Leading & Developing Successful Pharma Teams

Creating a team that speaks and acts with one vision in the pharma/device/animal health industries

18-19 Nov 2019

GBP 1,199
EUR 1,679
USD 1,870

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Why you should attend

In today’s changing global pharmaceutical/ device business environment, outstanding team working is essential. Creating a unified global high-performing team is one of the most important factors for successful drug and device development. It is important to recognise the importance of team interactions and the need for the different global teams to be in alignment on productivity and quality and this important element of team performance can often be overlooked.

This interactive workshop will focus on how to align members of the team and the wider teams, particularly working in a matrix or in a global environment through various group discussions, stimulating exercises and case studies. The workshop will help enhance team working and team’s performance.

Benefits of attending

  • Ensure good communication between different team members, different teams and teams in different locations
  • Ensure the team understand their roles and what is expected of them in supporting projects and working in a matrix environment
  • Proactively identify issues and risks for the team and how to manage them
  • Assure deliverables are delivered on time to high quality and are compliant
  • Be part of a harmonious performing team which is aligned with the same vision

Who should attend

This course, designed specifically for the pharmaceutical, device and animal health industries, will be relevant for existing team leaders and managers who wish to develop their team to a higher level. It will also be beneficial for any team member to attend.

This includes:

  • Team leaders
  • Project leaders and managers
  • Heads of departments
  • Anyone who wants to develop team skills to achieve greater success


Developing your team leadership

  • Enhance your skills and qualities to become an effective team leader
  • Being flexible in your style
  • How to identify and meet the needs of individuals within the team

Matrix team management

  • How to achieve alignment of teams working in a matrix and globally
  • Communication between teams working in a matrix
  • How to create a common vision for success
  • How to influence in a matrix

Team formation

  • Objectives, role and responsibilities
  • What are the key elements of the team roles and expectations from everyone in the teams?
  • Team styles and how to work effectively in and across teams

Effective team communication

  • Ensuring effective communication with team members
  • Virtual communication within your team
  • Share best practice for effective communcation for team members in different locations
  • Best practice for sharing lessons learned

Motivating the team

  • Motivating the team for maxium performance
  • Identifying and responding to different needs and motivation

Planning project team activities

  • Prepare a project charter/project definition to ensure it is relevant and up-to-date
  • Ensuring project objectives are met

Supporting project team progress

  • Discuss how to ensure support deliverables are on time and at the right quality standard across multi-teams
  • Communicate progress – reports and metrics

Proactively identify issues and risks and how to manage these

  • Escalating where appropriate
  • Ensuring alignment within the team is maintained
  • Managing conflict in and between teams

CAPA (Corrective and Preventative Action) management and team problem solving to ensure appropriate quality

  • CAPA management and documentation requirements
  • Effective team problem-solving

Providing feedback to team members

  • Feedback using an effective step-by-step process
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Discuss how best to assess the workload and performance
  • Dealing with negative team members


Laura Brown

Dr Laura Brown MBA, BSc,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 GSKs Hoechst Marion Roussel, Farmitalia and Phoenix International. She has a particular expertise in quality assurance including risked based approaches to quality systems, data Integrity and project management in the pharmaceutical industry. She regularly writes on pharmaceutical regulatory issues including “The Planning of International Drug Development”, in the Clinical Research Manual, Euromed and the “Impact of Brexit”, RQA Journal 2017.

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18-19 Nov 2019
18-19 Nov 2019 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 1,199.00
EUR 1,679.00
USD 1,870.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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