Certificate in Critical Skills for Analytics Professionals (CSAP)

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Overview

MORS has partnered with Virginia Tech to offer this certificate. The MORS Certificate in Critical Skills for Analytics Professionals (CSAP) offers courses of instruction to hone the specialized skills necessary for success of the Military OR Analyst in a military/government environment or setting.

Course of Instruction Goal:

Ensure that the student has a practical understanding and means to deliver operational and meaningful information of detailed analysis conducted by the OR Analyst into actionable results.

Required Skills:

Reach/Read the Customers: Skill to establish a professional relationship, and communicate with analytics to customer to understand their problem set.

Develop/Define the Problem set: Skill to research and construct problem set in order to understand the analysis context and scope that will provide timely, useful results.

Functioning as a member/lead of a Team: Skill to participate with and lead an analytics project team.
Glean Information from Subject Matter Experts: Ability to plan and conduct individual interviews with experts to gain valid information and data needed for analysis.

Glean Information from Groups: Ability to plan and conduct group elicitation sessions with committees or other working groups to develop and assess alternatives, uncertainties, and value and risk preferences.

Communicating Results: Ability to explain the results and conclusions of the analytics process in both non-verbal and verbal delivery formats.

Conveying Worth: Talent to construct recommendations that are useful, executable, and have a solid impact, that are based in solid analytical methods and data.

Instructors

Walt DeGrange

Walt DeGrangeAn Operations Research Professional with experience in Government, Industry and Academia. He is the Chair of the MORS Continuing Education Committee and the INFORMS SpORts Section as well as a MORS Board of Directors member. He is also on faculty and teaches at the University of Arkansas and serves as an Executive Practicum Advisor at the NC State Poole School of Management. In his role as a Principal Operations Research Analyst at CANA Advisors, he leads the sports analytics research area.

Rafael Matos

Rafael MatosDr. Matos is a past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS). He has been bestowed the honor of Fellow of the Society. He has co-chaired the MORS Human Behavior and Performance Working Group and contributed to the Decision Analysis and Computational Social Sciences Working Groups. He has presented numerous highly attended tutorials and project reports at the annual MORS Symposia in a variety of topics. He is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Society for Hispanic Professionals (NSHP).

Norm Reitter

Norm Reitter25 years of operations research experience including military logistics and commercial supply chain analysis and solution development. Seeking innovative ways for solving complex problems. Combining advanced analytics with information architectures, business processes, and human capital to improve organizational performance.

Course Fees

Member Non-Member
MORS Sponsor $2,700 $2,800
U.S. Federal Government $2,800 $2,900
National Research Partner
(IDA Employees Only)
$2,755 $2,850
All Others $2,900 $3,000