A two-day course for those looking to improve their decision-making and problem-solving skills within the pharma industry
24-25 Jun 2019
GBP 1,199 999 *
EUR 1,679 1,399 *
USD 1,870 1,558 *
* When you book before 20 May
In the current challenging and competitive pharmaceutical industry environment, good decision-making and problem-solving skills are essential for effective and compliant working. This course will provide you with a highly practical range of techniques as well as structured thinking tools to help you confront problems, make effective decisions, and identify your individual strengths and weaknesses. You will gain practical advice on combining creative and critical thinking to enable you to tackle problems and make decisions from a different perspective to achieve maximum results.
Benefits of attending:
This course is suitable for anyone working in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and animal health industries who wants to increase their performance with effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Examine types of decisions in the pharma industry
How to improve your decision-making
Learn how to use scenario planning and analysis for decision-making
Improve your critical and creative thinking techniques
Challenge your own assumptions by taking data and circumstances into account
Do you have adequate data to make an effective decision?
Consider your biases
Consider the consequences and implementation of your decisions
Seeking assistance and input from others
Searching outside your comfort zone – resist making decisions based upon how you did it in the past
Design and execute appropriate action plans
Apply a range of different strategies and tools to problem-solving
Barriers to effective problem-solving
Examine how you think and solve problems
How to develop creative, innovative and practicably implementable solutions
Explore techniques for solving problems collaboratively or in teams
Identify common errors in problem-solving
Ensure you thoroughly define the problem
Increase your confidence in implementing new ideas
Looking beyond your first solution to a problem – consider all options for solutions
Develop a personal action plan
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.