Career Center > Career Success Factors Initiative
Recognizing how important certain non-technical skills are to the professional advancement of statisticians, 2012 ASA President Robert N. Rodriquez began an initiative to develop a set of "soft skill" courses that will have a positive impact on the careers of statisticians, regardless of their employment sector. The initiative consists of two parts:
- Teaching individuals a particular skill or set of skills (the Career Success Factors courses).
- Teaching individuals how to train others (the Train the Trainer program); these individuals become the instructors for the courses offered in the Career Success Factors program.
Both the CSF and TTT courses will initially focus on these topics:
- Presentation Skills
- Influence and Leadership Skills
- Personality Training and Team Building
- Career Planning
Additionally, the following materials were created through the Career Success Factors initiative: