booked online. 

Artificial Intelligence Deployment Through Cloud Computing

Session 1: 10 November 2021 9am-1pm and
Session 2: 11 November 2021 9am-1pm 
(Must attend both sessions

 

This one-day course is designed to provide participants with all the information they need to design, deploy, and manage AI models through Cloud Computing based on Machine Learning techniques. This is a hands-on, highly practical course. There is no requirement of prior knowledge of Cloud Computing or coding.

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Foundations of OR: Delivering OR for Practitioners

Session 1: 16 November 2021 9am-1pm
Session 2: 17 November 2021 9am-1pm 

 

The aim of this course is to develop your professionalism and integrity by preparing you to take on more challenging roles to progress your career. You will be equipped with knowledge and skills to confidently prepare you for managerial roles and complex projects, cultivating your professional judgement as you go. The course uses practical examples throughout, enabling you to practise in a safe environment, selecting and defending your choices

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Improving and evaluating performance with the Public Sector Scorecard Online 

Session 1: 18 November 2021 9am-1pm and 
Session 2: 19 November 2021 9am-1pm

 

The Public Sector Scorecard (PSS) is a performance management framework which enables OR to contribute more effectively to major problems facing society. It focuses on desired outcomes, the processes which achieve those outcomes, and the capability and behavioural aspects that are needed to support staff and processes in achieving the outcomes.

 The workshop will enable you to work with managers, staff and (if possible) service users to develop strategy, improve services and evaluate performance. You will also benefit from discussions on how you could make use of the Balanced Scorecard and the Public Sector Scorecard in your own projects. The workshop will be interactive, with breakout groups.

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Consumer Willingness to Pay Using Conjoint Analysis

Session 1: 22 November 2021 9am-1pm and
Session 2: 23 November 2021 9am-1pm 
(Must attend both sessions

 

Conjoint analysis has played an important role in helping make a number of operations management decisions, such as product and service design and improvement, service operations capacity, product and service price sensitivity, and supplier selection, among others. Conjoint analysis is generally used to understand and identify how consumers make trade-offs, and how they choose among competing products and services. Conjoint analysis can be used to identify consumers’ willingness to pay, which can be further used for understanding future customer demand. This is a hands-on, highly practical course.

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Foundations of OR: Data Envelopment Analysis

25 November 2021
9am-5pm

 

On this course, you will discuss how data envelopment analysis (DEA) is used to assess the efficiency, performance and productivity of organisations and you will gain practical experience of solving problems with DEA models using Excel Solver. This general introduction to improving efficiency will equip you to support policy-making and decision-makers in your organisation.

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How to design and deliver high impact data analytics projects

30 November 2021 

This course will be of great benefit to practitioners in data analysis, data science, and business analysis across all domains. No specialist knowledge is required as a pre-requisite. The course is also suitable to delegates who wish to transition from academia to industry, as the material is exemplified via real-world applications.

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Introduction to Cognitive Mapping

Session 1: 01 December 2021 1pm-5pm and
Session 2: 08 December 2021 1pm-5pm 
(Must attend both sessions

This course enables you to map and model stakeholders’ beliefs, values and objectives in a problem so that it can be defined and then tackled to maximum effect. You will be introduced to cognitive mapping (CM) and related techniques so that you can then structure a complex problem and bring real value to organisations in need of decision support or approaches to strategic problems.

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Foundations of OR: Essential OR Skills for Practitioners ONLINE

Session 1: 07 December 2021 9am-1pm and
Session 2: 08 December 2021 9am-1pm 
(Must attend both sessions

This course is a formal introduction to the breadth of tools and techniques used by operational research (OR) practitioners, including everything from problem structuring through to data collection, modelling and simulation. This intensive one-day course is perfect for those who are new to OR and those interested in transitioning into an OR role.

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Foundations of OR: Statistical Methods in OR: Multivariate Models

Session 1: 24 November 2021 9am-1pm
Session 2: 26 November 2021 9am-1pm 

 

The purpose of this day is to help you develop an understanding of some common multivariate statistical techniques which can be of value to the OR practitioner. Your knowledge will grow through a combination of short introductions to the methods in question followed by hand-on sessions using an appropriate software package.

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Queries regarding training courses 


If you are interested in further information, have any requirements (e.g. an alternative course date) or have difficulty booking a course online, then please contact Jennie Phelps. Email: [email protected]

It is recommended that courses are booked online. 

 
 

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