The OR Society
TUESDAY 1st November2016
Louise Allison, Strategic Projects Manager
Felicity McLeister, ORS Pro Bono Projec...
Session Overview
The OR Society Louise Allison
Pro Bono O.R. Felicity McLeister
Shamim Rahman
Jamie Douglas
O.R. is School...
How can The OR Society support
you?
 Would you like to meet other people
working in O.R. outside government?
 Would you ...
The OR Society – what’s it do?
Advances knowledge:
 Conferences & events
 Publications
 JORS, KMRP, JOS, EJIS, HS
 Reg...
Networking
Take advantage of the O.R. community through networking
opportunities
Regional Societies
Keep in touch with O.R...
Accreditation & Chartership
CandORS Candidate Associate of The OR Society
For those either completing a degree with a subs...
Why don’t you join and
be part of the OR Society?
Pro Bono O.R.
OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
FOR THE THIRD SECTOR
Contact
Email: felicity.mcleister@theorsociety.com
Phone: 0121 234...
What is Pro Bono O.R.?
How it works:
Organisations
 Expression of interest
 Registration form
 Scoping conversation
 Project scope sent to vo...
How it works: Volunteers
THE ROLE OF A
VOLUNTEER
 Work with organisation to
specify project
 Undertake project, either
i...
Types of Projects
 Strategic
planning/review
 Process
improvement
 Impact
measurement
 Data analysis
 Business planni...
Achievements
PROJECTS
 90 projects advertised
 65 projects completed
 25 active projects
VOLUNTEERS
 Over 500 voluntee...
Who
we’ve
worked
with
Benefits of volunteering
Consultanc
y Skills
Build Your
CV
Making a Real
Difference
Work in a Different
Sector
Team
Buildi...
Further Information
 Webpage:
www.theorsociety.com/Probono
 Blog:
http://probonoOR.blogspot.co.uk/
 Connect with me via...
Shamim Rahman & David Milson, Food Standards Agency
Pro bono O.R. case study:
Improving the effectiveness
of employer enga...
The Charity: Action West
London
Work Programme
Acton Town Centre
Street Market
Motivation Works
Brighter Futures
For Young...
Enable Action West London to
understand how their employer
engagement processes can work
more effectively.
OR Society pro-...
Cause and effect analysis
No system
Scattergun approach
Lack of clarity
(on responsibilities)
Not best use of
vacancies
Conflict
between targets
and...
Benefits
Challenges
Jamie Douglas, DWP, jamie.douglas@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
Pro bono O.R. case
study:
Social cost benefit
analysis
Scoping the project
Who?
What?
Where?
How?
Gathering the data
Case studies
Financial reports
Volumes
Analysis
Inputs/Outcomes
Equivalent values
Deadweight
Social return on
investment
Reporting
Next steps
Increase scope
Advise charity
Workshops
Apply learning
elsewhere
O.R. in Schools
MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE
Contact
Email: charlene.timewell@theorsociety.com
Phone: 0121 234 7819
The OR in Schools Project
 The aim of OR in Schools (ORiS) is to
raise awareness of OR with young people
and teachers
 C...
How are we currently getting
O.R. in Schools
 School visits by OR Society members and
people working in O.R./analytics
 ...
Making a REAL Difference
INTRODUCING
ALGORITHMS USING
BOARD GAMES
TEACHING LINEAR
PROGRAMMING USING
LEGO
11 year olds
doing
graphical LP with
the Lego exercise
Volunteer for OR in Schools
 Go into a class and run an activity
 Give a careers talk
 Approach interested schools
 Su...
Support for Volunteers
 Hands on exercises
 Case studies
 Presentations
 Volunteer handbook & training
STEM Ambassador...
How to get involved
 Contact a local school to offer your
services
 Your university or employer may have
outreach links ...
A Volunteer’s Perspective
The OR Society: Pro Bono O.R. & O.R. in School
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This presentation delivered at a plenary session during the Government OR conference gives an overview of the O.R. Society as well as two of its volunteers schemes: Pro Bono O.R. & O.R. in Schools. It also includes 2 exampled case studies from GORS volunteers who have carried out Pro Bono projects

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    To help Third Sector organisations to do a better job
    To promote O.R. in the Third Sector
    To promote effective use of O.R.
    To give O.R. analysts an opportunity to practise in a wider arena and widen their skills
  • All third sector organisations: animal welfare, parent and families, disadvantaged groups, elderly, health
  • Taking part in the whole project cycle
    Learning new skills
    Meeting new people
    Seeing how other organisations work
  • The OR Society: Pro Bono O.R. & O.R. in School

    1. 1. The OR Society TUESDAY 1st November2016 Louise Allison, Strategic Projects Manager Felicity McLeister, ORS Pro Bono Project Manager
    2. 2. Session Overview The OR Society Louise Allison Pro Bono O.R. Felicity McLeister Shamim Rahman Jamie Douglas O.R. is Schools Louise Allison Hazel Challenger
    3. 3. How can The OR Society support you?  Would you like to meet other people working in O.R. outside government?  Would you like to develop your understanding of O.R?  Would you like opportunities to develop your CV?
    4. 4. The OR Society – what’s it do? Advances knowledge:  Conferences & events  Publications  JORS, KMRP, JOS, EJIS, HS  Regional Societies, Special Interest Groups & Analytics Network  Training courses Markets the profession  Impact magazine  Websites  Business community  Schools and careers Works for members  Inside O.R. Magazine  Volunteering opportunities  O.R. in Schools  Pro Bono O.R.  Accreditation:  CandORS, AORS, AFORS, FORS
    5. 5. Networking Take advantage of the O.R. community through networking opportunities Regional Societies Keep in touch with O.R. people in your part of the country Special Interest Groups Keep up to date with what’s going on in your areas of interest MORS Midland OR Society YHORG Yorkshire & Humberside OR Group NWORG North Western OR Group NEORG North Eastern OR Group ORGS OR Group of Scotland LASEORS London & South East OR Society SORG Southern OR Group WORDS Western OR Discussion Society SWORDS South Wales OR Discussion Society EMORG East Midlands OR Group Analytics Network Behavioural O.R. Criminal Justice Decision Analysis Defence Health & Social Services O.R. and Strategy Public Policy Design Simulation Third Sector O.R.
    6. 6. Accreditation & Chartership 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 of The OR Society For those with a successful track record in O.R. extending over at least five years FORS Fellow of The OR Society For those with a significant record of achievement extending over ten years or more in O.R. Chartered Scientist – coming soon!
    7. 7. Why don’t you join and be part of the OR Society?
    8. 8. Pro Bono O.R. OPERATIONAL RESEARCH FOR THE THIRD SECTOR Contact Email: felicity.mcleister@theorsociety.com Phone: 0121 234 7826
    9. 9. What is Pro Bono O.R.?
    10. 10. How it works: Organisations  Expression of interest  Registration form  Scoping conversation  Project scope sent to volunteers  Organisation selects volunteer  Pre project survey  Project proposal drawn up  Project commences  Feedback sought  Post project survey
    11. 11. How it works: Volunteers THE ROLE OF A VOLUNTEER  Work with organisation to specify project  Undertake project, either individually or in teams  Write up and/or present their work wherever appropriate  Mentor junior volunteers WHO ARE THE VOLUNTEERS?  O.R. / analytical professionals  Retired  Consultants  Government employees  Employed professionals  Academics
    12. 12. Types of Projects  Strategic planning/review  Process improvement  Impact measurement  Data analysis  Business planning  Efficiency improvement  Options appraisal  Decision making  Scheduling  Risk analysis
    13. 13. Achievements PROJECTS  90 projects advertised  65 projects completed  25 active projects VOLUNTEERS  Over 500 volunteers  120 volunteers on projects  375 volunteer days  Over £150,000 worth of volunteer time
    14. 14. Who we’ve worked with
    15. 15. Benefits of volunteering Consultanc y Skills Build Your CV Making a Real Difference Work in a Different Sector Team Building Soft Skills Take Part in the Whole Project Cycle Seeing how other organisations work Positive Learning Experienc e LearnNew Skills Unique Opportunitie s Project Management Meeting New People
    16. 16. Further Information  Webpage: www.theorsociety.com/Probono  Blog: http://probonoOR.blogspot.co.uk/  Connect with me via: @FMcLeister Felicity McLeister
    17. 17. Shamim Rahman & David Milson, Food Standards Agency Pro bono O.R. case study: Improving the effectiveness of employer engagement at Action West London
    18. 18. The Charity: Action West London Work Programme Acton Town Centre Street Market Motivation Works Brighter Futures For Young People Improving English For Better Life Opportunities Ealing Parent’s Involvement In Children’s Achievement ‘Directions West London’ Project Getting Over Learning Difficulties and Disabilities NEETS 16-24
    19. 19. Enable Action West London to understand how their employer engagement processes can work more effectively. OR Society pro- bono projects Application form and CVs Acceptance of bid Initial scoping meeting Project proposal form Workshop 1: Process map of current system Validation of process map Review of data and systems Workshop 2: Problems and solutions Validation of problems and solutions Report and presentation of recommendations
    20. 20. Cause and effect analysis
    21. 21. No system Scattergun approach Lack of clarity (on responsibilities) Not best use of vacancies Conflict between targets and projects No discussion Not reading emails Pressure of delayed payments for placing clients One project structure (Work Programme) Resistance to change Different sources of vacancies Existence of boundaries Strict deadlines Historical No one to take responsibility Lack of time Individual priorities Not a “relevant” vacancy to me Lack of communication Ishekawa Diagram
    22. 22. Benefits
    23. 23. Challenges
    24. 24. Jamie Douglas, DWP, jamie.douglas@dwp.gsi.gov.uk Pro bono O.R. case study: Social cost benefit analysis
    25. 25. Scoping the project Who? What? Where? How?
    26. 26. Gathering the data Case studies Financial reports Volumes
    27. 27. Analysis Inputs/Outcomes Equivalent values Deadweight Social return on investment
    28. 28. Reporting
    29. 29. Next steps Increase scope Advise charity Workshops Apply learning elsewhere
    30. 30. O.R. in Schools MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE Contact Email: charlene.timewell@theorsociety.com Phone: 0121 234 7819
    31. 31. The OR in Schools Project  The aim of OR in Schools (ORiS) is to raise awareness of OR with young people and teachers  Communicate the relevance of mathematics  Highlight career choices  ‘What is OR?’ DVD  Dedicated website, www.LearnAboutOR.co.uk
    32. 32. How are we currently getting O.R. in Schools  School visits by OR Society members and people working in O.R./analytics  Teaching resources  Workshops at teacher conferences  Networks with maths community
    33. 33. Making a REAL Difference INTRODUCING ALGORITHMS USING BOARD GAMES TEACHING LINEAR PROGRAMMING USING LEGO
    34. 34. 11 year olds doing graphical LP with the Lego exercise
    35. 35. Volunteer for OR in Schools  Go into a class and run an activity  Give a careers talk  Approach interested schools  Support links between schools/colleges and the OR Society The Benefits:  Networking  Develop new skills and confidence  Make a difference to young people  Raise awareness of O.R.  Counts towards OR Society accreditation
    36. 36. Support for Volunteers  Hands on exercises  Case studies  Presentations  Volunteer handbook & training STEM Ambassadors  Support people going into schools  Induction training with other ambassadors  Enhanced CRB check
    37. 37. How to get involved  Contact a local school to offer your services  Your university or employer may have outreach links already  Register as a volunteer with The OR Society  email: charlene.timewell@theorsociety.com
    38. 38. A Volunteer’s Perspective

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