In the life sciences, individual contributors are often promoted because of their knowledge and expertise. But their success as leaders depends directly on their ability to get things done through others. Becoming an effective manager in the life sciences can be challenging because it requires a new set of perspectives, skills, and responsibilities. This session will provide participants with the key tools they need to be more confident and productive in their organizations
Attendees of this program will gain the key essential skills to effectively lead and manage in the life sciences. Tailored to the specific needs of biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device organizations, this workshop provides participants with the know-how to avoid the most common mistakes made by managers, the capability to apply appropriate leadership styles in varied situations, and strategies for conveying difficult information about performance – honestly and proactively. The format of this course is highly interactive with a focus on practical techniques and applications in current roles.
The seminar program format is highly interactive, and involves small-group discussions of case studies using examples that are specific and relevant to the life science and technology industries. In addition, there are facilitated group discussions, writing assignments, practical exercises, short role-playing exercises, and opportunities to gain perspective from and share best practices with course instructors and other participants. Attendees are given theoretical background and overview of topics, as well as practical tools that can be implemented in the work place. Participants gain experience by practicing using new skills where appropriate.
Who Should Attend
Gwen Acton, PhD, is the CEO of Vivo Group. She holds a doctorate in biology from MIT, and specializes in developing leadership and management skills of scientists and engineers.
SESSION #1: The Fundamentals of Leadership and Management
SESSION #2: Delegation & Leadership Communication
SESSION #3: Delegation & Leadership Communication
OPTIONAL ADD-ON SESSION TOPICS:
This program can be delivered on-site and tailored in a variety of ways to suit the needs of individual organizations: