Social Media RSS Feed en Timberlake Consultants <p>Timberlake Consultants, established in 1982, are a company that operates globally, as a pioneer for the supply of econometric software, training and consultancy services. Our core business is to provide a total solution to clients working in the statistics, econometrics, forecasting, operational research and mathematical fields.</p> <p><img alt="2" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7a2d43b5-586c-49ae-929f-df6c3411ef2f" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/df71d742b6326cd0701909a40bfd89c0.png" /></p> <h2>Training</h2> <p>We have vast experience in successfully delivering training courses across five continents (Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia). Our courses are interactive and designed to help professionals and academics gain a competitive advantage and to develop their existing skills and keep-up with the latest theoretical and software developments in the statistics and econometrics fields.</p> <p><strong>Public Attendance Courses</strong> </p> <p>Intensive courses aimed at all levels and include examples and exercises built around the leading software packages available. </p> <p><a href="//">> View our full Training Calendar</a></p> <p><strong>Seasonal Schools</strong></p> <p>Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter sessions, arranged as series of 3-6 courses that run on consecutive days and taking place in the UK, USA, Portugal, Middle East and Brazil. The majority of these sessions are delivered by leading econometricians from Cambridge and Oxford Universities.</p> <p><a href="//">> View all of our upcoming Seasonal Schools</a></p> <p><strong>On-site Courses </strong></p> <p>Bring our training providers to you and your team. Ideal for training multiple users within an organisation to a schedule that suits you.  All of our public attendance training courses are available for delivery as on-site courses.</p> <p><a href="//">> Find out more about our on-site courses</a></p> <p><strong>Webinars (web based courses)</strong></p> <p>Webinars or online seminars cater to those finding difficult to take time off work or to travel to and attend public courses. As with all the training courses we offer, webinars are very practical, hands-on and involve all popular statistical and econometrics software packages.</p> <p><a href="//">> Find out more about our webinar courses</a></p> <p><strong>Free software demonstrations</strong></p> <p>Our in-house econometricians are on hand to help users trial different software packages and master specific skills. To inquire, get in touch with our team using the contact details found at the bottom of the page.</p> <p><img alt="1" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="349ec658-f224-4c2e-9281-d65251b484b4" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/82a1242690380b3f304c661d324ca568.png" /></p> <h2>Software</h2> <p>Timberlake Consultants is a worldwide market leader in the sale and distribution of statistics, econometrics, forecasting, operational research and mathematical software.</p> <p>We have long established and close partnerships with leading software developers in these specialist technical and scientific fields, including:</p> <ul> <li><a href="//"><strong>Stata </strong></a>developed by StataCorp LP: A complete, integrated statistical package that provides everything you need for data management, statistical analysis, graphics, simulations and custom programming.</li> <li><a href="//"><strong>OxMetrics</strong></a> developed by OxMetric Technologies (published and distributed internationally by Timberlake): A family of software packages providing an integrated solution for the econometric analysis of time series, forecasting, financial econometric modelling, or statistical analysis of cross-section and panel data.</li> <li><a href="//"><strong>EViews</strong></a> developed by IHS EViews: A statistical forecasting software package used for general statistical analysis and econometric analyses, such as cross-section and panel data analysis and time series estimation and forecasting.</li> <li><a href="//"><strong>Forecast Pro</strong></a> developed by Business Forecast Systems, Inc.: Fast, easy and accurate forecasting software for business professionals.</li> <li><a href="//"><strong>NVivo</strong></a> developed by QSR International: Qualitative data analysis (QDA) software that helps you to work with unstructured information like documents, surveys, audio, video and pictures files with powerful reporting tools to help you visualise the results.</li> <li><a href="//"><strong>GAUSS</strong></a> developed by Aptech Systems, Inc.: is a matrix programming language used by scientists, engineers, statisticians, biometricians, econometricians and financial analysts for computationally intensive tasks.</li> <li><a href="//"><strong>Statgraphics</strong></a> developed by StatPoint Technologies: A statistical software package used for areas of exploratory data analysis, design of experiments, quality improvement and Six Sigma.</li> <li><a href="//"><strong>Scientific WorkPlace</strong></a> developed by MacKichan Software, Inc.: is part of series of software for composing and publishing mathematical, scientific and technical documents.</li> </ul> <p>All software packages that we sell are sourced directly from the companies developing the software. </p> <p><a href="//">> View all of the packages in our portfolio</a></p> <h2>Consultancy</h2> <p>For the past 20 years, we have helped clients gain a competitive advantage by exploiting the links between statistical, econometric, operational research and mathematical modelling and advances in technology and software.</p> <p>The application of statistics and econometrics is becoming increasingly popular in the commercial and applied research sectors largely as a result of greater availability of historical data and the need to drive decision-making by evidence-based practices.</p> <p><strong>We can help you:</strong></p> <ul> <li>   Extract insights from your data and utilise evidence-based practices to drive decision-making</li> <li>   Build forecasting models</li> <li>   Keep up to date with new developments in statistical and econometrics theory, and software packages</li> <li>   Improve your practices through training and consultation</li> <li>   Automate procedures if your work involves repetitive tasks</li> <li>   Set up, train and support "data intelligence" departments in your organisation</li> </ul> <p><a href="//">> Find out more about our consultancy services</a></p> <h2>Contact</h2> <p><strong>London, UK (Head Office)</strong></p> <p>Email: <a href=""></a><br /> Web: <a href="//"></a>  </p> <p><strong>International Offices & Agencies:</strong></p> <p>London, UK – <a href="//"></a></p> <p>Washington DC, USA - <a href="//" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Dubai, UAE – <a href="//"></a></p> <p>Lisbon, Portugal – <a href="//" title=""></a></p> <p>Seville, Spain – <a href="//" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a></p> <p>Warsaw, Poland – <a href="//" title=""></a></p> <p>São Paolo, Brazil – <a href="//" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a></p> <p>Cape Town, South Africa – <a href="//"></a></p> <p>Akita City, Japan – <a href="//" title=""></a> </p> <p><br /> You can also follow our latest news and training updates on Twitter: <a href="//">@timberlakeltd</a></p> Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:56 1130616 1130616 Kiel Institute for the World Economy <p>The Kiel Institute (IFW Kiel) is an international center for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, economic education and documentation. The Institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs. On basis of its research, the Institute advises decision takers in policy, business, and society and informs the broader public about important developments in international economic policy. As a portal to research in global economic affairs, the <a href="//">Kiel Institute</a> has established a network of International Research Fellows that supports the worldwide awareness of the Institute's activities and gives additional research impulses in form of scientific advice, joint research, and teaching stays in Kiel. The Institute lays a special focus on economic education and closely cooperates with the world's largest library in economic and social sciences.</p> <h2>Research</h2> <p><strong>Program 1:</strong><br /> <em>The International Economy and International Economic Policy</em></p> <p>Program 1 deals with the causes and consequences of a growing integrated world economy. The unifying research theme aims at a better understanding of the changing roles of certain tasks and skills, sectors, and regions in the structure of output and employment of a dynamic world economy. Specific research projects include the interaction of international trade and investment with growth, the impact of globalization on firm and labor market adjustment, the transitions of economic, political, and cultural variables in the process of long-run development, and the agglomeration and knowledge accumulation across regions.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> The Global Division of Labor<br /> Knowledge Creation and Growth</p> <p><strong>Program 2:</strong><br /> <em>Economic Policies for Sustainable Development</em></p> <p>Program 2 focuses on two major aspects of sustainable development, namely global climate and environmental issues and strategies for poverty reduction in developing countries. Since globalization appears to weaken many traditional economic institutions and policy instruments, new policy approaches at both the national and the supra-national level are needed. Specific research projects concentrate on policy fields where the impact of globalization has been particularly strong. Examples include the complex interaction of energy demand, the supply of exhaustible fossil energy and climate goals; the environmental consequences of increasing global trade and investment flows, the role of rural development in reducing poverty, and the allocation and effectiveness of foreign aid.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> The Environment and Natural Resources<br /> Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development</p> <p><strong>Program 3:</strong><br /> <em>Macroeconomic Activity and Policy</em></p> <p>Program 3 studies sources and consequences of macroeconomic fluctuations and instability of the financial sector as well as the repercussions of macroeconomic shocks and dysfunctions of financial markets on the welfare system. Topics of particular interest include the effectiveness of monetary policy with imperfect commodity and labor markets; the identification, measurement, and forecasting of risk and volatility in the financial sector in light of the complex structure of interactions between various types of market participants; and the challenges for reform policies in the welfare society arising from changes in macroeconomic structures, demographic shifts, and a closer global economic integration.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> Monetary Policy under Market Imperfections<br /> Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Activity<br /> Reforming the Welfare Society</p> Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:22 1130150 1130150 Agribusiness Management Programme <p>The AgMP is an innovative and stimulating learning experience that integrates classroom knowledge and theory with action learning. It nurtures Agribusiness managers and leaders to apply practical skills and solutions to their roles in organisations.</p> <p>Both the content and design of this intensive programme are based on a comprehensive needs analysis and innovative design process done in collaboration with Agribusiness industry practitioners and experts.</p> <p> </p> <p>WHY YOU SHOULD ENROL:</p> <p>Participants on this programme will:</p> <p>Become exposed to current global, regional and domestic trends and market realities to enhance strategic capabilities and planning.</p> <p>Understand the changing roles of policymakers and government agencies in shaping the value chain.</p> <p>Adopt an action learning approach, with an emphasis on skills development and application of learning to field-based projects in your organisation.</p> <p>Use strategic planning tools and management strategies to utilize the growing opportunities for processed food.</p> <p>Adopt a learner-centred approach with learning opportunities including classroom lectures, discussions, case studies, teamwork, simulations and skills practice.</p> <p>Become exposed to general management tools to execute for greater effectiveness and impact in organisational roles.</p> <p>Deepen understanding of value chain linkages and build a network of diverse value chain players.</p> <p>Adopt accounting practices and financial tools to make wise fiscal and operational decisions, manage businesses and plan for success.</p> <p>Understand the value chain linkages and players to inform the design of appropriate financial instruments.</p> Sat, 03/17/2018 - 19:01 954126 954126 Emergency Management/Homeland Security (EM/HS) program <p>The Emergency Management/Homeland Security (EM/HS) program prepares students to enter the emerging profession of homeland security and disaster management. Our curriculum is designed to provide the learner with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed by emergency and security workers to meet local, state and national safety responsibilities, both in the public and private sectors. Our program emphasizes an All-Hazard approach to emergency planning and security management, with courses in preparedness planning, risk mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery. In addition, we offer homeland security course content in terrorism studies, information security, and critical infrastructure resiliency, consistent with the National Response Framework. Coastline's EM/HS program advances students by broadening core competencies in intelligence analysis, disaster planning, leadership development, and communications theory. Students who successfully complete the program will gain entry-level employment in the fields of law enforcement, fire service, urban planning, security management, information security, business continuity, and other service-related occupations.</p> <p>PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES</p> <p>Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:</p> <p>Recognize the types of hazards that can negatively impact a community and assess the variables that impact this type of hazard exposure.</p> <p>Distinguish some of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the professional emergency manager established by the Emergency Management Institute.</p> <p>Demonstrate effective skills using well established problem-solving, communication and interpersonal techniques.</p> Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:59 1077090 1077090 Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Full-time) <p>Our Bristol MBA prepares managers for the changing demands of the global market and the increasing challenges of contemporary business. You will gain practical insight into the key issues facing organisations today, and has been restructured from the ground up to incorporate and investigate key methodologies relevant to the real world.</p> <p>We'll encourage you to think about business in a responsible way, creating sustainable value for business and society at large, and contributing to a healthy economy.</p> <p>An MBA helps you towards better prospects, salaries, and ultimately, further fulfillment in business. Our MBA is rooted in the real world of business and has been carefully designed to give you a practical insight into the key issues facing organisations today in all parts of the world.</p> <p>This course can have a profound impact on your career, helping you exceed your potential, and prepare you for the challenges ahead. Our well-established international links help transform Bristol MBA students into effective business leaders with a global outlook.</p> <p>People choose to study for an MBA for different reasons and with different outcomes in mind. Our course is vocationally focused, allowing you to tailor your studies to develop areas of knowledge relevant to your career plan, meet your particular goals, and shape your business future.</p> <p>Whatever you want to get out of the course, it's going to be demanding and challenging - dedication, energy and enthusiasm are a prerequisite.</p> Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:58 1082495 1082495 University Preparation Program (UPP) <p>What is UPP?</p> <p>UPP is a bridging course- this means that it will help you to:</p> <p>learn how to learn in the university environment</p> <p>learn how to write and speak in a university format (this covers such things as essay writing, referencing, group work, oral presentations)</p> <p>prepare for on-going study</p> <p>think critically and develop problem solving skills</p> <p>increase confidence in abilities to succeed at tertiary study</p> <p>gain an overall understanding of university life and culture</p> <p>Who studies UPP?</p> <p>Our students typically include: mature age; students who did not complete year 11 or 12 (or did so a long time ago); students who do not currently meet the University of Tasmania General Entry Requirements; students whose first language is not English; and students already enrolled at the University of Tasmania or University College and find themselves struggling because of a lack of background skills and knowledge.</p> Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:56 1104192 1104192 Sustainable Development in Practice - MSc <p>Businesses, governments and communities are taking on the practical challenges that come with creating a sustainable future. Innovation is a big part of overcoming these challenges thinking differently, and finding new ways to reconcile the needs of people and businesses with those of our planet. Sustainable development is now a mainstream agenda, with implications for every area of society: Businesses and organisations ensuring sustainability informs every aspect of their operations, from the environmental and social impacts of product design, logistics, manufacturing and waste management, to communicating with shareholders, the workforce and consumers. Governments, policy makers and NGOs to create the frameworks of innovation that will ensure pro-sustainability changes. Individuals making better choices about things like food sourcing and waste, to energy use, transport and buying goods and services. Employer Enhancing Skills You'll get to work on live briefs and real world projects, and have invaluable access to the organisations and case studies we offer through UWE Bristol's research activities, and its thriving network of sustainability partners. You will learn to apply your skills and knowledge to enhance your employability.</p> Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:56 1082645 1082645 Accounting and Financial Management (Fast Track route for qualified professionals) - MSc <p>As a professionally-qualified practitioner and specialist in accounting and finance, you are likely to be seeking to continue your professional development, possibly with a view to taking on increased managerial responsibilities. The MSc in Accounting and Financial Management (fast-track route) will enhance your ability to contextualise, critically evaluate and communicate financial information, adding significant value to your organisation at a senior management level. Students on the course come from a variety of backgrounds, and possess a wide range of practical experience, making student interaction and networking an enjoyable and beneficial aspect of the course. The flexible way to move to the next level The course is an ideal way to meet your professional body's expectations for CPD, and take your career on to the next stage. The fast track route is well suited to qualified accountants wishing to study for a Masters while continuing in their professional roles with the course delivered as an online distance learning programme. This mode of delivery will enable you to interact and network with other practitioners on the course who are located in different countries.</p> Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:55 1082543 1082543 Construction Project Management - MSc <p>In today's ever-changing market, construction professionals need the knowledge and skills available through postgraduate study more than ever. Successful project managers need to be able to think, lead and act in an uncertain and dynamic business environment, have access to the latest information, understand the appropriate techniques and systems, and have the expertise to apply these to market needs and business opportunities. The MSc Construction Project Management is designed specifically to enhance your understanding of managing projects, and to support construction professionals in practice and client organisations. It is aimed at architects, surveyors, services engineers, civil engineers, construction managers, and existing project managers who wish to formalise their training on the client and supply side. Industry-informed content The course's strengths lie in teaching and learning that meets the practising professional's needs, and with such a diverse range of applicants, it is ideal for peer learning. Module content reflects the current diversity and ongoing change in the construction industry in particular, building information modelling (BIM) as well as sustainability and health and safety. To help you gain the most benefit from the course, we also offer advanced study skills.</p> Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:35 1082504 1082504 Master's in Special Education: Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) <p>As a graduate student enrolled in Daemen College’s Masters in Special Education program, you will receive individualized attention from knowledgeable and dedicated faculty, have opportunities to work with children with special needs, attend classes that effectively prepare you to teach Common Core standards-based lesson plans, integrate technology, and understand the laws that protect students with IEPs. </p> <p>Daemen’s Education Department is nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from May 3, 2013-May 3, 2020.  </p> Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:33 1048764 1048764