Free webinar: Do you share characteristics with exceptional leaders without knowing it?

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When you ask prospective leaders this question, the common responses include “inspires others” or “communicates very well” or “visionary”. Many statisticians don’t initially excel in these areas and begin to think that eliminates them from any hopes of being a strong leader. But in fact, statisticians are gifted with some unique leadership skills that aren’t as visible but can be crucial.

In this webinar we will identify these skills, discuss how you can leverage them, and share examples where they have been difference makers in our industry.

We will also discuss how to build on these skills to become more influential and to be a more effective statistician.

October 6th at 5:00pm Central European Time / 11:00am Eastern Standard Time.

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About the presenters:

Alexander Schacht, PhD

I received my PhD in biostatistics from the University of Göttingen in Germany. I have authored more than 70 scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and regularly speak at international conferences – both statistical ones like Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI) and medical ones like the European Dermatology Congress (EADV).

In my 20+ years of experience in the healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry, I focused on late-phase work. Since many years, I head lead groups of statisticians to launch and commercialise new therapies. In addition, I served on the board of directors of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI) as Chairman of the Communications Committee, lead the benefit-risk special interest group and the visualization special interest group (which I also founded).


Gary Sullivan, PhD

I currently consult as a Leadership Specialist and Statistical Scientist for my company Espirer Consulting since March, 2018. Before this, I was the Senior Director for Non-Clinical Statistics at Eli Lilly and Company, where I worked for 28 years.  I also worked as a technical statistician in Non-Clinical Statistics for the first half of my career at Eli Lilly.

Gary Sullivan, PhD

I led the development and instruction of the first leadership course at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) in 2014..  I’ve provided leadership training to over 500 statisticians and data scientists, both at Eli Lilly and within the ASA. In addition, I’ve authored several articles and a book chapter on leadership for statisticians.

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