64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

Mentoring to Build Capacity


Prof. Eric Vance


  • MS
    Mr Matthew Shearing
  • LT
    Dr Lehana Thabane
  • EV
    Eric Vance
  • LB
    Lisa Bersales
  • SE
    Sally Evans
  • OC
    Mr Oliver J. M Chinganya
  • Category: International Statistical Institute


    Mentoring is multifaceted. It involves aspects of coaching, advising, consulting, collaborating, championing, teaching, and learning. What mentoring means to one person will almost surely be different for another person. In all cases, mentoring can be helpful for improving one’s skills—both technical and professional—in statistics and data science. As such, mentoring can be very useful for building the capacity of individuals and thereby building the statistics capacity of the individuals’ organizations. This session will describe a new mentoring effort from the ISI’s Capacity Building Committee. It will feature three speakers and two discussants statistician and thereby building the capacity of the organization in which he or she works.