Making Transition to Leader/Manager

When: December 5, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: MassBioEd, 300 Technology Square, Cambridge , MA

Participants of this program will gain the key essential skills to effectively lead and manage in the life sciences. This intense one-day workshop is highly interactive.

Overview: Participants 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, pharma and medical device organizations, this workshop provides attendees with 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. 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 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. Course Topics Include: Key Expectations of Leader/Managers vs. Individual Contributors Developing Your Management Style Improving Essential Leadership Communication Skills Delegating Effectively (Without Micromanaging) Leading Productive Meetings Interviewing & Hiring Basics Setting Clear Goals, Roles & Expectations Motivating and Coaching Your Reports Providing Effective Performance Feedback How To Continue Improving Leadership Skills Program Format: This intense one-day workshop is highly interactive, and involves small-group discussions of case studies using examples that are relevant to the life sciences. 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. Attendees will receive hard-copy and electronic information, practical tools, tips and techniques to improve their ability to be effective and confident in their roles. Target Audience: New managers and leaders within the first few years of their responsibilities Technical experts who have responsibilities both as individual contributors, and as supervisors Individual contributors preparing for leadership roles in the future Team leads, project managers, and directors who want to improve their skills More experienced leaders without formal training, who want to expand their fundamental understanding of leadership and management, or fill in potential skill gaps

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