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Lead to Succeed: Strategies for Managing Analytical Teams
JHU/APL South Campus, 11101 Johns Hopkins Rd.
Building # 201, Laurel, MD 20723
Room # 201-106/201-108

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Welcome to "Lead to Succeed: Strategies for Managing Analytical Teams", an immersive and interactive course designed for both emerging and established leaders. Throughout this course, we will dive deep into the unique challenges and opportunities that accompany the management of analytical teams. We will explore how to foster an environment that encourages critical thinking, innovation, and data-driven decision-making. The curriculum includes a blend of theory and practice, case studies from diverse sectors, real-life examples of successful leadership, and interactive group exercises to ensure the acquired knowledge is immediately applicable.


The primary objective of this course is to provide participants with the strategic and practical insights needed to guide high-performing analytical teams effectively. It is perfectly suited to professionals such as data scientists, business intelligence professionals, project managers, and anyone leading or aspiring to lead an analytical team.

  • Understanding the Dynamics of Analytical Teams: Gain insights into the characteristics of effective analytical teams and the role of leaders in shaping their performance.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Learn to bridge the communication gap between analytical teams and other departments, facilitating better collaboration and driving a unified business vision.
  • Motivation and Retention: Develop strategies to motivate your team, manage talent effectively, and reduce turnover.
  • Decision-making: Learn how to foster a culture of data-driven decision-making and harness your team's analytical skills to solve complex business problems.
  • Change Management: Discover how to navigate through technological and organizational changes, ensuring your team stays adaptable and resilient.
  • Ethical Considerations: Understand the ethical dimensions of managing data and analytical teams, focusing on issues such as data privacy and accuracy.


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Mr. Walt DeGrange
Mr. Walt DeGrange

Director of Analytics Capabilities at CANA

Mr. DeGrange is an Operations Research Professional with experience in Government, Industry, and Academia. Walt served 21 years as a Supply Corps Officer in the Navy with his last 10 years focusing on applying analytics to solve logistical problems. Currently, he serves as the Director of Analytics Capabilities at CANA. He also teaches at the University of Arkansas and serves as an Executive Practicum Advisor at the NC State Poole School of Management. He recently coauthored the book Field Guide to Compelling Analytics with Ms. Lucia Darrow.

Mr. Dave Saranchak
Mr. Dave Saranchak

Research Fellow and Senior Director of Data Science and Analytics at Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Mr. David Saranchak is a Research Fellow and Senior Director of Data Science and Analytics at Concurrent Technologies Corporation. He leads research and development of emerging techniques in data analysis, machine learning assurance and differential privacy for multimodal data applications in enterprise platforms and tactical edge environments. Mr. Saranchak has more than a dozen years of technical civil service experience as an Applied Mathematician and Software Engineer, including assignments to the UK and Canada and long-term deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His passion for World War II history motivated him to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. While serving, he obtained two BS degrees, mathematics and physics, from Villanova University. He also earned two MS degrees, applied mathematics and telecommunications, from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Payment Options

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  Member Non-Member
MORS Government Sponsor* $450 $550
U.S. Federal Government $475 $575
National Research Partner
(IDA Employees Only)
$485 $585
All Others $500 $600

*Government Sponsor organizations include: Center for Army Analysis, HQDA/DCS Program G-8; Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration; Naval Operations, N81; Secretariat of the Air Force, Studies and Analysis SAF/SA; OSD, A&S; and DHS S&T/OSE/ORA