Leadership Skills for Pharmaceutical Professionals

This comprehensive two day course will introduce you to the core concepts of what makes an excellent leader – in the context of the pharmaceutical industry – and how to apply the different skills of leading your staff and team to maximise results

26-27 Nov 2018

GBP 1,199 999 *
EUR 1,679 1,399 *
USD 1,870 1,558 *
* When you book before 20 Sep

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Course Overview

This comprehensive two-day course will introduce you to the core concepts of what makes an excellent leader – in the context of the Pharmaceutical industry – and how to apply the different skills of leading your staff or team to maximise results. You will become competent and familiar in a range of well recognised leadership techniques which you will then go on to use on a daily basis when you return to the workplace, enabling you to perform at a higher level.

This course makes extensive use of interactive discussions, non-threatening psychometrics, and stimulating pharmaceutical industry case studies.

Why you should attend

Working in the Pharmaceutical and Device industries has become increasingly challenging and fast moving. Previously, excellence in technical areas would have guaranteed a successful career. Now, to develop and even sustain your career you will almost certainly need to build your leadership skills to perform in your existing role or gain promotion. As companies turn more towards team working, both in departmental and multi-functional teams, to maximise an organisation’s performance, employers are looking for people who can genuinely lead their staff, departments, projects and organisations to success.

Leadership skills are an extremely valuable commodity and need to be learned (rarely are they naturally acquired). As a leader you are expected to inspire vision, develop commitment, retain staff and lead your team/department/organisation to achieve outstanding performance, thus advancing your career.

This comprehensive two day course will introduce you to the core concepts of what makes an excellent leader – in the context of the Pharmaceutical industry – and how to apply the different skills of leading your staff or team to maximise results. You will become competent and familiar in a range of well recognised leadership techniques which you will then go on to use on a daily basis when you return to the workplace, enabling you to perform at a higher level.

This course makes extensive use of interactive discussions, non-threatening psychometrics, and stimulating Pharmaceutical industry case studies.

Who should attend

This course, designed specifically for the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Device industries, will be relevant for existing leaders and managers who wish to enhance their leadership skills to a higher level as well as those new to or aspiring to a leadership / management role. This includes:-

  • Team leaders
  • Project leaders and managers
  • Heads of departments
  • Managers who have received little of no formal leadership training
  • Anyone who wants to develop leadership skills to achieve greater success

Programme Day One

  • What is leadership?
  • Leadership vs management
  • Why has leadership become so important in the Pharmaceutical and Device Industries?
  • Leading performance
  • What are the core competences of effective leaders?
  • Learn why and how to adapt your style to get better results
  • Developing your skills in directing, leading and motivating individuals / teams
  • Understanding models of leadership
    • Competence/traits of leaders
    • Behavioural
    • Situational leadership
    • Transformational leadership
  • Diagnostic questionnaire – understanding your leadership style.

Developing your Leadership Style and the Need to be Strategic

Understanding the ‘bigger picture’ and being strategic as a leader

  • Take into account the leadership concept you are working in – and how to adapt it
  • Defining direction and strategy for you, your team and your organisation

Leading and Developing a Team, Department and Organisation relevant to Today’s Pharmaceutical Business Needs

  • Understanding the four stages of team development and how to develop your own team to a high performing level
  • Identify the different roles that individuals play in teams and how understanding these roles can facilitate maximal performance (team style diagnosis – team working styles)
  • Improving performance and results of your own team
  • Understand the importance of setting effective goals
  • Establishing your own system for managing results
  • Setting direction – how vision inspires staff into action in the project team
  • The four characteristics of great project teams
    • Shared goals, clear roles, clear communication, trust, focussed results
  • Promoting trust and loyalty in your team
  • Delegating whilst maintaining responsibility
  • How to lead in a matrix management environment

Programme Day Two

Leading Successful Change – Improving Performance*

  • Why and how leaders are change agents and can facilitate successful change
  • How leaders create the conditions for successful change
  • Dealing with resistance to change and how to lead successful major change
  • The importance of the leadership role for implementing effective change

How to Communicate as a Leader

  • Understand the communication process
  • Managing and leading effective project meetings
  • Stakeholder analysis and communication planning
  • Stakeholder agendas – understanding other people’s perspectives
  • Setting the direction of the team
    • Developing common vision and building commitment to it
    • Aligning team and personal objectives to that of your organisation
  • The global dimension and importance of cross -cultural considerations
    • Developing an understanding of cultural awareness to work more effectively with colleagues from different countries

Motivating the Team

  • Motivating the team for optimum performance
  • Identifying and responding to the different needs and motivations of your team
  • Define what motivates you and your team

Dealing with Conflict, Poor Performance and Problems

  • Identifying and developing your conflict management style
  • Key principles on how to influence and negotiate
  • Dealing with difficult people and situations in a positive and professional manner – the collaborative approach
  • Giving feedback to poor performers to improve results
  • Providing recognition and celebration for success

Action Planning

  • Preparing a personal action plan to incorporate what you have learnt into the workplace and your role

Presenter

Laura Brown

Dr Laura Brown MBA, BSc (Biochemistry), BSc (Psychology), PhD, is a Pharmaceutical QA and Training Consultant, Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Research, School of Pharmacy at the University of Cardiff. She has more than 20 years’experience of quality assurance in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for several companies, including GlaxoWellcome, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Farmitalia and Phoenix International. She has a particular expertise in quality systems including document management and Data Integrity. She was Chairman of the ACRPI GCP Forum for six years. She regularly writes on pharmaceutical regulatory issues.

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26-27 Nov 2018
26-27 Nov 2018 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 1,199.00
EUR 1,679.00
USD 1,870.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
GBP 999.00
EUR 1,399.00
USD 1,558.00
Until 20 Sep
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  • Allergan
  • Allergan Holdings Limited
  • Allergy Therapeutics Ltd
  • Bayer Healthcare AG
  • Beaphar BV
  • Biomet UK Healthcare Ltd
  • Boehringer Ingelheim VRC GmbH & Co KG
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Galderma International
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica Belgium
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
  • Kinesis Pharma B.V.
  • Meda Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • MEDICHEM, S.A.
  • Medicines Company
  • Merck KGaA
  • MSD Werthenstein BioPharma
  • Mylan
  • Mylan Pharma UK Ltd
  • NIBSC
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Roche Diagnostics GmbH
  • Trino Therapeutics Ltd
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • William Cook Europe ApS
  • Wockhardt UK Limited

Good, I can recommend it.

Steffen Jaehrling, Director Global Idea & Feasibility Management, Fresenius Kabi

Great presentation. Interesting content. Valuable ideas to take and use.

Adam Reynolds, Maintenance Manager, GW Pharma

Very dynamic and energetic course, with lots of interactions giving a broad and actionable view of leadership.

Vincent Rivres, Market Access Associate Director, Galderma International

Good. Thorough. Lots of practical examples from pharma.

Christopher Price, Submission Project Manager, Merck KGaA

Very comprehensive and enjoyable

Jayne Nicholas, QA Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Very valuable - I think we spent too much time on practical exercises. Some of this time would have been well send as supervised group discussions.

Trine Hojgaard Tolboll, Clinical Project Manager, William Cook Europe ApS

The content was informative with good further reading list and topical examples. The speaker was clear and elaborated well on slide content.

Sharon Tucker, Assistant Regulatory Affairs Manager, Wockhardt UK Limited