Event Date/Time: Sep 24, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 26, 2007
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An ideal opportunity for scientific staff of all disciplines, commercial, operational staff, communications, industry placement students (50% discount), those new to the industry or aspiring to a cross-functional role such as project management to get a broad understanding of the many functional disciplines that make up the Pharma/Biotech industry – what they do, what are the pressures on them and how they work together to develop, manufacture and market products.

What’s in store?
Participants engage in case studies, simulations, engaging discussions, role-plays (if they want to!) as well as expert input. The course is interactive throughout. The formal input is anything but dry and flat—it’s based on illustration of real-life experiences—success and horror stories!

Why’s it different?
It thoroughly explains the activities of the many functions in a typical organisation, but also shows clearly how they have to work together—how cross-function projects are managed and how decisions are made.

The course is integrated throughout by the main co-ordinators, to provide a joined-up story—enabling participants to understand the whole spectrum of necessary activities and get answers to their questions. But also, detailed information about various functions is provided by experts that visit the course for short sessions.

This course is led by two very experienced and knowledgeable tutors –

Dr Ralph White is director of PPMLD, which provides consulting as interim project management as well as learning and development work for the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries. He has over 25 years experience in the industry as a scientist, project manager and learning & development specialist.

John Faulkes — is director of TeamCommunications Development, and is an expert in organisation and team development, specialising particularly in cross-function working /matrix organisations. He has over 15 years experience working with the pharma/biotech sectors as well as in general manufacturing, sales and the public sector.


36 Portland Place
United Kingdom