Introduction to Minitab – One and Half Day Course

September 14-15, 2017 | Toronto, Canada

This introduction to Minitab is intended to provide you with enough information to get you started using the basic functionality of Minitab. It is intended to introduce you to how to do basic data manipulations, data analysis, and statistical analysis. This course will let you put your data to work. Participants will draw graphs, make charts, run descriptive statistics, and conduct basic inferential tests for data-driven decision making. This beginner-level course will introduce new users to all its features.

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Steven Walfish, MS, MBA


Statistical Outsourcing Services

Mr. Steven Walfish is the President of Statistical Outsourcing Services, a consulting company that provides statistical analysis and training to variety of industries. Prior to starting Statistical Outsourcing Services, Mr. Walfish was the Senior Manager Biostatistics, Non-clinical at Human Genome Sciences in Rockville MD. Prior to joining HGS, Mr. Walfish was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Walfish brings over 20 years of industrial expertise in the development and application of statistical methods for solving complex business issues including data collection, analysis and reporting. Mr. Walfish concentrates his efforts on the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Mr. Walfish holds a Bachelors of Arts in Statistics from the University of Buffalo, Masters of Science in Statistics from Rutgers University and an Executive MBA from Boston University.

Course Outline
  • Introduction to Minitab Menu Commands
  • Minitab Basics (File, Edit, Calc)
    • File and Window Structure
    • Screen Layout
    • Put Data into Stacked Format
    • Sort
    • Rank
    • Code
    • Change Data Types
    • Make Calculations with the Calculator
    • Obtain Column & Row Statistics
    • Make Patterned Data
  • Stat Menu (Basic Stats Functions):
    • Display, Summarize, and Store Descriptive Statics
    • Basic Statistical Tests
    • Normality Tests
    • Outliers
    • Regression
    • ANOVA
    • Capability
    • Tolerance Intervals
  • Simple Graphics
Course Agenda: Day 1 - Thursday September 14, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Begin
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Mid-morning Refreshment Break
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Course Continue
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Course Continue
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Mid-Afternoon Refreshment Break
2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Course Continue
4:30 PM
Conclusion of Program
Course Agenda: Day 2 - Friday September 15, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Continental breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Course Begin
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Mid-morning Refreshment Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Course Continue
12:00 PM
Conclusion of Program
Who will benefit:
  • Quality Engineers
  • Data Scientists
  • Analytical Chemists
  • Research Scientists
  • Product Development
  • Process Development
  • Six Sigma Professionals
Registration Fee & Discounts
Early Bird: Till July 31, 2017 Regular Price: August 01, 2017 to September 14, 2017
$588.00 +HST CAD $688.00 +HST CAD
Academia / Government (At all time) $488 +HST CAD

Group Registration Discount

Special group rates available for 3 or more registrants. Some restrictions apply. For more details please contact us: By email: enquiry@ipacanada.com or Call: 416-410-7402

Registration Fee Includes:

The fee is payable in advance and includes continental breakfast, lunch & refreshments, course material and certificate of attendance.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing more than 3 weeks before the event will be subject to a service charge of $150.00 CAD. The full conference fees remain payable if cancellations are received less than 3 weeks prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome at any time. It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organizer to alter the timing of the program or the identity of the speakers. In the unfortunate event that an event is cancelled IPA are not liable for any costs incurred by delegates in connection with their attendance.

Course Venue and Hotel Accommodation
Course Venue: AAPS Pharmaceutical Training Center
200 Consumers Road, Suite 200, North York, Ontario, M2J 4R4 Canada
Telephone: 416-502-AAPS (2277)
Recommended nearby Hotel Accommodation
Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto East
2035 Kennedy Road Toronto Ontario M1T 3G2 Canada
Hotel Front Desk: 1-416-299-1500
Guests are responsible for their own accommodations. Please call the hotel directly.


IPA is the premier Canadian provider of training and skill development seminars, conferences, and expositions for professionals engaged in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, natural health products, cosmetics, and Allied industries.


Tel: (416) 410-7402
Email: enquiry@ipacanada.com


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