From the Laboratory to Leadership – Virtual 2023 Spring Program – SOLD OUT

8:30 am - 3:30 pm PDT


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March 8, March 22, April 5, and April 19 (4-day program); 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

It’s an incredibly exciting time for the life science industry. Today, our clients are evolving at a tremendous pace and achieving levels of success that are incredible. Whether they are launching their first collaboration, entering the clinic or receiving regulatory approval for their first drug or medical device, managing growth and change are at the top of everyone’s mind. With this excitement, also comes stress, sweaty palms, sleepless nights, feelings of incompetence and increasing numbers of employee relations issues, as technically trained individuals find themselves promoted to management roles in order to meet the business needs of the organization.

Completely redesigned from the ground up, the 25th Anniversary Edition of From the Laboratory to Leadership, develops the skills and knowledge of first-time and developing managers in life science companies, taking them from competent technical managers to capable business leaders. Leveraging the knowledge gained from the original groundbreaking program, which has been delivered to over 7,500 leaders from over 1000 of the industry’s leading life science companies, this entirely new program provides participants with the management foundation to successfully hire, develop, and deploy top talent in their organizations. Whether you are a start-up or a fully integrated company, the program is a “game changer” for your employees and your organization.

The program begins by providing the participants with the opportunity to define their personal leadership style as the result of exploring their leadership philosophies, strengths and personality type. These strengths and preferences are then mapped to the organizational needs, enabling each manager to define their program goals and to begin creating their professional development plan. Each plan is designed to provide the company with a minimum of a two-time return on the program investment. Foundational and more advanced skills and tools are then introduced including goal setting for individual and project success, performance management of individuals and teams, priority management to enable focus and efforts to be targeted on the high-impact areas, interviewing and selecting top performers and communicating effectively. Team development, delegation and the impact of emotional intelligence on performance are just a few of the additional areas that provide “ah ha” opportunities for everyone in the room.

The sessions fly by, as participants engage with one another as individuals, teammates, and sometimes as instructors. The use of learning pods, technology and your “companies as learning labs”, ensures participants establish and enhance their relationships in their workplaces, build peer relationships, gain insights into real-time issues, goals and needs, and apply industry-tested business solutions that impact your company’s performance and bottom line.

“The techniques we learned in this course helps our group be much more efficient and effective in our meetings and deadlines while increasing communication and that makes other group members happier.” ~ Stuart Anderson, Research Associate II, NanoString Technologies

This four-session program held virtually includes company and industry-relevant case studies, practical and engaging exercises, down-loadable support tools for each session, and a manual designed to personalize the training for each participant.

This course is offered at a tremendous value for a $3,195 investment per participant for Life Science Washington members and $3,695 for non-members.

View syllabus and program overview.

Sessions are limited to twenty participants. Enroll today!