A PSI Training Course on Improving Influence and Increasing Impact: Communication Skills for Industry Statisticians

  • Dates: 16 – 16 Sep, 2019


UCB Pharma
Allée de la Recherche 60, 1070 Anderlecht, Belgium. Brussels
16th September 2019
Course runs from: 10:00 – 17:00 (registration from 9:30)

The landscape is changing across the pharma industry and as statisticians, in order to continually add value, we must make sure we adapt. This course will focus on what this means for statisticians outside the technical aspects of their role. Of critical importance is self-awareness during our interactions, working effectively in teams, influencing, being customer focussed and understanding our own consulting and leadership styles.

Now more than ever we need to be creative and influential thinkers with business acumen who can work with our colleagues from other disciplines, not just be technical experts - we need to be proactive partners with strong communication skills

This 1-day course will lead participants, in a non-threatening and encouraging atmosphere through steps to focus on improving the key skills of making impactful verbal and written communications.

The first half of the session will cover topics such as poster preparation, written communication documents such as reports and briefing documents and also verbal communication in presentations. The second half of the session will focus on communication in teams and identifying key roles that need to be taken on.

It is designed to be interactive and lively, with a focus on the statistician rather than the statistics and will include workshops to practise the skills and behaviours discussed. 

This course is aimed at statisticians who want to improve their consultancy style interactions within their internal project teams and/or with external customers and understand the impact of their own behaviours and interaction preferences. 

The following topics will be covered: 

- Preparing poster layout and content
- Skills and tips for preparing written reports and abstracts
- Preparing and delivering presentations
- Effective team communication and key roles
- Delivering negative messages to teams with positive impact


Registration costs (includes lunch and refreshments).


Registration Fee before 16th August 2019

 Registration Fee after 16th August 2019

PSI Member     

 £345 + VAT

 £395 + VAT


 £440 + VAT (includes PSI membership for 2019)

  £490 + VAT (includes PSI membership for 2019)

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