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!”
Continue reading “Appreciating the Shade, Planting for the Future”
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
– Nelson Henderson
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)”
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!”
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”
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”
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”
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”
ISI strategic priorities are described in our 2017-2021 strategic plan: These include:
- encourage statistical communication and networking;
- increase the public voice of statistics;
- develop statistical capacity;
- secure our financial stability.
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?”