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. 

Foundations of OR: Delivering OR for Practitioners

Session 1 - 1 September 2021 9-1pm
Session 2 - 2 September 2021 9-1pm 

 

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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Behavioural Frameworks and Methods for Operational Research Practice 

07 September 2021
9 - 5pm 

 

This workshop addresses a recent trend in the OR field related to the advancement of behavioural aspects of OR.  These developments has materialised in a SIG in the OR Society, streams in conferences, special issue in JORS and two edited books. This course is based on the books I recently edited called: Behavioural OR

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The Science of Data Visualisation

14 Septmber 2021
9 - 5pm 

 

In our new age of data-centric activities, where data are now considered assets, but are also subject to additional scrutiny through GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation) and the EU Directive on the Security of Networks and Information Systems (The NIS Directive), it is vital that OR practitioners are competent in reproducible and consistent data wrangling, management and visualisation and become fluent in the language of data for effective communication of complex models, ideas and solutions.

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Art of Data Visualisation Online

16 September 2021
9 - 5pm 

 

This course will help you transform your interaction with decision-makers by building your fluency in the language of data for effective communication of complex models, ideas and solutions.

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Developments in Credit Scoring

20 September 2021
9 - 5pm 

 

This workshop will enable you to understand what credit scoring is, how scorecards work and how to apply the credit scoring techniques, methodologies and processes in your work environment. This outcome will be built on a thorough grounding in how various aspects of credit scoring are used within a lending organisation and other sectors, such as university application processing, parole requests and others.

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Data wrangling with Python Introduction

27 September 2021
9 - 5pm


Python is a powerful tool which is increasingly the go-to language for business, and this is the user-friendly introduction you have been looking for. Up to 90% of data analysis is preparation and wrangling, and you will be able to use Python to make all this simple and fast. Python’s simple style and interpreter-based runtime makes coding safe – whatever your level of experience.

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Introduction to the Viability and Sustainability (V&S) Methodology

Session 1 - 28 September 2021 1 - 5pm and
Session 2 - 29 September  2021 1 - 5pm 
(Must attend both sessions

 

This course will help you develop capabilities for organisational resilience and adaptation that you can apply in your workplace straight away. You will encounter the Viability and Sustainability Approach (V&S), one of the most popular soft OR approaches to managing complexity in organisations.

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Data Wrangling with Python Intermediate

29 September 2021
9 - 5pm


Python is a powerful tool which is increasingly the go-to language for business, and this is the user-friendly introduction you have been looking for. Up to 90% of data analysis is preparation and wrangling, and you will be able to use Python to make all this simple and fast. Python’s simple style and interpreter-based runtime makes coding safe – whatever your level of experience.

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Improving and evaluating performance with the Public Sector Scorecard Online 

Session 1 04 October 2021 9 - 1pm and 
Session 2 05 October 2021 9 - 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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Data Visualisation with Tableau

05 October 2021
9 - 5pm

 

This course gets you hands-on with Tableau, a leading data visualisation product, so that you can deliver crucial insights more effectively with visual presentation of data. This will help you support organisational reporting and decision-making, and boost your own career development because data visualisation skills are highly marketable.

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Geospatial Data Visualisation with Tableau

07 October 2021
9 - 5pm 

 

This course gets you hands-on with Tableau, a leading data visualisation product, so that you can deliver crucial insights more effectively with visual presentation of data. This will help you support organisational reporting and decision-making, and boost your own career development because data visualisation skills are highly marketable.

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Introduction to Soft Systems Methodology

Session 1 - 06 October 2021 1 - 5pm and
Session 2 - 13 October 2021 1 - 5pm 
(Must attend both sessions

 

This practical course will help you to improve project performance, ensure outcomes are met and enable resources to be used efficiently, using Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), the best-known problem structuring method. You will be able use SSM for defining value, impact and project scope, as well as designing systems and planning OR interventions. The course has an emphasis on learning by doing, using real-world case materials for thinking through decisions and planning implementation.

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Foundations of OR: Simulation

7 October 2021 9 - 1pm and
8 October 2021 9 - 1pm
(Must attend both sessions)  

 

The purpose of this day is to develop an understanding of the role of simulation in a business environment and how it can aid decision making. Throughout the day the participants will gain an appreciation of the process of developing a simulation model, with practical exercises and group work.

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Artificial Intelligence Deployment Through Cloud Computing

Session 1 - 10 November 2021 9 - 1pm and
Session 2 - 11 November 2021 9 - 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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Consumer Willingness to Pay Using Conjoint Analysis

Session 1 - 22 November 2021 9 - 1pm and
Session 2 - 23 November 2021 9 - 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
9 - 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

30th 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 1 - 5pm and
Session 2 - 08 December 2021 1 - 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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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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