PANEL Discussion: Leadership Training Strategy for Life Sciences

The Biopharmaceutical Industry often recruits and promotes leaders and managers with highly technical backgrounds. Leading and managing in a science-based culture has many challenges. Success in such a culture requires leaders to appropriately balance the professional needs of technical experts with business objectives. There are several modalities for leadership training in general; however, there is no consensus on a leadership training strategy for high-potential scientists, physicians, and engineers.

To help attendees refine their organization’s leadership training strategy, this panel discussion will ask leaders and leadership developers to provide their perspectives on the following topics based on their unique experiences and expertise, followed by a Q&A:

• What criteria do you use to select and promote emerging leaders?

• Can you predict leadership candidates’ success by evaluating their philosophy and mindset about leadership?

• In which business situations do the following leadership training modalities work best?

o Foundational Self-Study

o Instructor-Led Small Group Workshops

o Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

o 360 Degree Anonymous Colleague Evaluations

o Peer Coaching

o Manager Goal Setting and Coaching

o One-on-One Expert Coaching

• How closely should leadership development be tied to succession planning?

• What training modalities work best at different career stages?

• What kind of additional training/coaching is needed for different career stages and organizational contexts?

  • Date:Tuesday, June 4
  • Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:Ft. Worth 3-4
  • Location:Ft. Worth 3-4
  • Session Type:Thought Leader Panel
  • Submitter Name: Graffeo, Anthony
  • Submission Date (CST): 09/01/2019 10:47
  • Session Level: Advanced
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  • Session Length: 60 Minute Workshop
  • How are you planning on keeping the learners engaged during this presentation?: The panelists will engage the audience in a Q&A session on each major topic.
  • Learning Objective 1: How closely should leadership selection be aligned with succession planning?
  • Learning Objective 2: 70% of leadership success is in the selection process. True or false? The panelists will provide their perspective and conduct a Q&A.
  • Learning Objective 3: What are the best training modalities in different business situations and career stages? The panelists will provide their perspective and a Q&A
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