Director’s Column Posted on

Let the show begin!

We are just a few days away from the opening of the first Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress! What an exciting journey it has been so far.

Continue reading “Let the show begin!”
Let the show begin!
President’s Column Posted on

Responding to professional call(s)

If you are reading this blog, then you likely identify ‘statistician’ as one of your vocations. Vocation is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a “summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action” or as a synonym of occupation – “the work in which a person is employed.”

Continue reading “Responding to professional call(s)”
Responding to professional call(s)
Director’s Column Posted on

See you at the Virtual WSC in July!

I am writing this message on 11 May, with two months to go until the Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress on 11-16 July. The preparation for the Congress has been an exciting journey so far!

Continue reading “See you at the Virtual WSC in July!”
See you at the Virtual WSC in July!
President’s Column Posted on

Providing for our future

The fourth of our strategic priorities is to secure our financial stability. The financial stability of ISI  supports our pursuit of the three strategic priorities described in previous columns, namely, to encourage statistical communication and networking, to increase the public voice of statistics, and to develop statistical capacity.

Continue reading “Providing for our future”
Providing for our future
Posted on

Accreditation promoting statisticians

AEUStat

The Federation of European National Statistical Societies (https://fenstats.eu/) has created a system for accreditation of statisticians (AEUStat). Similar systems are in place in, among others, UK, USA, Canada and Australia and they have served as models for FENStatS’ AEUStat accreditation.

Continue reading “Accreditation promoting statisticians”
Accreditation promoting statisticians
President’s Column Posted on

Growing, Collaborating and Empowering

The first two ISI strategic priorities were discussed in February and March. Statistical Communication and Networking and increasing the Public Voice of Statistics. The focus of my comments this month are on Developing Statistical Capacity.

Continue reading “Growing, Collaborating and Empowering”
Growing, Collaborating and Empowering
President’s Column Posted on

Projecting Our Voice

Increasing the Public Voice of Statistics, the second of ISI strategic priorities, is the focus of my comments this month. Be warned that there are homework assignments embedded in this column.

Continue reading “Projecting Our Voice”
Projecting Our Voice
Director’s Column Posted on

What will 2021 bring us?

Hope

The start of 2021 was turbulent taken the unprecedented events in Washington DC. We hope nonetheless that this year will bring us more positivity than the previous one. We hope the situation caused by the pandemic will change for the better allowing us to resume normal life and personal interactions. All of our hopes are pinned on the vaccines but it is clear it will take some more time before we can embrace normal life.

Continue reading “What will 2021 bring us?”
What will 2021 bring us?