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Free workshop for charities: Help your organisation become more successful

The Operational Research (OR) Society in collaboration with Data Science for Social Good is holding a free workshop, ‘Better Insight, Better Decisions, Better Delivery’ to introduce its highly successful pro bono scheme. The workshop is being held as part of the OR Society’s annual conference, being held online for the first time in its 62-year history.

Better Insight, Better Decisions, Better Delivery

14 September 2020 from 10.15 – 12.30pm

OR is the use of scientific or mathematical methods to help organisations become more effective, and OR people apply their skills in business, government and academia.

Pro Bono OR was created to allow UK-based organisations in the third sector to benefit from OR consultancy at no cost. During its last eight years of operation, it has helped more than 120 charities, from tiny volunteer-only groups to household names. View some of our case studies here.

What to expect

As part of the OR Society Annual Conference, we are holding a half day workshop to demonstrate how free operational research consultancy can help you to reduce your costs and improve your effectiveness.

A brilliant opportunity to pick the brains of our experienced consultants to seek the answers to the difficult issues your organisation is facing.


10:30 – 10.45     Introduction and welcome 

10.45 – 11.25     An introduction to the Pro Bono OR and DSSG schemes, including illustrative and practical case studies.

11.25 – 11:30    Comfort break

11:30 – 12.25    Break-out rooms, get the chance to discuss with our experts how best to address the problems you are facing

12.25 – 12.30     Closing words



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