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1 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Support your profession and join The OR Society

2 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS The objects for which the Society is established are: i.The advancement of knowledge and interest in Operational Research ii. The advancement of education in Operational Research Memorandum of Association Rationale for supporting the Society: A strong profession benefits from a strong professional body The OR Society – whats it for?

3 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Advances knowledge: Conferences Publications – JORS, O.R. Insight, KMRP, JOS, EJIS Regional Societies and Special Interest Groups Training courses Markets the profession Websites – i. Business community ii. Schools and careers (includes video) Works for members Inside O.R. magazine Accreditation: CandORS, AORS, AFORS, FORS The OR Society – whats it do?

4 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Our Conferences The OR Societys Annual Conference next: OR53, 6-8 September 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham Young OR Bienniel. Next: March 2011 University of Nottingham Simulation Workshop Bienniel. Next: March 2012

5 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Our Publications JORS (Monthly) The Societys main peer-reviewed Journal OR Insight (quarterly) Accessible articles about O.R. applications KMRP (quarterly) Peer-reviewed articles about Knowledge Management JOS (quarterly) Peer-reviewed articles about Simulation EJIS (bi-monthly) A distinctive European perspective on the theory and practice of information systems All titles are available to members in print and online

6 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Our Regional Societies ORGS Scotland NEORG Cleveland, County Durham, Northumbria and Tyne & Wear YHORG Humberside and Yorkshire NWORG Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancaster, Merseyside and North Wales MORS Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire EMORG Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire SWORDS Gwent and South Wales LASEORS Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, the Home Counties, London and Suffolk WORDS Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire SORG Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Isle of Wight Keep in touch with O.R. people in your part of the country

7 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Our Special Interest Groups Agriculture and Natural Resources Community OR Network Complex Systems Discussion Group Criminal Justice Decision Analysis Defence Financial Services Forecasting Health & Social Services Independent Consultants' Network Keep up to date with whats going on in your areas of interest Information Systems Local Search Mathematical Programming O.R. and Strategy O.R. for developing countries Problem Structuring methods Productivity measurement Simulation SD+

8 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Our Training courses 30 OR Society approved training courses in 2011 Go to for the latest details

9 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Our websites theorsociety.com for members LearnAboutOR.co.uk promoting to schools and O.R. careers orchampions.co.uk – promotional resources for O.R. professionals scienceofbetter.co.uk for promoting O.R. to the business community

10 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Our websites theorsociety.com for members Details of… - Conferences - Training - Journals - Access to publications online - Join online

11 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Our websites scienceofbetter.co.uk for promoting O.R. to the business community What is O.R.? What can O.R. do for you? How to start using O.R. Find an O.R. professional Guide to O.R. download

12 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Our websites LearnAboutOR.co.uk promoting to schools and O.R. careers - Lesson plans for Maths teachers - O.R. problems and advice for students - Advice for University students - Information on how to pursue a career in O.R. - Downloadable DVD and Guide to O.R.

13 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Our websites orchampions.co.uk – promotional resources to help O.R. professionals - Explain O.R. better - Prove the value of O.R. interventions - Sell O.R. better to clients and colleagues - Register for the practitioners directory

14 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS Inside O.R. magazine Monthly news magazine to keep all members in touch with the latest happenings in O.R. - Available in print and online

15 MAKING PROGRESS WITH O.R. IN SCHOOLS CandORS [ Candidate Associate of The OR Society] for those either completing a degree with a substantial O.R. content or starting their first employment in O.R. AORS [Associate of The OR Society] for recent entrants with a couple of years in O.R., post first degree AFORS [Associate Fellow] for those with a successful track record in O.R. extending over at least five years FORS [Fellow] for those with a significant record of achievement extending over ten years or more in O.R. Accreditation

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