COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinar Series

About the COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinar Series

Once again COPSS (Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies) and NISS are partnering to organize and host a new webinar series - this time focusing on leadership in statistics and data science.  Plan to attend these webinars on the 4th Tuesday of every month during the academic year!

The COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinar Series is co-organized by the Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) Emerging Leaders in Statistics and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). The purpose of the webinar series is to promote leadership skills for members of the statistical societies at any stage in their careers. The series features conversations with leaders throughout the discipline, including leaders from major academic and government institutions, and companies. Invited speakers share their leadership stories and answer questions about their experiences. Each webinar is moderated by a member of the COPSS Emerging Leaders in Statistics program.

Spring 2023 Schedule

(Free webinars, pre-registration required) 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT:  Topic: Leadership in Academia 

Panelists: Sally Morton (Arizona State), Ronald Brookmeyer (UCLA),  Moderator: Natalie Dean (Emory).

News Story for this Event:  "COPSS-NISS Kicks off Leadership Webinar Series: Focus on Academic Leadership"

Mark your calendars for upcoming webinars on these dates. Check back here for more information, or stay up to date by signing up for NISS Newsletter!


Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT.  Topic: Community Leadership

Panelists: Patrick Ball (HRDAG), TBD (tbb),  Moderator: Kristian Lum (University of Chicago).


Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT.  Topic:  Leadership is Statistical Research

Panelists: Susan Murphy (Harvard), Trevor Hastie (Stanford),  Moderator: Lingzhou Xue (Penn State).


Friday, April 28, 2023, 12-1 pm ET / 9-10 am PT.  Topic:  Leadership in Government

Panelists: Denice Ross, (U.S. Chief Data Scientist) and Robert L. Santos, (Director, U.S. Census Bureau), Moderator: Claire Bowen (Urban Institute).


Organizing Committee

Natalie Dean (Chair), Emory University, COPSS Leadership Academy
Claire Bowen, Urban Institute, COPSS Leadership Academy
Amita Manatunga, Emory University, COPSS
Jim Rosenberger, NISS
Mary Ryan, Yale University
Lingzhou Xue, Penn State, COPSS Leadership Academy, NISS

Planned Schedule:  12pm ET/9am PT on the 4th Tuesday of the month during the academic year.