2024 Certificate in Critical Skills for Analytics Professionals (CSAP)

Starts:  Mar 18, 2024 10:00 (ET)
Ends:  Mar 22, 2024 18:00 (ET)
Associated with  MORS Community


The course begins with the theoretical basis for effective and accurate presentation of project results in a military or government setting. From there, participants will attain an enhanced understanding of the methods and techniques utilized in effective analysis project management and discuss best practices in overcoming challenges.

MORS has partnered with Virginia Tech to offer this certificate. Participants will receive a number Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion, in accordance with the number of contact hours determined by Virginia Tech.


Our expert instructors will cover a diverse range of topics and skills that are critical to the analyst, including but not limited to: 

  • Developing and defining the problem set – how to research and construct the problem in order to understand the context and scope that will provide the most timely, useful results
  • Reaching and reading the customer – ways to establish professional relationships and communicate the problem and solution
  • Leading an analytics project team or functioning as an effective member
  • Gleaning information from subject matter experts – how to plan and conduct interviews with experts to gain information and data
  • Gleaning information from groups – how to plan and conduct group elicitation sessions with committees and other working groups in order to develop and assess alternatives, uncertainties, and value and risk preferences
  • Communicating results verbally and non-verbally – how to deliver the results and conclusions of the analytics process
  • Conveying worth – how to construct recommendations rooted in solid analytical methods that are useful, executable, and impactful